My go-to lipstick this summer had to be meal proof, heat proof, and go all day without needing to be reapplied. I was looking for something highly pigmented that wouldn’t bleed or feather and I found it in Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick. I had tried the colors on (as well as Too Faced’s Melted Lipstick) several times but didn’t know enough about them to commit and pay $22 without knowing how they held up. I was ecstatic when I received a sample of one in my Beachy Bright Birchbox but was hesitant to try it because the color was so bright. I finally gave it a shot and ended up loving the formula and color so much I ordered the full size in two colors! It would have been 4 but they were sold out of The other two I wanted. Both of the colors I chose were part of their summer collection and are inspired by the colors of the sunset.
Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick
The formula is great but I can be drying after a while. I recommend using a lip scrub (I make my own, recipe here) and lip balm beforehand. For the longest wear I apply a lip liner in a nude shade (my go to is NYX, $3) to fill in any lines and give s good base for the lipstick to adhere to. Liquid lipstick is just that, liquid. It’s thick and velvety but it doesn’t behave like normal lipsticks. The pigments are very bright and one coat is all you need. It applies more like a gloss but dries like a matte lipstick. I have found that letting it drying completely before I do anything else is crucial to keep it from creasing and puckering. Application can be daunting but with a steady hand and some confidence when wielding the magical lipstick the wand it comes out great.
The first color is Bella which you may remember from the photo below. It’s a bright pink that has been such an amazing color for summer. It’s fun, bright and just makes me want to smile. To pull off a bright lip I tend to go lighter on the rest of my makeup. I’ll do a couple coats of mascara and some concealer and that’s it. This bright pink really is the star of the show and adding too much else just muddles things up. I’m loving this color for sipping coconut water by the pool with a good book.
The second color is Venezia. It’s a coral-y red that’s just a fun, summery okay on the classic red lip. It wears really well from day to night making it the perfect vacay or stay-cation color. It lasts tall day throughout various meals and cold drinks without budging. The best part about it is that I can toss it in my purse without worrying about it coming open or melting and touch up application is so easy. I love this color for going from day to night with a quick game of bocce ball and dinner on the patio with a bottle of wine.
How do you wear Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick and what’s your favorite color?