Saturday, 23 August 2014

Stila Color Balm Lipstick in Valentina

I'm already a huge fan of Stila's Color Balm Lipstick formula, so I was super excited to try out the shade Valentina* ($25 CAD at Shoppers/Murale). These lipsticks offer high colour payoff, a creamy formula, and they're packaged beautifully.

Stila Color Balm Lipstick in Valentina

"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. Featuring a luxe, satin finish, this formula offers excellent color payoff while phyto-derived emollient properties for hydrated, healthy lips. A natural cooling agent provides a fresh and rejuvenating sensation on the lips, and an exclusive ingredient soothes, smoothes, and adds volume and definition to lips. Available in 18 luscious shades.- Murale

Stila Color Balm Lipstick in Valentina

Stila's Color Balm Lipsticks come packaged in shiny mirrored tubes, with the colour-coded word Stila running down the tube. The lid pops off, and the lipstick twists up. This formula has a nice vanilla-mint scent to it, but it isn't too strong.
Stila Color Balm Lipstick in Valentina

Stila Color Balm Lipstick in Valentina

Stila's Color Balm Lipstick formula is very soft, creamy, and incredibly pigmented. You only need one swipe of this colour to get full on pigmentation. I do find that the tip of this lipstick can be a bit too large since this is such a pigmented formula. You can use the edge of the lipstick to get a more precise line, but this is a shade that I would recommend using a mirror to apply. This formula is creamy and hydrating, and I can get about 4 hours of moisture from this lipstick. The colour itself lasts for about 6 hours, and then starts to fade evenly. I haven't had any issues with this colour feathering, settling into fine lines, clinging to dry patches, or straying from my lips or onto my teeth.
Stila Color Balm Lipstick in Valentina

Valentina is a gorgeous orange with poppy red undertones. This shade is quite bright, but I still find it to be very wearable. I get full colour payoff with a single swipe of Valentina, and I would definitely recommend using a mirror to help with application. Valentina is a shade that would look amazing with a tan or on someone with a darker skin tone. I've been loving pairing this lipstick with a nice coral or tan blush, and golden-neutral eyes.

Stila Color Balm Lipstick in Valentina On Lips

Stila Color Balm Lipstick in Valentina Swatch

Once again, another winner from Stila! I really love their Color Balm Lipstick line, and I would highly recommend checking them out the next time you're at Shoppers/Murale/Sephora. You can also check out my reviews of the shades Elle and Sonya. Next on my wishlist are the shades Isabelle, Brigette, and Olivia. Have you tried any of Stila's Color Balm Lipstick before?

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14 comments:

  1. i have a mini that i love (not this shade) so i am definitely interested in trying out other shades! but i can see how the bullet is a bit large, however the formula is fantastic and this shade is perfect for summer-to-fall transition :)

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    1. Ya, I find the empty a lot easier to control! But the formula is so amazing that I'll take the extra minute to make sure application goes well :)

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  2. this look lovely, love this shade!

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  3. This looks so pigmented! i love the packaging for this to so simple but pretty! amazing shade it looks great on you x

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  4. I have such little exposure to Stila, this balm looks... da bomb. lol

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    1. Haha! Stila has some amazing products, I love the brand!

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  5. That's a gorgeous colour! Victoria Ess

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  6. Oh this is a really nice color! Stila has certainly been stepping it up lately!

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  7. What a beautiful colour!
    I have one in a much lighter pink shade, but I've been wanting to try one of these in a colour that has a bit more punch.

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    1. Thanks Jayne! This one will definitely get you noticed! :)

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