Sometimes I look at all my makeup and think "how did I accumulate so much!" That happened last week and I decided to try and use up some products. Here are the lippies I am trying to use up:
The first lippie is the Stila Plumping Lip Glaze in Vanilla Mint and the second lippie is the Stila Long Wear Lip Color in Flushed.
The Stila Long Wear Lip Color in Flushed is basically a lipstick but it is in a twist up tube that is halfway between the diameter of a lipliner and a normal lipstick:
Here are swatches of both products:
L-R: Flushed (one swipe), Flushed (3 swipes), Vanilla Mint gloss
The Stila Long Wear Lip Color in Flushed is a fantastic everyday lip color that is on the pink side, not too bright or too dark, so it complements many makeup looks. I really like it for summer because it adds a bit of cool pinkiness to my lips. Although this is marketed as a long wearing lipstick, it doesn't last all day on me. I get about 4-5 hours of wear when apply a sticky gloss on top. That is pretty good wear time, but I expect long-wearing shades to last the whole day... or at least 7-8 hours.
Flushed Long Wear Lip Color
I am not as big a fan of the Stila Plumping Lip Glaze in Vanilla Mint. I like Stila Lip Glazes but from here on out I am going to stay away from the plumping ones. All plumping glosses tingle, but this one tingles for like 30 minutes after application!! That is just waaaaay too long for me. And to top it off, my lips aren't any plumper. I also didn't like the mint taste. There is not much vanilla flavor, but the mint flavor was very strong. I prefer a mild taste or no taste at all. Some say that mint flavored glosses give you better breath. Really, people? Unless you physically eat the gloss, a gloss can't alter anything in your mouth, so there is no way a gloss can improve your breath. In any case, here is what the gloss looks like on top of the lip color. It has slight sparkles in it, but looks pretty much like a clear gloss.
Vanilla Mint Plumping Lip Glaze on top of Flushed Long Wear Lip Color
I have been re-applying both products frequently throughout the day in order to further along my efforts to finish both lippies. I hope they get used up soon! Are you trying to finish up anything?