Hi, everyone- happy weekend! When it comes to determining whether a makeup item makes the cut, wear time is an extremely important factor in my books. Because my skin is on the oily side, it's essential that I find products that hold up and don't leave me looking like a work of abstract art by the end of the day. (I mean, who hasn't looked in the mirror after getting home from work/school and thought "I've been out there looking like that? My eyebrow's half off!" Just me?). So when a brand launches a ranged aimed at all-day wear, my beauty senses definitely tingle.
Stila has just recently launched an expansion of the Stay All Day family of products (made especially popular by their Stay All Day Liquid Lipsticks), now including brow colour and lip liner. Since bold brows and defined lips are going nowhere in terms of makeup trends, it makes sense that these products have joined the lineup!
The new Stay All Day Waterproof Brow Colours** ($27 CAD) and Stay All Day Lip Liners** ($26 CAD) are packaged in Stila's signature shiny gold boxes. Both products are housed in slim plastic tubes with gold detailing and lettering.
The Stay All Day Waterproof Brow Colour** promises to be long-wearing, waterproof, and conditioning to the brows courtesy of moisturizing honey, aloe, and chamomile. It aims to make brows look fuller and more polished and features a unique marker-brush hybrid applicator.
The Stay All Day Lip Liner** likewise touts long wear and a waterproof formula that also protects the skin with antioxidants in vitamins C and E. It also promises to be creamy, pigmented, and transfer-proof. A tall order! It has a handy twist-up mechanism and the sleek, narrow tip means that it won't have to be sharpened along the way.
Here are close-ups of the applicators of both products:
And of course I had to put the Stay All Day claim to the test!
I received the lip liner in Sangria, a beautiful vibrant pink that was so up my alley! The texture was just as promised- creamy and pigmented enough to glide on smoothly without any tugging, but waxy enough to really adhere to lips. I decided to apply the liner all over my lips for a long-wearing, unified look.
Here is a close-up of Stay All Day Lip Liner in Sangria** on my lips:
The brow colour shade I received was Medium Warm, which I feared would be too dark and warm-toned for me; fortunately, I was wrong! I think the shade looked quite natural with my dark blonde hair. In terms of application, the colour payoff of this brush applicator was quite subtle. On the downside, I had to take some time to build the colour up. On the upside, it was hard to go overboard with this and the end result was quite natural!
Here is a closeup of the Stay All Day Waterproof Brow Colour in Medium Warm** on my brows:
And here's how things looked 8 hours later! As you can see, my skin has gotten a bit shiny and my blush faded, but my brows and lip liner are rather intact!
For a closer look of the lip liner- the colour did not last all over my lips throughout the day. That said, I did eat a rather leafy salad with an oil-based dressing. Given this, I was quite impressed that the liner remained around the edges of my lips, which is really where lip liner is meant to stay!
As for the brows, they did a wonderful job at staying put too. Because my brows are so ultra sparse, I always hold my breath when testing new brow products. There are few things worse than your arches slowly melting or smudging off as the hours pass! Luckily, this product did not disappoint.
Overall, I could not be happier with both of these products! Not only is Sangria my favourite shade of bright pink lip colour, it really lived up to its promise to keep the lips lined all day long, through two entire meals. (No, it won't last over your entire lips throughout the day, but it's not designed to be a lipstick, so I don't mind!). And given how picky I am with brow products, I was so pleasantly surprised with the Stay All Day Brow Colour. The shade was an excellent match and the long-wear claim was truly supported! Yes, it did take a bit of extra effort to get the desired result, but anything that makes my sparse brows look fuller and natural without melting away is tops in my books!
Have you tried any products from Stila's Stay All Day range? What are your favourite budge-proof makeup items?
Thanks for stopping by and have an amazing weekend!
**These products were sent to me as PR samples for consideration and review. All opinions expressed are 100% authentic and my own.