I've jumped onto the lipstick lip stain bandwagon it seems. I'm tired of these multi-pigmented, don't what color they want to be lips. Ever since trying Stilla's "Rendezvous" I can't leave the house without it! I'm not going to delve into too much detail into these lip colors they're merely swatches for anyone who has the same problem as me. Let me say now that in no way do these lip colors show up with the same effect as someone who has a monotone even color pigment. Does that make sense? What I'm trying to say is, they won't mask the color of dual tone lips, they'll enhance the natural color of your lips. At least for me, that's what it does, phew that was intricate. I hope you enjoy the post!
Of course, Stilla's "Rendezvous" is the spotlight of this post. In person it is a plum verging on a deep red color. Since my lower lip is way lighter than my upper lip, the color shows up better on my bottom lip. I didn't use any lip concealer not because I don't want to, there just isn't any down here *laughs* As you can see the swatches that are on my arm look different than to the color I applied to my lips. But trust me if you have dual toned lips you can never go by a swatch on your arm because when applied it looks totally different. The only downfall of Stilla's longwear lip color is, if you suffer from dry lips like me, by the end of the day your lips will feel extremely uncomfortable. I try not to wear this for an entire day but when I do, I moisturize my lips intensely the night before to prevent any lines from showing.
I'm not a fan of Stilla's "dolce" solely because it appears to nude on my lips. I'm the type of person that is so aware of the faults on my lips that I want to cover my insecurities with a lip color, hence why Rendezvous is my favorite color. Dolce is extremely pigmented! And I actually don't like how pigmented it is, when I apply it, it forms a weird line on my top lip so to prevent that I had to pair it with Bloom's "Nude" to counter act it. Dolce is also drying to the lips and I think both of them are because they're meant to stay on your lips for 8+ hours of the day. So, if you don't mind moisturizing your lips the night before, by all means these are perfect lip colors.
- super pigmented
- long lasting [I apply once or twice during the day]
- wide variety of shades
- if you suffer from dry lips, they'll dry them out even more
- pricey [110zar::$10.90]
- any flaky skin or lines will show up if you don't moisturize your lips properly
Till we meet again!