Ahh new season, new Stila Lip Crush. I think we are heading onto our seventh generation of the product now. So that’s seven shades you can select from yay!
I think they should gather them all up, package them together, and slap a ribbon on ’em for Holiday 2011 eh? I like ’em so much I’d totally buy a complete set.
The newest generation is the Stila Coconut Crush Lip & Cheek Stain. Since we tackled every other fruit, coconut sounds like a good one to try out next!
A lip and cheek stain infused with nourishing coconut extract!
As with all the stains that Stila has introduced this one is infused with coconut (we’ve had mango, cherry, acai, etc…). Supposedly coconut extract provides an antioxidant protection to slow the degeneration of collagen and help prevent premature aging but I dunno if a tiny bit infused in your cheek stain and slicked on your face and lips will go so far as to keep you youthful but one can hope eh?
This shade is probably the most wearable in the collection for most skin types. Most of the stains are gorgeous however they can be pretty bright, bold, and vibrant where as Coconut Crush leans towards being more subtly pretty with a champagne rosy bronze finish. The shade won’t look fabulous on super fair skin (it might come across a tad muddy) however medium fair and up should see a kiss of warmer rose on lips and cheeks.
Pigmentation is quite good however not nearly as loud and bold as past colors. The click pen allows you to brush onto cheeks and lips easily and the gel-like formula allows for easy blending without a splotchy finish. The formula is quite moisturizing, blends easily, and leaves behind a nice kiss of color without being overly done.
In my experience with the product it wears quite long on my face however not as long on my lips. I noticed that my other Lip Crushes wear all day and Coconut Crush I can get about six hours in before it begins to fade on my cheeks. On my lips I can get about three hours in however if I eat or drink during that period it fades faster.
I’m not particularly keen on using the lip brush on my face and proceeding to follow up on my face and vice versa. I think Stila should revamp the packaging on these. Although I think the brush is quite convenient I still feel like it’s a bit nasty to use on my face and lips…!
- Those who like bronze-y shades of rose and want a kiss of the sun on cheeks and lips.
- Those who love the Stila Lip Brush range (if you loved the other shades, you’ll love this shade).
- Those who want a long wearing, lightweight flush of color on cheeks.
- Those who embrace a more minimal makeup look (a dab on cheeks will give a natural flush of color that wakes your face up!).
- Those with extra fair skin.
- Those wanting an all day wear from their stain on both lips and cheeks.
Coconut Crush isn’t my favorite stain from the Crushes but I do think it’s the most wearable shade. I was a little disappointed in the wear time but aside from that I liked. The stain does indeed have a slight coconut scent and taste but nothing too bad that will upset sensitive types. If you’re looking for something to brighten up your face after a long Winter hibernation this is one to do it!