Thursday, June 20, 2013

Stila After Glow Lip Colour Tangerine Dream review, photos, swatches

Only the truly great lip products are allowed to be photographed with The Lips Cushion.  Stila After Glow Lip Colour in Tangerine Dream is one of those great products.  Let me set the scene.  I went to Harvey Nichols to have the chats with Stila make up artist Martin Carter about what new products were on counters now.  We were given a few bits to try out at home, but no, I needed more.  After swatching them all on the back of my hand and gazing lovingly over them, I had a decision to make.  To buy or not to buy, that was the question.  And I think we know the answer....

Promising extended wear without drying out the lips, Tangerine Dream was love at first swatch.  The After Glow Lip Colours are responsive to ultraviolet light, meaning they're even brighter when you're in the sun and when the sun goes down and if you happen to have a UV lamp handy, they'll glow!  So something like this would be great craic at a festival or in Madonnas in Temple Bar!

I love jumbo crayon lipsticks in all their forms.  They're so easy to apply and Tangerine Dream has one of the twist up bottoms, so no need to sharpen.  We like that as we always lose pencil sharpeners.

Tangerine Dream applies like a tangerine dream.  But you'll see in the swatches below, it leans more towards the corally red end of the spectrum.  Right up my street altogether.  Up my street and has made itself comfortable in the cul de sac.

It feels super lightweight on the lips and leaves an almost satin finish in normal light.  When the sun hits it though, the orange undertone takes hold and it becomes even more vibrant.  It feels really comfortable on and as it starts to fade away, the stain remains and you can top it up with more product or lip balm.  I get a good four hours of wear with this one before needing to reapply.

I wore Tangerine Dream in a recent video we taped but haven't uploaded yet.  The fact that I was brave enough to wear something so bright in a video is huge and I'm proud of myself for going outside of my neutral lips comfort zone!

The After Glow Lip Colours are on the Stila counter in Harvey Nichols Dublin now for €14 or can be bought on  


  1. Love the combinations of the bright lips and bronzy eye makeup!! :)

    The picture of the lips pillow made me wonder... where is the feature product? :p Need to get my eyes checked... haha

  2. Me likely me really likey - so much so that I had to get one ;)

  3. Wow, that colour is stunning on you! May well have to check these out myself!

  4. Where does the cushion come from???

  5. Wow Karen, that's a stunner and very reasonably priced too!

  6. wow thats a stunning colour!! and love the cushion :)


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