Last week I stopped by Shoppers Drug Mart on my lunch break to drop off a prize at the post office. I got suckered into walking through the Beauty Boutique and long story short, here I am reviewing another matte red-orange lipstick. The world is indeed a marvellous place! Well, really the special part of the story is that I only left with one product, and it wasn't one of their new Aqua Glow Blushes (though that just might happen next week.). Anyways Stila has a beautiful new summer launch including four new All Day Liquid Lipsticks. I already own their classic and true red Beso, and I love the formula. I'm happy to say Venezia is just as beautiful and long lasting.
A number of years ago I was in Venice and a rather scary man was trying to get me to buy a "genuine" Chanel bag off him on the street. I said no, and he bartered with me. I said no again and I walked away. Well, he followed me through nooks, crannies, and over bridges through Venice when he caught my friend and I in a corner, threatening us with his friends if we didn't buy a purse. My friend started yelling at him, they almost got in a fight, and I never spoke to a knock off purse man again. So that's my Venice story. Every lipstick needs a story.
|Close up of the doe foot applicator|
This liquid lipstick has a classic doe foot applicator, and comes with a pretty gold handle and detailing. While the applicator can be a bit awkward, once you get the hang of it it is easy to guide it along your lips for the perfect, crisp line. This lip stick retails for $29 at Shoppers, Sephora and Murale.
Stila advertises this product as "A highly-pigmented, liquid lipstick that's weightless on the lips and delivers long-lasting coverage. " I agree with their claim that this lipstick is both weightless and long-lasting. While on hot, sticky days I can feel it on my lips, and would prefer something glossier, on an average day this lipstick super lightweight and almost impossible to feel it on. It packs a punch, lasting a full work day with light eating and drinking.
|Ready for work!|
With a fresh application it is easy to create a sharp line without the use of a lip liner. I love how bold this colour is, and how opaque the application is. One swipe and my lips are covered, with no need for a second coat. While it is initially shiny, it dries to a nice satin matte with in seconds. Once its dry, your lips aren't going anywhere!
|Loving this bold lippie!|
Add some contour and bronzer and this look is ready for summer!
|Coral lippies always make me smile|
|This lip stick feels comfortable on my lips and has a slight vanilla scent|
|After a long day at work, lunch, and tea!|
When I got home from work the lipstick had faded to an even stain-- no ring of death! While obviously not as flawless as when I left the house, it is passable, making this a low-maintenance high-pigment lipstick. Love it!
I don't know about you, but I am in love with this lipstick and with Stila's Summer 2015 launch. I would love to pick up one of their new cheek glows, and maybe even another lipstick. *sigh* If only the PR Gods would smile upon me and gift me with the whole set. Haha a blogger can dream, right? What about you? Any of their new things catch your eye? Happy shopping xoxo