Crushing On Stila Pomegranate Crush Lip and Cheek Stain

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I dig that Stila’s Pomegranate Crush Lip and Cheek Stain ($24) totally looks like something you’d find in an art store.


Yah, I know it’s really a lip and cheek gel with a plum tint, but I swear if I could use it to write some spontaneous bathroom wall poetry I totally would.

Spontaneous Bathroom Wall Poetry: An Ode to Tabs

I have a cat named Tabs
He parties all night long
He wakes me up at four
Singing loud cat songs

Twisting the clicky bottom of the pen forces the gel out of the tip of the brush. I use it by lightly brushing the color onto my lips or cheeks and blending with a finger. It’s totally easy and kinda fun.

Last night El Hub and I decided to catch a movie. We were running late for the show, so I grabbed Pomegranate Crush on my way out the door and applied her in the car on the way to the theater (Gran Torino… SO GOOD!).

The gel creates a light red stain on my cheeks and a deep red-plum on my pucker. I feel just so-so about it on my cheeks but love the way it look on my lips. It’s the perfect shade of I-MADE-OUT-WITH-CHRISTIAN-BALE-FOR-HOURS red.

According to Stila, the product’s aptly named. It really does contain pomegranate extract, which, they say, reacts with your body’s natural pH levels, resulting in a shade of plum uniquely tied to your body chemistry.

I love the way it looks on me, but the staying power — that’s another story. It’s not the longest wearing lip stain in town, petering out in less than four hours on either my lips or cheeks.

That said, Stila deserves extra credit for the cool pen design. It’s light and travel friendly and great for touch-ups on the go.

Price: $24
Use: A handy plum stain for lips and cheeks
Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: B+


You know I love multitasking beauty products, right? — aka products that can be used in different ways? Well, fellow multi-taskers, Pomegranate Crush fits the bill. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself crushin’ on her.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


P.S. I’m feeling better after my minor breakdown earlier today, thanks to a generous helping of rocky road ice cream, an episode of The Golden Girls and the suggestions you gave me in the comments on my earlier post. All we can do is keep on keepin’ on, ya know?


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  1. Glosslizard says:

    Pomegranate Crush is so on my list!

  2. katee says:

    I lurve Christian Bale!!

  3. Nina says:

    I must say you look positively radiant in that photo. 🙂

  4. Tiera says:

    Lovely! I’m glad it’s not as bright on the cheeks as I thought!

    Tiera´s last blog post..Child’s Play: Too Faced Smurfette Collection

  5. Karen says:

    Hi karen!
    i LOVE your blog, its my favorite!!
    i always laught of the funny photos you post
    and i just love everything you post/do

    Im from brazil and i’m just posting here to say how great i think your blog is and keep it this way
    im in love with it ;D

    Karen´s last blog post..Novidades da Coastal? e Curso Catharine Hill!

  6. Gina says:

    love the poem 🙂

    Gina´s last blog post..Don’t Get Stuck

  7. Karen B says:

    I like the colour but not too excited about it.

    ooh, and I checked the price for like Chanel quads here and they’re cheaper than back home!! I hope the spring collection comes to Sweden soooooooon!

    Karen B´s last blog post..a thought

  8. Erin says:

    This looks really pretty. I love products like this that seem like art supplies LOL.
    And by the way, drunken poodles absolutely do NOT write better than you! You are THE best beauty blogger around, and I seriously mean that!

  9. kyle says:

    How do the cherry and pomegranate compare?

    kyle´s last blog post..New Collection: MAC – Brunette, Blonde, Redhead

  10. gio says:

    I love the poem. And that is a very prrtty color.

  11. Judy says:

    Loving the Golden Girls. Back when Estelle Getty died, I DVR’d a whole bunch of episodes. I think it took me nearly 2 months to go through one week’s episodes on Lifetime!

  12. Amanda says:

    I SO want this! I have cherry crush and luuurrrvee it….been wanting the pom since I saw it online. I love the plum tint. it looks great on you. oh, and i don’t think i’ve ever used cherry as a cheek tint, just on lips. I love lip stains! 🙂

  13. Sheila says:

    I’ve found that the Stila glosses don’t stay on long. It’s really too bad because they have great colors.

  14. Roxy says:

    ooooooo …. ahhhhh … it looks so fab on you! Definitely have to add this to my list of must-try products! I didn’t even know Stila was making a Pomegranate Stain – a million thanks for the scoop. xo

    Roxy´s last blog post..Tokyo Milk: Parfums with Whimsy

  15. Marisol says:

    Girl, why are you posting pictures of my man? hahaha

    What a pretty shade!

    Marisol´s last blog post..Full of Hope

  16. Michelle says:

    Hi Karen. I had wanted the Cherry one when it came out. Which do you like best? Assuming you tried the cherry crush.

  17. mariana says:

    loving the biggie reference… 🙂

    and i LOOOOOVE your blog and your sense of humor! your posts make me happy <3

    .-= mariana's last blog post… March 17th: HOW TO LOOK FABULOUS AT SCHOOL =-.

  18. Paigest says:

    Love and need. I’ve been wearing my Evolution REVOlution with my Stili Yumberry Crush …. I have to say my lips look YUMlution 🙂

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