today i’m doing my first review: stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick (in the shade rubino). this shade is the perfect colour for tomorrow–valentine’s day!
i actually bought this lipstick as a part of a holiday set called the Stay All Day, Sparkle All Night Liquid Lipstick Set. (i paid $51 CAD for the set from Shoppers Drug Mart: roughly $9/product–it comes with 5 shades of liquid lipstick and a glitter topcoat.) the whole set is fantastic, but the shade that stood out the most to me was rubino. the lipstick comes in a small 0.05 fl. oz/1.5 mL format, which is perfect for taking on the go!
rubino is the perfect red lipstick for my skin tone. for reference, my skin has both warm and cool undertones (as i am both half-spanish and half-irish), so red (a warm colour) with purple (a cool colour) undertones tends to look the best on me. by comparison, a red lipstick with orange (warm) undertones doesn’t suit me as well.
this formula is far and away my favourite liquid lipstick format! it is not too dry, but still matte. it stays well. it doesn’t make my lips look flaky. i absolutely love liquid lipsticks for matte finishes, but they often make my lips extremely dry. by comparison, i have also used:
- NYX Lip Lingerie: great staying power, great price point, but extremely drying, and the formula is a bit difficult to apply. (would not re-purchase.)
- Too Faced Melted Matte Liquefied Lipstick: decent staying power, not too dry, easy too apply, but it left my lips with a really strange, filmy texture which wasn’t very comfortable. (i was really disappointed with that one because it was pretty expensive and the salesperson at Sephora raved about it, calling it their best liquid lipstick.) would not re-purchase.
red lips are always a staple look, but even more so on valentine’s day! it’s a great day to try a bold lip. stay tuned for my valentine’s day makeup tutorial tomorrow, which will definitely feature this shade!