I wanted to share with you my most favourite beauty purchase I've bought in recent weeks and honestly I don't know how I ever coped without it!
Being a dancer onstage means that I'm not exactly a novice at traditional stage make up - I first started wearing full stage make up for shows when I was about 9 years old. The thing that's always bugged me though is the bright red lipstick. I've never found the perfect lipstick that is the right shade and long lasting...until now!
Stila's Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in shade Beso is it. I honestly cannot praise this product enough. My friend recommended this to me during a 2 week run of a show we were in and I can't thank her enough for it!
When I first looked at it I was a bit skeptical with the classic gloss wand applicator as I expected it to feel and look like a typical gloss but I was so wrong. The consistency when first applied is similar to a gloss but in a matter of seconds it dries to a gorgeous matte finish but unlike other matte lipsticks it doesn't feel heavy or make your lips feel coated with product, it feels like you have nothing on, if anything your lips feel slightly moisturised as if you had the smallest amount of lip balm on. The pigment of the colour is so strong, one coat is all you will ever need - so no more layering coats of lipstick trying to build to a full coverage, one swipe and you're done. But best of all it doesn't budge. Once it's on and dried it will not go anywhere, no matter how much you eat or drink or sweat. This is so important to me when I'm wearing it during shows as I always drink loads and it's such a pain to have to re apply lipstick when you're rushing trying to change costumes and shoes and wigs etc. Also never again will I have to worry about getting red lipstick marks on my costumes during frantic quick changes as it does not transfer onto anything.
Honestly I am so happy I have found the most perfect lipstick for wearing onstage, I think I will be wearing this for the rest of my performing career.
Day to day I don't really tend to wear red lipstick, don't get me wrong I'm a huge fan of bright lip colours but I would choose more pink/purple shades rather that red as they suit my pale complexion with super dark hair more than red.
Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick comes in 10 shades and is £15 from www.stila.co.uk. I can't recommend it enough for a long lasting, matte finish super pigmented lipstick.
Laura x x