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.