So, I've had these Stila Lip Glazes since the beginning of 2011 and am finally getting around to opening, swatching, and using them. The reason for the delay was that I wanted to go through the Tarte lip glosses first (however futile that endeavor may be).
Maybe I should make it clear that I don't have a huge collection of skincare and makeup stuffs, nor do I want one! It's pointless to me to have items just sitting around unused (especially in a recession!), you know? However, I did just go on a spending spree last month and have managed to amass quite a bit of this-and-thats.
Digression aside, the swatches I did of the Stila Lip Glazes are about as true to life as I can get them. I tried taking pictures in artificial and natural light. Let me just preface that I cherish everything that Mr. P gives me; however, the Stila Lip Glazes are not my most favorite lip products to date. I enjoy the shine, the sheer color, the scents, the variety, and am okay with the stickiness of the glosses. However, I do not enjoy the tube/brush twist-and-click form because it makes me feel like I really need a mirror for precise application.
Anyways, please be prepared to be bombarded by up-close pics of my Stila-fied lips. :-P
|Mr. P bought this at Costco back in Jan/Feb 2011. Cost: $30-ish USD.|
|Colors: Apricot, Grapefruit, Kitten, Merry merry, Guava, Seashell, Majesty|
|It's okay. I like Apricot more than Grapefruit.|
|I like Kitten's golden glow. For me, I think Kitten will be more appropriate for summer and autumn.|
|In romance novels, the heroine achieves a beautiful flush just as she's about to be seduced by the hero. Beware, ladies! I think Merry Merry mimics said flush quite well!|
|This is like Kitten but with more peachy/pink hues to it. Looks totally natural and beautiful!|
|Majesty and Merry Merry are quite similar with the heroine's flush look. But I think I like the way Majesty wears a little more. Looks luscious!|
|Seashell is like Apricot and Guava. Not that bad!|
I think you can't go wrong with any of Stila's Lip Glazes. They are versatile enough to be worn alone or over lipstick. They're a bit on the sticky side for me, which I'm not really crazy about, but the upside is that they last a long time! These aren't super moisturizing, but they'll do in a flash.
Thanks for reading!