Saturday, January 23, 2010

AMW Reviews: Stila Convertible Color in Petunia


I am seriously a cream blush lover and I find it works like crazy! My blush stays longer and retouching isn't as needed anymore. Do not be surprised if I have a couple of cream blushes review, because I do use them and love them like a bestfriend!




Stila Convertible Color in Petunia says ---

Stila's ingenious lipstick and blush-in-one proves to be irresistible. As seen in In Style's Best Beauty Buys 2008! This versatile favorite brightens cheeks and lips with creamy, translucent color. Tap onto cheeks and press onto lips. The sheer tint adds an inherent glow to the cheeks while lips bloom with fresh, radiant color. Our two-in-one compact holds the key to easy, monochromatic makeup. A must-have in every stila girl's kit.

Ingredients
ricinus communis (castor) seed oil, lanolin oil, beeswax\cera alba\cire d’abeille, microcrystalline wax\cera microcristallina\cire microcristalline, octyldodecanol, phenyl trimethicone, ozokerite, caprylic/capric triglyceride, hydrogenated palm kernel glycerides, ethylhexyl palmitate, isononyl isononanoate, c12-15 alkyl benzoate, tocopheryl acetate, hydrogenated palm glycerides, bht, [+/- mica, titanium dioxide (ci 77891), iron oxides (ci 77491, ci 77492, ci 77499), bismuth oxychloride (ci 77163), blue 1 lake (ci 42090), carmine (ci 75470), manganese violet (ci 77742), red 7 lake (ci 15850), red 22 lake (ci 45380), red 28 lake (ci 45410), red 30 lake (ci 73360), red 33 lake (ci 17200), red 34 lake (ci 15880), ultramarines (ci 77007), yellow 5 lake (ci 19140), yellow 6 lake (ci 15985)]

AMW says ---

Pros
  • shade looks very pretty and girly
  • does not oil up my cheeks
  • no allergic reaction
  • easy to spread
  • lasts a long time
  • can be used for cheeks and lips
  • available locally, no need to order online and wait for..FOREVER!
  • super cute packaging with mirror
Cons
  • not everyone are accustomed to using cream blushes, could end up with a clown look
  • if your lips are super dry like mine, using this on lips will further dry it
  • the shade is bright on pan, so applying too much is a huge no-no
  • if you have acne scars or zits on your cheeks, it may enhance the redness
Overall
Stila Convertible Color in Petunia is a peachy pink toned blush.  I can easily top this with a peach or pink colored powder brush and both works wonderful and I always ended up with a different look with the versatility of this blush.  This is my second Stila Convertible Color, and both did not fail me.  I'll definitely purchase more shades to include in my train case.

Tips
  • use either a stippling brush, in my case, I prefer the foundation brush and gently brush through the colors onto the apples of your cheeks
  • if you prefer using your fingers, apply with super light hand
  • always set with a similar blush shade, lighter shade will be better so you won't look like a clown
  • moisturize and prime your lips properly prior to using this on lips
  • if you like the color itself and do not want to add a powder blush, I strongly suggest to still set this with a translucent powder
  • always start light and add up as you go on
  • if you are on a darker skintone: Petunia works great, if you have super light skintone: either apply this sparingly or try purchasing a lighter Convertible color
  • always prime your face well and use a nice makeup base prior to blush application
Will I repurchase?
Yes

Where to purchase and how much?
I learned from Stila Counter that all shades of Stila Convertible color are now available for Php845.00 (approx $18.37)
 

Here's a photo of the cream blush on pot



And here's Petunia swatched no base

 

I got a request on how to apply cream blush and I'll do it as soon as I can :)

keep smilin'
Stay happy!
happy weekend!



27 comments:

  1. i am ever so curious about this color convertibles from stila,i heard their long lasting talaga.you think ms nikki it'll last on us with oily skins

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  2. looks so pretty! i have Lillium which is pretty too.

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  3. I haven't tried cream blushes yet, I'm a little scared to try. What I have now as my staple blush is Benefit's Benetint and does stay on all day and looks like I have a natural flush and doesn't cause me to breakout. Maybe I'll stop by a Stila counter one of these days and look at those cream blushes, I guess the price is reasonable at P845.
    Please do make a blog about applying cream blush, it would really help.
    Thanks for sharing, Nikki!

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  4. what a pretty shade :) It's a pity we don't get such exciting stuff in India :P

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  5. the shade looks really pretty w/ or w/o flash! at medyo affordable pa. :)

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  6. that's a very pretty shade! =) i think it suits all skintones..

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  7. i envy you for being able to use cream blushes. i want to try 'em but my face is freakin' oily lol. very girl packaging though! cute cute cute!

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  8. I just started using cream blushes too! and I think i'm beginning to like them! thanks for the review

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  9. It's 25 bucks in US...I want to pick up Petunia as well it seems like a really color used as a cheek stain...

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  10. I haven't tried any cream blushes yet but this looks so pretty!

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  11. Wow. I can't believe I still haven't gone to Stila yet. This will definitely be one of my top things to check out there!

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  12. it looks lovely! i can't wait to collect more of stila convertible ;) i'm beginning to like my stila convertible in peony (I have the mini version of it) ^^v

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  13. I'm not a big fan of cream blush.. My first attempt to use it making me look like just been slapped, haha.. and it's making my acne blemishes more visible.. >_< but I love to see the color swatch in your hand, so pretty! ^^

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  14. you know what.. i just cleaned my makeup box and transferred stuff to my new paul and joe train case (SUPER THANKS AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN ;-)) and i said goodbye to my first stila petunia.. it had molds na ;( sayang wasn't able to totally finish it kse naman a little bit goes a long way. oh well.. super tagal na din nun as in years talaga!! hehe :) miss you!!!!!!!!! *hug*

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  15. thanks for the review, it's helpful !

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  16. CamRenRai16(SHOBE), I think just like what you normally do for oily skin, prime your skin well, then use a good foundation that's oil free as base, set a loose oil free powder and use this convertible color, it'll last :)

    Lipstick Rules, oohh I haven't tried Lillium yet! :)

    Lanie, do give them a try on counter :) But if benetint works for you! That's great! Yes, I'll do the step by step on applying a cream blush....soon :) I hope I have the time!

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  17. Tanveer Parmar, awww so sorry these are not available in India, we just had this last year, so who knows? It'll get to your country :)

    Nehs, oo...and it lasts! I think this will last me a year or something! A little is enough!

    Khymm, yes, it does :)

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  18. MereMakeupManiac, who knows ? with the right foundation application, this could work for you and always set this with a powder blush :)

    Mary, yes! Me too! I use them daily!

    Charry, thanks!

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  19. Citrine, I know it's cheaper there for sure

    Catherine, yes, this look ssuper duper pretty! :)

    Crystal, it definitely is

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  20. Chrissy, well don't worry, everyone's been to Etude House and I haven't been there, its ok :) Just visit there when you have the chance or if you really plan to purchase something :)

    Dana, yes, I have the mini version too which I love!

    Ceecile ~Priscilla Clara, oh no on the acne spots..I know it'll make it show up more!

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  21. Beatrilicious SIS! Yayness, glad you liked the P&J box, think of me when you use it ok? Oh no..no more Petunia for you??? hay..don't worry you still have a lot of makeup left to use :)

    Carine, you're welcome!

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  22. ive always wanted to try this thanks for the review :)

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  23. Sush, no worries, always my pleasure!

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  24. hi! i really want to try this, this will be my first ever cream blush, all i have are powder blushes... but where can i get them locally? (Philippines)? thanks!!!

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    1. Hi I believe they have a stall at Rustans Makati, but that was before, so far there isn't any changes that I heard so you may try :D

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