Friday, April 22, 2011

AMW Reviews: Stila Lip Pots Tinted Lip Balm in Amande

Stila, the brand who creates my favorite Gel Liner of all times in the name of Smudgepots!  Their eyeshadows are also quite nice and pigmented so the brand is close to my heart.

Last December, after almost a year of "Online Shopping Ban", I finally gave in to purchase some stuffs from Strawberrynet because they emailed me to give me special discounts for old customers to return!  It was a deal so hard to miss and the best part?  It comes with free gift!  Stila Lip Pots!

Stila Lip Pots Tinted Lip Balm says ---

  • Moisturizes lips with a touch of color
  • Weightless & smoothly glides on lips
  • Offers comfortable sensation
  • Leaves lips shine & protected

AMW says ---
  • Cute glass packaging which keeps the product fresh.
  • Can be used as a base prior to lipstick application without the "slide and glide" of regular lip balm.  Lipstick actually stays on lips!
  • Amande Shade: can be used on both male and female.
  • Gives a very natural, soft lips minus the shiny, lipstick look and feel.

  • Dipping your fingers to get product, not easy for girls with long nails.
  • A bit pricey for tinted lip balm.  Other brands can come up with a more inexpensive version.
  • Very dry lips individual may still need the extra help of a lip balm/ lip treatment.
With so many lip products available out there, this is not on top of the list, I guess due to its price and availability.  It's nice to have, on my part, this is vital for me as a make-up artist as it is quite difficult to look for a lip tint that doesn't look so shiny or obvious on guys!  
Conclusion:  Important for make-up artists, can skip and purchase inexpensive versions for non-make-up artists.

  • If you plan to use it on yourself, apply with clean fingers AT ALL TIMES!
  • If you are a make-up artist and plan to use this on clients, use a lip brush!  Wipe the brush before re-dipping the brush.
  • Always close the cap tight.
  • Apply this first before doing your make-up so lips are softer and moisturized prior to lipstick application.
  • Apply more if you want the color to show up.
Will I repurchase?

To whom do I recommend this to?

Anyone not into lipsticks!  Wants a very light tint on lips without the heavy feel!  This shade Amande is even perfect for male clients on photoshoots!

Where to purchase and how much?
Again, I got mine free from spending a certain amount at Strawberrynet, it costs $16.50 (approx Php709.00).  From today until April 26, they are offering extra 10% discount upon checkout.  Local readers can purchase these at Stila Counter, Rustan's Makati.

Amande on Pot
Slight tint of orange-y brown shade

Swatch on hand, in one swipe, 
it creates a tiny hint of shimmery gold-orange tone

Applied on bare lips
Keep in mind that my lips are pigmented to start with 
so it actually lightened up my original lip color.

Make-up artists out there, what lip tint do you use for guys?
To the rest, what's your favorite tinted lip balm brand?
Click comment and share!  I'd love to hear from you!

Keep smilin'

Stay happy!


  1. I've long been emailed by strawberrynet but afraid to buy from them.. are they services good?

  2. I agree. The packaging is super cute! And the pigmentation looks good! I'm just a little iffy about the packaging. :-/

  3. I've been curious about this for a long time now since I love tinted lip balms. Thanks for the review, Nikki. :)

  4. It looks very pretty on you and the packaging is so cute too! I prefer lip balms that come in tubes though as I hate having to dip my finger in the pots to apply them.

  5. ♥ Love your blog so much.)) ♥

  6. I love ordering from strawberrynet. I have ordered from them twice and I was not taxed on both occasions. Free shipping is a huge plus!

  7. Kumiko Mae, so far, I have been ordering from Strawberrynet for many years now, but of course, with our customs down here, I am expecting my packages to arrive a month plus...but the rest? they're all good! Just a tip: Try not to purchase any mascara products as they're usually dry!

    Michelle, agree on the packaging, a handy lipbrush is helpful!

    Pammy, no worries, my pleasure to share!

  8. Gio, I know what you mean, but found this color to be great for male clients, so yup! Most of my male clients will go through AMANDE lol :)

    Giay, agree!

  9. Mary, *waves* thanks sweetie pie!

    Mo, yay! agree on the Free Shipping and those wonderful freebies from time to time and let's not forget the extra discounts if we're returning customers!

  10. its actually a pretty peachy nude!

  11. in what store did you buy this?:)


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