Jill Stuart's Lip Blossom (lipstick) and Lip Jewel (lipgloss) had been under my radar for a while. Being a paranoid turtle I am, I was reluctant to buy it online in fear of purchasing wrong color. Well, I still ended up buying (somewhat) wrong color despite not buying it online but at least I didn't spend extra bits for shipping fee. Beware; this is going to be a photo heavy post for a reason you'll understand once you see these gorgeous products.
Prior to 2015 Summer, Jill Stuart only had one lipstick line in their collection; Lip Blossom. The claim is this lipstick is supposed to give your lips a gentle color (like flower) with lustrous finish. Lip Jewel itself is described as a gloss that will give your the vividness and shine of jewel. Lip Blossom has 18 color selections in total while Lip Jewel has wider range with 22 colors. Generally, there're two type of finish of each products; with no glitter and with glitter.
The packaging of these lippies, as you can see, are gorgeous. Lip Blossom comes with these amazing engravings and the top can be flipped open to reveal a very small mirror. The mirror is supposed to help you when applying lipstick but frankly speaking, it's not that functional. The tip of the lipstick has a beautiful diamond cut that's gone the moment you swipe it (MAJOR SOBS). Lip Jewel has a clear diamond cut plastic tube instead of the usual, boring cylindrical or cubic tube. Both products are topped with pink crystal with swarovski element in it.
Lip Blossom in 05 Amaryllis Poetry is a bright pink lipstick with purple undertone. The coverage of this lipstick is sheer to medium, building up the product gives you more opaque color. It has glossy finish and quiet high amount of shine but without making your lips look oily. The texture is very creamy and it glides on like butter with no tugging at all. If you're struggling with constantly dry lips, this is a good lipstick for you.
Lip Jewel in 09 Coral Kiss is a nude coral gloss with fine golden glitter. If you're scared of glitter ) on your lips, worry not because the glitter particles are so fine I can barely feel it at all. The coverage is on the sheer end, I find that layering them increases the glossiness but not the opaqueness. This is good worn alone but I usually use it to top my Brave Red lipstick, it gives me the most beautiful red and juicy lips.
The major downside of these lippies are their lack of longevity. They only last for 2 hours (3 hours at best). I won't say Amaryllis Poetry looks good on me but it's not bad either since it doesn't make me look sick or anything relatively bad. Also, Lip Jewel sometimes leave a weird film on my lips, and when my lips are too dry, it flaked them horribly. I tried wearing them together once and I immediately took them off because the combination of these two doesn't work on me. I reckon these work best for someone with fair or cool-toned skin.
Overall, Jill Stuart Lip Blossom and Lip Jewel are good product. I wasn't expecting them to have smack-dab pigmentation like MAC or Burberry to begin with and I was also aware that they're going to be very glossy/shiny, so they didn't betray my expectation per se. They did what they claimed to do, which in my opinion, is better than product that failed its claim. Still, I wish they could fix their lasting powers and do something about that weird film. I usually whip them out for casual family outing of the day I don't want to appear too dressy.