This autumn season is the season of new high end liquid lipstick launches - Guerlain, Shiseido and MUFE have all released liquid lipsticks. It was a nice surprise to see Stila with their own version with the Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick.
This range has 10 shades and includes a few nude neutral shades but the vibrant bright shades definitely dominate. I don't associate Stila with bright vibrant lip colours (I tend to think of very natural barely there lip glazes when I think Stila) so I found this quite refreshing.
left to right: bellisima, dolce, patina, carina, tesoro, beso, fiery, fiore, aria and amore
My picks are swatched below - naturally I went straight for the brightest colours. My favourites are Fiore and Carina.
So imagine my surprise when I was received Carina as a PR sample - the shade I really wanted to try out!
As the name suggests, the Stay All Day Liquid Lipsticks are long wear formulas which are designed to last for 6 hours. It also contains Vitamin E and avocado oil to moisturise your lips.
The first thing I have to say about these is - please use a lip brush! I struggled when using the doe foot applicator by itself as I found it hard to control how much product I'm applying. A lip brush also provides a smoother and neater line.
Second thing is - prep prep prep. Even though the formula is enriched with ingredients to hydrate your lips, I still found it to be a bit drying - something you can't really avoid with long wear lip colour.
Carina is a super vibrant electric coral. I wear it with just mascara and a tiny bit of bronzer - any more and there would be just too much going on. For a more toned down look, I dab one dot and apply as a stain with my fingertip, with Nuxe Reve de Miel lip balm over the top - a much more natural for a relaxed day look.
The swatch did not budge after I applied it on my arm. On the lips, the colour does last for 6 hours - providing you don't eat/drink anything (unless you are ultra careful, which I am not). I needed a quick touch-up after a meal, which is my normal lipstick routine anyway.
All in all I like this liquid lipstick, and for £15 I think it's a nice alternative to the higher end offerings.
*Just in case you missed it, this is a PR sample.