Stila Colour Balm in GabrielleHot
Color Balm Lipstick 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. We've pre-launched multiple shades, with more to come! 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
My first impressions:
They say you don't get a second chance to make a first impression. Well I was impressed !!!! The packaging is recycled which is a very important for me. The lippie tube is silver in colour with the name Stila going down the side.
When you apply it, it has a mentol scent which is very subtle and there's an ever so slight tingling sensation. When you apply this to your lips it glides on so seamlessly and leaves your lips with a healthy glow and sheen. This is pretty much the best of both worlds for me. I prefer lippies with a hint of gloss.
I've been using this daily and reapply as and when necessary. Its deliciously creamy and a pleasure to use.
It retails for R190 I think.