Thursday, December 12, 2013

Marianne: Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick Review (and an outfit)

I've been promising a review of this lipstick but I have also been sick for OVER THREE WEEKS and just not in a red lipstick MOOD, you know? Which is a shame, because really dramatic red lipstick has a way of making you look put together and fancy and distracts from your red nose and dark under eye circles. At least that's what I tell myself.

ANYWAY, this lipstick is killer. One TINY swipe lasts all day, the tube will last forever. First of all, you need to apply it very carefully. Wipe the excess off the applicator because a little goes a long way. I touched up just the middle of my bottom lip at about 3 o'clock but I could have gotten away with not touching it. It's slightly drying, but really matte and nice and it doesn't feel bad on the lips. I tried to take a picture midday with my phone to show you but the lighting in my office made me look like Aileen Wuornos. It was...not good.

VERY red lips are such a statement that I tend to wear kind of muted colors, clothing-wise. Today I'm wearing what has quickly become my favorite dress this winter, tights, my beloved Frye Lisa boots (why won't they reissue this style? These are kind of close, but the heel is higher, and a wedge), and a brown wool Cythia Rowley coat with a dramatic collar (kind of similar style here). And look! I even changed my bag for the first time in months! I don't want to wear out my Rocco so I swapped for this muted gold Marc Jacobs Mag Bag (no longer available but he's always good for a nice metallic bag).

I want another of these lipsticks, maybe in a neutral? Bellissima looks promising. I'll keep you posted.


  1. I WANT TO WEAR BOLD RED LIPSTICK but either I don't know how to pick the color or I don't know how to pull it off. Maybe part of it is the need to wear it with muted colors. Hmmmm... Any other advice? I've got Adrien's coloring ...