After reading a lot of positive first impressions posts and reviews on the Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipsticks, I thought it was about time I tried them out for myself. Yes, I am a self-confessed lipstick junkie, I just couldn’t resist, okay. For now, I’ve got just the one shade, Baci, a pinky mauve shade with a somewhat grey undertone. This is actually one of the newest additions to Stila’s liquid lipstick line and definitely one of the most talked about shades at the moment, simply because it seems to be so different to any other shade of lipstick out there. Since this product is very new to me, I’m going to give you the low down on my first impression of it and the overall experience I had when first trying it out.
First of all, I absolutely love the packaging. It’s relatively simple, but the gold adds such a nice touch and makes it feel a lot more luxurious. Upon opening the product, I liked the fact that the doe foot applicator seemed to be tapered and flexible, which I hoped would make application a lot easier. And without further ado, I went ahead and applied the product to my lips. The flexibility of the doe foot applicator did in fact make application a lot simpler and quicker, however a steady hand was needed to make sure it was applied precisely. The formula of this liquid lipstick went on like a lipgloss and felt very wet, however within around a minute the product dried down to a completely matte finish, which is of course what I expected. I did notice that the product did ever so slightly make the fine lines in my lips more apparent, however I reckon this was partially my fault as I got a bit carried away and applied a few layers of the stuff due to sheer excitement – oops.
When applying the lipstick, I noticed that the shade appeared slightly darker on my lips compared to in the tube. The mauve undertone showed up a lot more on my lips compared to in the tube, which you can probably tell as it looks a lot more pink in the tube in the photo above. Personally, I find the look of the shade in the tube a tad misleading, but I still absolutely love the look of the shade on my lips nonetheless. The dried down mauve shade is so unlike anything else I own; I think it’s so beautiful and really makes my lips pop. In terms of longevity of wear, I wouldn’t go as far as saying this liquid lipstick stays all day as the name suggests, however the staying power is pretty impressive and does not budge for a good few hours once it has dried. It doesn’t smear and it’s definitely kiss proof! Perfect for Valentines day which is coming up – just a hint.
Overall, I’m so glad I tried this liquid lipstick as the shade and formula is so unique to my lipstick collection. Have you tried any of the Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipsticks? Or are you desperate to try them if you haven’t already?