I happen to be one for worshiping at the shrine of the Stila Holiday Lipglaze Gift Sets. I buy them almost every year for myself, for friends, for family, as stocking stuffers, for Secret Santa events, even for my mail girl!
It’s just such an incredible value at $25 plus the formula just rocks on a good Lipglaze.
However, this year, I was an ickle disappointed…
A set of eight Stila Lipglazes in a gift set for $25.
Without a doubt this is one of the best lipgloss selections of the season in my opinion. The sizes are generous and the price is just right at $25 plus the variety of shades is awesome. Broken down you’re looking at $3 per gloss, fab deal eh?
The set the following shades includes:
- Merry Merry
Blush, Merry Merry, Majesty, and Seashell are all limited edition shades available exclusively in the set where as the other shades are popular, general catalog shades.
The shades all have different flavors which I thought was an incredible touch of awesome. Fruity, candy-ish, foody, you name it and each gloss sports some sort of great smell and taste.
Each Lipglaze is also bigger than ones included in sets released in past Holiday Collections! Lipglazes have a great formula in my opinion with a traditional tacky, sticky feel that’s thick and wears quite long with pretty nice buildable color pay off on most shades!
I didn’t like them because….
I felt the collection from 2009 and other collections had a better color finish. Nearly every shade in this collection had more of a milky, creamy finish which I personally do not favor and feel like most makeup users don’t either. At least five of the shades sported this formula and I feel like they’ll make their way into my makeup drawer never to be seen, heard from, or used again due to this.
Am I alone or did anyone feel the same way?
- Anyone who likes a creamy, milky finish!
- Anyone wanting more for less (this is a value at $3 per a gloss).
- Anyone looking for a cool stocking stuffer or a gift in the range of $25!
- Anyone wanting to add to their selection of glosses!
- Anyone who is more in favor of a shimmering finish (the cream finish just isn’t doing it for me).
- Anyone who isn’t keen on tacky, thick, sticky gloss (I prefer this formula and have come to terms with it since such a texture wears very long).
I’m kinda disappointed in this purchase and wish I hadn’t bothered. I actually went ahead and got it online without seeing it in person or swatches of it, if I had done prior research I imagine I would have avoided this year. Although, without a doubt, this is a wonderful deal and has some really fun perks, the creamy texture and finish of some of the glosses just left me cold.
Oh well, guess I can combine them with some other gloss so they won’t go to waste eh?
Did you haul this set?