Stila has a new product out called Long Wear Liquid Lip Color and *WOW* the stuff is gold people, gold!

What it is is a liquid lipstick that comes in a tube. It’s the look and convenience of a lip gloss, but the color payoff of a lipstick. There are currently six different colors being offered.

This stuff is incredibly opaque. I’m talking OCC Lip Tar opaque. A tiny amount goes a very long way. The texture is a smooth velvety matte and it applies so smoothly and easily. It dries to a matte finish and does not rub off! More on that in a second.

When I first swatched this on my lips I  was blown away by how amazing it was, but a little worried about it being matte because I have really dry lips. I can tell you though that it’s nowhere near as drying on me as MAC lipsticks are. While the texture feels dry, it doesn’t dry my lips out. Does that even make sense? It’s true.

This morning I applied Muse at 5:50 AM. I ate breakfast, drank coffee and water and 6 hours later the color has not budged, faded, bled, rubbed off or anything! It looks like I just applied it!





L to R: Muse, Caprice

Muse is like the perfect nude/pink color for me. It reminds me so much of MAC Viva Glam II, which is the most worn lipstick I have ever used (gone through a few tubes, which is very rare for me)!

Caprice is an amazing hot pink that is bright, but totally wearable.


I cannot tell you how amazed I am by this stuff! I absolutely love it and highly recommend it. If you feel it still might be too dry for you, you can always add a tiny layer of a lip balm under or over it for extra moisture. The only reason I am rating it an A- instead of A is because the price is on the higher side.

I would love to know if you have tried this yet or what you think of these swatches!


Written by Kelly
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