Saturday, 24 August 2013

Stila Convertible Color Dual Lip & Cheek Cream - Petunia.

Hello there!

Today I'm reviewing one of Stila's cult blush products - the convertible color cream! I had originally intended to buy the shade 'Gerbera' but I figured 'Petunia' would suit the time of year a little better..but who really cares for trends? Not I! 

Still - it's a very pretty colour so I caved.

The packaging of this product is really sweet.I love the embossed floral design on the front,coupled with the cute,light-weight feel of the compact itself.Despite the plastic,this doesn't feel cheap in the slightest.The compact comes with a mirror in the lid.




The pan comes with a nice sized amount of product at 4.25g.




In the pan,Petunia appears to be a bright,creamy pink shade.When swatched,the colour sheers out significantly - though this is a big advantage when you consider that it's a blush.Who wants clown cheeks?!

Swatched without a base.


I think this colour is really pretty for paler skintones and really give the cheeks a sweet,flushed appearance.Since it's convertible and can be used on the lips,this will be lovely for adding a sheer wash of colour to them,without going buck wild.

This product will last around the 5-6 hour mark on cheeks..depending on the weather.On lips,more around 3-4 hours (no touch-ups).Blending is pretty easy - I use the Real Techniques Stippling Brush to distribute the blush after dabbing it on with the tips of my fingers.

It's a great product to own,with many different options in terms of it's 9 colour shade range.These aren't exactly cheap at £16.00,but worth it if you want long-lasting blush.

Available from Stila

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2 comments:

  1. You have made it look SO tempting but I am genuinely terrified what I would look like with a cream blush. I can blend out no problem, but am stuck in a bit of a rut with my powder ones (Sleek's Rose Gold at the moment).

    Can you recommend anything a little cheaper to give it a go to see if I could handle it?

    The Stila blush is a colour I would go for (I have got the same colour skin as you - I find it so hard to get a decent foundation that doesn't make me look ORANGE!).

    Love how it swatches out

    Fi xoxox

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    1. Cream blush generally just gives off slightly more of a 'glow' than powders.They tend to last quite a lot longer too! Your mention of Sleek's Rose Gold has made me want to re-discover Sleek blushes.

      For a cheaper alternative cream blush,I'd recommend one of the Maybelline Dream Touch Blush pots.I have the shade 'Berry' - it's a little darker than Stila's 'Petunia' when swatched but equally stunning.

      http://www.feelunique.com/p/Maybelline-New-York-Dream-Touch-Blush-7-5g

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