Stila – Lip Glaze in Gleam
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I’ve had this Stila Lip Glaze since before Christmas, when it arrived as part of my Glow & Behold Makeup Set, but only got round to trying it recently. I’d wanted to try a Stila Lip Glaze for ages, they always look so tempting on the shelves in the shops with their candy colours.
Lip Glaze is available in 36 different shades, mine is Gleam, a natural shimmery nude that can be worn on its own or over most other lipstick colours. I like to wear it on its own to give my lips a really glossy finish, the glaze contains tiny particles of iridescent shimmery glitter that really shines when it catches the light. It has a pleasant sweet taste/scent, a bit like burnt vanilla caramel, although it’s not as sweet as the taste of some other lip glosses.
It’s really easy to apply using the brush too, you just twist the opposite end to make the Lip Glaze squirt out inside the brush (although the first time you use it you will need to twist quite a lot, and it makes a clicking noise…. I thought mine was broken at first it took so long!). Applying using the brush is definitely much easier than applying lip gloss using a spongy applicator or the plastic end of a tube!
I’m really impressed with how long this Lip Glaze lasts, the first time I wore Gleam it lasted through a cup of green tea, a glass of water and fish & chips – several hours later the shimmer was still there on my lips although a lot of the gloss had gone. Lip Glaze doesn’t dry the lips out either, if you rub your lips together hours after first applying it they still feel soft and supple.
The only downside is that being very glossy my hair tends to stick to my lips which is something I really hate about all lip glosses. :0(
You can clearly see the shimmery glitter particles in the swatch image above.
I really love this Lip Glaze and it’s the perfect neutral shade. Unfortunately Gleam is not currently available to buy on its own – I think it might have been a limited edition that was only included within the Christmas gift set, however there are plenty more colours to choose from (Lemongrass looks to be quite similar to Gleam). I really want to try some of the other shades, particularly a pinky one. At £15 they’re not cheap, and the pen doesn’t actually contain a lot of product, but the quality is great and I think it’s just about worth the splurge!
Lip Glaze is available in 36 shades, priced at £15 for 2.4ml from Stila.
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