Top of the (colour) Pops! A Lipcote Lipstick Review

November 4, 2015

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Brand Name: Stila Convertible Colour Dual Lip and Cheek Cream

Colour: Petunia

Price: £16.00

Lipcote Rating: 4.6 / 5

Stila, created in 1994, recently landed back on UK shores after a number of years away. A beauty editor’s favourite, we decided to see what all the fuss was over the Convertible Colour creams!

We chose the shade Petunia, a gorgeous coral-pink which we thought could be really flattering on lips and cheeks. The product looks like a cream blush, and applying it to our lips we realised there was a precise art to using this! Apply too much and it’s chalky, pasty and dry, but dab on a small amount at a time, and you begin to get a gorgeous glowy colour, quite like using a lip stain. The makeup artist trick with this really is to dab or pat it on, whether applying it to cheeks or lips. If you press it into you lips without rubbing it gives a gorgeous flush of colour, and dabbing it onto the cheeks, and again pressing it into the skin, ensures that it blends without removing your makeup underneath or going streaky. On the apples of the cheeks it gave a fresh, dewy glow without using shimmer or sparkle, and on the lips, once sealed with Lipcote, it left a gorgeous stain, perfect for a natural spring look. The packaging is also a winner for us – the cute embossed compact is beautifully designed, in the colour of the cream itself, so if you had more than one of these in your makeup bag it would be easy to spot which colour you’re looking for.

All in all a new favourite for us, and we can certainly understand why it’s one of Stila’s best-selling products!

To enter to win it, plus a bottle of Lipcote, just answer the following question in the Facebook comments box below, and all answers will go into the draw for this week, with a winner picked at random and announced on our Facebook page on Monday afternoon!

What year was the Stila brand created? Was it:

a)    1974

b)    1994

c)     2004

Good luck!

Love, Lipcote x