Swatch and review: Stila Longwear Lip Color and Liquid Lip Stain

Stila Longwear Lip Color is an old product, but my blog has only been around for four months or so, and here it comes. I have #Serenade.
Packaging: Adore the aluminium finish tube and the dome-like bit of product for application.
Formula: Sheer, very sheer. Light, un-waxy and non-sticky. Non-drying.
Shade/Colour: Serenade is suitable for daily wear and you can't go wrong with it. It has a metallic shine to it, but remains very subtle. Love the colour, but you have to lay it on a bit for it to show up.
Staying power: Sorry, people. Zilch. Nada. A glass of water and... poof! At least, for me. If it has lasted longer for anyone else, I'd love to hear it. I'm not sure what all that polymer stuff even does.
Would I repurchase? Nope.
After that, I didn't expect much from Stila Liquid Lip Stain in #Smooch, but was pleasantly surprised.
Packaging: Lovely aluminium-finish tube that feels heavier than anticipated. You have to store it upside-down, though, as it is a stain.
Formula: Sheer but buildable; light and very quick-drying. Doesn't taste bad like most lip stains. But why on earth does it contain four different parabens?? I didn't except that from Stila!
Applicator: Though a felt-tip, it is flat on one side, which I love. What I didn't like was that the applicator tends to dry up, so you have to wait if you want to layer it on thickly till the product comes back to the tip.
Shade/colour: Smooch is also subtle, and I adore this colour - paaaale red?
Staying power: Brilliant! This swatch stayed on until my second shower the following morning.
Would I repurchase? I'd like to try another colour - but enough already with the parabens, please.
  
  1. wow ! from where you brought it ?

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    1. B'day prezzies in April :D Woot!

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  2. The First Pic is superb ♥ The lip stain's Shade is superb :D :D

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    1. Erm. My photography "skills"? *Faints*

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  3. lovely review..! i loved reading it..

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  4. Good review, not gonna purchase these then, thanks for such an honest review

    holly

    http://hollysbeautyobsessions.blogspot.co.uk/

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  5. The colour looks nice, but disappointing that it contains parabens!

    Ria x
    naturiabeauty.com

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    1. I know! Who puts them in a lippy? And to think I didn't buy Soap and Glory lippies because they contained carmine....

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  6. Haha how disappointing the longevity of the lip colour was poor despite the name "long wear". I thought the lipstain looks like a texta though :S

    Louise
    dreamdustx

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    1. Lol its tip feels as dry as one!

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  7. Never tried a lip product with a felt tip before.. Looks interesting though the drying part sucks..
    xx
    TiTi's Corner!

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    1. Felt tips generally dry too soon for me, even eyeliners, so I prefer other applicators.

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  8. oooooooh i lovve that colour!'
    Alana xx

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    1. The colour was the only winner for both these :(

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  9. This is very odd, are you sure the person who bought them for you didn't buy you dupes? Because the real Stila longwear lipsticks are indeed long wearing and one of my favourite lipsticks!! The packaging of the stain (outside of box) looks different as well.
    I would check out Stila website and compare yours to the real thing. :P

    Sarah| Beauty and Lemonade xo

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    1. I do wish it would stay - Rouge in Love stays on for me but not for my mum, so it is relative. It seems Stila has updated the stain shades and packing now to "crush" stains; but these are floating around in Hautelook, and, till recently, on Beautybay. Coincidentally it was bought for me from a Hautelook sale. I also found them on the Muse with this packaging: http://www.musingsofamuse.com/2010/09/stila-lip-rouge-review-and-swatches.html, so I doubt they are dupes.

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