Tuesday, 10 December 2013

FOTD: Stila Smudge pot in Gray + Revlon Colorstay ultimate suede in Couture

I've taken to keeping this Revlon lipstick in my handbag for work. It has become my client-facing lipstick, thanks to its buildable, smudgeable formula that dries down to an iron-clad finish. There is no danger of colour on teeth, teacups or smudged halfway across my face with this. It's also not too drying. It forms a sort of plasticky layer on the lips that clings on without sucking the life out of them.

The packaging is pretty plasticky too, but it does have a satisfying clicky motion when you twist it up that I quite like. Couture is a true red that can be worn as an attention-grabbing scarlet lip, or dabbed on for a bit of a tint. This costs £8.99, which is not bad at all.

On my eyes is Stila Smudge pot in Gray. This is a potted gel liner that you apply with a fine brush a la Bobbi Brown, MAC etc. I have had this for about a week and already I'm quite enamoured with it. It applies very smoothly and creates an even, opaque line. The colour is a cool matte grey that just borders on blue, making it supremely flattering on grey-green eyes. It lasts well, having a hybrid polymer-type formula that's waterproof (but not 100% smudge resistant - it's not an unbudgeable MAC Liquidlast, but neither is a water-soluble MAC Fluidline). The formula is also quite forgiving if your line goes wonky, layering smoothly and never skipping or dragging. You get an impressive 4g of product for your £13, and it also doubles as a long-wearing creme shadow. Drying out could be an issue with this, so keep the lid on tight.

Also in this FOTD:

  • By Terry Sheer expert in Shade 2
  • Illamasqua Skin Base Lift in Light 2*
  • Smashbox Wondervision palette (palest shade as a wash over lid)
  • KIKO Pearly eye base (love this cheap alternative to UDPP, deserves a separate post)
  • KIKO natural concealer in 01 Clear
  • Illamasqua Brow cake in Motto
  • YSL Babydoll mascara in Black* (which is starting to get cloggy and probably needs to die soon, cry cry)

*PR samples


Flintaxe said...

I love that lip! It's already been recommended to me so I'm going to get it ASAP :-)

Sarah said...

Thank you. It's a really good product. Hopefully the Ultimate suedes are a permanent line for Revlon.