Stila Lipstain in Mango Crush

August may be drawing to a close, but those of us stuck living in humidity-drenched areas take little comfort from fall’s theoretical advance. Gloss, lipstick, and crème blushes slide right off our faces without apology. Fortunately, Stila has released their newest shade of Lip and Cheek Stain: Mango Crush ($24 at

Stila Mango Crush Stain

This multi-tasking click pen delivers a shot of stain packed with mango extract that adjusts to each individual’s pH to create a flattering shade for the wearer. The pen gives a wash of peach color that even the heaviest dog day can budge. I took this product out for a spin on both my lips and cheeks for a night of outdoor theater, and the little stain that could lived up to its claims. As if that weren’t enough to recommend it, the formula also contains vitamins A, C, and E as a kindness to your skin and lips that have suffered through a long, dry summer.