About a year ago, I followed a thread in a makeup artist and makeup enthusiast group I belong to on Facebook about long-wear lipstick. Over and over again, MUAs mentioned Stila Stay All Day as one of the long-lasting lippies they recommended for brides because of the incredible staying power. I don’t know why I didn’t head right out to buy it. Instead, I tried CoverGirl and Maybelline long-lasting liquid lipsticks instead (reviewed here). Though those two were OK, they weren’t perfect. Either they weren’t truly long-lasting, or they dried out my already dry lips.
We’re almost at the end of Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty for Spring 2015, and I had already put together my Wish List. Somehow, I had neglected to add Stila Stay All Day Vinyl Lipgloss that was on sale for half off. Even though I was crazy busy last Thursday, I managed to run out to Ulta and pick up the gorgeous Scarlet. This shade is all that. It’s a deep, true red. I adore the color.
My major concern with Stila Stay All Day Vinyl Lipgloss was whether it would be drying to my sensitive lips. I can report after wearing it just about every day since I bought it, that IT IS NOT AT ALL DRYING!! In fact, it feels almost hydrating!
Stila describes the lipgloss as follows: “A high-shine, high pigment, high performance lip gloss that gives the appearance of a bold, lacquered lip. Unlike other long-wearing formulas, Stay All Day® Vinyl Lip Gloss won’t dry out lips thanks to the infusion of nourishing and moisturizing ingredients including seaweed extract and organic green coffee oil.”
Wow, does this baby last! The gloss lasts for hours. If I don’t eat or drink anything, the glossy effect will stay for more than 6 hours. I can’t believe it, but it does. Eating a complete meal will cause it to fade, but the color is still there on my lips. This is what it looked like yesterday after 10 hours and after eating dinner (guacamole & chips, chicken cacciatore and salad with oil and balsamic vinegar dressing).
My only recommendation, that I myself must heed next time I wear it, is to apply lipliner first. Although it has a slim doe-foot applicator, lipliner would make it easier to create a smooth line. Even more important, lipliner would help prevent it from feathering. After many hours of wear without a touchup, it does settle into my lip lines.
Nevertheless, if you are looking for a non-drying liquid lipstick or gloss that really does stand the test of time, I recommend Stila Stay All Day Vinyl Lipgloss. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed. I love it!
Stila Stay All Day Vinyl Lipgloss comes in 8 shades. It is priced at $24 and is available in stores and online at Macy’s, Ulta, Sephora, Amazon, and stilacosmetics.com. Made in the U.S.
Have you tried Stila Stay All Day Vinyl Lipgloss?
Ingredients: Polybutene, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Phenyl Trimethicone, Dimethicone, Glyceryl Dimer Dilinoleate, Castor Seed Oil, Stearoxymethicone/DimethiconeCopolymer, Silica Silylate, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Mirocrystalline Wax, Ozokerite, Ethylene/ Proplylene/ Sytrene Copolymer, Tocopheryl Acetate, Coffee Seed Oil, Carrageenan, Ethyl Trisiloxane, Butylene/ Ethylene/ Propylene Copolymer, Flavor, Cetyl PEG/ PPG- 10/1 Dimethicone, BHT, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Tin Oxide, May Contain [+/-]:Mica, Red 36(CI 12085), Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 7 (CI 15850), Red 7 Lake(CI 15850). Yellow 6 Lake(CI 15985), Red 33 Lake (CI 17200), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090 ), Red 21 (CI 45380), Red 22 Lake (CI 45380), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 30 (CI 73360), Red 30 Lake(CI 73360), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163 ). Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 ), Manganese Violet (CI 77742 ), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)