Here in NY we are officially in the full swing of fall. I love this time of year, for the cooler weather, and most importantly for the darker lipstick. This is where Stila's Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Aria comes in.
Aria is a gorgeous deep plum purple color (described as a magenta plum), that would make any dark lipstick lover swoon from its pigmentation and lasting power. Personally, I have a sick and twisted love affair with matte lipsticks, especially matte LIQUID lipsticks. Not only do I suffer from dry lips, but these liquid lipsticks take some skill to apply perfectly. However, regardless of those facts I find myself drawn to the beauty of a matte lip and especially that pigment and lasting power.
This is my first time trying Stila's Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick, and color me impressed. The formula is divine! It is pigmented, smooth and even. Although it does take some skill to get the edges and lines perfect, it was relatively easy to apply as long as you have some patience. It has a seemingly flattened doe foot applicator that is rather flexible and picks up a lot of product right out of the tube. Back to the formula, once it dries after a few seconds, you are left with a beautiful matte finish and color that is pretty much glued to your lips! It is so long lasting that it proves very difficult to remove, but also means, less touch ups during the day. Don't get me wrong, this color does transfer a bit, but it does not loose it potent pigment so easily.
I should mention that by no means is this lipstick moisturizing. I would recommend that if you're a dry lip sufferer, like me, that you apply a thin layer of lip butter or balm a few minutes before applying this lipstick. Although I should mention, that even though this formula is not moisturizing, I did not find that it accentuated any flaking on my lips.
Overall, I highly recommend this product if you're looking for pigment and that true matte effect. There is a color for everyone in this line, and it is easy to find in stores so you can sample the colors yourself.
- Variety: 10 colors
- Availability: Sephora (In stores & Online) , ULTA (In stores & Online), and other retailers
- Price: $22
Do you have a favorite fall lip trend? Let me know in the comments below!