Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Carina #06


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.


  1. Wow! That is impressive! I am definitely going to check this out - I love the saturated color.

  2. I would have gravitated toward this shade too, Sylvie, and perhaps Fiore, although blue-toned lippies are a bit clash-y with my coloring - but it looks so pretty! I'm very interested in trying out one of these liquid lipsticks on the market; nice to know Stila's in the game too :)

  3. The colors are really vibrant! Too bad they have a completely matte finish, though, I prefer a slightly glossy finish with this kind of product.

  4. wow the colors are so vibrant in this range!!

  5. This is so bright and pretty (awesome too that you got the shade you wanted :)

  6. sounds very interesting. thanks for sharing!
    i love the strong colours!
    maren anita

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  7. Larie - Yes they are super pigmented! I really like the colour range.

    Toyarosie - I went for Fiore straight away too. There are lots of new lipstick launches with this kind of colour!

    Lulle - I think most of the new launches are matte finish because it's supposed to be long wear? But I agree I would prefer a non matte non sticky finish

    Kerker - :) love it

    Dovey - yes I was super lucky - the makeup gods were looking after me

    Maren Anita - I will check it out :)

  8. Does anyone know what the base color is for the "01 Fiery" i have Fiery as well as Fiore love them both< but i want to know the base color of the Fiery .

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