Review & Swatches: Stila Crush Lip and Cheek Stain in “Yumberry”

Stila Yumberry Crush Lip and Cheek Stain

Availability: Sephora, ULTA, Stila
Price: $24.00

Company’s Description

This light midtone pink crush with sheer pink pearl is infused with the superfruit – Yumberry! This super fruit boasts the highest amount of the most potent antioxidants; it is fifty times stronger than Vitamin E and twenty times stronger than Vitamin C!

Used as a sheer blush or a lip tint and packaged in Stila’s iconic clickable pen, this revolutionary formula is easy to build and blend. The best part? Like all of our Crushes, Yumberry Crush reacts to your personal pH to give you a beautiful, fresh-faced flush in your perfect shade of pink.

Stila’s Lip and Cheeks Stains come in 8 different colors, which the company claims will “adapt” to your skin’s pH levels to create a customized shade for you. This review is for the shade Yumberry–a sheer pearlized pink.

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Packaging: 8.5/10

Stila’s Lip and Cheek Stains come in light, metal tubes with twisting bases and a brush applicator. You have to twist the base several times to get the product to dispense into the brush.

Quality: 8.75/10

The consistency of this stain is extremely thin, like water.

The color is quite pigmented and is a beautiful shade of pink, with a hint of purple tones. The color, when applied to the lips, retains the silver shimmer, so you not only get the staining color, but some subtle sparkle.

The color isn’t as strong on the cheeks, mostly because it’s difficult to get the color to adhere to the skin. But Stila states that the effect on the cheeks will be sheer, so you shouldn’t expect bold color.

The product feel a little tacky after it dries, but by no means leaves a sticky texture. The stain lasts for a good 3 hours on the lips, even with eating and drinking. The color will fade from the center of the lips before it fades from the outer edges. If you keep balm on top of the stain, it will last 2-3 hours longer. On the cheeks, the color stays a good 5 hours before fading.

The pH claims are gimmicky. There’s nothing about any makeup product that will “adapt” uniquely to your skin to make a perfect shade.

Ease of Use: 8.25/10

The thin consistency means the product applies smoothly and easily onto the skin. This is great for simple application onto the lips.

But when it comes to the cheeks, application is not as simple. It takes a lot of product to get the stain to show up on the cheek because it fades easily after the blending process. You also need to blend with a brush to avoid staining your fingers. You’ll need to apply this stain before you apply cream, lotion or foundation to get the color to adhere to the skin.

Price: 6.75/10

For $24.00 you get 0.08 ounces of product. This is a tiny amount of product for the price you are paying.

Final Grade

Stila Crush Lip and Cheek Stain Box Packaging

Stila Yumberry Crush Lip and Cheek Stain

Stila Yumberry Crush Lip and Cheek Stain

Stila Yumberry Crush Lip and Cheek Stain Applicator

Stila Yumberry Crush Lip and Cheek Stain Swatch

Stila Yumberry Crush Lip and Cheek Stain Swatch After Removal

Stila Yumberry Crush Lip and Cheek Stain Applied


water (aqua), glycerin, glyceryl polyacrylate, butylene glycol, sodium carbomer, potassium sorbate, sodium dehydroacetate, glucose, maltodextrin, aspartame, tetrasodium edta, flavor (aroma), myrica rubra (yumberry) juice powder, tocopheryl acetate, sodium hydoxide, benzyl alcohol, benzyl benzoate, may contain (+/-) mica, titanium dioxide (ci 77891), red 22 (ci 45380), red 33 (ci 17200), red 28 (ci 45410), yellow 6 (ci 15985), blue 1 (ci 42090)

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2 Responses to Review & Swatches: Stila Crush Lip and Cheek Stain in “Yumberry”

  1. Lorraine ER says:

    I’ve had my eye on these for awhile but this is the first shade I feel like I really really want. Thanks for the review!

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