Stila Stay All Day Liquid Liner GIVEAWAY

Stila Stay All Day Liquid LinerStila Stay All Day Liquid Liner

In winter, when I’m not just trying to get by with my makeup, I tend to go for light neutral eyes and sharp black liner ending in a flick or small wing. I normally use gel liner for this purpose simply because it is what I find easiest to use. Everyone’s preferences differ; some pencil, some like liquid. I don’t tend to use liquid liner often because I hilariously suck at it. Every now and then, I need to be reminded that I need to sharpen my liquid liner skills, so I pick up the best felt-tip liquid I know of, Stila Stay All Day Liquid Liner.

Giveaway info after the jump…

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Milani Eye Tech Extreme Liquid Eye Liner

Milani Eye Tech Extreme

When I heard Milani Eye Tech Extreme may be a reasonable dupe for Stila Stay All Day Liquid Liner, I had to look into it. Glorious as the felt-tip liner from Stila is, it is about $20 for a full size at regular price, which makes me kind of sad. This product, however, is only about $7-8.

Featuring a fine felt tip, the Milani Easy Tech Extreme liquid liner is structured very similarly to the Stay all Day and should be able to product similar results. According to Milani’s Site:

Non-feathering, waterproof blackest black formula lasts all day without flaking our budging.

I tested it out to see how well it met that claim. Here are the pictures, taken and laid out similarly to the Stila test.

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Stila Stay All Day Liner Review

I’m not sure what it is that sparks my desire to challenge, well, everything that I challenge. But like the lipstick, if I see something that claims to Stay All Day, I can’t help but want to prove whether or not it is true…you know, for science.

In the same holiday set that I received the aforementioned lipstick by the same name, I received a smaller-than-normal tube of Stila Stay All Day Liner. Though more favorable than my initial reaction to the name of the lipstick, I still couldn’t believe it without seeing it. Since receiving it, I have worn it with success but I never really documented how long it lasted – and, “more or less all day,” isn’t enough for me.

Yesterday, I slapped some on my face before work. I finished my makeup around 6:15AM (contrary to my programming, I am the early bird at work). This is what it looked like at 6:30AM:

Stila Stay All Day Liner - 6:30AM

Well of course it looks decent, freshly applied. Why wouldn’t it? Also, I am an airhead and haven’t even slapped on mascara, yet. Let’s check back around 10:30AM:

Stila Stay All Day Liquid Liner - 10:30AM

Not bad, four hours is fair. Let’s try another four hours later, 2:30PM:

Stila Stay All Day Liquid Liner - 2:30PM

So that’s almost my whole workday, there, including half of my commute time. By 6:30PM, or twelve hours later, it looked like this:

Stila Stay All Day Liquid Liner - 6:30PM

I decided to take my final photo around 8:00PM so I could shower and whatnot. I can’t imagine any situation where I would actually need a full 24 hours of wear; “Oh no, I can’t sleep without my cat-eye!” nope. This is about fourteen hours of wear:

Stila Stay All Day Liquid Liner - 8:00PM

This is after my usual removal attempt(s) but before actual cleansing. I remove my makeup with a Ponds wipe beforehand to make the most of cleansing – this shows how much of the Stila Stay All Day Liner stayed even after that! I had to snap an (actual) final picture:


I was able to remove the remainder with the same Ponds wipe without scrubbing intensely; I just held the wipe in place for a moment and then wiped away, similar to how you would treat the removal of pesky glitter nail polish.

Though I did not leave it on longer, I feel confident in saying that it would probably have lasted much, much longer. After fourteen-ish hours I experienced no fading or flaking, which is pretty nice. Intense Black is exactly that – a dark, inky black – my only real complaint is that I wish it was slightly more matte than it is – it is not glossy, but it has a bit of sheen to it and I prefer normal liners to be matte. If you share this with me, you can always make it matte by applying a matte black shadow over top with an angled-bristle brush.

As for the application itself – I’m new to felt-tip liners, but it was not particularly difficult. I recognized that it is very different from other mediums – gel liners, pencil, other liquids, so I know my lines need work – that’s my own error in not realizing how fast the product dries. The ink flows with ease but does not pool up and cause a mess. Stila Stay All Day Liner is pretty easy to use and I would recommend it to a newbie before I would recommend a traditional liquid. I like it and will likely re-purchase when I run out, but I don’t see myself running out quickly because it has not won me over enough to replace my gel liners. You can purchase the full-sized version this product for $19.50 from Amazon or at Ulta and/or Sephora for $20.

Have you used this product? What did you think?