Friday, 4 October 2013

Stila Color Balm Lipstick in Sonya

I recently picked up the Sephora Favorites Give Me More Lips Set, which I've absolutely been loving! So far, one of my favourites from the set has been Stila Color Balm Lipstick in the shade Sonya. I've been really curious about this line from Stila since it released earlier this year, and I'm so glad I finally got to try it out! These are $29 CAD from Sephora, but $25 CAD at Murale and Shopper's, so definitely get them for the cheaper price if you can.

Stila Color Balm Lipstick in Sonya

Stila Color Balm Lipstick in Sonya Label

"A modern take on traditional lipstick, this creamy lip color provides the full pigment load of a lipstick, yet delivers the shine of a gloss" - Murale

Stila Color Balm Lipstick in Sonya

I just have a small sample of Stila's Color Balm Lipstick in Sonya, but I'm already wanting to run out and buy a full sized tube! The first time I tried this lipstick I was so amazed by how creamy and hydrating this formula is. This lipstick really does have the feel of a lip balm, but the pigmentation is like a traditional lipstick. To be honest, this is what I was hoping to see in Revlon's Lip Butters, but Stila has nailed both the hydration and the pigmentation.

Stila Color Balm Lipstick in Sonya on lips

Sonya is a beautiful "dusty merlot" with a really high shine, glossy finish. I think that this shade is absolutely perfect for Fall, but it isn't too vampy, so you can definitely wear it year-round. This formula feels beautiful on the lips, and it stays on strong for about 4 hours. Because this formula is so creamy, this product won't last through heavy eating or drinking. This lipstick also has a really nice minty scent to it, but it isn't overpowering. My only concern about this product is that the actual bullet of the full size lipstick seems quite large and hard to control. I have heard some other people say that they need to use a lip brush when applying this product since the bullet is quite large. 

Stila Color Balm Lipstick in Sonya Swatch

Have you tried out any of Stila's Color Balm Lipsticks? Do you think that the full size tube is too large, or is it manageable? Do you like the shade Sonya for Fall? If you're in the market for a great creamy, hydrating lipstick, definitely check out this line! :)

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4 comments:

  1. ooh what a gorgeous color! Very my-lips-but-better!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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  2. This color is beautiful! This sounds like an amazing formula :)

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    1. Thanks! It really is lovely, check it out if you can! :)

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