The older I get I try to simplify to my life and daily routines – especially my beauty collection. I’ve stopped trying every foundation and mascara on the market all at once. I find one product that I like and I stick to it. When it runs out I either repurchase or then try a new one. But gone are the days of 10 different kinds/brands all open in my makeup bag at the same time.
Even though I’ve simplified the contents of my makeup collection, the one thing I can’t seem to stop hoarding is lip products. More specifically, liquid lipsticks. I tried liquid lipsticks from dozens of brands before I finally found one that I’m 100% obsessed with. The Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipsticks have changed my life, exaggeration intended, but still totally true. The first one I purchased was Baci after seeing it one Katey McFarlan of COF. It’s a beautiful color, but not as light as I wanted for the Spring season. I went back to Ulta and asked the makeup artist which one she recommend for a lighter taupey mauve look and she introduced me to the lipstick love of my life – Perla! Perla dries the color that Baci applies as, so it’s a little lighter and has been to my go-to almost everyday since buying it.
So lets get technical and talk formula. This glides on more wet than creamy, which makes it super easy to apply precisely. The color is opaque and doesn’t allow your natural lip color to show through. Really you only need one coat, but I recommend two. Lip liner is not necessary but definitely will help perfect the look. It takes about a minute or less to dry and out of all the liquid lipsticks I’ve tried this one is not nearly as dry as others (cough NYX Lip Lingerie cough). These are super long wearing when worn solo and still carry that same longevity with a gloss over top. Throughout a typical day with regular eating, drinking, and talking I only need to reapply once.
If you’re going to pick up one thing this week at Ulta make it this liquid lipstick. Every shade is beautiful and the formula is perfection. You need to add one of the gorgeous lippies to your collection. I know you’ll love it as much as I do!
If you’re already a Stila liquid lip lover, which if your fave shade?