Sunday, November 17, 2013

Stila Color Balm Lipstick in "Sonya": Review and Swatches

Disclaimer: This product was purchased by me.
Happy Sunday everyone, hope y'all are having a relaxing day. The Stila Color Balm Lipstick in "Sonya" is another deluxe sized sample lip product from Sephora Favorites Give Me More Lip Ultimate Sampler, the full sized item comes in a wide range of colors and goes for $29 CAD or $22 USD. The product is touted to have the pigmentation of a lipstick, the moisturizing properties of a lip balm, and the beautiful shine of a lip gloss. From what I can see though, Stila Color Balm Lipstick is simply a variant of the very popular Revlon Lip Butters.
To see a lip swatch and my full review, click......

"Sonya" is described as a "dusty merlot". It was a bit hard to capture the true color on camera, but compared to the photo, the lipstick leans a little more to a cool plum. The pigmentation of decent and it was moisturizing and as promised, it left lips with a natural shine. In terms of formulation and color payoff, the Color Balm Lipstick is almost identical with Revlon Lip Butters, moisturizing, comfortable, but not vey long lasting.
Overall, I am happy with the product, but I would never buy the full sized versions simply because the price is preposterous. A regular priced Revlon Lip Butter is $9.99 in Canada, so compared with the hefty price of $29 of the Stila Color Balm Lipstick, there really is no competition.

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