16/04/2016

BEAUTY | My Thoughts on the Stila Patina Liquid Lipstick


The Stila liquid lipstick in shade Patina has been so famous and so raved about in blogs, that you must all have heard about it - if you don't even own it yourself. I was quite curious about it after reading a few very positive reviews, the only thing I wasn't too sure about was the colour. Brown shades have made a huge comeback in makeup trends recently, but I don't like brown shades or undertones, I think it just looks tacky. The whole Kylie Jenner lips thing has left me very dubious, I don't really like her style so I'm not into 'Kylie lips' or anything about that trend. Patina, however, looked like a pretty shade, it always looks somehow pink-toned on swatches but is described as a brownish shade, so I wasn't sure who to believe.

Recently, I finally acquired the infamous Stila lipstick - my cousin gave it to me because the shade didn't suit her. I was happy to get it because it meant I could finally try it out, and use a liquid lipstick for the first time ever! 


I'll start with the shade first. When the product is wet, the colour is a beautiful deep mauve shade. As you can see from the swatches, it is super pigmented, not glossy at all (it dries matte on the lips). The only thing is that the colour changes: when it dries, the shade turns out more brown than it originally is. It has made me a bit disappointed to see that the pretty colour that you first get doesn't stay that way and that the brown undertones stand out more. In that state of things, I feel like the shade doesn't suit me at all. It makes me look washed out and makes my teeth look yellow. I wish you could see that better in the photos, the lighting makes the colour appear more pink than it actually is! In the last photo you can see a little that it has set and dried, hopefully you'll be able to tell the difference.

Now for the texture. It is one of the weirdest textures of lipstick I've ever tried! It feels very smooth at first and only one coat gives you a perfect coverage, but then it starts to dry and you can feel it on your lips. I wouldn't go as far as to say it is uncomfortable, but the first couple of times, it definitely surprises you! Also, your lips have to be super moisturised and exfoliated before you apply liquid lipstick, otherwise it'll look flaky and not so pretty. The real advantage of such a texture is that it stays on for hours and hours - I've never seen that lasting power before, it's incredible! Even when you eat and drink, it stays put. Don't try to do touch ups during the day anyways because it'll add too much product on the lips and look funny! ;)


Overall, this Stila lipstick is great if you're looking for a high quality liquid lipstick. They have other shades too, so these would be worth checking out! However, if you don't feel comfortable wearing matte formulas and don't want you lipstick to be too obvious (clearly, this is the total opposite from a natural lip look and looks prettier from far away than when you look too closely), this is not the right product for you! As for me, I'll probably be wearing it once in a while, but that's too far from my personal style for me to wear it often!


Have you tried liquid lipsticks before? And do you like brown shades - or are you more like me? :P
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17 comments:

  1. Amazing lipstick !
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  2. I've never tried liquid lipsticks, but I feel like I may have to try it out at least once. I'm with you on brown shades, I don't really like it either, it might be because of my skin tone. However I was going to say, it doesn't look too brown, but then I read that the light made it look more pinkish. It looks nice on you though.
    Anyway, if you have any suggestions of which liquid lipstick I should try please share.
    Have a great weekend!
    Much love,
    Mona

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    1. Brown shades are indeed quite hard to wear depending on the skintone! I haven't looked too much into liquid lipsticks, but apparently the Nyx lingerie are quite good, and good value for money! xx

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  3. this is such a lovely shade. perfect for day to day wear and i think it suits you so well.


    loovelle.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Elena! It is indeed a great shade for everyday looks :) xx

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  4. the colour is beautiful! x

    jess x | wellwellgirls.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm still not too sure about it myself though! xx

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  5. I really didn't expect the shade to change so much when it dried! I love the pink of Patina, but the brown hued pink that it dries to does look much harder to pull off. I can't say I'm feeling the brown lips trend, but everyone else is!
    Ivory Avenue

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    1. Yeah it definitely is harder to pull off, the skin tone really makes a difference with brown shades! They're just everywhere at the moment, I wonder when this trend will pass haha xx

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  6. Great review - I often to forget to exfoliate my lips before and they end up looking flaky...so annoying. Definitely key to make sure you are well moisturized before application!Xx

    Nikki | www.nikkibstyles.com

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    1. Yes, that's a super important step to avoid flaky lips, which more often that not just look horrible haha xx

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  7. I love this color and I have something like this only that I got it from NYX. :)

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA // New Post

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    1. Yes, Nyx do have good dupes for these liquid lipsticks! xx

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  8. What a shame you didn't like it, I think it looks lovely on you, before and after!
    Maybe this picture doesn't show it quite how you see it!

    I'm with you on the brown toned lipsticks, I like some but definitely not on the hype for them!

    Chloe from chloeridout.blogspot.co.uk
    xx

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    1. Aw thanks Chloe! I definitely think the colour isn't showing up as brown as it is in real life, it can be hard to pick up makeup shades on camera. Some brown shades do look pretty, but they are so hard to pull off aren't they? xx

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