Friday, 17 January 2014

Stila Gerbera Convertible Colour





Stila Gerbera Convertible Colour - £16

It's safe to say that Stila's Convertible Colours are one of my very favourite makeup products. If you don't already own one of these then you are missing out on some utterly beautiful blush & lipstick colours. I literally always have at least one of them in my handbag or makeup bag at all times. I think that cream cheek products can be quite foreign to some people but the Stila ones are almost impossible to get wrong. The consistency, pigmentation & dewy finish make them the best cream cheek formula I've come across. I've actually had this product for quite a while now so this review is well overdue. I have previously reviewed the Petunia (a bright rosy pink) & Lilium (a pale dusky pink) Convertible Colours. I would describe Gerbera as a soft pinky peach. It might look quite similar to Lilium but this one is much peachier. From looking at the orange colour in the pan I was worried that this shade wouldn't suit my complexion but I constantly heard so many people saying how much they loved this colour so I just went for it. It probably would look best with a tan but I think it's just as lovely on my skin. It gives such a natural peachy flush & is incredibly flattering.

My favourite way to apply these blushers is to dab a small circle of product onto both cheeks & then blend them out using a Real Techniques Expert Face Brush. The Convertible Colours have great blendability so it's easy to get your cheeks looking even. You can build up or sheer out the colour to create different looks using one product. They manage to stay all day on my skin without powdering so I think they're great value for money. The 'convertible' name comes from the fact that you can also use them as a lipstick. I always make sure I prep my lips with lip balm beforehand. The texture of Gerbera is slightly glossier on the lips than the others & not as drying. Peach lips often don't look right on me because of how pale I am but I love how Gerbera looks. It would be the perfect nude shade for a full on 60's makeup look - my fave! What's your favourite Convertible Colour?


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18 comments:

  1. I have Stila's convertible color in Petunia and keep having trouble applying it so I shall definitely try out your method! xo

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  2. I love this SO much and it looks beautiful on you <3

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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  3. Oh wow, that's such a lovely shade! x

    holljc.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. I love the Stila convertible color blushes. I have Poppy, Petunia and the shade you mentioned, its a must for every beauty lover, looks lovely on you too! :) xx
    http://insaneaboutmakeup.blogspot.co.uk/

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  5. I love the convertible colors so much, especially Gerbera. The shade looks really lovely on you, Caroline!

    Kelly | secondhandspring

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  6. Looks beautiful! I've never tried one.

    Emily | PENNY RUGBURN 

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  7. This shade looks gorgeous. I bought one in Lilium for my Mum for her birthday, it was the hardest thing to hand over - they're wonderful x

    Amy / srslylou

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  8. I am sad (very) sad to say I don;t own any of these Stila Blushes. They look so pretty & sound easy to use / blend.
    http://www.letstalkbeauty.co.uk/

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  9. This is gorgeous, I'm pale too and struggle to choose a blush I like/suits me; definitely going to check this one out! Think I may have to make an order after payday... xx


    http://katieannetc.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. This shade looks lovely, definitely going to check the line out! Thanks for the post xx

    Abby | http://teenagelovesxo.blogspot.co.uk/

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  11. This shade is so beautiful and natural looking. It looks great on you!
    xx
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

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  12. I've wanted to try these for ages but I've never actually tried cream blush so I'm not sure about them haha. Looks lovely though x

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  13. I bought this a few weeks ago in Peony and love it! I wish it was reviewed more often, thanks for the post!

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  14. I love the look of these. I've never tried any but I've swatched them in store and they're beautiful!

    Beth | BethBlogsBeauty
    xx

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  15. This looks so beautiful on you - I love the shade 'Rose', it's slightly darker but is really flattering on pale skin x

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  16. you just reminded me of my very first love in cream blushers!!! Looks beautiful on you!!!

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  17. This is a color I have wanted for ages x

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