With Spring already here, and Summer not too far behind, it's time to set aside the deep, autumnal lip colors and bring out the brights! I am no stranger to bright lip colors, my weakness being vivid pinks. There is just something about a bright pink lip color that has me coming back for more. I simply can't get enough! My latest bright pink lip color acquisition is Stila's After Glow Lip Color in Electric Pink ($18.00). I spotted this over at Sephora a few weeks ago and it was literally love at first swatch. We have been inseparable ever since.
Stila's After Glow Lip Colors contain florescent pigments, that help intensify the vibrancy of the lip color when in sunlight. So on point. When I am out and about on a sunny day, the pink is pretty hard to miss on my lips. The color is super bright and it most definitely stands out. Aside from being florescent, the pigments are also black light sensitive, which means that this lip color glows in the dark when exposed to UV lighting. Now, I haven't tried this lip color under UV light just yet, but when that day comes, you can bet I am looking forward to seeing the glowing effect. How cool is that gonna be!?
These lip colors are infused with a few beneficial ingredients that lips are sure to love. Vitamins C and E provide the antioxidants, sunflower seed oil helps nourish and moisturize, and oat kernel extract calms and soothes lips. These are also free from parabens, sulfates, and phthalates.
Isn't the jumbo pencil packaging just all kinds of cute? It's sleek, easy to travel with, and I love how the shiny black exterior contrasts with the vividness of the lip color. I also really appreciate the retractable function of the pencil. Since no sharpening is needed, there is no product waste, which is a huge plus. I do detect a sweet, fruit-like fragrance to this lip color. It's pretty subdued though, and not offensive in the slightest. I actually quite like it.
My camera gets all wonky when it comes to taking pictures of bright colors. Please believe me when I say that Electric Pink is so much more vivid in person. My swatch picture simply does not do it any justice.
Electric pink contains a lightweight texture that goes on amazingly smooth, without pulling or tugging lips. This lip color gives off a shiny finish that is really flattering. When I have this on, my lips not only look and feel so much smoother, they also feel moisturized, to boot. The color payoff on this does not disappoint. it contains a medium coverage that is easily buildable.
I was happy to see that this lip color didn't settle into lines. But this does have the tendency to cling to dry areas. As with all lip colors, I suggest properly exfoliating and prepping the lips before application, to obtain the smoothest looking results. When it comes to lasting power, I get a bit of fading around the 4-5 hour mark. This leaves behind a pretty stain that lasts a good while on lips.
Overall: Since I first obtained this beauty, I have been sporting it loads. I can already tell that Stila's After Glow Lip Color in Electric Pink is going to be one of my staple lip colors this spring/summer. If you love brights and/or are in search of a punchy bright pink lip color that would be perfect to sport for the warmer weather ahead, Stila's After Glow Lip Color in Electric Pink is totally worth a closer look. This lip color made such an impression on me that I already purchased another shade from the After Glow lineup called "tangerine dream". I will be showcasing that one on the blog soon, so stay tuned!
What do you all think of Stila's After Glow Lip Color in Electric Pink?
Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with any of the companies mentioned above. I purchased this product for my personal use.