REVIEW: Stila Color Balm Lipstick - Ruby (Deep Red 16)

Stila Color Balm Lipstick - Ruby

What is this Product? (What it claims)
A modern take on traditional lipstick, this creamy lip color provides the full pigment load of a lipstick, yet delivers the nourishing properties of a balm. Featuring a luxe, satin finish, this formula offers excellent color payoff while phyto-derived emollient properties deliver hydrated, healthy lips. Naturally cooling peppermint oil provides a fresh and rejuvenating sensation on the lips, while an exclusive certified organic sunflower-based polyglyceride soothes, smoothes, and adds volume and definition to lips.


Features & Benefits: 
Luxuriously creamy and hydrating formula with excellent phytoderived emollient properties
Certified organic sunflower based polyglycerides hydrates and smooth lip contours, while adding volume and definition
Naturally cooling peppermint oil is an emollient-rich botanical that provides excellent antiseptic and astringent benefits with a refreshing tingle that both soothes and stimulates irritated lips
Knocked-out Stila logo on cap, color-matched to the shade within for easy at-shelf navigation
A handy mirror on top of the cap for easy application on-the-go


Stila Color Balm Lipstick - Ruby (Box)

Stila Color Balm Lipstick - Ruby (Ingredients)

Main Ingredients
RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL, OLEIC/LINOLEIC/LINOLENIC POLYGLYCERIDES, POLYETHYLENE, HYDROGENATED PALM KERNEL GLYCERIDES, SILICA, DIISOSTEARYL MALATE, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, HYDROGENATED POLYCYCLOPENTADIENE, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL , EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA) WAX (CANDELILLA CERA ), MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) OIL, HYDROGENATED PALM GLYCERIDES, MENTHOXYPROPANEDIOL, VANILLIN, AMMONIUM GLYCYRRHIZATE, PHENOXYETHANOL, LIMONENE, LINALOOL, May Contain [+/- ] MICA, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), RED 7 LAKE (CI 15850), RED 30 LAKE (CI 73360), RED 33 LAKE (CI 17200), RED 6 (CI 15850), RED 28 LAKE (CI 45410), YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140), BLUE 1 LAKE (42090)

Price:
$22 CAD at selected Shoppers Drug Mart, Sephora stores and online, Stila Website

Review:
The creamiest and pigmented lip product I've used since the YSL ROUGE VOLUPTÉ - Silky Sensual Radiant Lipstick! It was an incredible staying power and maybe because the shade I have is red, it really stains my lips over time. So it can be a great time if I have no time to touch up during work! I noticed that for me, it runs a little so I truly need to do all my foul-proof method (powdering the lips and reapply) in order to prevent the bleeding problem.


Stila Color Balm Lipstick - Ruby (Swatch)

For packaging, it's so cute, there's a mirror on one end and the shade is shown in the "stila" design. The bullet itself is stubby and fat so it's not exactly the best shape for my thin lips, I have to use a lip brush all the time to apply.


Stila Color Balm Lipstick - Ruby (Mirror)



Stila Color Balm Lipstick - Ruby (Cap Colour)

Stila Color Balm Lipstick - Ruby (Bullet Size)

The lipstick itself is minty which was very refreshing and it doesn't have any weird waxy aftertaste.


Overall, I love love love the creamy and pigmented element of the lipstick, however I did find that because of the shape the bullet and that it runs a bit over time, it's too high maintenance for me. The packaging is just super convenient, I don't need to carry a mirror! Although the range doesn't have as many colours as the YSL range but the price certainly beats it! 



Overall: ♥♥♥♥
Product: 4/5 ♥
Packaging: 5/5 ♥
Price: 4/5 ♥