So today, I’m reviewing something I haven’t really featured on my blog before, lip creams. They are like a mash between a lip gloss and lipstick where they are opaque and thick but give a glossy finish. I never intended on purchasing this, I got it free with a StrawberryNet haul. Don’t you just love the free gifts they give?
Stila Lip Enamel Luxe Gloss comes in a lot of shades and I picked Euphoria after seeing some swatches online. It’s a dark berry plum shade which I don’t have and it looked great in the reviews.
The consistency of this medium thick, it doesn’t feel gloopy, just a bit more weighty than normal gloss. The application of this is great. It’s very smooth and spreads well. It doesn’t gather at the sides and you can cover you lip evenly.
The brush is with thin bristles and can be used in the inner corners very well. I’m glad they didn’t keep a doe foot applicator, would have made things more difficult to get an even look.
One problem that I have with this is slight bleeding. It tends to feather a bit on the sides and has to be checked before you stepped out.
This is great for wearing on occasions or a night out when you want a bold lip but if you’ll be eating/drinking a lot, this can be troublesome. It does transfer onto anything and getting your hair stuck (wind) can feel very uncomfortable. Hence, I don’t like to put this on too thick either. I like using lipstick underneath and a sheer layer on it to give a even glossy look.
This definitely lasts longer than your normal lipgloss. If you don’t eat drink much, it stay on for 5-6 hours without any fading or smearing. But like I said, you have to be a bit careful as this transfers very easily. Otherwise, it’s a dream to wear and looks very saturated and polished.
The packaging is pretty good with a see through bottle. You can see from the picture that my applicator has a few stray bristles in different directions. I’m not how that happened but it can come in the way while applying if you don’t set it right.
But I really do love the colour, I think it suits deeper skintones so well. It isn’t too blue toned or too warm, that makes it look great. If you like NYX lip creams but want something more glossy, these are a good alternative. They are well priced in the $11-12 range as well.
Photos and swatches below!
Name: Lip Enamel Luxe Gloss
Brand : Stila
Colour : Euphoria
Product Amount : 3.84ml
Pigmentation : opaque coverage
Consistency : Thick gloss but not sticky or gloopy
Finish and Texture : Very glossy finish.
Durability : Lasts 4-5 hours.
Ingredients : diisostearyl malate, polybutene, dipentaerythrityl tri-polyhydroxystearate, glyceryl behenate/eicosadioate, fragrance (parfum), bht, dehydroacetic acid, propylparaben, caprylic/capric triglyceride, methylparaben, rhodiola rosea root extract, may contain [+/-] mica, titanium dioxide (ci 77891), iron oxides (ci 77491, ci 77492, ci 77499), red 7 lake (ci 15850), red 28 lake (ci 45410), red 6 (ci 15850), blue 1 lake (ci 42090) <iln c91011>
Fragrance : None
Price : $11 ~ Rs. 650
Available at : StrawberryNet, Feel Unique, ASOS etc
Overall : 3.5/5