Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Stila Long Wear Lip Colour Exhilarating - If you're looking for Candy Yum Yum this is the lippy for you

When Stila launched their counter in Harvey Nicks Dublin as you can imagine I was slightly excited - which of course is a complete understatement. I was like a child who had been fed a ton of sweets and then washed it down with some red bull.  I tried to run some of this excitement off  (yes I physically ran the whole of Dundrum shopping centre) but nothing could ease down the exhilaration of seeing the sleek black counter with Stila emblazoned on it.

To celebrate the day I had to make a purchase - a good luck on your new counter purchase and I went for a long wear lip colour.  The long wear lip colours have been available on but were not on the stands in Boots so I was mad to try them. 

I went for a "Mags" colour, Exhilarating - which is a bright pink matte lippy.

One of the first things I noticed about the lipstick when I got it home (besides the super cute packaging) was how similar the shade is to MAC's Candy Yum Yum, except in my opinion Stila offer us a much better product.  As you probably know Candy Yum Yum is one of those cult lipsticks that MAC brought out as a limited edition product which drove people nuts trying to buy it - but the reality of the lipstick is.... it's not great.  Its a matte shade (like Stila) but it's really hard to wear, the formula goes on patchy and the lipstick is drying.  I find I have to wear a gloss with it to make it work and in all honestly I have used it only a handful of times.  Stila's Exhilarating just works so much better. The smaller applicator makes it easy to apply (and also makes me imagine I have big luscious lips) and the product glides on the lips, beautifully depositing even colour.  There is something about this shade and formula which  illuminates my face and makes my whole face pop.  For all those people who have been lusting after Candy Yum Yum - get yourself to a Stila counter for a stunning product.

The MAC Swatch is bigger (cause the tube is bigger) but you can almost see how chalky the MAC formula is from the swatch.

Stila's Long Wear Lip Color's costs €14.00 - I have worn this lip product practically every day since I bought it.  I simply adore it.

Check out another Candy Yum Yum dupe in this post.

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  1. Wow that color is absolutely fabulous!!! You look stunning x

  2. It looks amazing, really like the colour. I see it as something that makes you look bright and happy even if you only slept 30 minutes the night before.

  3. Wow what a vibrant pink, stop making me even more obsessed with Stila!!

  4. That's a really nice shade, wow, will need to check this out at Sephora.

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