Wishlist: Stila Color Balm Lipstick

“Makeup your own rules.”

I’ve liked Stila for quite some time now. I’ve tried a number of their products and have always been satisfied with their quality and performance. And I have a good feeling I’ll like the new product that’s part of their Spring 2013 Collection: the Stila Color Balm Lipsticks.

Isla, a peachy pink

Isla, a peachy pink

A modern take on traditional lipstick, this creamy lip color provides the full pigment load of a lipstick, yet delivers the nourishing properties of a balm.

Features & Benefits:

  • Luxuriously creamy and hydrating formula with excellent phytoderived emollient properties
  • Certified organic sunflower based polyglycerides hydrates and smooth lip contours, while adding volume and definition
  • Naturally cooling peppermint oil is an emollient-rich botanical that provides excellent antiseptic and astringent benefits with a refreshing tingle that both soothes and stimulates irritated lips
  • Knocked-out Stila logo on cap, color-matched to the shade within for easy at-shelf navigation
  • A handy mirror on top of the cap for easy application on-the-go

Ingredients:

Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Oleic/Linoleic/Linolenic Polyglycerides, Polyethylene, Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Glycerides, Silica, Diisostearyl Malate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Hydrogenated Polycyclopentadiene, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil , Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax (Candelilla Cera ), Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides, Menthoxypropanediol, Vanillin, Ammonium Glycyrrhizate, Phenoxyethanol, Limonene, Linalool. May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 30 Lake (Ci 73360), Red 33 Lake (Ci 17200), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Blue 1 Lake (42090).

Amelia, a pink taupe

Amelia, a pink taupe

Isabelle, an adobe pink

Isabelle, an adobe pink

Vivienne, a terracotta rose

Vivienne, a terracotta rose

Evangeline, a dusty rose

Evangeline, a dusty rose

Sonya, a dusty merlot

Sonya, a dusty merlot

Natasha, a spicy red (available via sephora.com)

Natasha, a spicy red (available via sephora.com)

Maya, a terracotta

Maya, a terracotta

Sheri, a coco berry

Sheri, a coco berry

Ali, raisin

Ali, raisin

Ruby, a deep red

Ruby, a deep red

Betsey, fuchsia

Betsey, fuchsia

Gemma, a pink violet

Gemma, a pink violet

Valentina, an orange poppy

Valentina, an orange poppy

Looking at swatches posted online, they appear to be very, very pigmented – in fact some reviewers commented that they were surprised that a balm could have that much color payoff. There’s also good feedback on its moisturizing properties, which is good for me as my lips tend to chap with some lipsticks. Note that these have peppermint oil which some might not necessarily like. They’re priced at $22 (not sure if they’re available yet in the Stila counters locally), not the most affordable considering there are a lot more inexpensive lipsticks out there.

What do you think of Stila’s new balm lipsticks? Feel free to share in the comments below!

Swatches: http://www.lvmakeup.com/2013/02/stila-color-balm-lipstick-swatches-and.html

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3 thoughts on “Wishlist: Stila Color Balm Lipstick

    • I was a little intimidated when I saw Gemma – it looked so purple! But I’ve seen some good feedback on it. Great that it looks good on you. Still hoping they arrive in my country so I can try them out myself.

      Thanks for dropping by!

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