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Monday, June 24, 2013

Stila Convertible Color | Review


Blusher and peachy pink obsessive? That's me. Why do I love it so much? Once upon a time, my pre-REN/Estée Lauder/Origins bare face was more pink than I would have liked. Even a splash of water and my visage would glow bright red. In the past, I've referred to it as the 'too blessed, English rosy' look. Now, those days are gone, but my complexion just doesn't look right without a touch of color on the cheeks. I attempt to steer clear of red and pink tones (I don't want to revisit the so called rose glow) and the peachy pink maven is in full throttle.

Wrap the pigment obsession into a creamy formula and you have the Stila Convertible Color in Gerbera. A multipurpose formula, working magic on both the lips and cheeks, if you think the color of the packaging is to die for (trust me, that's not the only reason why I bought it), the hue inside is true to match.

I can't say it's any miracle product on the lips, but I can vouch for it on the cheeks. At first, I was a little stumped as to the application. Applied with fingers and with the Real Techniques Stippling Brush, it was a bit too full on for my liking. In the midst of discouragement, I sloppily patted in my regular blush brush and applied. Nevertheless, I was amazed at the results. So - rule of thumb: apply with fluffy brush.

Now, you know me and my dewy makeup situation, so a cream to powder formula, for me, didn't really make sense - why not just use the powders? Albeit, the same creamy formula that makes application a dream also results in a dewy, sheeny (yet not oily looking) outcome on the cheeks...je l'aime. And the creamy formula wins continue, as it's equally long lasting.

So, here lands another peachy pink cheek product. It's definitely more pink than the beloved Laura Mercier Peach Whisper, but some days, I like to have bit of post-exercise glow (because we now how often that happens...) The pretty packaging grabs my glance everyday...everyday. Oh - but the formula is great too.

13 comments :

  1. I have one of these and absolutely love it! xx

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  2. Such a beautiful colour, I really want to buy this now! xxx

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

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  3. Cream blushes are so effortless! I used to avoid mine at all costs, but I find myself not reaching for anything else anymore, especially in the summer! I'm a blush fanatic and powder blush hoarder, but I have to give credit where credit is due: I love me some cream blushes.

    I love peachy pink shades, too! I would have loved to see more photos--maybe a swatch, or you wearing it?

    ♥ Em from Mascara Warrior

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    1. I'll see what I can do. Normally, in figure that a swatch is something that you could just look up, but thanks for the input! Yay for constructive criticism!
      xo

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  4. I really need to buy one of these. I'll probably get it in Gerbera.
    Everyone seems to love it!
    xx

    http://thecelution.blogspot.ca/

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    1. Gerbera is the prettiest shade, in my opinion.
      xo

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  5. Gerbera is my favorite convertible color! I also have petunia, which is great, but I find that gerbera is better for everyday. :D

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  6. I think the cream blushes are cool! Although, I've never used it yet. Hihi. ^^

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    1. They're actually much easier to work with than powder!
      xo

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  7. Oh my god, when I read the first paragraph of this post I just thought "Well, I could have written that..." These are the exact same reasons that I never buy to pinkish oder even red buhsers for. And I have my eyes on this shade now for over a year...

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