Seemingly bright in the pan, beautiful on...
The idea of fuchsia blush always scared me. I didn't want to walk around school with people thinking that I had a bad case of fuchsia rosacea, or that I was applying to clown college in the fall.... When I read about applying bright cream blush with the MAC 187, a brush that picks up a fine amount of pigment, I figured I should try this concept sooner or later. I already knew how awesome Stila Convertible Colors were because I owned a few shades. So I took the plunge and bought fuchsia. In the pan, it's a vivid fuchsia pink. Its texture is creamy and smooth. I first applied with a cream blush, picking the faintest amount of pigment and lightly swirling it on the apples on my cheeks. When I looked in the mirror at my fair skin, brown hair, and brown eyes, it just seemed to brighten my face; this became the perfect blush for spring. The next day, I wanted to see how it applied with my fingers. I dabbed my ring finger lightly a few times in the pan, then applied the blush after my tinted moisturizer. I made sure to blend well so it didn't look like circles. This time I was expecting clown cheeks, but the blush looked the same as when I used my MAC 187 brush. All in all, it's a total must have for neutral or cool toned coloring. The texture of the blush is divine, the lasting power is incredible (and literally will not budge if you set it with a fine dusting of loose powder). As usual, I adore the matching fuchsia metal packaging. It also looks wonderful when dabbed on lips (make sure to use a balm underneath)! ****************************************** Stila Convertible Colors are one of my favorite makeup products ever. I first got hooked on these about 5 years ago, my first shade was gerbera. I've bought many more shades and am completely hooked! I have combination skin with dry cheeks, so these cream blushes bring life and a glow back to my usual dull cheek complexion. I'm completely obsessed with the packaging: a metal mirrored compact with an adorable rose design on top. Definitely one of my favorite packaging designs. At $25, the cost is steep for a blush. However, consider three things: 1) This product will last you forever, even at daily use 2) The packaging seals the product very well, making the cream last longer 3) It's technically a dual cheek AND lip color, so this could substitute for a lip color as well. Maybe I'm just a sucker for beautiful things. But when packaging as adorable as this meets a product that makes my skin glow...that LASTS? Well, then we have a winner here.
Literally in love
Oh my god can I keep this forever? I was scared to use a blush that was 1) not powder and 2) not bubblegum pink or peach. But this blends so beautifully and looks so natural. It gives the perfect flush without that fake looking blusher girls use a lot. It lasts a while too (always a plus). i don't even need a brush. I just tap it on with my fingers and blend it in slightly and it looks perfect. A+
I bought this product two years ago and I still haven't even made a dent or anything, Even thought it's pricey, this will last you forever. Poppy is a beautiful rose red color, but it is highly pigmented and you only need the smallest amount on your fingers or brush. And that's what makes it last so long! I wear it almost everyday and it makes my skin look dewy and awake, but's its very natural looking! Everyone should have at least one Convertible Color in their collection and you won't regret it!
I started using this product a year ago and was immediately hooked on to it. I use it on my lips ( a little creates a tint) and on my cheeks as a blush. You can get major color from this, or just use tiny bits of it to create a little bit of a glow. I would not leave my house in the winter without this, it made all the difference.
I confess, I bought this because I liked that it was compact, had a mirror, & a cute cover. But I carry it with me everywhere I go now! I love the color, the texture, it's super easy to blend. A little goes a long way! & it looks beautiful on the cheeks or the lips! I will definitely be going back to buy other shades!
The Lillium color was the best for my pale skin, but the color is a bit too flat. I tend to use this now whenever I'm doing a heavy eye makeup look. It gives me just enough subtle color and it won't overwhelm any other makeup colors I have on my face. The formula is thick though. Almost sticky. I guess that's why it lasts quite a while. The packaging is also nice because I can easily tell what color it is.
This is the first cream blusher I've ever tried and I am sold! I wanted to try something different after being annoyed with how most powder blushers fade off into nothing by the end of the day, and the Convertible Color has fixed that problem for me. It lasts all through even my longest work days and I never have to worry about re-applying. I use the Petunia color which is highly pigmented, so a little goes a long way. I knocked off one star because although it is meant to be used as a lip color and blush together, I cannot use this as a lipstick. Even though I love it as a blush, it is terrible as a lipstick. I find it drying and while the color compliments my skin while worn on my cheeks, it looks terrible on my lips. I have worn it one time as a lipstick and went about an hour before I wiped it off and went back to my normal lip color.