Sweeten Up Your Smile with Stila Lip Glazes
When I think of summer, I think of delicious frozen treats to balance out the hot, sunny rays. That said, I am so excited to see that Stila (a wht favorite!) is on the same wavelength as me with their new Summer 2011 Summer 2011 Lip Glaze collection, featuring an array of mouth watering, sorbet-inspired shades!
For those who are new to this cult classic, their clear tubed click pens are THE click pen gloss that started it all. Stila’s Lip Glazes have a legendary high shine gloss that has been around since way before my beauty product obsession began (that equates to a long period of time, as I’ve been a beauty junkie for quite a while…).
But this original gloss isn’t happy to rest on its laurels. In fact, the Lip Glaze pens out now are actually bigger – make that two times bigger – than the original size, meaning more gloss to go around! Plus, Stila continually updates this classic line with the latest must-have shades along with a few “I didn’t even know I needed this” hues.
The Summer 2011 Lip Glazes ($22) are perfect for those hot days when just thinking about being overly made up makes you feel sweaty. The wht review team received one of the six new colors, Bubble Gum, a sheer mauve pink. As you’ll notice, these are classy, simple shades that will complete your look without having to add a whole lot of color.
When deciding on a shade to try, just warning you – it might be a bit hard with hues – and softly scented matching flavors – named Angel Food (a pale creamy peach), Cotton Candy (a pale creamy pink), Amaretto (pinky nude), Honeysuckle (a nude beige) and Mulberry (mauve plum). Your sweet tooth might end up doing all the thinking!
My eyes immediately liked the hue of the Lip Glaze in Bubble Gum, a sheer, candy pink shade that almost oozes syrupy cuteness. Bubble Gum is not very pigmented and although creamy in the tube, it will sheer out once it’s on the lips.
It smells faintly like the soft and pink gum it is named for, but those who are sensitive to strong smelling cosmetics should not have a problem with this. Formula wise, it’s long lasting due to a slightly sticky (but not too much so) texture.
When I first opened the package I thought I was in for some hardcore clicking to get the gloss to glide into its brush applicator. But hey, guess what? It took only a few seconds of clicking and the gloss appeared on the brush with no excess (something that can happen when you over-click to the point of no return).
I was actually very impressed because to this day I have lost count on the amount of lip gloss pen clicking and shaking I have struggled within order to get my gloss fix. Plus the brush applicators of the Lip Glazes are always my favorite – you can apply this with your eyes closed and get a perfect pout.
• Portable, cute packaging.
• Easy to use click pen.
• Simple colors that aren’t too fussy for one’s personal preference.
• $22 can be a bit pricey for a sheer gloss.
• Sticky texture which can be a deal breaker for some!
we heartsters and reviewers: Are you ready to dig into the new round of sorbet-inspired Stila Lip Glazes for Summer 2011?
What a Deal! Shop at Sephora.com and get a summer ready Stila Eyeshadow Palette for just $15! The six-shade Artist’s Inspiration Palette ($108 Value) includes the best-selling Kitten shade! No promo code required.
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skin tone: NC30
skin type: oily to normal
favorite beauty product: nail polish and lipstick
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