I’ve been raving about Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in beso for years. It’s my favorite stay-put formula in the best bright red color that works perfectly all year round. From holiday parties to special date nights to days where I want to wear minimal makeup but add statement lips, this is the most reached for color in my makeup bag. On a recent trip to Philly, I was inspired by this article to test it out on my fellow TME staffers to see if they’d love it just as much as I do. Here’s what we found:
The Great Universal Red Lipstick Try-On: Stila Beso
Each of the ladies applied the color themselves–some with more difficulty than others (Gwen, I’m looking at you!)–which, in hindsight, might have been a bad idea. I mean, it definitely makes a statement and smooth application is key. Some of the ladies were just NOT used to wearing lipstick of any kind, let alone BRIGHT RED lip color. But they all humored me and graciously posed for pictures whether they liked the look or not. (Thanks, guys!)
The Red Lip Results?
We Love It!
I mean, it’s not surprising that I loved it as I’ve been wearing it for years, but I was happy to see that it wasn’t just me. A bright red is a fun way to mix it up and we liked the results.
And…We Hate It
OK, hate is way too strong of a word, but these ladies were definitely not feeling the red and they all agreed they’d never wear it again. BUT…seriously, doesn’t it look good on all of them?? I really thought they looked great…if not a little uncomfortable. (The pictures of the love and hate people speak volumes, am I right??) So while red lips may not be for them, I thought the color was still pretty flattering.
So in the end, I think whether you’ll like this long-lasting red lip color really comes down to your personal comfort level with lipstick. It is a bolder choice, but I think if you’re going to go for it, Stila’s Stay All Day beso is a pretty good bet! (And it’s also available in a shimmer finish that I’m dying to try!)
Scotti (and the TME team)