Colourpop Ultra Blotted Lips vs Stila Stay All Day Sheer Liquid Lipstick: Review, Swatches, and Comparison

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Today I have another Colourpop vs. ___ comparison, this time swatching, reviewing, and comparing the Colourpop Ultra Blotted Lips in Doozy, Party Wave, Slide, and Zuma vs. Stila Stay All Day Sheer Liquid Lipsticks in Sheer Ballerina. These are both liquid lipsticks touting a sheerer/lighter coverage finish in contrast to the typically opaque finish to liquid lipsticks.

From top to bottom: Colourpop Doozy, Party Wave, Slide, Zuma, and Stila Sheer Ballerina


Colourpop Ultra Blotted Lips vs Stila Stay All Day Sheer Liquid Lipstick

The Colourpop Ultra Blotted Lips came out first, launching in 2016 while the Stila Stay All Day Sheer Liquid Lipstick launched in 2017. I can't think of any brands doing a sheer liquid lipstick before the Colourpop Ultra Blotted Lips, I feel like they were the first (though feel free to correct me if I'm wrong).

If you're wondering what the difference between a liquid lipstick and a lip stain are, here's a quick comparison
  • Lip Stain: Usually water-based, "staining" or coloring your lips, lightweight, translucent 
  • Liquid Lipstick: Usually hydrocarbon based (like isododecane), adds a layer onto your lips instead of coloring it, not intended to stain your lips (though some can stain it another color due to the pigments used)
I'm not usually a fan of lip stains because the water-based formula can be drying and I don't like having to try to scrub off the stain at the end of the day. I like the idea behind a sheer liquid lipstick, having the longevity without it looking so heavy like a typical liquid lipstick. 

Click through to read my thoughts on both formulas, see swatches, and which I prefer!

Warm Berries Makeup Look: Featuring Colourpop You Had Me At Hello Palette

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Today I'm sharing a look I did using the Colourpop You Had Me At Hello Palette. I used to post a lot more makeup looks on the blog in between the reviews so I'm hoping for more this year. I also used the opportunity to try out a few new products (the foundation, highlighter, concealer, and lip). 

Warm Berries Makeup Look: Featuring Colourpop You Had Me At Hello Palette

Also, the Stila Shimmer and Glow Liquid Eyeshadow are perfect for halo eyes/adding metallic effect to the center of your lids.

Warm Berries Makeup Look Closed Eye

Warm Berries Makeup Look Open Eyes

Warm Berries Makeup Look Closed Eye

Face Products:

Urban Decay Naked Skin One and Done Hybrid Foundation in Medium Light
Makeup Revolution Conceal and Define Concealer in C6 and C8 mixed on the undereye
RCMA No Color Powder
Makeup Revolution Blush Palette in Blush Goddess (the far left blush shade)
Colourpop Super Shock Highlighter in Lunch Money

Eye Products:

Colourpop You Had Me At Hello Palette
Stila Shimmer and Glow Liquid Eyeshadow in Grace
Glossier Boy Brow in Black
L'oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise Waterproof

Lip Products:


Colourpop Ultra Blotted Lip in Party Wave

What products have you been enjoying wearing lately?

Disclaimer: I purchased everything in this post myself. There are affiliate links in this post, which provide me with a commission based off your use of the links when making a purchase.

Highlighters I've Been Using Lately: Review and Swatches of Cream, Liquid, and Powder Highlighters

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I've been accumulating a few highlighters over the past few months and instead of doing individual reviews for each, I thought I would just do a compilation post of all of them while we're still enjoying somewhat of a highlighter renaissance.  I have seven cream, liquid, and powder highlighters from Becca, Glossier, Makeup Geek, and NYX to share. I think a lot of people are just inundated with highlighters so I'm hoping this post gives a quick insight to a few and ones you might consider trying (or skipping!).


Highlighters I've Been Using Lately

I grouped each highlighter together by formula when it came to swatching, the creams, liquids, and powders are swatched together. Click through to read more and see swatches!

Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint in Medium: Review and Swatch

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Today I have a review on the Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint in Medium. Though one of the earlier products to be released from the line, I was a little hesitant to purchase it at first because it didn't appeal to me at all with its claims of super sheer coverage.

However, it's funny how the pendulum swings when it comes to makeup trends and preferences over time. I used to be someone who wore either medium to full coverage foundation or no foundation at all and now I've come to appreciate the look of a lighter coverage foundation. This is even with my uneven skintone and hyper pigmentation because it doesn't look so "done" while subtly evening it out. 

Enter the Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint. This retails for $26.00 for 30ml/1.0 oz and comes in a squeeze bottle with a dropper top, very utilitarian.

Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint in Medium

I have oily skin so I wasn't too sure how my face would fare with the Perfecting Skin Tint. Click through to read my review and thoughts on the product!