Stila – Stay All Day® Liquid Lipstick (Beso)

Product Info

Online Description:

What it is: A highly-pigmented, liquid lipstick that’s weightless on the lips and delivers long-lasting coverage.  What it does: This creamy, full-coverage lip color provides intense hydration with bold, long-lasting pigment that stays put for up to 12 hours of continuous wear. Featuring an array of matte and satin shades, this lip formula imparts a comfortable texture that feels lightweight on lips, and its color-rich formula does not bleed or transfer. Enriched with vitamin E and avocado oil, Stay All Day® Liquid Lipstick hydrates and softens lips so they look and feel beautiful.

Suggested Usage: -Apply directly to lips with brush applicator.

 

My Thoughts:

I got this wonderful little gem out of one of the many Sephora Favorites makeup sets that I’ve bought. They’re always such a great deal because they usually come with a few full-size products and mostly deluxe minis of all luxury brand products. Altogether, the value of the sets more than pays for the products and it gives me enough of an experience of each product to decide if I want to repurchase them. This was one of those products that was love at first swatch. I knew I would like the formula due to my previous experience with the same product in the color Dolce, but with colors this bright, oxidation tends to make it a fickle issue.

For being a deluxe mini, there’s a ton of product in here that has lasted me more applications than other deluxe mini lipsticks I’ve tried. This formula is a close second to my favorite liquid lipstick from Tarte because it feels so amazing on my lips and I don’t have to spend a few days to recuperate my skin from damage from mattifying products. The smell is similar to Tarte’s liquid lipstick as well because it’s sweet, but lightly chemical as well, but either way, I really like the smell of it.

Packaging:                                                ★★★★★/5

This is pretty much the best way to package lipsticks in my opinion because it prevents the product from drying out and the wand makes applications quick and easy. I love that half of the tube is clear because it saves me time from having to open a bunch of different tubes to try and find the right color I’m looking for. The brushed gold color on the handle of the wand gives an elegant, yet simple feel to the vibe of the packaging.

The gold lettering ties it all together creating a simple, sophisticated product that looks trendy and chic no matter what kind of event you’re taking it with you to. The wand tip is soft, yet the entire wand itself is sturdy because it doesn’t bend easily under pressure. The lettering doesn’t scratch or fade off, despite how many things in my bag or kit have rubbed up against it. My only issue with it is the sticker on the bottom will eventually lose its adhesive strength and fall off, leaving me with a tube that I won’t remember the color to. I think it would be better if the company packaged the lipsticks with the color printed on the tube along with the rest of the lettering on it. The thin tube makes it a great travel companion, whether you bring it on a vacation or just to work, because its lightweight and petite like a pen or pencil.

Performance/Wear:                               ★★★★★/5

Every time I use this, I’m torn between this being my favorite liquid lipstick and the one from Tarte, but then I go back to using Tarte and feel the same vice versa. This is pretty much the truest, brightest red I’ve ever used that just stands out and doesn’t oxidize. A lot of other red lipsticks have a pink or purple hue to them giving them either a brighter or deeper tone to the colors, but this is the truest red I’ve found to date.

The matte finish gives a sultry vibe and makes my lips look a bit fuller which is a nice benefit for someone like me with a thin upper lip. Downside is that this lipstick smudges and minimally transfers, but that’s not exactly a deal-breaker for me. It doesn’t leave my lips feeling like the Sahara Desert, but it also doesn’t feel like it moisturizes my lips, either. There isn’t any bleeding or feathering at any point during the wear time and it fades slowly and evenly. It doesn’t enhance the look of the vertical lines in my lips, instead, it looks like it fills them in and smooths them over making the look of them disappear.

There isn’t a need to apply lip liner or lip balm underneath this because it doesn’t enhance the dry spots on my lips, but since it doesn’t moisturize, your lips will still feel the effects of not getting any moisture at the end of the day when you wash it off. Oh, that’s another thing: this product stains. Washing it off at night is easy, but it still leaves a stain on my lips that lasts until the nest day, unless I use a lip exfoliant to help remove that layer of dead skin.

A lot of liquid lipsticks tend to oxidize once they’ve dried, yet this color stays true to the same color you see in the tube and doesn’t falter at any point during the wear time. The buttery formula makes for a quick and gentle application that feels healthy on my lips and doesn’t dry too quickly, making applications a nuisance like some other liquid lipsticks tend to do. It also doesn’t take forever to dry, either, but since it still smudges with enough pressure, that doesn’t really matter to me.

Swatch

Price:                                                          ★★★★★/5

With how good this feels on my lips, how easily this applies and how intense the pigment is, this is hands-down a Holy Grail product and the price is well worth the quality of product you get. I only need a light, quick swipe of product for each application which makes this product last me longer than most other lipsticks, adding to the value of the product.

Ingredients:

ISODODECANE, DIMETHICONE, TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, POLYBUTENE, PETROLATUM, CYCLOHEXASILOXANE, KAOLIN, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, BEESWAX (CERA ALBA), SILICA DIMETHYL SILYLATE, FLAVOR (AROMA), GLYCERYL BEHENATE/EICOSADIDATE, PROPYLENE CARBONATE, PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OIL, TOCOPHEROL, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, TIN OXIDE; May Contain (+/-) MICA, TITANIUM, DIOXIDE (CI 77891), RED 7 LAKE (CI 15850), RED 6 (CI 15850), YELLOW 6 LAKE (CI 15985), YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140), BLUE 1 LAKE (CI 42090), RED 21 LAKE (CI 45380), CARMINE (CI 75470), IRON OXIDE (CI 77491). IRON OXIDE (CI 77492), IRON OXIDE (CI 77499)

Pros:

–          INTENSE pigment

–          Sweet smell

–          Buttery formula

–          Soft-tipped wand applicator

–          Clear packaging makes finding the color I want easier

–          Matte finish

–          Doesn’t bleed

–          Doesn’t transfer easily

–          Doesn’t oxidize

–          Doesn’t dry out my lips like most other matte products

–          Doesn’t dry while I’m applying it

–          Travel-friendly size

Cons:

–          Smudges

–          Doesn’t moisturize

Texture:                                       Cream

Scent:                                           Sweet, and faintly chemical

Recommend?                             Yes

Repurchase?                               Definitely

Retail:                                           $22.00

Size:                                              0.10 oz.

Want to try this for yourself?

I’d love to hear about your experience with this in the comments!! 😊  

2 Comments on “Stila – Stay All Day® Liquid Lipstick (Beso)

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