As much as we love our long drawn-out beauty rituals and multi-step routines here at CB Towers, sometimes we just want a bit of low-maintenance beauty. Most importantly. lipsticks that don’t have more commitment issues than Mr. Big ... It’s all very well to have a mirror, lippie and tissues in your purse for a 12pm/4pm make-up refresh. But there are those days when we’re too busy working hard/partying hard and just don’t have the time for all that tomfoolery…

Hence we’re making it our personal mission to find the most steadfast lip products on the planet (as there are seriously few things more joyous than to check your {lipstick} in the mirror come the afternoon and see that your lip colour’s still looking hot to trot - hurrah!) Happily those clever chaps at {Stila Cosmetics} have recently brought out two strong contenders, part of their reassuringly-named Stay All Day range.


First up is their {Stay All Day MATTE'ificent Lipstick}, with a featherlight finish and a whole heap of dazzling shades (we would expect no less from Stila to be honest). Pick from delicate nudes (‘Coquille’, ‘Brulee’ and ‘Papillon’), poppin’ pinks {‘Jolie’, ‘Etoile’ and ‘Soiree’) and traffic-stopping, wham-bam-thank-you-maam brights (‘Framboise’, ‘Bisou’ and ‘Bordeaux’) – all featuring heavily concentrated matte pigments to ensure the colour doesn’t budge. 

And for an elegant cupid’s bow, there is an accompanying range of {Stay All Day Lip Liners} in eight complementary shades, with a creamy, snag-free texture to outline your lips with. Plus you can go slightly over the lip line to create the illusion of fuller lips sans-fillers. From morning coffee to evening cocktails, this duo will bestow you with a long-lasting pout worthy of Mad Men’s Joan Holloway (and possibly a bit of her chutzpah in the bargain).

And to make things even easier, Stila have come up with a handy chart so you can pick the right shade of {Lip Liner} to match your shade of {MATTE'ificent Lipstick} - as well as their {Liquid Lipstick}. Knock yourselves out guys ...

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