Pure Crimson Velvets: Pure Red: Stila Liquid Lipstick in Beso, tarte Glamazon Lipstick in Wild – review, photos & swatches

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Fall into Sephora’s COLOR VISION for the season’s hottest hues

A rich, red lip – it’s elegant, refined and undeniably fabulous. And when the temperature starts to drop, there’s nothing better than a velvety crimson to keep things heated. This week, we’re bringing you the hottest reds of the season in the most innovative formulas around (with a few tips throw in for good measure.)

New for fall: Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in Icon, MUFE Aqua Rouge in #9, tarte Glamazon Lipstick in Wild, Stila Liquid Lipstick in Beso

Today we’re looking at two of the purest reds around. Shown above on the right, they’re from Stila and tarte (and their dark counterparts from MUFE and Hourglass will be up tomorrow).

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Be still your red-loving hearts – Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Beso ($22) may just be the reddest shade I’ve ever seen. Like, if an alien came to earth and asked “what is red?” you’d shown them this! Bright, bold and incredibly pigmented, it’s a pin-up sort of red that has me in an absolute tizzy.

3 things to know about Stila Liquid Lipstick…

1. The vitamin E and avocado oil packed liquid formula applies like a dream; you barely feel it. Honestly, I don’t think I’ve ever felt a more lightweight formula. Once dry, you have a velvety, matte finish.

2. Beso lasted the promised 6 hours of wear before I felt the need to wash it off and reapply. And it had no transferring or bleeding, not even onto my napkin at lunch.

3. Hooray for the flattened doe foot applicator and the minimal vanilla scent.

(TIP: but if you really want perfect application, use a lip brush.)

stila liquid lipstick beso

tarte Glamazon Lipstick in Wild

Another pure red that’s new for fall comes from the beauty gurus at tarte. And though it’s in a tube (a beautiful bamboo one, at that) you’ll find a lot more than a traditional lipstick. tarte Glamazon Lipstick in Wild ($26) is infused with one their signature powerhouse ingredients; Amazonian clay, producing a pigmented, shiny lipstick that has a bit of everything going for it.

3 things to know about tarte Glamazon Lipstick…

1. This is one buttery formula! Mango, avocado and shea make for a creamy, cushiony formula that feels as fabulous dry as it does going on. (But as you can see from my smooshed tip, it’s not the sturdiest of lipsticks.)

2. It is very stain-like, yet still feels moisturizing. tarte says you can get 12 hours of wear from this. Neither I or the lipstick lasted quite that long! I got about half that, but it wears away evenly and comfortably.

3. As a company, tarte is a green gal’s dream: eco-friendly and cruelty free.

Readers, will you be trying either of these beautiful pure reds? And how do you feel about the arrival of Sephora’s crimson velvets for fall?

Scoop up Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick HERE
Buy tarte Glamazon Lipstick HERE (a Sephora exclusive)
Or shop all of Sephora’s fall COLOR VISION selections HERE

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Stef is many things. Amongst them: co-editor of we heart this, graphic designer, Philly girl in the California desert, borderline hoarder and a hardcore beauty junkie.

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16 Comments

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    mandabear

    These are perfect crimson reds! and you look awesome in both. I get nervous sometimes with doe foot applicators mixed with highly pigmented lip products. Thank goodness for lip brushes! I am a very huge fan of Tarte and their Glamazon lipsticks look amazing! Great pigmentation all around with these two.

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    irene

    @stef, How does it feel to be able to wear that RED lipstick so well? I am really wanting to wear it but find myself shy about it.. Weird, since I”m a pretty outgoing kinda girl! It looks amazing on you and next visit to Sephora I will lay some on my pucker just to see how long I can leave it on for! Wish me luck!

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    Amanda

    I echo the above, you know how to rock the red lip @Stef !
    Wild by tarte is BEAUTIFUL. I sometimes forget to reapply my lipstick until it’s been far too long, so hearing that it wears away evenly is fantastic! No one wants to have a red ring around the lips, hehe. I think you’ve done it @Stef , I think I’m ready to take the fully opaque red lip plunge!

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    hao9703

    @stef -Great Red Review. There was a time when I wore red lipstick regularly. For what ever reason red fell out of the lip colors I wear most. However, now I feel like I need to fix this ASAP with a trip over to Sephora.

    Red is really a color everyone can wear– they just need to find the right shade for their skintone.

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      Stef Andrews

      thanks @repippin! I’ll take a Gwen comparison all day. Having tested all of these reds – I have to say Stila Beso was my absolute favorite. Which is delightfully surprising to me. I was a HUGE Stila fan back in the Lobell days, but had fallen out with them a few years ago. I’m happy to be happy with them again.

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    Krista

    That Tarte lipstick in Wild is the bomb. The formula is so buttery and smooth–it applies like a dream. It’s definitely not the sturdiest, though. This isn’t one you want to accidentally leave in your car on a hot day. The color payoff on this is phenomenal—a lush, saturated red that won’t quit. Well, eventually it quits. Like @stef , I didn’t get 12 hours of wear…more like 4 hours. But still, that was 4 hours of crimson gorgeousness. I especially love the bamboo tube–way cooler than plastic :)

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