Stila Maya Color Balm Lipstick Review & Swatches

Stila Color Balm Lipstick Maya

Stila Maya Color Balm Lipstick is one of several shades of Stila Color Balm Lipstick I recently purchased during Stila’s Mother’s Day Sale. I already reviewed the product before but I was terribly tempted to grab up a few more shades and revisit this product because I adored it so much after trying a VIB sample I got at Sephora.

Let’s take a look!

Stila Maya Color Balm Lipstick is a pretty nude shade of warm terracotta with elements of dusky peach. I’d say Stila’s Color Balm Lipstick formula is most comparable to Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in terms of texture, pigment, and formula. Stila’s formula is a hint creamier but all in all they are very similarly formulated.

Stila Maya Color Balm Lipstick

Stila Maya Color Balm Lipstick

Stila Maya Color Balm Lipstick swatches

Stila Maya Color Balm Lipstick Swatches

The hybrid formula is a lightweight, hydrating balm with a lipstick-like texture and pigment. It’s a very creamy formula with a highly pigmented color pay off that’s quite opaque on a single pass. They have a peppermint taste and fragrance that’s very pleasant to my nose and mouth. I find the color glides on super easily without tugging. The satin finish has a slight sheen to it and I find the texture very wearable and comfortable without being highly hydrating but providing enough moisture that my drier lips enjoy. Wear time is about four hours and in that time I have no issues with the balm migrating or feathering.

I adore Maya! It’s a great nude and natural shade and since I’m really embracing the naked look for Summer this is a good shade to do so with!

Stila Maya Color Balm Lipstick fotd

Originally I gave the Stila Color Balm Lipstick a big Muse Approval in my review and it still gets a Muse Approval.

Maya is a beautiful shade if you love warmer terracottas!

Loves this!

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  • 5/19/14 20:10 Cindy:

    Did you find that the lipstick itself is really wide when applying it? I like the lipsticks but they are hard to work with for that reason.


    • 5/20/14 9:47 Isabella Muse:

      I might have a wide mouth haha because it didn’t bug me..I actually kinda liked it ๐Ÿ˜€


  • 5/19/14 23:19 Cindy:

    Oh gosh that color looks gorgeous on you! It didn’t look like “blow your socks off!” in the tube but you pull it off so nicely….so nicely that I might grab it the next time there’s a sale xD


    • 5/20/14 9:40 Isabella Muse:

      aw thanks ๐Ÿ˜€


  • 5/23/14 13:07 AmandaM:

    Hi Miss Muse :) I hope you had a wonderful vacation. Thanks for the review and swatch of the Stila Color Balm Lipstick in Maya-it looks absolutely lovely on you! I know I mentioned before that I’m slightly obsessed with these (thanks to you LOL!). I want to give a heads up in case you or anyone else is interested that has select shades of these on sale for $12! The shades on sale are: Ruby, Valentina, Avery, Elle, Gabrielle, & Bridgitte. I just picked up Ruby & Valentina.


    • 5/23/14 13:20 Isabella Muse:

      Hi Amanda! it was lovely thank you!!!!!!!!! aw thanks! ๐Ÿ˜€ haha I am too you’re not alone! AWESOME! I actually hauled nearly all the shades during Stila’s 40% Off sale but $12 is even better!!!!!!!! thanks for the tip!


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