Yumberry Crush Lip & Cheek Stain is a new addition to Stila’s girly and innovative lineup. It’s not a ‘stain’ in the traditional sense, or I wouldn’t be reviewing it. Most stains out there are packaged in nail polish bottles and tinted bright red. They do stain the skin and the color lasts for hours but the problem is the bright reddish color looks stark on the face and flatters almost nobody. It’s always the same formula too, a watery liquid that sets before you have a chance to blend it in leaving you with red streaky lines on your cheeks that’s hard to conceal and impossible to blend in. Sounds great right?
Yumberry’s less harsh approach to a stain allows for better blending and wearability. Stila added in a slight creme shimmer so it blends easier than its counterparts and it doesn’t look so stark on the skin. It’s also the first lip & cheek stain that I can reasonably use on both. It gave my cheeks a pinky glow that didn’t dull or wear off, and a hint of color to my lips that felt comfortable and moisturizing. I just added lip balm when I needed it, but the color was spot on with what I usually wear- a shade slightly deeper than the color of my lips.
Yumberry is the only color available in the formula, but it was created to be a one-size-fits-most like their ubiquitous Kitten shadow. It would best flatter fair to medium olive skin tones, but deeper skin tones could use it as a long lasting base shande and add more intense color over top.