Stila introduced Sparkle Luxe Gloss for Spring 2012. Tell me your ears didn’t perk up when you heard sparkle. I eat glitter and sparkle for breakfast, dinner, and lunch!
Let’s take a little peek all this glittery goodness.
Stila Sparkle Luxe Gloss isn’t quite like any of the glosses that Stila has released in the past. I think people automatically assume they might be like the 24KT Glosses released a while ago or even the Jewel Lipglazes but I fine the glitter in these glosses is considerably more refined.
Stepping back from their traditional lip pen packaging, Stila introdcued the gloss in a standard size tube with a sponge application. The sponge saturates well with color and applies it easily on lips. I’m always a little iffy on standard sponge applicators as they occasionally give gloss a drier feel and glide but this one plays nicely.
The formula is a rich, glossy texture with a nice hint of color so you aren’t left with a transparent gloss and a ton of shimmer here, you do get a lovely little pop of color that comes along for the ride. The iridescent sparkling finish is really gorgeous if sparkle is your thing. I find they wear fairly comfortable for a thicker gloss and they aren’t overly tacky or sticky. Wear time varies as one day it wore for around four hours for me where as the next day I only got three hours in before it started fading away. They keep lips nicely hydrated throughout the entire wear, I imagine this is thanks to the camellia oil in the mix. One thing I don’t love about them is once they fade away or you wipe them away they end up leaving behind a good deal of glitter on lips, this isn’t particularly a gorgeous look if you forget to touch up as the day progresses.
(Swatched Left to Right: Fairy Dust and Bling)
I loved them needless to say. Fairy Dust is a beautiful golden nude peach so I do recommend it if you can only indulge in a single shade. For something with this much sparkle I was delighted they didn’t have a gritty feel or texture on lips.
A yay from me to you. Try them, I think you’ll love if you like sparkle as much as I do.
Available now at www.stilacosmetics.com