Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Beso – Review and Swatches
STOP the traffic!
Hello there, my pretties! You know most of us, especially those who work in a corporate environment tend to pick up lip colours that are neutral, brown and safe. And even when we do pick up bright colours, we store them in our vanities, rarely wear them out and look at them longingly in the hope that some day… one day, we WILL wear them! I belong to this tribe I fell in love with this colour as soon as I saw it. I bought it home, swatched it on my arm, smiled at it and put it back in my drawer. And there it sat for days and days, till one day, there was a function to attend and I was a bit stumped as to what lip colour to wear. I opened my drawer and there it was.. This is it, I said to myself. This is the colour I’m going to wear today even though I have all the confidence of a flea to pull it off (No offence to fleas ) So I wore it, and funnily enough I have never felt so confident as on that day when I wore Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Beso..
This is a legendary colour and it takes some courage to wear it. But you know what, I felt courageous after putting it on! Read on to know more about this dazzling shade..
What the Stila says: :-
The ultimate power pout! This creamy-matte, full-coverage lip color delivers bold, long-lasting color and stays in place for up to 6 hours of continuous wear.
The texture is weightless on lips and comfortable. The color-rich formula will not bleed or transfer.
Enriched with Vitamin E and avocado oil, Stay All Day® Liquid Lipstick softens the lips so they look and feel beautiful!
Creamy-matte, full coverage liquid lipstick
Long-lasting color stays in place
Weightless, color-rich formula will not bleed or feather.
Enriched with Vitamin E and Avocado Oil to help hydrate and keep lips comfortable.
Price: $ 22 for 0.08 fl. Oz (or approx Rs 1500 for 2.4 ml)
(This is available in Sephora India. However, I bought it from USA not here, so there may be a markup in the price here)
Packaging: I bought it when it had the old packaging – a standard plastic, transparent tube with a doe foot applicator. The new packaging looks more elegant though, with a lovely golden cap. Nothing much to say about it. It does not hinder the performance of this lip colour and application is easy.
Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick Beso Swatch:-
Shade description: This is a bright, and I mean BRIGHT, warm red. There is no hiding when you wear this colour. It is a ‘stop the traffic’ shade. It does not have strong blue or orange undertones. Most skin tones, whether light or dark will be able to pull this off. It reminds me of those old Hollywood reds. It has that classic feel to it. But it dries down into a strong flat matte – a true powder matte.
The pigmentation of this shade is off the charts! One swipe is all it takes for a strong red to appear on your lips. One problem (or advantage – depends on what you prefer) is that it dries down rapidly so I have to apply it well in the first go. It is not very forgiving to mistakes in application. And if you try and layer it, it gives the standard liquid lipstick unpleasant feeling. It does not feel unpleasant otherwise. It is one of the more comfortable liquid lipsticks I have used. Of course, we can’t expect it to make the lips feel moisturized as a satin lipstick or a lip gloss would, but for a matte liquid lipstick – it’s pretty comfortable.
The lip colour is not too mousse-y or too runny, so you can directly use it on your lips provided you have a steady hand. If not, it is better to line the lips with a lip liner and then use the lip colour on top of it. But even if you don’t use a lip liner, it does not feather or bleed. The lasting power of this lipstick is very good – a full 6 hours. It will be an amazing choice for weddings, but just go easy on the biryani since it will slowly erode the colour!
A word on the state of the lips prior to applying it – this is a strong, matte liquid lipstick and hence exfoliation and a lack of flakes on the lips are advised. It will highlight imperfections so it’s better to have the lips in good shape before using this. Also, you need a balm/oil cleanser to remove this colour completely, since it does leave a stain when it fades away. Micellar waters or watery makeup removers might not cut it.
Will I recommend it?
Yes, yes, a thousand times yes!
If you’re confused about blue based reds and orange reds and undertones and what not, Stila Beso is a safe bet. It is a beautiful colour that will draw all eyes to it. It will look amazing for any formal function or even when you want that ‘effortless chic’ look. Stila as a brand is also extremely underrated – they have some hero products in their eyeliners and liquid lipsticks. Therefore, you know you are getting a good product for the price. In the end, I just want to say that if you’re ever confused about wearing a red, let it be Stila Beso!
Let me know if you like this shade below!