Stila Glitterati Lip Top Coat in Ignite

Stila Glitterati Lip Top Coat in Ignite swatches and review BeautyJudy

Lip Top Coats seem to be a new thing. At first I thought these were just glitzy lip glosses and rolled my eyes at the industry for making something old a new thing, but these are a little different. At least from what I expected. Basically they’re sheer (or pigmented, depending on the brand/type of top coat) and some dry matte.

Although I’ve already been wearing a lot of toppers, from Jouer to Urban decay, this one, Stila Glitterati Lip Top Coat in the shade, Ignite, was my first!

Stila Glitterati Lip Top Coat in Ignite swatches and review BeautyJudy

I was leisurely wandering around Ulta several weeks ago and I swatched this on my hand, gasped, and put it in my shopping basket.

Ignite is a gorgeous berry pink glitter topper…just check out the pics and warning, the last two are blurry to show off the microglitters:

Stila Glitterati Lip Top Coat in Ignite swatches and review BeautyJudy
Stila Glitterati Lip Top Coat in Ignite swatches and review BeautyJudy
Stila Glitterati Lip Top Coat in Ignite swatches and review BeautyJudy

Isn’t this pretty? It also fits in with the metallic lip trend, too.

I thought, let me try this over a pink lippie. So I whipped out Ofra Cosmetics Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick in Utopia:

Stila Glitterati Lip Top Coat in Ignite swatches and review BeautyJudy

This is stunning on its own, but I thought, let me see what Ignite does to it.

Stila Glitterati Lip Top Coat in Ignite swatches and review BeautyJudy

If anything, Ignite added a touch of darker pink to Utopia, and made my lips more metallic and sparklier when the light hit them. It wasn’t so overdone that I felt like I had glitter lips walking around It was actually pretty subtle and nice.

This wasn’t a big color difference so I hit up my stash. Could Ignite make a more visible difference if I tried it over something else? So I whipped out my Urban Decay Vice Liquid Lipstick in Conspiracy, a dark burgundy brown with golden shimmer (this color seems SO much more complex than I’m making it sound, it’s STUNNING) and I let it dry on the back of my hand.

Then, I swiped Ignite over it – right is plain Conspiracy and left is with ignite. Bottom is Ignite search for reference:

Stila Glitterati Lip Top Coat in Ignite swatches and review BeautyJudy

Ignite definitely changed Conspiracy into a new lippie!

The packaging on Ignite says you can layer it or wear it alone. I don’t think I’d want to build it up to wear it alone, since it dries matte. But to each their own!

A usage tip: Shake this up before you apply it! The color of the formula will settle at the bottom, so give her a good shake and you’ll be good to go.

Glitterati Lip Top Coat also comes in the shade, Transcend, described as a pink, mutli-color sparkle on the brand’s website.

I purchased mine at Ulta. It retails for $22 on the Stila website, although Ignite is out of stock.

Have you tried any lip top coats yet?! What do you think of this trend?!