Stila Step Out And Shine - Color Collection And Clutch is the deal du jour. With a $115 value at only $50, you can't beat it with a stick.
What is it?
This NEW Sephora-exclusive, limited-edition set features Convertible Color in Orchid, Montmartre Eye Shadow Quad Palette, All Over Shimmer Luminizer, Multi-Effect Mascara in Black, Pomegranate Crush Lip and Cheek Stain all tucked into a chic silver clutch.
Having picked up a new fave product at Sephora this afternoon, I witnessed the clutch in person. Not too shabby to add to a night out on the town.
Add this fabulous train case packed with 15 samples, and you are ready to hit the roads this holiday. Just click below and get ready for takeoff.
Beauty Product Review: Stila Cherry Crush Lip and Cheek Stain ($24 Only at Sephora.)
If you looked up "life is a bowl of cherries" -- crushed cherries, that is -- in the beauty cliché dictionary, you would find a picture of Stila Cherry Crush Lip and Cheek Stain. I might have named the product "Cherry Popcicle Lip and Cheek Stain." Very yummy either way.
What it is?
A multi-tasking lip and cheek stain. What it is formulated to do: This revolutionary makeup stain moisturizes, provides antioxidant protection and has a unique look on each person's skin, creating the perfect shade every time. Housed in a berry red click pen adorned with a silver cherry blossom design, Cherry Crush reacts to the pH levels in the cheeks and lips creating a personalized blush and pout.
In addition to being scented and flavored like a just-picked cherry, Cherry Crush contains cherry and pomegranate extracts to provide skin and lips with antioxidant protection. Vitamins A, C & E are the cherry on top, as they provide further antioxidant protection and drench the skin in moisture, ensuring skin and lips never feel dry or tight.
Here is a swatch of the color on my pale arm skin:
Here is a swatch of the color as shown on Sephora's site:
The "just picked cherry" scent is not in the least overpowering.
Most stains I have tried are very drying, but with the added antioxidants and vitamins, this one provides a lot of moisture. Unlike Benetint, which I used for a couple of years, Stila Cherry Crush doesn't seep into the fine lines on your lips or accentuate wrinkles. The applicator is much easier to use than Benetint, too. (I have spilled and splattered Benetint on every conceivable surface.)
Like most stains, the staying power is superior to that of lip liners or lipsticks. Although the color faded as the day wore on, the swatch that I applied to my arm remained even after showering! Cherry Crush overstayed its visit. I was ready for a new guest on my lips.
Because the color reacts with the skin's pH and is supposed to "have a unique color on each person's skin," I honestly can't predict how well it will work with your chemistry. As you can see from the swatch above, on my skin it is more sunburn rosy pink than red cherry pink.
Quote du jour: "When a girl ceases to blush, she has lost the most powerful charm of her beauty.” - Gregory