August 29, 2012

Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick Review & Swatches

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick is one of those products that follows a seasonal trend. We’re starting to see a variety of long wearing liquid lipsticks for Fall 2012 as it goes every year. Make Up For Ever Aqua Rouge has my heart at the moment but I must say Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick was quite incredible as well.

Take a look!

Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick ($22) is available in ten bold shades of color and is newly launched with the Stila Fall 2012 Collection.

I feel Stila’s done long wearing lip creams before but for the life of me I can’t recall the name of the product that released prior to this one. Although Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick definitely rivals it from my memory of that original formula.

Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick is one of several new long wearing products that’s trending with Stila at the moment, the new Stay All Day Liquid Foundation and Concealer is another.

This is a highly pigmented liquid lipstick so what you see in the tube is definitely what you get on lips. The opaque coverage it provides is outstanding to say the least and full color coverage comes across bold, vibrant, and dramatic on lips. I think some of the shades might be a little too crazy for some folks (I tried Tesoro in my photo below and man, it’s bold baby!).

The formula is a richer cream base with a velvety feel on lips. Although velvety I wouldn’t call it complete matte in finish, perhaps semi-matte since it does has some glossy to it. It glides on lips easily and a single stroke will provide instant coverage without having to go over your lip color several times. I find the texture very soft, easy to work with, and comfortably lightweight on. The color is so bold and rich that it does have the potential to migrate if you have finer lines around your lips. Lucky enough I didn’t have problems with migration and the color decided to stay where I put it.

You will need an eye & lip remover to get it fully off as it leaves behind a stain once it wears away. This is something I dislike since I’m such a fail at touching up my lipstick and gloss as the day progresses. Leave it alone, allow it to wear away, and the stained look is less than flattering in my opinion so touch ups are a requirement for the freshest look. I had no issues with it sucking moisture from my lips and it remained pleasantly dewy on my lips throughout the wear. I can’t necessarily eat or drink with it in place though as that causes it to wear away quicker. You can see a solid four hours with it before some fading occurs and five would be the point you’ll want to wipe off any excess and reapply.

Overall, Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick is one of the best liquid lipsticks I’ve tried in a while. I do wish they had more subtle color variety available as these shades are a POPPING! I must say it has very little wrong with it. The formula performs well, has amazing pigmentation, and is completely comfortable to wear.

With clear gloss on top

This one deserves a Muse Approval.

I’d highly suggest trying it out particularly if you love dramatic lips.

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This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment.

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      • Ada

        No way! The colour looks great on you! And I can also picture some rosy cheeks, matte skin, and long, curled lashes, hair down! Stunning!

        • the Muse

          aw thanks ada! ;-D will have to try that :-D! tonight when I leave work, more mascara, take my hair down, and slap on a little orange hehe!

          • Ada

            Yea! Whenever I do a dramatic lip I leave the rest of my face very simple so it pops! It will look great! Work it!

  • Ada

    I’m not sure about the residual stain either Muse! But the colour is really vibrant and I think it would look good on a good amount of skin tones too. Thank you for this review!

    • the Muse

      you’re most welcome ada, I’m kinda meh on that too since I’m so lazy about touch ups. It comes across like I slept in my lipstick if I don’t touch up when it wears away! eep! not pretty!

      • Ada

        Ah I hear you! That’s why I’m such a big fan of matte lips (you can powder it into submission!) You’re right though, the slept in look isn’t all that attractive.

        • the Muse

          I WISH I was. Generally I avoid matte lippies. eep no lol! particularly on me looks all kinds of crazee!

  • Jenny

    Oooh, such a perfect colour, I think I need it. I don’t do subtle lips! Thrilled to hear it has a great texture.

  • Vic27

    Hi Muse!

    It this like the new Hourglass Opaque Rouge liquid lipstick? Have you tried those?

    • the Muse

      not yet but plotting a review soon ;-D glad you like, eager to try ’em!

  • Sophia

    I have seen them many times in Sephora. I keep on swatching Aria !!! I want them alll

  • Nadia

    This color looks amazing on you! Thanks for the review. Do you prefer stila’s liquid lipstick or MUFE’s?

    • the Muse

      def loving mufe, colors are more wearable for me and thank YOU! scared it’s a little TOO clowny 🙂

  • Lisa

    You look absolutely stunning in a red lip, wish I could pull it off as effortlessly as you!

  • Kiss & Make-up

    The color is a bit too much for me, but I’m glad to hear it actually does what it says and stays put!

  • Cindy

    Thank you for this review! I’ll have to look into these, I absolutely love a bold lip (I’ve been wearing OCC’s Nylon non-stop since I got it last week) that stays put! I’m excited for these other colors now.

    • the Muse

      my pleasure dear! wish I can get on board with OCC but the colors look CRAZ for me ;D

  • Majick

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE that color – for me AND on you! Not clowny at all Muse, and I think it looks even better without the gloss. but that’s just me.

    I’ve been using the NYX liquid lip colors in the two reds that they have and really like them – I think I’ll replace with this little baby when I get a chance.

    • the Muse

      you’re GREAT for my ego majick thanks ;-D I like it better with gloss too, without it’s too matte for me ;-D I like the ones from NYX too!!!!!!!! they are nice ;-D

  • Majick

    Wow, I typed an entire comment and got a message that it was a dup and I already said it – but it didn’t show up. hmmm,,, let’s see if this one does.