Stila stay all day liquid lipstick (Rs 1375/ 3ml), available at Sephora
What it is:
A highly pigmented liquid lipstick that’s weightless on the lips and delivers long-lasting results.
What it does:
This creamy, full-coverage lip color provides intense moisture with bold, long-lasting pigment to stay in place for up to six hours of continuous wear. The comfortable texture feels weightless on lips and its color-rich formula does not bleed or transfer. Enriched with vitamin E and avocado oil, Stay All Day® Liquid Lipstick hydrates and softens lips so they look and feel beautiful.
What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Synthetic Dyes
Stila stay all day liquid lipstick comes in a round plastic tube with a transparent body and a black screw on top lid with a doe foot applicator inside. My first reaction was, oh no..I don’t need a gloss, definitely not a red lip gloss. However, when the sales staff at Sephora told me that this is a liquid lipstick that sets to a matte finish, I decided to give it a go. The packaging is quite simple and easy to carry around. Although, at that price, I would have probably preferred it to be a little fancy.
So, well, let me begin with the shade FIERY. The shade is described by Stila as a deep red. I couldn’t agree more. Fiery is a deep dark red that will suit all skintones, unless you have an aversion to red. If Ruby Woo ever had a twin, this would be it.
The liquid lipstick is extremely pigmented and even though it is in a liquid form, it takes only a single swipe across the lips to cover them with rich intense color. The consistency, was totally opposite to what I was expecting. It is medium thick, but not creamy, but probably gel like. A rich intense gel full of color. The lipstick looks wet right after application, but right after 30 seconds, what you see is a gorgeous and bold matte red lip.
I must say, that this is probably the best liquid lip color I have tried till date. It feels so light on the lips, like you’re not wearing anything at all. For the same reason, all the while I wore it for the first time, I kept on checking in a mirror if the lip color was there after a snack, a meal, a glass of water, some coffee etc, and the staying ability impressed me beyond words. The lipstick survived everything!! There was minimal transfer, just a hint of color, on my cups and glasses but nothing noticeable. Stila claims the lip color to last for six hours but I would say it lasts for more than 8 to 10 hours.
It fades evenly with a reddish pink stain behind and gets easily removed with a makeup remover .
Overall, I’m super impressed with the formula of the Stila stay all day liquid lipstick. the ultra lightweight feel on the lips is the USP of this product. The color is rich and intense and since it sets to a powder matte finish , combined with the deep red shade, it’s sheer gorgeousness in a tube. If you ever want to indulge in a lip color , this has got to be it!