What it is: Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick
What they say: This creamy-matte, full-coverage lip color delivers bold, long-lasting color and stays in place for up to 6 hours of continuous wear. The texture is weightless on lips and comfortable. The color-rich formula will not bleed or transfer. Enriched with Vitamin E and avocado oil, Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick softens the lips so they look and feel beautiful!
How to use: Apply directly to lips with brush applicator.
When companies claim a lip color lasts “all day,” I’m always skeptical at best. So when I got a sample of this Stila version in one of my monthly Birchboxes, I was interested in seeing just how long “all day” was.
Turns out, it’s pretty darn long… I’ve never really clocked the time, but this Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick really does stay around for a long time.
Firstly, this is a liquid lipstick so you apply it with a brush, which in my opinion is always a little easier and more precise (something you want with color) than trying to apply right out of the tube. The formula is pretty smooth and goes on really easily without being goopy or clumpy.
Another great point is that the colors are super pigmented. The sample I got was Venezia, which they describe as “bright red;” however, I found it to be a little red-orange (you can see me wearing it in this post). Even with all the color, I found that it stayed put and didn’t really transfer or bleed.
(Side note: Did anyone ever notice as a kid there was an orange-red and red-orange crayon in the 64+ box and wonder “why?” Now I know as an adult applying lipstick - undertone is everything!)
My only complaint is that despite being formulated with Vitamin E and avocado oil, this lipstick is super drying on your lips. It took a couple hours, but eventually my lips started to feel really tight and started to look “cracked” in some areas.
I’ve been able to combat this problem mostly by applying a generous layer of lip balm, letting it soak in a few minutes, and then applying the liquid lipstick. But seriously, if you already have dry, chapped lips, don’t apply because the color will just draw more attention to the problem and exacerbate it.
Also, know that this stays all day, so it’s a little tough to take off. I had to scrub a bit with a makeup wipe to get it all off, and then follow-up with my regular facial cleanser as well. But it stays, and that’s all that matters from a Stay All Day liquid lipstick!
Buy online: Sephora $22 for 1 tube