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The Stila Lip Glaze was another item included in the Latest in Beauty (LIB) Glamour box which also contained the amazing gel eye liner I reviewed previously (worth checking out I promise!). First impressions were that I had heard of the Stila brand mainly due to their out of date stock being sold in poundland although I never bought any of that stuff. My tube is in shade 28 which is called guava and is sized 1.5 ml.
The lip glaze is nicely packaged in a clear pen style tube with a brush on the end. You twist the tube to release the product and it clicks as you turn the barrel of the 'pen' (you turn it anti clockwise to activate) and it pushes the product through a brush style applicator.
The first time I used this it took a lot of twisting and clicking to get the product started but once it began to come through the brushes I realised that less is more as you can't really get it to go back in once it is through the brush end. Colour wise I got a clear pinky colour that is quite neutral and would suit most people I think. It also works well over lip stick and I wear this with benefit's lip stain too (posie tint). I also think this has a light strawberry fragrance to it although it's not too strong, it's only because it's under my nose and I can smell it. This does make me think it's more of a 'little girl's' product than a grown woman but I can handle it!
The only downside to this product, and this comes with many lip glosses is that it is a bit too sticky for my liking and that tacky feeling is not great when outside and faced with a bit of wind in your hair. However, as I said earlier, less is more and a small coating gives lips a lovely glossy look without it being over the top. I do like the packaging although it's a bit dangerous loose in my bag that I might whip it out thinking it's a pen and attempt to write with it at work - not very professional so I must look what I am doing (I've done that with a lip liner before too a few years ago!). I would also add that I do prefer a brush to a sponge applicator with lipgloss, I think it applies better and doesn't take off any lip stain or lip stick you are wearing underneath.
I got my lip glaze in a box with at least ten other products in it and the whole thing plus postage cost me £14.99 - bargain! Especially as there are some great brands in there so if you fancy trying this then now is a good time to buy the LIB Glamour box, you won't be disappointed, I promise!
The longevity of this lip gloss is limited, but I find that with all glosses as soon as I start to eat or drink they disappear from my lips so this is not any worse or better than other brands. I love the colour and find it really enhances my looks without being obvious as make up other than a bit glossy, the colour is great and it's even one I will look for to buy again. With the tube only containing 1.5ml I think I will get through this pretty quickly. The clicking noise is part of the operations of the packaging but it also means I can't apply it sneakily at work when at my desk or people look to see what the clicking noise is! I do like this brand, I think the packaging is modern and classy looking and it fits well inside my pencil case (I know!) at work without it having any risk of spilling everywhere. For me, optimum use is over the lip stain posie tint by benefit which leaves lips matte and this adds that bit of gloss I'm after without going over the top. Highly recommended and a repurchase on the cards for me in the shade guava (28). Thanks for reading.
Despite the fact that I tell myself I don't wear much makeup (which I don't on a daily basis, honestly!) I seem to have not only a makeup bag which is full to busting, but also an 'overspill' drawer which houses either products that I've been bought as gifts and never tried, or things I've bought myself in the past and which have bee relegated after future purchases of something similar. At the moment I'm desperately trying to declutter our house (declutter=getting rid of lots of my husbands junk!) and so, to play my part in the process I decided to go through my drawer and see if there was anything that I could get rid of - who knew people would buy used makeup on eBay????
One item I found lurking at the bottom of the drawer was a tube of this Stila Lip Glaze which I've had for years. Since I found it I've been using it again and I can't really understand why I relegated it to the drawer. I can only assume that I bought it before I discovered my Mac lipgloss which rapidly became my favourite and took the number one spot in both my makeup bag and handbag. But now that I've found this Stila one again I could well be tempted to buy another in future...well, put one on my christmas list maybe!
As it's so long since I bought this I have no idea where it came from but in those days I did buy most of my beauty products from a large city centre Boots and a quick look on their website shows that they do sell Stila Lip Glaze so I will assume that I bought it there. As it is quite a well known brand of cosmetics it is quite widely available though and, obviously, with the days of the internet it is very easy to get hold of, although this is one product that I think would be difficult to buy online due to colouring issues, but more of that later.
The Boots website, and several others, have this selling for £15 currently so at that price I'm pretty sure I would have waited for a triple points weekend to make the most of my purchase. It's available in a staggering 29 shades so there should definitely be something to suit every skin tone and taste.
The lip glaze comes in a pen type style. It's in a clear plastic tube with Stila Lip Glaze written across it in black and also some details for the company. I hesitate to say contact details as it's really just a list of cities they have offices in. On the base of it there is a little sticker which tells you the name of the shade (star fruit in my case) and that's pretty much it as far as product design goes. I like it though, it's simple and yet stylish and has a quality feel about it.
The lid pulls off easily to reveal an applicator brush which you use to apply the glaze. To get colour onto the brush you have to twist the bottom of the tube and this pushes colour up, coating the bristles of the brush. The brush makes it easy to apply the glaze accurately and it's not so small that it ends up taking you ages to apply it.
One thing I don't like about this method of application is that it's very difficult to control the amount of glaze on the brush and several times it's looked like nothing was coming up through the tube only for me to find out that when I put the brush on my lips there was actually loads of glaze hiding in the bristles and consequently my lips ended up coated really thickly. Once the glaze is on the brush you have no choice but to use that amount really and numerous times I've ended up having to actually blot my lips (not what I would expect to have to do with a lip gloss) and so have wasted quite a lot and for such an expensive product this is very disappointing.
As I said, the glaze is available in 29 different colours ranging from barely there nudes through the entire pink spectrum through to browns and purples. Most of them are named after fruits (eg berry, guava, mango, watermelon) or other food products (vanilla, bubblegum, praline) and the one I have is called star fruit. Online this looks like quite a pale pink colour with quite a lot of brown in it, but in actual fact it's actually quite a vivid bright pink (not one that I would ever choose nowadays), hence why I said earlier that it's probably a product you're best buying in person rather than online, unless you already know which colour you want.
On application the colour of star fruit is actually nowhere near as bright as it looks like it will be judging from the colour of it in the tube, which is a relief as I tend to prefer much more neutral shades with makeup, especially on my lips. It adds quite a lot of colour to my lips but it's a natural looking colour which just makes them look healthy and rosy rather than fake and caked in product. You do have to take care with this glaze to apply it evenly as it does give coverage bordering on that of a lipstick rather than a lip gloss, so if you apply it unevenly it is really visible.
I really like how this glaze makes my lips look really shiny and normally with things like this that would mean that your lips felt sticky and gooey, but not with this one. Immediately after applying it they do feel slightly tacky, but after a few minutes this wears off and they're left just feeling glossy. I find that once applied it lasts a couple of hours on my lips before I have to think about giving them another coat, which is quite decent for a product like this and is also quite useful as it's not like a lip gloss that you can just sweep across your lips without really thinking about it - I, personally, have to pay attention when applying this and use a mirror to make sure it's applied evenly and accurately.
Overall I'm really happy with this lip glaze and can't understand why I relegated it to the overspill drawer. Although I would hesitate to buy another purely based on the cost of it, I would definitely have it on my christmas list should some generous person want to buy it for me as a gift. I like that there is such a good range of colours, I like the way it makes my lips feel and look - giving colour and shine without giving a sticky feeling or a really heavily made up look and I like the simplicty of the packaging. What I don't like is the lack of control with the applicator brush and the fact that you can't apply it very quickly and easily, it almost needs applying like you would a lipstick. For these reasons I don't think it quite deserves the full five stars but it's a well earned 4 from me.
I don't really think that lipstick suits me very much but my lips looks to pale and bare without anything so lip glosses tend to be the answer to this problem. I am not faithful to any particular brand and so when I lost my Benefit lip gloss, I purchased the Lip Glaze by Stila.
What does the product do?
The product has been designed to make your lips shiny and eye catching. It claims that it will give your lips a splash of beautiful colour which not only look good but that smell and taste good too.
There are lots of different shades available ranging through neutrals, pinks and browns. Some of them come with a cute name such as Kitten and Honeydew, although most of them are actually named after fruit such as Blackberry, Cherry, Watermelon and Cranberry. I chose Mango which is a pretty pink shade.
Packaging and Price
The product is contained within a see through plastic tube which is partially cloudy but you can still clearly see the colour of the gloss inside. You need to twist the bottom of the tube and this moves the gloss upwards and onto the brush which is attached to the tube. The brush is made out of white soft and silky bristles. The product will cost you around £15 for each gloss and it can be bought from department stores such as Boots as well as a range of online websites.
Aroma and Consistency
Each Lip Glaze comes with its own individual scent that matches its name. Mine does smell like Mango but it is quite artificial and sugary. I don't love it but I don't hate it either but whatever your preference, you can only really smell the product as you are applying it and it fades once it's on your lips. The consistency of the gloss is fairly thick.
Application and Performance
It is fairly easy to control the amount of gloss that comes out of the tube as long as you don't twist it too much. The brush makes the gloss easy to apply although I wish the bristles were a tiny bit shortly so that I could be a bit more accurate with my application. The gloss is thick and gloopy. It feels quite sticky on the lips but then I am yet to find a lip gloss that doesn't isn't sticky on the lips. The colour is nice on my lips. It is almost an enhancement on my normal lip colour but it has some tiny particles of shimmer within it.
It has a beautiful shine and it does make your lips look very pretty and eye catching. It tastes nice if you actually touch it with your tongue. The staying power is pretty good and even if I'm eating or drinking then some of it with still be left on. I would typically reapply the product two or three times on a night out which is quite low for me. It feels comfortable on my lips and it doesn't leave my lips feeling dry or tight once it has been removed.
There are enough shades in the collection to suit everyone and they all smell and taste nice enough. The product is comfortable on the lips, long lasting and it has a beautiful shine that makes the lips look pretty. I would definitely purchase another of these glosses but I have knocked off one star because of the slightly hefty price tag.
I am a bit of a lipstick, lipgloss and lipbalm addict and heard about this lipgloss a while ago via a magazine if I remember correctly. I instantly wanted it but couldn't find it anywhere and then forgot about it. I eventually got it recently after seeing it on the ASOS site and I paid £15. I wouldn't usually pay this for a lipgloss (especially a lipgloss which contains just over 2 grams of product), but my boyfriend told me to take his bank card and buy myself whatever I wanted as he is useless at buying birthday presents, so this was part of my little (or not so little!) birthday haul last week. For anyone not already aware, I am now 20! Feeling old, lol, but anyway that is not the point of my review so my rambling ends here. The lipgloss is available from a few other places as well as ASOS including Boots and various websites including the official Stila website. Prices vary but average at around the same price that I paid - £15. This, in my opinion, is a very high price tag so I would class it as a high end lipgloss.
Onto the packaging, and it's a bit of a dissapointment. It comes in a clear tube with a twisty bit on the end which when twisted, dispenses the gloss onto a foamy nib. The tube reminds me of the ELF lipgloss tubes so obviously the packaging is nothing special, however on a plus side the tube is quite sturdy. I think it's made of plastic but it's very sturdy plastic which has a bit of weight to it. On the side of the tube it has the Stila logo/brand name in black writing and directly underneath in a smaller font it has the product name. All in all the packaging is very bland, for £15 I was expecting it to look very posh but it simply doesn't. Yes, when I hold it it feels good quality and sturdy but that's not really the point. I can't moan though as I was aware of what it looked like via a product picture on the website before I bought it. I do also like that the tube is transparent as it shows how much product is left which is handy as you can tell if you're using too much or getting through the tube too fast. The tube contains a tiny amount of product for the price - 0.08 fluid ounces/2.4ml, but because of the dispenser it does last quite long, or at least it seems to be lasting well and I have been using mine daily for a week.
This is basically a (sheer) lipgloss, despite the fancy name. It can be worn on its own as a lipgloss to give subtle, sheer colour and moisture, or over the top of lipstick to give a bit of shine depending on the shade of the lip glaze that you choose. Stila claim that the shine in the lip gloss will "visually enhance the size and texture of the lips" and also state that applying the product onto your lips thorought the day will help minimize dryness. I do definetly find it very moisturizing and it usually lasts for an hour or so before I need to top up which is pretty amazing compared to the lasting power of other lipglosses. The list of ingredients for this product is huge, and to be honest very chemically sounding. The gloss is very thick and it has a wet, slightly sticky texture. It sticks to my lips well so it lasts for quite a while. The texture is thick but smooth so glides onto my lips evenly, spreading well. The lipgloss has a very subtle, feminine sweet smelling scent which I like as it isn't the sort of smell which makes the product tacky. I think the smell will appeal to most people as it is so subtle. As I got the Honeysuckle shade, I somehow imagined that it would smell of honey, but it doesn't, so i'm guessing that this applies to the other shades such as watermelon, grapefruit, blackberry etc.
The lipgloss makes my lips appear much more full, giving me a nice pouty look which isn't over the top or fake looking. It gives my lips a nice hint of colour which makes my lips look very healthy, it also looks very natural as the lipgloss is quite sheer (although suprisingly well pigmented when it's not blended onto the lips thoroughly) and it gives my lips a moist look which I like as it provides a bit of subtle, natural shimmer. When applied over lipgloss it acts as a protective coat and also makes matte lipstick look moist and more natural. It would be possible to use this as a base coat to avoid lipstick drying the lips out but as it's quite thick I don't think I will use it for this purpose - I prefer it as a finishing coat. For the price, this is good. It is of good quality and it does everything that it claims to do however the price is a huge let down as it isn't an affordable product in my opinion and not one that I would be able to regulary repurchase, but overall I would reccomend this.
If my memory is working right this product was brought to my attention some two years ago. I was killing time in Fraser's, and a representative of the brand approached me, as they do. Usually they pounce too much for my taste, but in this case I got interested enough to let the women apply some of this lip gloss for me to test. At the time there weren't as many shades as now. The browns were too much like what I had already, I never touch anything remotely pink, and red is usually too intense for every day use, though I do use it at times. I'm not sure if I picked the colour or if it was suggested; in any case the woman applied "strawberry". She explained that the colour is fairly transparent, so even though it looks intensely bright red in the tube, it provides only a hint of colour and more gloss.
At the time I left it at that, but made a mental note to potentially follow it up. After two hours or so I got to a mirror. I was impressed by the fact that the gloss hadn't spread beyond the outline of my mouth. And neither had it faded much.
Personally, I could have done without the artificial strawberry flavour, and I still think so. On the other hand, the flavour is very light. One either stops noticing it or it just evaporated after some minutes. And probably some of the newer shades, like "brown sugar" are more neutral and less artificial.
In a few weeks I went back and bought the same shade I had tested previously. I was aware that the price was quite hefty, £15 for 2.4 grammes, for a "mere lip gloss". Usually you get at least 8ml. But I already knew of the good lasting power, for a lip gloss, and it is such an unusual gadget.
It is a solid transparent plastic tube, just over 12cm long and has the thickness of an old-fashioned fountain pen. The lid is also similar to that of a fountain pen, and the applicator inside is in fact a brush. This makes a both precise and generous application possible. On the other end is a bit one twists to release the colour into the brush. I have found that one click is usually enough, two at the most. It's important to give it a few seconds and not keep twisting. Otherwise you'll have more colour than you need, and nowhere to go with it. At this price to quantity ratio I find it important to waste none.
In any case, I found this mechanism and the all over appearance very appealing and unusual. It doesn't seem like a girly thing, and fits equally well into any pen case as a make-up bag.
At the time I bought this the weather was getting warmer, and I still found the lasting power very good. It would be unrealistic to expect an gel-like texture not to transfer when your lips make contact with things. Which is why I don't use it directly before a meal and then complain that it doesn't last. But if you didn't make contact with anything all day, it would probably also last all day. A particular plus point is that it doesn't melt and "bleed" beyond where it should be.
To summarize I would say that it is good value for money despite the price. I will probably buy one or more shades in the future.
Usually it is not available in Boots but rather places like Fraser's. The regular price at the moment is £15, but occasionally they have special campaigns. There have been special limited editions (colours). I'm not sure for how long they are available. Currently there are 25 listed as the regular colours on the Stila website. There are also three further shades as a summer special edition. All other aspects of them are just the same as described so far.
If you haven't tried this yet, it might just be a nice addition to your collection.
With the unbearable summer heatwave which we’ve all perspired our way through this year, any sensible girly will have decided that sheer and natural is the way forward in terms of make-up. So bin those gloopy lip glosses which slide off your lips in the heat leaving you looking like a kid who’s just finished an ice-lolly and stock up on something lighter! Luckily, I’ve found the perfect summer lipgloss (sorry, ‘glaze’) in the shape of Stila’s Lip Glaze. I’d heard ecstatic reviews of this lipgloss from Ciao members and it seemed that every beauty magazine worth its salt was raving about how fabulous the Stila brand products were, so it didn’t take much persuasion for me to try them out! The Stila brand was launched by Jeanine Lobelle, a woman after my own heart as she insists that packaging forms an integral part of every product in her range, and has steadily gathered a celebrity following with everyone from Britney to Jennifer Lopez buying her products in bulk. The lip glaze is probably Stila’s most famous and popular product and it epitomises the ‘innovative’ tag-line. It was created especially for Cameron Diaz for her role in Charlie’s Angels and proved so popular that Jeanine decided to market it for us mere mortals to try. ***Packaging and ease of use*** Now, I’m sure you’ve all seen the pen-style lipgloss applicators around. Well, Stila was there first! The packaging is minimal, sleek and stylish- this is the kind of make-up you’ll want to apply in public just so everyone can coo over how cute it is! And more importantly, it’s leak-proof so you won’t end up spoiling your handbag with a smearing of lipgloss! The lip glaze comes in a transparent plastic pen with a brush tip (minimising wastage) and is so foolproof to apply that even cak-handed idiots like me can’t go wrong! Simply twist the end of the pen to squeeze out a tiny am
ount of gloss onto the brush tip and paint onto your lips. This is make-up for girls on the go- I’ve never used a product that has been so quick and easy to apply! Stila beats other glosses hands down in this department- Lancome’s Juicy tubes may be fabulous, but they’re much more tricky to apply and you can’t achieve a really polished finish without getting your fingers sticky (not a particularly chic look!) ***Colours and texture*** The lip glazes come in a variety of different colours, with the emphasis firmly on FUN! All of the colours look really bright and funky in the tubes and you could easily be fooled into thinking “they’re way too bright for me!” Luckily, the colour in the tubes is very different to the colour when applied to your lips- basically, the more gloss you apply, the darker the colour becomes. You have the choice of Apricot, Banana, Berry, Blackberry, Cinnamon, Fig, Fruit punch, Grape, Grapefruit, Orange, Passionfruit, Peach, Plum, Pomegranate, Praline, Raspberry, Strawberry, Tangerine, Vanilla, or Watermelon. My favourite is Strawberry- a scarlet red colour in the tube- which when applied, gives a pinkish wash and is fairly subtle. It gives a really pretty girly feel and looks far more fashionable than lipstick. As a general rule, I would say that the colours are designed to suit everyone (though I feel I’ll be staying away from the Orange!) The brilliance of these products is that they really do give a light, transparent ‘glaze’ rather than a heavy, runny gloop, and it’s the texture which stands this product head and shoulders above its competitors. It is just the right consistency to give a really natural look and if the colour’s not quite bold enough, you can simply add another coat without looking overdone! The consistency is perfect for a light summery look and what’s better is that you don’t just look good wearing this, you feel good
as well! It has that slightly sticky feel that makes you want to smack your lips together and start pouting in every mirror you pass! It’s also a really versatile product as it can be worn with just a thin coat for an everyday, subtle look, a thicker coat for a more striking look, or even over lipstick for a dramatic evening look. ***Smell*** But the added bonus to this product is the gorgeous smell! Each product is scented with the aroma of its fruity namesake and my Strawberry is absolutely heavenly! The smell is delicate and not overpowering but if you get close enough to someone they’re in for a treat when they smell this! ***Durability*** The only place I can fault this product really is its durability. Although the gloss never budges out of place, it doesn’t last very long on your lips- I find I need to re-apply after about 2 hours. While this is average for a gloss, for a product which is so high quality in every other area, I expected more here. And if you’re re-applying more often, you’re going to use up the tube pretty quickly as well! Now, admittedly, I’m a bit of a lip-gloss fiend, but I can’t see this lasting me much longer than two months. ***Price and where to buy*** So, you’ll probably have got an inkling by now that this cult product doesn’t come cheap. It costs £18 for a 0.5oz/1.5g tube which is expensive, and I certainly won’t be able to buy it as often as I’d like, but it really does outstrip other glosses in every way. While there are cheaper pretenders to the crown out there, they just don’t compare in terms of quality. The Ruby & Millie lip gloss (£13) comes in identical packaging but has a heavy, gloopy texture and the colours are strong and dull compared to the pretty Stila ones. The Lancome Juicy Tubes (£11) are fabulous if you’re after the fruity feel and come a close second to Stila in terms of qual
ity. Or for an even cheaper version, try the Body Shop’s Lip Gloss pen at £6. But none of these imitators can out-do the original Stila product in terms of sheer cute, girly fun! This fantastic product can be bought from branches of Sephora, Space NK (who do a mail order service: http://www.spacenk.co.uk/), and Boot’s Pure Beauty stores. So, to sum up: Highly recommended for a sheer, young, natural, fun look and for really kissable lips! Move over Cameron- I've got my eye on your man!
A lip-gloss made just for Cameron Diaz is a lip-gloss that simply has to be in my collection. Well a glaze to be exact. I am addicted to make up that is bright, colourful, quality and last but not least expensive. Well come on expensive stuff tends to be of better quality so why not?? Stila is one of my most favourite make brands because of it’s kitschy, cutie, bright packaging. I intended to try this product for a long time but never really got round to it, when I finally did buy it I wondered why on earth it took so bloody long for me to discover what a wonderful product it really is. This product is now permanently in my handbag whenever I go out as it’s really convenient but also cool to show off to other people ;) I know it’s not really as popular as it should be, but the actual idea of a lip glaze pen is now all over the place thanks to many cheaper (and nastier) alternatives. This product is used on so many celebrities I’ve lost count! I’m sure I saw Jennifer Lopez using it in the wedding planner and obviously the glaze was created for Miss Diaz for her role in Charlie’s Angels. STILA*~ Stila is really popular and has been for some time now. The creator is Jeanine Lobelle who insists packaging is a big part of selling her products and I totally understand why. The products in this range are always original and of quality. DIFFERENT SHADES OF LIP GLAZE*~ Apricot – This colour is a darker yellow and nude type of colour. I think this colour would suit people with really light skin. It’s quite light but also nude. The colour is quite noticeable once Its been applied to lips. This isn’t really one of my favourite because it doesn’t really suit me. Banana – This is a sort of light yellow/nude type of colour. It’s slightly lighter than Apricot. It’s really more a natural tone and would really suit being used on it&
#8217;s own. I like the colour because of its simplicity, definitely one for the girlies who love to just gloss and go without any actual colour. Berry – I love this colour because it’s a dark purple/brown concoction. It might sound dull and boring but really adds colour to your lips. This colour isn’t as bright as some of the others as its more dark but its definitely one of my favourites as it’s really noticeable when its been applied to lips. Blackberry – This colour is a slightly darker version of Berry. It’s got a very similar shade but has more of a brown tone in it whereas Berry has a more purple based colour. I like this colour, as it’s a bit darker than Berry, which makes it more noticeable. It’s a nice colour to use on top of lipstick too. Cinnamon – This is a lighter orange and pink colour. It’s not one of my favourites, as it wouldn’t really suit me. If teamed up with the right skin tones I think it would really pretty but light and bright colour it would need the right make up teamed up with it to work. Fruit Punch – This is just a lovely, lush pink colour, which I simply adore. It looks dark in the actual but when you apply it, it is actually quite light. You can actually control the tone of the colour by applying the amount you want. I like this colour because of its pink tone. Grape – This is one of my favourite colours because it’s just such a dark, fruity colour. It’s very similar to Berry and Blackberry but is much more purple based. It’s brighter and lighter in colour. It’s got more pink and purple tones in it, which makes it more fun, and summery which is what I like about it. This colour would definitely suit any skin type as it adds a fruity colour to your lips. Grapefruit – This is a very light baby pink colour, which is extremely sweet. It’s quite light but when applied to
lips it can look quite bright and noticeable, even though the colour looks lovely in the container it’s not really for me as it’s too light and can look pale on certain skin types. Orange – As you might have guessed this colour is very orange based. It’s not an ordinary orange it’s quite dark and very bright. When first applied it isn’t very dark and has a bright but fruity appearance, but the more you apply the darker the orange becomes. Peach – This colour is very similar to Orange but its slightly lighter, which gives it a more nude shade and tone. This colour might be used more naturally whereas Orange would be used more on top of other colours and such. It’s a nicer colour than the Orange shade as it isn’t as bright. Plum – This is another Berry type colour but very light. It’s not as noticeable as some of the other plumy shades but is just as cute. The shade may be quite light but it’s a really fruity, sweet colour. Because it’s quite light it looks better used over other colour to add a plum shade over other lipstick colours. Raspberry – This colour is a mix of bright pink and bright purple. I like this colour because it’s so bright and definitely good to use on its own. That is what is so good about this colour, the fact that you can use it on its own. It’s a very popular shade as I’ve noticed a lot of people tend to like this colour, I can see why as it’s one of the best shades and has a lovely scent too. Strawberry – This is a very bright pink colour. It reminds me a lot of sweets because of the strong pink colour. It’s extremely bright and when applied it is instantly noticeable. Its got a very bright and strong shade which I think is a bit too bright, the colour is nice but I don’t think it would suit everyone. Vanilla – This isn’t as plain as it sounds. I don&
#8217;t really know how to describe it but it seems more like a bitter beige with a touch of brown in it. It isn’t really a dark or light colour but seems to be more in between. It doesn’t really have a nice tone to it so I think it would be best to use it on top of another colour for a nice gloss. Watermelon – This is really pretty light pink but not baby pink. This is a really sheer and glossy colour; it’s light but very girly. I like this colour because of the pink shade of it. It’s not a really dark and noticeable pink but a simple, pretty pink. I like to use this colour on it’s own a lot of the time as it looks better on it’s own. THE LIP GLAZE*~ This lip glaze is just perfect to use over lipsticks and even better to use on it’s own for a natural look. Some of the colours give perfect natural looks whilst others can be used on top of lipsticks for ultra glam looks. One thing I love about this glaze is that the texture isn’t too thick or too thin. It’s just the right texture which makes it super easy to apply. I like the product itself and prefer using it to anything else, it is my favourite lip product and I use it nearly all the time, I prefer using this to lipsticks, as it’s more fashionable and certainly easier to use. Oh and not forgetting the ultra chic packaging I love to show off. People who have tried this will realise that the actual glaze doesn’t last that long compared to other glosses and stuff. It does run out quickly I must admit but that is purely because I tend to use it on a regular basis. If it’s a quality product, quantity really shouldn’t matter right? One thing that I’ve realised about this product is that it lasts for ages. I always find myself reapplying most lip glazes but this one does genuinely last for ages. Especially if I use it over lipstick. THE SMELL*~ Oh all I can s
ay is yummy! It’s all apart of the Stila lip glaze experience. They all have a beautiful fruity smell, which just adds a gorgeous touch to the whole product. There are a lot of lip glosses and glazes that I know that taste and smell like...well nothing so thankfully these all smell beautiful and fruity. Oh and they taste great too. ;) THE PACKAGING*~ The packaging is ever so cute. It comes in a clear long tube, which shows exactly what the colour of the glaze is. The brush applicator is just fool proof. All you do is twist the end of the tube to get a tiny amount to come out at the front brush and there you go. Apply! It’s so easy but also handy because it means absolutely no leakage. I know I have problems with leaking lip-gloss all in my handbag but I know I can get exactly how much I want and leave the rest! Perfect! The cool clear tube has Stila written on it in a very girly font. The tube is perfect to just pop into your handbag, I know I’m just obsessed with mine! It’s a really convenient design as the twist-up pen is incredibly easy to use! This was the first time I ever saw a lip glaze pen of this kind, I’ve now seen so many rip offs on the market its quite funny. Stila definitely started the trend of lip glaze pens. THE PRICE*~ This lip glaze cost me £18 (stop screaming you bargain hunters) and I think it’s totally worth it. Even though I do tend to buy mass amounts I personally think I should get a huge discount ;) I think the price is quite high but considering its Stila that’s no real shock, were not buying Rimmel here you know! It’s a good product and that’s all you need to know, if it was a totally bog standard product I wouldn’t certainly not think £18 would be worth it but I’ve been delighted with this product which is why I think it’s worth every penny. ADVANTAGES*~ Where do I begin? Ok well I’ll s
tart with the versatility of the product. You can use it on it’s on for a nice n’ natural look, or on top of lipstick for an ultra glam party look. It really doesn’t matter it suits any type of looks. I use it more for natural looks, you know where you’re about to leave the house and cannot be arsed to put on a whole load a slap, this comes in handy for those kind of situations because it adds instant glamour to any look. DISADVANTAGES*~ Ok I am struggling as usual. With my favourite products it is almost always impossible to find a single disadvantage for such a fabulous product like this one. I guess like many others people might think it’s too high priced, but you have to try it to believe how good it is. I guess people who spend like £3.99 on a lip glaze would be outraged to have to spend £18 for a lip glaze. I can understand why people wouldn’t want to spend their money but in my eyes it’s worth every penny. OVERALL*~ Overall I am extremely happy with this product. I know it must seem like I say this about every product but trust me, this product should be in every single gal’s make up bag! It’s so versatile, and easy to use. I’ve seen so many companies make lip glazes just like this and it has identical packaging. I know for a fact Caboodles made a very similar glaze as did Ruby & Millie and I’m sure I saw Revlon had something similar but Stila made it first. It’s been copied by several make up companies, as it is a really popular make-up product. It’s probably Stila’s most popular product as it was brand new and original when Stila first came out with it. I know several companies have made copies and it’s for the reason because Stila’s glaze is so expensive, I know many people would much rather go for the cheaper alternative but trust me it isn’t worth it, I have tried the Caboodles version and even though it is
quite good it’s nothing on the original. The quality of Stila just cannot be messed with. Come on girlies, all I can say it try this out, I know once you’ve tried it you will continue to buy it, its that good, it may be pricey but considering the fact that you can use it all the time makes it worth it! http://www.stilacosmetics.com (`*·.¸(`*·.¸¸.·*')¸.·*')® «°'¨`·.°BabyGirl°.·'¨`°» (°¸∆.·''(¸.·'''·.¸)`' ·.∆¸°)
Stila are not a very well known make up company but they produce so many classy products. The Lip Glaze being one of the main products used by the rich and glamorous. This product was originally created for drew barrymore in charlie's angels but now it is very famous. The Lip Glaze has a brush applicator that makes it easier to apply with and it goes on perfectly. The transparent gloss gives a lacquered finish to the lips, not overly shiny but crystally and very sexy. SHADES ______ BERRY BLACKBERRY FRUIT PUNCH GRAPE GRAPEFRUIT ORANGE PEACH RASPBERRY STRAWBERRY VANILLA The Stila Lip Glaze is priced £18 and can be bought in any posh cosmetics stores. Stila isn't sold in many places so good luck on finding any stockists. The packaging of the lip glaze is a clear tube with the colour showing of the lipgloss. The stila logo is printed on the side and it has it's lid so no lipgloss leaks out of the brush attached at the top. CONCLUSION __________ This Lip Glaze is a great product easy to carry about to reapply because it is so small it can fit in pockets. This product is worth the money but only if you don't use it every day because don't expect it to last quickly doing that. It's expensive so obviously it will cost lots if used loads.
Was flicking through the pages of Ok recently and saw a pic of Jennifer Lopez and noticed how shiny and bedazzling her lip gloss seemed to be, scrambled down to the bottom of the page to get my eagerly awaiting eyes onto what this product was that made her lips soooooo glossy.A product called Stila in Nude but it also comes in a wide variety of groovy little flavours and funky colours, I must admit for the price of it (which was about £13..yikes) I was a little shocked but cant wait to save my pennies from my boring old temp job to run out and get me a tube. It seemed to give her lips a pouty but natural look without them being smothered in unattractive bright, packed-on, out of date colours that you would only find in the bottom of granny's make up bag from an era like the swinging 60's. I think this look of natural glossy lips is far more attractive and eye friendly to look at rather than good old lip liners, that can be a little tricky. Unless your a make-up expert, lining lips outside your own lip line to make them look bigger will just look unnatural. It's simpler to choose pale lip colours rather than dark ones and invest in a clear gloss, garuanteed to make even the weakest pout look fuller. I always think that for best results concentrate gloss in the centre of the lower lip. Pucker up girls !! Each to their own though, you may or may not like this look !!
This product was well-advertised during the launched of the new 'Charlie's Angels' movie starring Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu. This was made especially for Cameron Diaz's role in CA by Jeanine Lobell, make-up artist and creator of Stila cosmetics, and also wife of Dr Greene of ER! If you are not living in London or Manchester, then, the closest that you can get hold of this lip gloss is through Space NK mail order. However, my friend who lives in US was kind enough to buy it for me through Sephora.com, so it costs less than the rrp in UK. Just $24 as opposed to 18 pounds. The mechanics is similar to Ruby and Millie's lip pen gloss, where the lip gloss is in effect a pen which you have to twist the top of the cap to release the gloss. The colours are vibrant - peach, strawberry, fruit punch, raspberry. Imagine fruity colours galore! As the package is transparent, you get to see the colour of the gloss. But don't be deceived by the intensity of the colour because when put onto the lips, it creates a sheer wash of gloss. I chose 'Fruit Punch' which is rosy pink and it has a faint fruity smell. The colours are absolutely perfect for summer! The gloss has just the right viscosity and consistency (neither too thick or too watery) and hence, do not fade away that easily in comparison with cheaper glosses. This is my favourite gloss at the moment and I always carry it with me when I travel. The brush applicator makes it so easy for touch-ups and because the gloss can only be released if you twist the cap, I don't have to worry about spillages onto my handbag! Perfect!
Stila lip glaze come in six fantastic colours which are great for all times of year. Not only are they divine to look at but they also taste superb! With names like Raspberry, Peach, Grape, Fruit Punch and Strawberry you can imagine how nice it is to lick your lips! Raspberry is probably the most popular colour since this was created especially for Cameron Diaz in the flick,Charlie's Angels. The gloss actually comes out quite sheer with just a nice trace of colour but the more you apply, the stronger the colour gets. Peach is the most natural colour so is great for girls that just want a glossy pout but without the colour. These glosses really don't fail to shine. You can almost see your reflection in them! Application is easy and you have to twist the tube at the bottom for more of the product to flow out of the tube. The price is quite expensive and it would be nicer if the portion of gloss was bigger in the packaging but at the end of the day, it really is a top gloss! And one more thing, the packaging is REALLY something to show off about!!!
Transparent hues with a lacquered finish / Packaged with a brush applicator and available in six fruit flavors