6.04.2008

Quarter Life Challenge - Blush 1

Stila Convertible Lip & Cheek Color in Lillium

The first blush I chose for this challenge is amongst my top three favorite blushes, ever. The Stila Convertible Colors are cream formula blushes that can be applied with your fingers or a foundation brush (i.e. flat with synthetic bristles). I prefer my fingers for applying these, but either works. Because these are creams, they can also do double-duty as a lip color.

Today's color, Lillium, is a scary looking bubblegum-pink in the pan. But don't be afraid! When blended well, the blush brings out a lovely pinky glow on my medium-olive complexion. The look is very reminiscent of the 'Bollywood starlet flush' - the red-carpet look such as Kareena's below:



The great thing about these is that they are extremely smooth, very pigmented, and blend easily. And they have really good staying power for a cream - I love that this doesn't slide off my face halfway through the day. But touchups are also super easy, because you can use your fingers!

Lillium is one of the more opaque CC's, but each color is great in its own way. Unfortunately, this one doesn't work that well as a lipcolor (it looks majorly retro!), but I'm totally happy with it as a blush. And one of the things I love most about this product is the gorgeous embossed compact, which is color-coded to match the shade inside. Genius!

For the most part, Stila CC's all have great blendability, and with 13 colors there's a shade to suit every skintone!

$24 @ Stila

1 comments:

Shrooms said...

I was eagerly awaiting your first blush post. You're such a good sales lady, now I'm going to try this on while I'm waiting for the train/people at Sephora :) 24 more to go!

 
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