January 26, 2010

Stila Yumberry Crush Review and Swatches

‘ello chicklets!

How’s everyone today? The Muse is busy looking sweet with a little bit of Stila Yumberry Crush on her lips and cheeks!

Loves it!

Check it after the jump!

Stila continues on the path of awesome with the latest release in their Crush Lip and Cheek Stain line. Stila Yumberry Crush is the latest shade released for Spring and is fourth in a line of great little lip and cheek stains in this Muse’s humble opinion. This is probably my favorite crush to date as the shade is a pretty, cool shade of innocent pink that should flatter most any tone (it even worked on my sis who’s considerably darker than me!).

If you aren’t familiar with the crush line here’s a quickie recap. The Stila Crush line are a series of clickable pen style applicators with brush that distribute a pop of gel stain that can be brushed onto lips or cheeks for a flush of color. As I mentioned the latest shade, Yumberry Crush, joins three others which are Cherry, Pomegranate, and Mango.

Yumberry is the coolest to date and creates a soft, subtle hint of pink on cheeks and lips or can be built up for a lasting pop of pink that creates that illusion of stepping in from a cold night or a blushing cheek after being kissed.

The formula is gel and blends easily on face with a pigmented finish. It has a fruity taste much like the actual yumberry fruit! The formula reacts with the pH of your skin to create a perfect shade of pink according to Stila. On my skin it turned a true shade of innocent pink and on my sister it was a dark reddish pink. I thought the formula interesting this time around as it has a pearly pink look.

Overall, it’s an utter winner for me and a total Muse Approval for purchase. If you love the Stila Crush line I’m not doubting you’ll want to add this to your current stash. I find each stain released gets better and better. The natural flush of color Yumberry provides is both flattering and natural, ideal for the warmer weather of Spring ahead and perfect for the girl who likes a minimal makeup look.

Loves it.


You need it in your makeup world.

Anyone hauled or have plans to haul Stila Yumberry Crush?

Own any of the other Crushes?

Do share!

Disclosure: The following item was provided to Musings of a Muse by a PR firm for review purposes. For further information please see my FTC Guidelines or my Disclosure/Disclaimer posts.

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Sasha

    Of course I have already ordered it! I love the Cherry and Pomegranate, although I only use them on my lips- I’m strickly a powder blush girl for some reason. Thanks for the review and swatches- can’t wait to get mine!

    • the Muse

      sasha you’ll love it for your lips as it’s not as bright as cherry and pom. I always look like I drank kool aid after using either on my lips, this is softer 😀

      Come back tell me what you think? Would love to hear your thoughts!

  • Sarah

    Hey Muse!

    I have the mango crush and I love it 🙂 This shade looks even more lovely since I absolutely love shades of light pink. Cant wait to try it out!

    • the Muse

      hey sarah! I liked mango as well, it’s not my fav but def a nice one. I tried combining mango with yumberry and it came out nars orgasm-looking w00t 😀

      tell me if you get and whatcha think! 🙂

    • the Muse

      you’re most welcome dina!!!!!!!!!! 😀 can’t WAIT to hear what you think!

  • Kristina

    I tried the Cherry when it came out and it was way too bright for me! Anything that adjusts to a person’s own chemistry always turns fuschia on me (that includes the “everyone else loves it” Dior Lip Glow), but this looks like it might be safe.

    • the Muse

      hey kristina I find the chemistry thing doesn’t always work, seems like it’s the same shade on everyone but this did have a different finish in color on my skin compared to my sis 😀 awww sorry about the Dior Lip Glow I heard tales of fuschia! this could be definitely lighter especially compared to Cherry!

      I’d say swatchie at Sephora 1st before buying!

  • jojoba

    i thought stila isn’t going to release new stuff and i am wrong of course. it’s a dying brand in my mind for some reason. this is rather lovely but i don’t think it’s a must-have judging from your swatch and FOTD. beautiful and refreshing but it’s quite ordinary. Stila is like that, all the same stuff again and again so i lost interests…

    thanks for the report though!

    • the Muse

      aww jojoba sorry to hear you say that! I absolutey adore the latest releases from Stila. It’s been a great run since Spring of last year! The foundation they releases for Spring this year is a total winner plus the eye palette, etc…can’t say a bad thing about 2010 😀

      My pleasure and sorry you aren’t feeling the love hun!

  • Marcy

    These look so cute (so do you Muse with it on your cheeks!) ! I want one! Funny though that it changes to pH of skin… sounds a bit bogus? (Reminds me of Smashbox O-glow claims) But it would probably look different according to skin tone I suppose.

    • the Muse

      aw thanks Marcy *hugs* Mmmm I’ve always found color changing glosses/blushes a bit strange as some don’t work…this does have different effects on different tones though as on me it’s very cool pink and my sis it’s warmer reddish pink 😀 true could be just the tone that’s doing the changing!

  • Gia

    Want!! I love Stila lipglosses and have been wanting to try out the Crush line but none of the colors they have out have looked good on me or seem worth trying. Pretty light pink however is right up my way!! I’m def going to be getting this!

    • the Muse

      gia it’s gorg you should get, quite lovely 😀 the pink is very fresh! 🙂

    • the Muse

      hi laura will try to get some side by side up for ya. it’s more pink that posie tint. I find posie tint subtle, this has more pigment 😀

      hope this helps!

  • Lisa Kate

    Wowzer, you look amazing!! I’m definitely picking this up, uh, next time I have money!!

  • Promise

    I have light to medium skin, dark blonde hair, and green eyes, and I’m going to shop the Friends and Family Stila sale this week and want to buy one crush. Should I go with the Yumberry or the Mango? Such a hard decision… Any suggestions?