Rated 4.24 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Amazing!!
I was looking for a long wear matte lip cream and was directed to this. The salesgirl was super helpful and told me that Patina was a shop favorite so I tried it and loved the color right away! Patina is a great neutral color, like a dusky rose. Anyway, I wore it today to my family's early Thanksgiving dinner and it lasted all day!! I drank water and beer & ate a full turkey dinner. I am truely amazed by this lip cream. It isn't drying at all and it's been on for 8 hours! I will definitely be trying other colors!
Most Helpful Critical Review Zero stars was not an option; HATED this item!
We purchased this item to use for competitive cheer after explaining we needed a red matte color that would stay in place during long days of cheer competitions because the sales clerk said that it would stay in place and "won't come off without a good makeup remover." A few teammates purchased it for the same reasons. This did not end up being the case for us. It smeared all over faces, clothes and anything that even brushed across their lips. It DID however require a lot to get the color the smearing caused off. It wouldn't let me give zero stars, so 1 star it is.
Reviewed by 3312 customers THEY CHANGED THEIR FORMULA!
Casey from North Carolina
SO devastated. I have been purchasing Stila lipstick for 3 years now. I always buy "perla." A week ago I bought it and noticed the color was purple now instead of pink. I checked all my past receipts from Ulta, thinking I may have purchased the wrong one. I went into Ulta and explained to them the situation..we looked at another tube of it on the shelf, and it was the exact same purple tint. They changed their formula 😕 Stila lost a life-long customer. Will not buy from them again unless they change the color back to its original one!
Jewelsglam from Bay Area ca
Does not dry at all have had mine for over a year still nice and creamy at application
No Staying Power
Aka.Nonni from NC
This is no better than any cheap lipgloss. Has no staying power whatsoever. Way to expensive for what it is. A cheaper better alternative is Milani Amore Satin Matte.
User123 from USA
The lipstick was so dry and cracks, the color also looked nothing like the picture.
I am considering buying another color
C from Washington DC
If you apply on dry lips and don't put lip balm over, this stays... with food, under masks, etc. My first test I wore for maybe 8 hours with no balm involved. For the most part even if I put it on over balm it doesn't smudge but it also doesn't stay as well for more than maybe... four hours? If I add balm later after it sets it stays longer than if I apply balm before this. It is not particularly moisturizing (hence my experiments with balm). The one smudge incident involved balm beforehand and a LONG mask day with food. BUT. I wanted a good color for me that would stay under a mask and wasn't sure super moisturizing was an option; and I don't find this drying in and of itself. It's more that I previously preferred very moisturizing lipsticks and during COVID I use balm at home ALL THE TIME. I got Rubino which is a nice slightly goth dark brick red that works for me. For reference in the beforetimes I used Face Stockholm Cranberry and Smith and Cult Demon Dazed - neither a true red. I have neutral/yellow undertones and relatively fair skin, hazel eyes. I am considering purchasing another lighter color as well.
Eighties from Wheat Ridge CO
I prefer Stila brand as it long-lasting color
Fiery is the best classic red!!!
Yazberry from Van nuys, ca
I gave the lipstick three starts because I love it but there's issues too.
I bought Fiery, it's a red, it's the best color red I have ever purchased!!!💋BUT, it doesn't have the greatest staying power, when I eat it completely comes off. It is a little drying but it's not terrible. I accidentally ordered two of the fiery red but I love the color so much I'm keeping both:)
Not true to the color
Rebeccaof2 from Maine
I ordered a nude pink and it was purple! So disappointed. Threw it away after one use!
Color is not true - it's darker
Not the color from San Antonio, Tx
The color was a lot darker, I tried the lipstick on in the store. The tube I purchased must have been defected.
It doesn't stay on like it says it does.
Caiti from Missouri
I was sold on this product by an employee. I was told it stays on, even while eating. I was excited, and put it on as soon as I got home. It rubs off so easily. I ate, and there was lipstick all over my face afterwards. I'm very disappointed. Especially considering I payed over $20.00 for it. Won't purchase again.
Beso Beso Beso ...I love me some Beso !
Elles and The City from Florence, South Carolina
I love the color. I love how long it stays on.
Not For Me
Halee from Virginia
Let's start with the good: it stays on well, doesn't transfer easily, has a light, marshmallowy scent, and is easily removable with the micellar water I use to remove my waterproof mascara.
Now to the bad. First, the colors are difficult to predict. I got Palermo. Based on the pictures and the "try it on" feature, it looked like it would be a deep taupe-y rose, a slightly darker and more tan shade than my natural warm pink lip color, which is exactly what I was going for. But nope. When I first swiped it on, it looked right for about two seconds before everything went wrong. It dried into what I'd describe as raspberry mocha—brown, with a hint of berry. Made me look full-on goth, which is not quite my style.
Second, the drying! Whew, it made my lips look like the bottom of a dried lake bed. Cracks I'd never seen before just appeared on my lips. Let me tell you, I am a lip balm aficionado. I'm constantly moisturizing, so this was… well, I'm gonna need a minute to recover. And my lips didn't just LOOK like I'd been wandering in the desert for a month. Once I removed the lipstick, my lips were the driest I'd ever felt. I tried applying it on top of lip balm, I tried using a lip scrub right before, I tried dabbing lip balm or gloss on top. Didn't seem to matter. Evidently liquid lipstick is not for me.
So in my experience, this lipstick would work best for someone who has no lines/cracks in their lips and who is willing to deal with a color that may look nothing like the picture. I don't know if all of them dry darker, but this one certainly did. It definitely has staying power once you give it a few minutes to dry, and it's easy to apply.
Love this liquid lipstick!
Amanda M from Houston, TX
The applicator is oh so soft, the liquid lipstick goes on smoothly, the color is phenomenal on my skin tone, and the stay really is all day. Love it! Now I need more colors :)
Fantastic Lip Product
Fashionval from New York
I've been reading a load of the comments here, especially the ones complaining about colour differences, smearing, difficulty in getting the formula to last, etc. As a makeup artist who no only uses this product, but recommends it to my clientele as well, there are some things that I believe need clarifying about this product.
Firstly, of course the colour is going to look different when you see it in person as opposed to seeing it on your computer! Lighting on computer screens is going to vary widely, depending on brand, CRT and size of screen. Also, everyone has a different complexion, so the colour is not going to look exactly the same from one person to the next. On one person, certsin tints in the colour may, pull; on another person, entirely different tints may pull. You cannot accuse the people who create the product of deceitful advertising when they are describing it to the best of your capabilities.
Next, if you're going to wear a liquid matte lipstick, EXFOLIATE. It cleans the dead skin away so the product can adhere properly to your lips. I can't stress this enough.
When applying the colour, use a light hand. The applicator holds plenty of product. You don't have to blot and reapply. If you do, of course the colour is going too crack and crumble. You've overapplied. Lastly, give the product about 60 seconds to set. It needs drydown time. Then it won't budge...unless you'eating oily foods. Oil will take anything off. So just be aware of what you're eating and you'll be fine. The product is very lightweight, which is why I love it!
Long lasting color
LT from Chicago
Love this product. Patina is just enough color without being too bold.
The patina looks like the color online "perla"
Marleygirl from Riverside, CA
I read the reviews for this and got the color patina, the picture makes it look like a nice soft pink. In reality it's a cool toned grey purple. It's not a bad color, but it's not what "rose" looks like - especially in the picture, and not what I thought it would be. I'm a little bummed, but it should be an okay fall color.
Stila Promessa -- Stila is my new fav lipstick
That girl Skye from Santa Fe, NM
Such a great product. Makes me want to throw away my Loreal Color Riche and Maybeilline superstay matte ink, but it does cost more. I love that i can see the color from the outside. I love the applicator. I love the very opaque and solid coverage. I like Maybelline SuperStay too, and its much cheaper, but its lasts TOO long, I can't remove it without stripping off outer layer of lip skin. Loreal Color Riche is kinda the opposite, many nice shades, but doesn't stay on very long (takes constant reapplication), its very nice to your lips, easy to remove, containers are close and you have pick up each one to see color sticker, but not as clear as Stila or Maybelline. With Stila, it starts to wear at say 8 hours, but up until then its stays on despite wear. I'm seriously considering throwing away my ENTIRE collection of lipstick and replacing with Stila, i'm not kidding. I'm trying the Stila shimmering next.
Great products from Fort Worth Tx. 76123
Each products was as described. The lipstick lasted several hours and applied as a gloss then dried into a matte finish. The color I chose was perfect. I will buy this lipstick again.
I want this in every color
Danie Annie from Waldport, Oregon
Stila is one of my favorite brands. Bacca is very raspberry, very vivid, almost fuschia but just enough purple undertones to keep it raspberry. I love it!
Misti from Omaha NE
I love this lipstick. Be careful not to much too much on at once. Add a little bit at a time.
Still Perla Lipstick
Stila Perla from Twin Falls
I bought this color by looking at the color on the box and it is nowhere near the color of the actual lipstick. I bought it because I thought it would look different from Baci( the one I already have) but it does not. Very upset. Will be returning it to get a pink lipstick. Overall I love Stila, it does not stay on but is a quality lipstick.
HB from MI
Ok...3 stars...I love the color and long wear of this liquid lip, BUT, and this is a major butt, it dries and crumbles off my lips.
Not my color. Disappointed
Unhappy from Hanford Ca
Not my color. Too bad we no longer have a chance to do test these before we buy,
It doesn't stay on all day
Kimmy from Muskogee, Okla
It doesn't stay on all day
Doesn't last at all of you eat or drink anything
Francie from Portland oregon
I've purchased Fiery several times. I absolutely love the color and it seemed to hold up ok, not great to eating or drinking. I recently purchased a new one, different color, and love how it looks but it doesn't last at all if you eat or drink. I've purchased Rimmel ones for half the price that last much better. I love the stila colors but the price is too high if it doesn't hold up at all.