I had been wanting to try a lip stain for awhile and wondered which brand would be good. I admit I am not familiar with many because I have avoided them due to their inability to be blended seamlessly on both my lips and cheeks. I looked up brands that had lip stains and noticed several have cropped up since my last try. So many choices and I couldn't make up my mind. I just left it as is.
Then Sephora had their VIB sample bag promotion. Instead of going to a Sephora store I opted for one inside JCP. I am glad I did because my makeup fairy must have been listening or observing my lip stain quandary and inside my bag was a full size Stila Yumberry Crush Lip & Cheek Stain (retailing for $24USD).
This lip/cheek stain is housed inside a clicky pen. Convenient and less messy than a small jar with a brush. The color is a raspberry pink with very soft shimmer. The texture has the qualities of a lipgloss but with less goopiness and more of a soft watery gel, not a thin watery type either, as you see in the swatches. There is a texture to feel when spreading onto the cheek, drying to a stain finish.
I am not one for applying any stains on my cheeks because they don't sit right on my skin. However as a lip product, I do like this one because it isn't thin and watery. I can control the application and build up the color without it skipping. It does dry and may feel dry for some which can easily be remedied with a topping of gloss. The color lasted all day for me which did dilute somewhat when I ate a salad but it didn't completely disappear.
For me, I like this one because it is an easy one to use and easy to carry in the bag. No fiddling around with a watery formula in a bottle that could leak. Or one that is in marker form that dries up. With this one as a starter, I think I need to get more lip stains like this one. I wonder which I should try next?
(Aqua), Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Carbomer, Trisodium Edta,
Flavor (Aroma), Fragrance (Parfum), Potassium Sorbate, Sodium
Hyaluronate, Phenoxyethanol, Riboflavin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbic
Acid, Prunus Avium (Sweet Cherry) Fruit Extract, Propylene Glycol,
Punica Granatum Extract, Red 33 (Ci 17200), Yellow 6 (Ci 15985), Green 5
(Ci 61570), Red 22 (Ci 45380).
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