March 30, 2016

Ciate Pretty Stix Review & Swatches

This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.

Ciate Pretty Stix

Things I love at the moment would be the new Ciate London Pretty Stix ($20) because my lips are crazy dry and these moisturizing tinted, balmy lipsticks are truly a treat! Available in ten shade selections Ciate Pretty Stix are coming to Sephora and Sephora.com shortly for Spring 2016 and will likely be a must-have for those of us wanting color, shine, and hydration all in one formula.

Do love!

Ciate London Pretty Stix

CiatΓ© London Pretty Stix are created with a base of hydrating murumuru butter which give them their super hydrating benefits. Each one comes housed in a darling little silver case that sports little kiss marks all around the tube! Like most Ciate makeup packaging these are just too cute to say the least.

I love hybrid formulas like this that actually work out well. Too many times lip products promise a variety of different benefits but only ever excel at one. Pretty Stix promise not only moisture but also color all of which they excel at.

Ciate Pretty Stix Swatches (Innocent, Rom Com, Vintage Blush)

Ciate Pretty Stix Swatches (Innocent, Rom Com, Vintage Blush)

Ciate Vintage Blush Pretty Stix

Ciate Vintage Blush Pretty Stix

Ciate Pretty Stix Vintage Blush

Ciate Rom Com Pretty Stix

Ciate Rom Com Pretty Stix

Ciate Pretty Stix Rom Com

Ciate Innocent Pretty Stix

Ciate Innocent Pretty Stix

Ciate Pretty Stix Innocent

This formula is a hybrid lip balm slash lipstick as it has the color of a lipstick, the shine of a gloss, and the consistency and texture of a thicker lip balm. The formula is thick but spreads easily with a melty, balmy consistency that hugs lips in plush, hydrating coverage. Colors aren’t sheer in the least by the very way! I tried three of the ten and all three had excellent color pay off. Each shade had a nice shiny finish as well and a wear of around 5 hours with at around hour four did lose some of the shine factor but still maintained plenty of the color and moisture. On my drier, flakier lips the color was soft, smooth, and perfect. The application was equally smooth with a lovely, buttery glide.

All in all, this formula was fab! My dry lips is loving it.

Ciate Pretty Stix will be available soon at Sephora and Sephora.com.

This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions 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 or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Monica

    How do these compare to the Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Quench Lip Rescue? I love everything about the Tarte except that the color doesn’t last very long.

    • Isabella Muse

      Much different, these are more of a balm where as the Tarte formula is a melty slicker consistency. These will wear considerably longer due to the heavier, balmy consistency!

  • blee

    Wow, nice color and THAT tube! I love the kisses on it. They look great with your peach look πŸ™‚ And seven more colors, ya!

  • Elaine

    Hi–sounds good—perfect, perhaps—I like the Rainforest lippie from Tarte–but your description is good–as well as lasting power—this sounds more my speed. Any idea when they will appear at Sephora? I will be watching–love the Vintage, cutie!

    Spring Scents: Just got my Zootopia Hummingbird—lovely. From Canada takes a while– but that’s okay! complex and amazing so far! Also found a mimosa flower from LuckyScent—L’Artisan’s mimosa pour moi—it is not long lasting but so spring-y. Thanks for all the advice! Elaine

    • Isabella Muse

      You won’t admit you love me….And so how am I ever to know? πŸ˜€ hehe! They should be popping up shortly! I’d say by next week! Ciate makes some fun stuff, I think you might like! YAYYYYYYY So glad to hear you like Hummingbiard it’s my fav πŸ˜€ Aw always my pleasure xoxoxo!