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Oh, how difficult it is to be a beauty blogger when there is so much make-up across the pond… and so little of it here in rainy old England. It means that when these coveted cosmetics finally trickle through customs, I abandon any hope I have for my bank balance and go on a spending spree. And in the unlikeliest of places, a Marks & Spencer in Leicester to be specific, I discovered a small selection of Stila.

Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick was one of the first names I came across when liquid lipsticks came to light. On the shelf for £16.00, it falls into the same price bracket as Huda Beauty. I suppose one saving grace is that there’s no postage or customs fees attached, just a trip to your local M&S.

Twenty-five shades to choose from means there is bound to be a colour, nude or not, that takes your fancy… so long as the shade you want is one of five or so that M&S actually stock in-store. Their website is more promising for range, but this Parisienne prefers trying before buying. If you are a first-time buyer, or unsure of what would suit you, then don’t be tempted by marks and spencer dot com. £16.00 is not worth a lip colour that you hate.

A little sweetness never went amiss, so Dolce was the shade that went home with me that fateful night. It’s a nude, and beautifully simple too. From one beauty babe to another, it is one of the most natural nudes that is flattering to my complexion. The consistency is super soft, and it glides on like a dream. As with most, if not all, liquid lipsticks, blending it in with your finger and allowing it time to dry will give you a flawless finish.

My only reservation? The shimmer. It escaped my attention at the time, but Dolce is one of the shimmery shades in the collection. Being the Parisienne that I am, I hate glossy lip products as I think they’re far too ostentatious. Granted, my lips only shimmered in certain lights, but I despise the shine.

Especially as Stila means business. Stay All Day couldn’t be a better name for this liquid lipstick! It possesses serious staying power and thanks to the creamy texture, you can say goodbye to a parched pout.

If purchasing a liquid lipstick seems like a daunting task, I would like to point you in the direction of Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick. It’s an excellent place to start; the brand isn’t intimidating at all and all-in-all, despite the gold glimmer amidst the nude, this is a liquid lipstick I turn to time and time again. I don’t think it’s enough to knock a Kylie Lip Kit off the millennial radar, but it’s certainly one for your cosmetics bag.

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