I can’t believe I’m about to say this but this morning when I was test driving Stila Mango Crush I realized I was too pale to use it. Gasp! Outrageous right? Although it looks mighty nice on I think it’ll look way more flattering, gulp still can’t believe I’m saying this, on sunny skin. Obviously Stila’s intention was to make a shade that was flattering on tanned skin and in this case I’m in agreement with them.
You’ve been reading Musings long enough by now probably to realize what an advocate the Muse is when it comes to brightening, whitening, and remaining as pale as possible. I’m a medium fair skin and I do everything in my power to bring my skin down to, at the very least, a fair shade without looking too ghastly. I think I blend out well enough that you’d never realize my skin was a shade or two darker than it actually really is. This morning I was having a test run with Stila Mango Crush and I realized that it’ll actually be way more flattering if I simply sat in the sun for a while or used a tinted bronzer or bronzing powder prior to applying.
I’m loving the shade. It’s a gorgeous deep coral color that has a hint of a pearly shimmer that’s very pretty. It’s plenty pigmented to give a nice pop of peach to cheeks. I think the idea was for it to taste like mango as with the other stains in the line they taste and smell like their namesakes. However, I thought it tasted like cucumber and not mango.
The stain comes in a click style pen and with a brush applicator. Simply click for a squirt of color and brush on. A per my rantings in my prior reviews I’m not a fan of using the product on my lips and following up on my face so I’ve taken to simply wiping it clean with a MAC Cleansing Cloth after each use. My first venture with Stila Cherry Crush I ended up purchasing one for my lips and one for my cheeks but I’ve become economy friendly now and just wipe down the brush after use with the cloth and I’m good to rumble. I like the style of packaging as it’s travel friendly and mess, fuss-free.
As mentioned above it gives a rather lovely pop of peach to my cheeks but I think it would look even better on a tanned face. Tomorrow I’m going to try using a bit of a bronzing powder to see how it looks on. The shade is quite pigmented and should work well on most skin types however it may not be deep enough for a darker skin tone. It looks quite nice and natural on lips as well.
Overall, I really loved Stila Mango Crush and must say I love that they keep extending this line and growing it with new shades. It’s a wonderful color for Summer and it’ll work well into the Fall. The stain is long wearing with no touch ups between so it’s virtually sweat proof, rain proof, and sunny day proof. Even when the rest of your makeup has well worn away you’ll still be sporting a sunny shade of sunset on the apples of your cheeks!
Well done Stila! Keep crushing and the Muse will keep buying! Stila Mango Crush Lip and Cheek Stain is Muse Approved for purchase. This was a little sneak peek review so you’ll have to wait a little longer for Mango Crush, she’ll be available in May from Stila and Sephora. For now check out Cherry Crush and Pomegranate Crush for cure your lemmings!
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Steals and Deals are on the rise this Monday morning! Hautelook
has over 80 items on sale from Stila Cosmetics. This sale is on for only 38 Hours so you’ll have to haul fast to get in on the deals.
They have palettes, lipglazes, single eyeshadows, foundation, the works! A little something for every Stila lover!
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Hautelook is by invite only to join so just e-mail if you’d like to be referred. You’ll also get $10 USD spending cash if you join from my referral!
Here are some of the deals on Stila but there are LOADS more…it’s a big sale…I couldn’t help but wish they had the Stila Duo shadows on sale as I am feeling the love for those lately for some odd reason or another! They literally have a slew of products, probably more than what you’d find at the Stila Warehouse Stila.
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Oh Stila you had me at Cherry Crush and you made me fall in love with you all over again with Pomegranate Crush. Now, well now you want me to lust after you and crush on you for your new addition to the your lip and cheek stain family with Stila Mango Crush Lip and Cheek Stain!
Stila Mango Lip and Cheek Stain is the third installment in Stila’s click pen lip and cheek stain collection. Add a coral, peachy glow to lips and cheeks for Summer with a quick swipe of this highly addicting, tasty treat!
Like it’s past releases, Stila Mango Lip and Cheek Stain is a long lasting formula with high anti-oxidants and Vitamins A, C, and E making this stain healthy and good for your skin!
Stila Mango Lip and Cheek Stain will be available from Stila Cosmetics and Sephora in May 2009.
Summer is all about hues of shimmering gold, bronze, and coppers. Infusing all these gorgeous shades the Stila Summer Collection Indian Summer takes a dip into the exotic beauties of India.
Stila Indian Summer is simply thrilling for me as I’m enjoying the various shades of shimmering golds and bronze paired up with ruby lips and gently flushed cheeks, this collection is pure perfection for the warm weather ahead.
Stila Charmed Palette is a grouping of rich metallic jewel tones with an infusion of genuine 24 Karat to paint eye lids with the colors of Summer. This gold paper-wrapped palette houses four shimmering shades and will be $28 USD.
Infusing it’s new lip gloss with 24 Karat gold leaf surely is a gift from the gods. Stila 24 Karat Lip Gloss is available in four glimmering shades to paint lips with a touch of golden color. Available for $22 USD each.
Stila Golden Noir Smudge Pot is the perfect black liner but with a hint of golden sparkle to light eyes up! Available for $20 USD
Stila Marigold Convertible Color Duo is the newest addition to the Convertible Color family. A shade of shimmering marigold and a darker bronze shade await you! Swipe on the bronze to create a perfectly tan canvas and top with the shimmering marigold to create a highlight of Summer sun on cheeks and face! Available for $25 USD
Well, wow. This collection is simply gorgeous isn’t it? I’m quite excited to see this in person. The colors all have me rather hyper for the release. If all the Summer Collections turn out as good this one we are in for a good season ahead!
The Muse loves it!
What do you think?
Loving all that gold?
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Have you got your Stila Barbie on yet? The Muse has and may possibly kick herself for it.
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Get your Stila Barbie on with 20% Off and Free Shipping..well hello thanks alot after I paid full price at Sephora.
Sigh so the life of a Muse goes…it’s unjust, it’s unfair, it’s just not right! Well, at least you guys can take full advantage of Barbie now with the 20% Off! Spend as much as you want and nab it all, Barbie or otherwise, and get 20% Off at Stila.
Hit up www.stilacosmetics.com and enter promo code STIMULUS to snag your 20% Off!
Hey, it’s like getting one can free! Damn, wish I waited *sniff*
Get hauling and come back to tell me about it? I’m trying to be good and not order…maybe….sorta….