Stila - All Day Every Day6:00 am
I recently tried a host of Stila's other products and it's no surprise that they have all made it into my crammed makeup bag for daily consumption. They are all must-have products. Here's why:
- Stila Stay all Day Brow Gel & Brush
Sheesh, all those years I was using a pencil when I could have been using a gel. You get an added depth that you just can't get from a pencil and it just glides on. The tube allots just enough for the accompanying brush, and the spooled end with cool concave bristles allows you to brush it out for a soft, all-natural effect. The formula comes in 5 shades.
No one will ever know how thin and sparse your real brows are.
I have tested a lot of mascaras in my day and never before have I come across a brush like this. Curved to your eye's shape with wonky bristles that go this way and that, you'd think it would be a mess, but every lash gets an even coat in one smooth, swell sweep - no clumps or lumps. Soft waxes they may be, but they go on dark and come off so quickly, so easily.
And thanks to lash conditioners, your lashes will be soft and hydrated whether you're wearing mascara or not.
I am not a primer girl. I don't like adding an extra step even if it means a better end result. I am time-oriented, I've got things to do, I...
... WHERE HAS THIS BEEN ALL MY LIFE?
I cannot get over how immediately my lips get hydrated, soothed and smoothed. My lip balms don't even work this quickly. They feel injected with moisture. They feel so cool, I don't even notice the formula changing. The water evaporates (though you never feel the difference) and a conditioning shield forms. They get a slightly beige tinge and even out to a sexy smoothness and plumpness, ridding you of any imperfections, giving you a picture perfect finish hat will result in a shower of kisses from someone - and no doubt, offers from others. Just sayin'.
And that's all before you've even applied your lipstick.
I have never seen such a rich intense colour from a lipstick before.
It's like real paint, except it's light, matte and nourishing thanks to avocado oil and vitamin E.
Even the applicator is unusual (it resembles a terrycloth ballerina slipper) but it helps apply the very wet product evenly and accurately.
You get six hours wear out of it without a hint of feathering or loss of colour, which means it will last from morning to lunch (go ahead and sip your cappuccino - your lipstick's not going anywhere), lunch to dinner (thank god, because you are going to tear into that steak and red wine so hard after a long day at the office).
There are five new shades to try: Baci, Caramello, Bacca, Ricco and Chianti.
p.s. If you're looking for a stellar lip brush, get Lush Lip Brush #6. Not only does it make application a breeze, it comes in a stunning rose gold case that you'll want to leave on your desk, not in your purse.