Review & Swatches: Stila Long Wear Lip Color in “Exquisite”

Stila Long Wear Lip Color in Exquisite

Availability: Sephora, ULTA, Stila
Price: $20.00

Company’s Description

The next revolution in lip wear is here! A lipstick and lip gloss all in one that boasts extended wear while keeping lips feeling soft and smooth – never dry. The secret is a blend of patent-pending polymers that provide long-lasting wear with rich pigment that glides on like your favorite gloss. The tip of the pen is contoured to provide easy, precise application – hugging every curve of your lip.

Stila’s Long Wear Lip Colors come in 16 shades and are said to be long-wearing while giving your lips the benefit of moisture. This review is for the shade Exquisite–a deep plum-brown.

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Packaging: 9.75/10

The Long Wear Lip Colors come in pencil form with plastic packaging. The product-side of the end twists to reveal more product and the cap snaps on securely.

Quality: 8.75/10

Exquisite is quite a dark color that appears more brown on the lips and more plum on the skin when it is swatched. There is definitely not a strong plum tone once the color is on the lips. The product leaves a satin finish.

The formula is silky-smooth and glides onto the skin without any sort of skipping or tugging. The product feels smooth on the lips and keeps them moisturized. The color and formula also smooth out the surface of the lips.

This product doesn’t stain the lips and it transfers easily onto other surfaces. So don’t expect it to hold up against eating or drinking or even a lot of talking. In fact, I’d say that because of the moisturizing quality of the formula, it transfers more easily than many lipsticks. But without eating or drinking, you can get a good 3 hours of wear.

Ease of Use: 9.5/10

The pencil-like form-factor gives you control and precision during application. You do need to apply slower than you would a lighter shade, since any uneven application will be noticeable. The product transfers onto the skin without any skipping.

Price: 7/10

For $20.00 you get 0.04 ounces of product. Compared to similarly-situated brands, this is a high price point for very little product.

Final Grade

Stila Long Wear Lip Color Box Packaging

Stila Long Wear Lip Color in Exquisite Packaging

Stila Long Wear Lip Color in Exquisite

Stila Long Wear Lip Color in Exquisite

Stila Long Wear Lip Color in Exquisite

Stila Long Wear Lip Color in Exquisite Swatch

Stila Long Wear Lip Color in Exquisite Applied


diisostearyl malate, cyclopentasiloxane, polyethylene, bis-hydoxyethoxypropyl dimethicone/ipdi copolymer ethylcarbamate, acaprylic/capric triglyceride, isododecane, stearalkonium bentonite, dicalcium phosphate, propylene carbonate, ethyl vanillin, tourmaline, lecithin, tocopherol, ascorbyl palmitate, citric acid, [+/- mica, titanium dioxide (ci 77891), iron oxides (ci 77491, ci 77492, ci 77499), yellow 6 lake (ci 15985), blue 1 lake (ci 42090), manganese violet (ci 77742), yellow 5 lake (ci 19140), yellow 10 lake (ci 47005), red 7 lake (ci 15850), red 28 lake (ci 45410), red 6 lake (ci 15850), red 22 lake (ci 45380), carmine (ci 75470), bismuth oxychloride (ci 77163)]

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2 Responses to Review & Swatches: Stila Long Wear Lip Color in “Exquisite”

  1. Lisa B. says:

    I really like that color on you! Just a slight purple!

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