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Stila 'Color Balm' Lipstick
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on 6/16/2015 9:38:00 AM
More reviews by isavella
Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium
Stila's Olivia is a peachy nude color leaning on the sheer-ish side, but it can be built up to opaque. It's an incredibly flattering nude and I agree with the review below mentioning that it gives the perfect Bardot lips. IMO though the best thing about Olivia is the formula - the texture reminds me of the MAC Huggables with more color payoff. This is not a matte, it's a satin (I think) but it's not very shiny on me. The bane of my makeup existence are pale lipsticks that apply patchy and settle into lines and creases and flakes, and that's what I love about Olivia: IT DOES NOT DO THIS. It's quite literally one of the only nude lipsticks I've ever tried (and it's been...a lot) that stays looking good after the initial application. And so I will wear it 'til it dies a glorious used up death.There is a little peppermint in this thing, but it's not Buxom-gloss worthy, it's actually light and pleasant. I have the silver tube package, my only gripe with it is that the bullet make precise application tricky. Price is $22. Looks awesome with a liner for definition. Staying power is medium. Creamy, moisturizing. Great lippie.
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on 6/5/2015 7:31:00 AM
More reviews by daisylonglegs
Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
PLUMPIMG. This has peppermint in it and really plumps lips. The color is not a pale nude, its definitely peachy and resembles MAC peach stock. I got the new packaging which is very yum.I'm blond, fair pinky complexion and this just needs patting onto ones lips. Its totally natural in its hue and I will be wearing this all summer long. Its not gloss but very slick in the best way.I avoid pink toned nudes and this hasn't a hint of pink. It should work with any skin tone and hair color. I'm finally moving away from ultra pale lips.If you look at photos of Bardot, her lips were NOT actually pale. They were peach toned and drew attention because they had color. The '60's pale lip look if hard to carry off and looks a bit passé now. I think this Stila color is just about perfect and the price point is spot on.
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on 6/26/2009 4:38:00 AM
More reviews by deevin3
Skin: Combination, Dark, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
Very nice neutral colour - very similar to MAC's Hug Me. Would suit someone lighter skinned than I. Did not work for me as it gave me that porn princess pucker. OK if mixed with a darker colour.
on 11/20/2008 8:14:00 PM
More reviews by AlexisAdella
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
I got the one with the metal packaging, thank god. I hear bad things about the paper packaging, however eco-friendly it is. This is a very nice peachy beige lipcolor. It has been said there is pink in it but I just don't see that in the sheer color payoff it does give me.
on 2/21/2008 4:47:00 AM
More reviews by polyestergirl
Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure
A nice colour, and texture. The packaging was very in keeping with the stila brand. Though fair, I have very pigmented lips, and the colour did not show on them, a very nude colour, better suited to a very fair person.
on 12/17/2007 3:21:00 PM
More reviews by cosmokid
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium
I've never felt the need to have a nude lipstick (I've always thought 'what's the point?'), but Olivia has turned this nay-sayer around. Whether with a smokey eye or with a sun-kissed face it's really flattering on my fair skin (I really thought it would wash me out). It's one of Stila's Sheer formulas, so it doesn't feel dry at all.
on 10/29/2007 10:02:00 AM
More reviews by sexysylvia1211
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine
Wow. like some other ladies I didnt have high hopes for this lipstick either- trying to find the 'perfect' nude is a complete NIGHTMARE. But this is neither too orange-y or brown it is PERFECT. I have brown hair, blue-grey eyes, and now around nc25-30 warm skintone. Whether I'm more nc25 or more nc30 this l/s always looks great- and completely brightens up my face too and even though i have a bunch of lipsticks i like/love, i can only say 2 or 3 really do this. It's a perfect combo of pinky peach tones- I hate dark l/s and some nudes can look very dark- this is why i hated mac viva glam V. It was too dark. This is gorgeous :))) BUT i hate the packaging. It looks pretty for a while then gets battered in my make up bag with all the other stuff
on 1/21/2007 12:50:00 PM
More reviews by reynoldskl
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
I had this colour given to me as part of a Stila gift set and I have to say that I LOVE it! It is such as chic and neutral colour, it looks like my natural lips only better. This colour is great for anyone who wants to enhance their lips without the full on 'lip stick look'. Also the texture is fantastics, I suffer from very dry lips and have to constantly apply lip balm throughout the day. However, I can apply Olivia without any balm and my lips feel lovely and soft. I will certainly repurchase when it runs out.
on 5/4/2006 12:19:00 PM
More reviews by Yogagirlie
Skin: Acne-prone, Other, Not Sure
I got this in a swap & was not really expecting much from it cause I just don't wear nude lipstick well. So I was suprised when this looked really good! It is the perfect combination of pinky-peach & does not wash me out which other nudes do. It looks even better now that it is Spring & I am wearing bronzer. I would definitly buy this one when I finish the tube!
on 7/28/2005 7:11:00 PM
More reviews by technopixie
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
This felt really nice on my lips but it didn't show up at all. Pretty in the tube, but I guess my lips are just too pigmented for this one.
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