It takes me a while to think this through, but I've arrived at the conclusion that I'm going to swear off Stila Lip Glazes and It Glosses. I really adore the click pen applicator for the Lip Glazes and the soft brush applicators for the It Glosses, and I think the color selection for both products are very attractive. However, I truely wish these glosses could be better in terms of quality and texture. They both give lovely glossy finishes, but more often than not they don't feel very smooth on my lips, even the ones with no visible shimmers and apply translucent. On top of that, they are so drying and impossibly sticky! I don't mind sticky glosses at all, and I think they are impossibly sticky, take that!
With all that said though, I still have a few Lip Glazes I haven't even touched, so expect more reviews coming up :P After these, I probably won't buy any more Lip Glazes or It Glosses. Mind you, this is not meant to be a critique on Stila as a brand. I'm sure very few people actually like every product from a single brand. With the exception of the Lip Glazes and It Glosses, I think their Color Push-ups and the Convertible Colors are absolutely amazing, so you can also expect to see more reviews of these coming up.
Anyways, back to the Lip Glazes.
Grapefruit: A very pretty bubblegum pink with very slight hints of citrusy scent. It has very fine shimmers that aren't really noticable unless under direct sunlight, so it goes on a matte milky pink. I really like this lip glaze, but I do have a complaint - you would expect a lip gloss like this to feel smooth on your lips, only it's not. For some reason, it feels like there are very fine sand in the gloss and it's somehow a bit gritty. It's the same case as the Apricot flavor, and I don't understand how this happens as I've tried other much more glittery but much smoother glosses. I guess more room for improvement here also.
Nutmeg Spice: May be it's just me, but this Nutmeg Spice smells a bit like spiced chai - yum! :D Other than that though, the color was only okay. I don't dislike it, but I'm not exactly thrilled with it either. It's a mix of mauve and brick red that goes on translucent but ends up turning my lips a bit dark, probably because of the dark red undertone. Not my favorite.
Pina Colada: A pretty much clear gloss with unfortunately frosty golden shimmers. It smells more coconut-y than pina colada, but I don't really mind coconut, so this doesn't bother me. Also, this particular lip glaze is exceptionally thicker and stickier than the rest, similar to Apricot. Likewise, it is also much drier than other Stila Lip Glazes. Nope, a flop for me, sadly.
See my previous posts...
- Stila Lip Glaze
- Stila Lip Glaze Part II
- Stila Lip Glaze Part III
- Stila Lip Glaze Part IV
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