Stila lippy test

So Santa brought me this gorgeous lippy from Stila – which was very exciting as I was always, always, a Stila girl until they pulled out of Ireland & the UK. They’ve reappeared recently into some shops, so that makes me very very happy!

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So I decided to test out the wearability of it on a day of constant chatting, with high levels of eating & drinking.

Firstly I found the wand to be a bit flimsy. On a paler colour where it wouldn’t be so obvious that you’d gone outside the lines a bit it probably wouldn’t have bothered me so much. But with red, where you have to have the lines absolutely perfect or else you end up like Miranda Sings, I wasn’t so impressed.

With some (very) careful application I was really impressed with the colour. And it smelled Ah-mazing. It felt really velvety and soft – so many lipsticks can dry out the lips.

Santa was told that the colour wouldn’t budge, and it didn’t. I had to reapply once as I accidentally wiped some off, but other than that initial wear the colour stayed strong.

One thing I did notice about it was that the colour really deepened as the day went on. It started off as a bright red, like a fire engine, and after six or so hours it had developed into a deep burgundy colour. Didn’t really bother me, as the colour was so consistent throughout the day, but just found it a bit strange.

So my verdict is:
– great colour
– great longevity
– great wear
– terrible wand for application
– strange deepening colour

I would recommend it, and wear it again as the positives definitely outweigh the teeny tiny negatives.

Santa bought me a different lippy & some gorgeous eyeshadows so I will be trying them out very soon.

‘Til next time……
**update** 27/05/2015

I gave this lippy another go over the weekend, figured maybe I hadn’t blotted properly last time or something, but the weird darkening happened again. The original layer was perfect but wore off from cups/glasses/cutlery so had to be reapplied, and that’s when the colour started to darken. Have used other red lipsticks with numerous re applications and this never happened. Odd. 
Again, ’til next time……

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