It’s been a long time since I’ve worn a Stila lipstick; I used to absolutely love their lip glaze, but for some reason, just haven’t worn it in ages. But, when I was doing some online shopping a few weeks ago, I came across this stay all day lipstick and just had to give it a try.
When looking at all the colour options, I decided to go for something a bit daring and chose this really dark burgundy shade called Rubino. I wasn’t sure if it would be more red or berry toned when I bought it, but it’s definitely got more of a brown-red base which wouldn’t be my usual choice but I liked it nonetheless.
This is a liquid lipstick so the formula was wet as you would expect, but it still had a creamy base to it which made it feel lovely on the lips. Application was easy too, and it was very blendable without taking ages to dry in either.
The pigment is fierce as you can see from the photos, just one layer gives the most dramatic pop of colour which means this will last ages, but it will also last you ages because the staying power is incredible.
I first applied it in the morning around 11am before going to our niece’s communion yesterday, and it was still in place when we got home at 8pm. Throughout the day I ate canapés, lunch, desert and had a few glasses of wine (as you do), and still, this did not budge off my lips. And I didn’t reapply it once, not once!
I was so impressed by both the formula and lasting power that I really have nothing but good things to say about it. For me personally, I think I would have preferred if the shade was a bit more berry toned as that’s just what I like, but, it did match my dress perfectly so I suppose I can let that one slide.
I think it would be a great option if you’ve got an event coming where you’d like to have an all day lip colour that you don’t need to worry about reapplying. A brighter shade might be nicer for Summer however, but they do have more shades in the range.