Saturday, January 11, 2014

Stila After Glow Lip Color in Tangerine Dream and Electric Pink

If there is one product that I absolutely love it has to be Lipsticks.  I am a lipstick lover as hey can really change the look and make the face fresh and vibrant.  Few months back I picked two lip colors from Sephora from the brand Stila which says Stila After Glow Lip Color.  I got really curious to know about these, the SA told me that these lip color glows in dark light and UV light due to the presence of fluorsocent pigments.  I picked up two shades Tangerine Dream and Electric Pink.
Stila After Glow Lip colors

What it is:
A lip color that pops in the sun and glows in the dark when exposed to UV light.

What it does:
Dazzle by day and glow by night. Packed with florescent pigments that are three times brighter than conventional colors, After Glow creates a vibrant pop of color in the sunlight. Once the sun goes down, black light-sensitive pigments create a glowing hue when exposed to ultraviolet light. The formula provides medium, buildable coverage with staining properties for long-lasting color. 

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates 
- Phthalates 

What else you need to know:
Enriched with sunflower seed oil to nourish and moisturize; vitamins C and E, which provide antioxidant benefits; and oat kernel extract to soothe and calm lips.

Price:-$18 bought from Sephora

Shades:- Tangerine Dream and Electric Pink

Stila After Glow Lip Color in Tangerine Dream and Electric Pink
Packaging:-  Stila After Glow lip colors comes in black retractable jumbo crayon packaging like Revlon Crayons or Clinique Jumbo Sticks.  The name of the shade is engraved on the crayon and it is written with the same shade the stick belongs to so you can easily makeout which shade it is.

Pigmentation:-  These are not heavily pigmented like other lip crayons available in market, you really need 2-3 swipes for some good color.  The color is buildable so you can wear it sheer or full on color, I mean whatever way you like.

Texture:-  I am quite surprise by this as when I swatched this shades on the counter they looked very creamy but when I applied it on the lips Tangerine Dream felt very soft and smooth on the lips wherein Electric Pink felt litle dry on the lips which is very strange.  Electric Pink somehow looked blotchy on the lips whereas Tangerine Dream looked very nice.

Stila After Glow Lip Color
Tangerine Dream:-  It is a bright orange shade which looks very pretty on all skin tones
Electric Pink:-  As the name says its a hot pink shade which will look good on fair to medium skin tones.

Electric Pink looks like a Dupe of MAC Candy Yum Yum.  Correct me if I am wrong.

Finish:- Glossy

Scent:-  I did not feel any scent to it.  These seem to be fragrance free.

Wear Time:- These stays for nearly 4-5 hours with mild snacking in between.  They leave behind a stain.

Stila After Glow Lip color Swatches
Regarding Glow Thing:-  I didn't got the chance to see the lipcolor in UV light.  But overall for daily use these are quite pretty shade and very much wearble.

Thumbs Up:-
1.  Beautiful shade selection.
2.  Good wear time.
3.  Decently pigmented.
4.  Stain the lips after wear off.
5.  Looks great on every skin tones.
6.  It has goodness of Vitamin C and E.

Thumbs Down:-
1.  One shade is creamy and glossy and other shade is matte and feel dry on lips, so tricky to choose.

This is how Tangerine Dream looks on me!

Stila After Glow Lip color

Stila After Glow lip color in electric Pink
Overall, I like these but its not something which I reach for more often.  I love the shade Tangerine Dream.  So if you want to try these I would suggest you to try this shade as it looks really beautiful.
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