I know Valentine’s Day has come and gone, but I’ve got a new crush. One my significant other won’t mind; in fact, I think he might like my crush too. It’s Stila’s new lip and cheek stain Cherry Crush. I’ve never had much luck with lip and cheek stains – those I’ve tried have either been too difficult to apply (I’m looking at you, Benetint, with your too-stiff, too-thin brush) or the color has been too bright. I’ve just never thought the payoff was worth the effort. But I think Stila may be on to something with Cherry Crush.
The sheer stain is packaged in the same applicator as Stila’s Lip Glazes – in a slim tube with a brush at the top and a click-turn bottom. Turn the base of the tube to force the sheer cherry colored gel out through the brush bristles. The product seeps through the bristles, allowing you to apply the stain to your lips with precision. When applying the gel to my cheeks, the application was a little streaky when I used the brush but looked much better when I dabbed it on a fingertip and blended.
The color truly is a beautiful, natural flush that lasts and lasts. According to Stila, Cherry Crush reacts with the ph levels in your skin to create the perfect shade for you. It also contains Vitamins A, C and E which moisturize and provide anti-oxidant protection. Pretty and functional? Gotta love that.