Greetings! I am now updating this from the Boston area where I have returned. So from here on I will generally be blogging about US related products but I shall try to find links for people outside the states as well since many of my readers are UK based.
Today I am reviewing Stila’s Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick Summer 2015 collection. I was recently browsing and happened on this product so I thought I would give it a try since I love bold colors and matte lipsticks. I took a liking to the super violet color “Como” and gave it a shot.
The packaging and color scheme for the summer collection is great and classic. The gold letters on the clear bottle kind of reminded me of crappy discount brands but I still retained high hopes. The lipstick is applied with an applicator sponge brush thing which is probably my least favorite way to apply lipstick – I just find it hard to create clean lines with it. I use a lip brush for the outsides and then switch to the sponge to fill it all in.
When you open it the lipstick kind of smells like frosting, which is a great change since liquid lipsticks and long wear formulas generally smell like chemicals. I found the smell to be fleeting, though and then it just started to smell like vanilla chemicals. But still, not bad.
After applying you let it dry completely so that it will set. The color is incredibly vivid and lasts quite a while (seeing as the swatch on my hand still hasn’t come off). Letting it set is key since it is really easy to smudge and such a pigmented color will stain around your face.
If you don’t like the matte finish you can always use the balm part of one of those drugstore long wear lip colors after the color has set. I find those to work well without disturbing the lipstick.
So all in all I would recommend giving it a shot if you like really vivid colors. This really isn’t for those who like more glossy finishes or super hydrating balms. This lipstick is all about the drama.