Crushing on Yumberry
Lately I have been all about lip stains. I love the fact that the color last forever and is a little more natural looking than your standard lipstick. What I love even more is lip and cheek stains. Benetint is the originator of the lip and cheek stain duo, but other brands are now following in their tinted foot steps.
I received my beloved Sephora catalog last week and was drawn in by one of the model’s shade of lips. I quickly scanned the page to discover what she was wearing and found out it was Stila’s newest lip and cheek stain color called Yumberry Crush. I knew that Stila had a stain come out about a year ago now, but at the time I was on a break from Stila for some unknown reason, so I never gave the stain a chance. But, this pretty pink shade drew me in and I knew I needed to have it, not to mention I had a Sephora gift card that was burning a hole in my pocket.
If you haven’t been living under a rock for the past 10 years you’ve probably purchased Stila’s infamous Lip Glazes(those of you living under rocks, live a little and go buy one…I recommend Banana and Papaya). Well, the lip and cheek tint comes in the same clickable tube. The lip and cheek stains come in four different colors which include: Cherry Crush, Mango Crush, Pomegranate Crush, and my fav, Yumberry Crush. If you’re thinking that Yumberry is some cutesy, made up name, you’d be wrong. Yumberries are actually a superfood that are packed with the most potent antioxidants and are known to be 50 times stronger than vitamin E and 20 times stronger than vitamin C. Not only that, but Yumberry is also known to keep your lips plump and youthful looking thanks to a component in the berry that slows the degeneration of collagen. And you thought you were just buying a pretty shade of pink…
…well, you are! I love this shade of pink, which Sephora describes as crave-worthy and I think I would have to agree. It’s the kind of pink that you can’t quit looking at…natural looking, but too pretty to be too natural looking. It’s really the perfect shade. Now, to the cheeks. I have to admit that I have not tried this on my cheeks yet because I’m a little intimidated by it. The product is much thicker than normal cheek and lip stains and I have to keep convincing myself that it’s not a gloss and it’s okay to apply it to my currently clear pores. But, I do have every intention of wearing it on both my lips and cheeks tomorrow…or the day after that. In terms of staying power, it doesn’t last quite as long as Benetint, but it does last several hours, depending on how much you are drinking, eating, licking your lips…stuff like that.
As a current Washingtonian (native Texan, thank you very much), I highly recommend this stain to those of you who reside in places like Minnesota, Rhode Island, and anywhere that the sun hasn’t existed in the last several months. This shade of pink will remind you that Spring is indeed around the corner and it will turn that frown upside down (quite literally!).
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