Well, I finally cracked. Spring is springing (slowly,) and I've been wanting something lighter for my lips. This change of seasons has brought on a renewed love for my Rimmel Apocalips lip lacquer, and it has also convinced me to purchase these.
This little lip glaze trio retails at £12, but has a value of £41 (according to the website.) In line with the theme (Music Festival) the colours are aptly named: Harmony, Freestyle, and Ballad. (But I can't tell which is which and the package isn't very helpful in that respect. Oh, well.)
I'm not gonna lie, it took a while to figure out how to work these. My roommate and I literally stood there for a minute, each with a pen in our hands, trying to get some product out. She finally figured you need to twist rather than push. (Proof, once again, that you should read the instructions.)
It took me a few goes to figure out how to best use these on their own. You should take it slowly with the twisting, because it takes a while to get the stuff out, but once it pops, it flows quickly, so you need to be careful or you won't know what to do with it. (It's pretty ingenious, really, in that it helps ration the product. And maybe I need to stop with the parenthesis.)
In terms of consistency, these reminded me a lot of my KIKO Unlimited Lip Gloss - they were just as thick, but they seem to last longer. Even with me drinking and eating and smacking my lips all the time, I feel that there is product left and that's nice. They also smell as good as my KIKO lip gloss - kinda fruity, like jelly beans or fruit juice.
The colour pay-off is very subtle. Maybe I wouldn't have bought these three on their own because the colours are fairly similar, actually, but since they came in a kit, I thought it was a good deal. I don't really have that many lip glosses - other than these three, there's what's left of my KIKO gloss (which I bought over a year ago, which means it's probably not meant to be worn anymore,) my Rimmel one, and a trio of glosses in my Pupa palette (which is even older than my KIKO one, which means howly cow, I need to clean up my make-up drawer!)
Anyway, this is a very nice deal and a very nice way to start spring off for me. Which is more than I can say for the other purchase I made this week which... eh, I'll leave for later on the blog.
Do you have anything from Stila? What products do you like best?