Review and Swatches: Stila All Day Liquid Lipstick in ‘ Venezia’

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Stila All Day Liquid Lipstick ‘Venezia’

The Stila All Day Liquid Lipsticks have been getting positive buzz in the blogosphere, and as a self-proclaimed makeup junkie, I could hot help but feel left out having not one of these lipsticks yet. Face with the opportunity came to purchase one, however, I was at lost of which to get. The fiery red Beso? The orangey Tesoro? No se cuál comprar!

After a few back and forths, I finally settled on Venezia ($24), one of the newer summer edition. Described by Stila as ‘bright red’, it is more of a bright coral on my lips. It is indeed what others have written about the Stila All Day Liquid Lipstick: opaque, true to color, long-lasting. However, I also like Venezia as a stain – on its own or topped with gloss. In a jam, it is also good as a blush. It is slightly drying if you wear it sun up and sun down, or a few days in a row, but that isn’t a deal breaker for me, as I very seldom use the same color lipstick a few days in a row.

I truly like this lipstick, however, it is about on par with my loved NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams, at about quadruple the price. So I will not be buying any of this lipstick anymore, but Venezia is a keeper.

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Review and Swatches: Stila Color Me Pretty Lip and Cheek Palette

 

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Kitten – Peony – Gerbera – Rose – Petunia

Stila’s convertible lip and cheek creams have acquired something of a legendary status, but my sole experience with them was from one color in a Stila palette from long, long ago (and which have sadly expired). But I really liked that one, it was such a great peachy coral on me, and I’ve seen online pictures of other beautiful colors on people’s FOTDs. They’re a bit pricey though, so when a whole palette of 5 colors went on sale, snapped it up I did.

The Paint Me Pretty palette contains 5 colors: Kitten, Peony, Gerbera, Rose and Petunia. I have no idea what to do with Kitten — it’ll probably be mainly used for the eyes, or layered over other lip colors. It’s not something I will use on my cheeks — too shimmery for my oil slick of a face. The other colors, however, are absolutely lovely on lips and cheeks. As a blush, the finish is relatively matte for me, blending is not difficult (though not as slippy as the Illamasqua’s cream blushes, which are my favorite cream bush in terms of texture), and the lasting power is great. Overall, they are better quality than those overpriced Chanel cream blushes, which all seemed to disappear on me. As a lip product, they’re true to color and not drying, though I’d still rather use my lipsticks and lip products from bullets. But these are great for coordinating looks. Overall, highly recommended, especially at the price of about $25 for which I got them.

The slight con is the packaging. Definitely not travel friendly, and I’m considering de-potting them. The tin case will be useful to store knicks and knacks.

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