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Makeup Revolution Ultra Professional Blush Palette in Hot Spice

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Makeup Revolution Ultra Professional Blush Palette in Hot Spice

I have the Makeup Revolution Ultra Professional Blush Palette in Hot Spice to show you today.  You may remember that I reviewed the Sugar and Spice palette in November.  Definitely check out that review for all of the information about these blush palettes.  Both palettes perform with the same great quality and I go into detail in the previous review.  Today I mostly want to show you swatches of the Hot Spice palette so you can decide which one would suit you best

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Makeup Revolution Ultra Professional Blush Palette in Hot Spice

The Makeup Revolution Blush Palettes are both sleek and thin, with a full mirror.  The packaging is sturdy plastic that clasps shut and is great for travel.  The palette contains eight shades in varying finishes.  All of the shades in the Hot Spice palette have peach and coral undertones, and are all warm shades.  If you have cool undertones to your skin, stick with the Sugar and Spice Palette.

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Makeup Revolution Ultra Professional Blush Palette in Hot Spice

Many of the shades in the Hot Spice Palette have some shimmer.  There are only two true matte shades.  The two shades on the far right of the palette are baked shimmery highlight shades, which I swatched last.

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Makeup Revolution Ultra Professional Blush Palette in Hot Spice

The first shade in the Hot Spice Palette is a dark, burnt orange shade with very subtle shimmer.  It is absolutely beautiful, but a little goes a long way.  The second shade is a warm medium pinky-nude shade with a matte finish, very wearable.  The third shade is a bright peachy pink with subtle shimmer.

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Makeup Revolution Ultra Professional Blush Palette in Hot Spice

The first shade of the second row is a very shimmery coral with orange undertones.  This shade has straight up glitter, which is unfortunate.  The second shade is matte and is a medium peachy nude.  It is very similar to the shade above it, but leans slightly less pink.  The third shade on the bottom row is a bright satiny peach.

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Makeup Revolution Ultra Professional Blush Palette in Hot Spice

The first of the two baked highlight shades looks cool toned in the palette next to all these super warm shades, but it swatches as a neutral pink shade.  The second baked shade is a fiery coral, really lovely on the right skin tone.

Just like the Sugar and Spice Palette, I think that the Makeup Revolution Ultra Professional Blush Palette in Hot Spice is a winner.  Unless you have very fair skin, I think that you can probably make most of these shades work for you.  You definitely need neutral or warm undertones, though.  Light-Medium skin will fall in the sweet spot, but there are some shades that will look gorgeous on deep skin too.  The Makeup Revolution Ultra Professional Blush Palettes are only $10, and can be found at ulta.com.  Some Ultas carry the brand in-store, but mine does not, so be sure to call first before you go.  Makeup Revolution is available for the $3.50 off of $10 coupon that Ulta always offers, so don’t forget to use it.

Makeup Revolution Ultra Professional Blush Palette in Sugar and Spice

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Makeup Revolution Blush Palette in Sugar and Spice

Makeup Revolution Blush Palette in Sugar and Spice

I mentioned in my October Favorites that I have been loving the Makeup Revolution Blush Palette in Sugar and Spice.  Here is the full review and swatches, as promised.  I purchased the Blush palette at the same time that I got the Essential Mattes Redemption Eyeshadow Palette that I reviewed last month.  Go ahead and click the link if you missed that one.  So far I have been very impressed with the brand, and their prices can’t be beat.

Makeup Revolution Blush Palette in Sugar and Spice

Makeup Revolution Blush Palette in Sugar and Spice

The Makeup Revolution Blush Palette in Sugar and Spice comes in a thin palette that contains a full mirror.  The packaging is sturdy plastic that clasps shut and is great for travel.  I took it to Walt Disney World with me, and it was so convenient.  The palette contains eight shades in varying finishes.  All of the shades in the Sugar and Spice palette have pink undertones, and they are a mix of warm and cool shades.  Makeup Revolution also has an Ultra Professional Blush Palette in Hot Spice with shades that are more on the warm peach side.

The formula for the Sugar and Spice Palette is really nice.  The shades are extremely pigmented, so you need to use a light hand.  They are finely milled, but not powdery or chalky.  I use my duo fiber stipple brush to apply, and I have no issues with blending them out.  They wear well on my skin, and last all day on me.

Makeup Revolution Blush Palette in Sugar and Spice

Makeup Revolution Blush Palette in Sugar and Spice

Many of the shades in the Ultra Professional Blush Palette are matte.  The two shades on the far right of the palette are baked shimmery highlight shades.  To be honest, I don’t use those two shades too often.  I am not someone who reaches for a super shimmery highlight, though they do make beautiful eyeshadows.  I think Makeup Revolution chose well when it came to the six blusher shades.  The mix of warm and cool tones and the variance in vibrancy make this palette so versatile and flattering.

Makeup Revolution Blush Palette in Sugar and Spice

Makeup Revolution Blush Palette in Sugar and Spice

The first two shades in the palette are my absolute favorite, and are the most user friendly.  The first shade is a dark, warm pinky-peach with a subtle shimmer.  The second shade is a matte light peachy nude.  I like to mix them together.  The third shade is a bright flamingo pink matte.

Makeup Revolution Blush Palette in Sugar and Spice

Makeup Revolution Blush Palette in Sugar and Spice

Moving down to the bottom row, the first shade is the darkest in the palette, and is a cooler toned plum-berry shade with an off-matte finish.  Use a very light hand with this one.  Next to that is a raspberry shade, also with an off-matte finish.  The third shade in the bottom row is a lovely matte coral shade.

Makeup Revolution Blush Palette in Sugar and Spice

Makeup Revolution Blush Palette in Sugar and Spice

I swatched the two baked shades last.  The top one is an icy pink with multi-dimensional shimmer.  It is a beautiful highlight for those that go for cooler tones.  The bottom of the baked shades is a very cool frosted pink with hints of lilac.  It may be too dark to wear as a highlight for many, and too frosty for a true blush shade.  It is pretty on the eyes, though.  This is the only shade in the palette that has me scratching my head.  It can be a tough shade to work with on the face.

Over all, I think that the Makeup Revolution Ultra Professional Blush Palette in Sugar and Spice is a winner.  I like it so much, that I just ordered the Hot Spice palette from Ulta.  Unless you have very fair skin, I think that you can probably make most of these shades work for you.  Light-Medium skin will fall in the sweet spot, but there are some shades that will look gorgeous on deep skin too.  The Makeup Revolution Ultra Professional Blush Palette in Sugar and Spice is only $10, and can be found at ulta.com.  Some Ultas carry the brand in-store, but mine does not, so be sure to call first before you go.  Makeup Revolution is available for the $3.50 off of $10 coupon that Ulta always offers, so don’t forget to use it.  And make sure that if you are shopping online that you use Ebates first.  Here is a post explaining what Ebates is, and my Ebates referral link.  It’s not a scam.  I’ve been using it for years to get cash back on the purchases that I make already.  Ulta and Sephora are both on Ebates, so with the Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals about to happen, be sure to sign up to get cash back on your haul.

 

Sephora Collection MicroSmooth Baked Blush Duos

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Sephora Collection MicroSmooth Baked Blush Duos

Sephora Collection MicroSmooth Baked Blush Duos

Today as promised, I want to show you the Sephora Collection MicroSmooth Baked Blush Duos that I hauled for my birthday.  I purchased two shades of the MicroSmooth Baked Blush Duos: Tangerine Tease and Tea Rose Tickle.  They are gorgeous, and I am so glad that I got them.  There are six blushes in the line, and I am seriously contemplating picking up some more of them.  These blushes are not going to be for everybody, but if you like pigmented high-shimmer blush then you will love the MicroSmooth Baked Blush Duos.

Sephora Collection MicroSmooth Baked Blush Duos

Sephora Collection MicroSmooth Baked Blush Duos

Here is what Sephora has to say about the MicroSmooth Baked Blush Duos: “Infused with radiance-boosting minerals, sea coral, and green tea extract, these baked pigments sweep on weightless, natural-looking color—so you’ll be the picture of health. The duo combines a luminizer to highlight cheekbones and a matte satin blush to contour and define. The ulta-light, micronized pigments blend effortlessly into the skin to enhance skintone and give you a flawless, no-makeup look and feel. Customize your glow by blending the matte blush with the luminous formula for a perfect finish, or use them separately to achieve different looks for day and night. The fine pigments were infused with spring water, shaped by hand, and then slowly cooked for the unique, airy texture that melts into skin. Enhance your natural features with this duo and enjoy the seamless, breathable finish all day.”

Sephora Collection MicroSmooth Baked Blush Duos

Sephora Collection MicroSmooth Baked Blush Duos

If you prefer a matte blush then you may as well stop reading right now.  The MicroSmooth Baked Blush Duos are all about the glow.  There are no glitter particles and the shimmer finish is very fine.  The duos come with a highlighting side and a satin side.  The overall effect that the blushes give me is a radiant healthy glow that is simply stunning.  Keep in mind, though, that the skin on my cheeks is pretty even in texture.  My large pores are limited to my nose for the most part, and I do not have acne scars or other textural issues in the area that I apply my blush.  While I think the glowing finish is so beautiful, it will emphasize uneven texture.  If you have problems with skin texture on your cheeks, then you may want to steer clear of the MicroSmooth Baked Blush Duos and opt for more matte options.

Sephora Collection MicroSmooth Baked Blush Duo in Tangerine Tease

Sephora Collection MicroSmooth Baked Blush Duo in Tangerine Tease

The first Sephora MicroSmooth Baked Blush Duo shade that I chose was Tangerine Tease.  Sephora describes it as shimmering warm orange and tanned tangerine.  I think that is a pretty accurate description.  Tangerine Tease definitely falls more in the orange family than the coral family.  It is a blush for neutral and warm undertones, and I think that it can suit light skin all the way to dark skin tones.  Fair skinnned girls may find Tangerine Tease too pigmented and it is too warm for cooler undertones.

Sephora Collection MicroSmooth Baked Blush Duo in Tangerine Tease

Sephora Collection MicroSmooth Baked Blush Duo in Tangerine Tease

I love Tangerine Tease.  I am a fan or orangey blushes, and this is stunning.  I literally could not stop looking at my face the first time I wore it.  It was perfect for my “golden goddess” look throughout August, and it is a great transition shade for summer to fall.  I know that orange blushes are not everyone’s favorite, but I think that I look so fierce when I wear Tangerine Tease.  If you can pull it off, I highly recommend this shade.

Sephora Collection MicroSmooth Baked Blush Duo in Tea Rose Tickle

Sephora Collection MicroSmooth Baked Blush Duo in Tea Rose Tickle

The second Sephora MicroSmooth Baked Blush Duo shade that I chose was Tea Rose Tickle.  Sephora describes it as: shimmering burnished mauve and muted pink brown.  I disagree with that assessment.  I would describe the shade as a shimmering plum-toned mauve and a medium rose pink.  Again, the blush is stunning.  I don’t mean to be repetitive, but I mean it in the truest sense of the word.  Tea Rose Tickle has more of a neutral tone, so both warm and cool skin tones can wear it.  That plum-toned mauve is definitely dark, but it is the smaller of the two shades, so with careful application even fair skinned girls can probably pull it off.  I have no issues with my light skin.

Sephora Collection MicroSmooth Baked Blush Duo in Tea Rose Tickle

Sephora Collection MicroSmooth Baked Blush Duo in Tea Rose Tickle

Tea Rose Tickle is a wonderful option for fall and winter.  You should definitely consider picking it up.  The MicroSmooth Baked Blush Duos have great pigmentation.  I always recommend a duo fiber stipple brush for blush application, especially if you have fair or light skin.  I do think the MicroSmooth Baked Blush Duos fade a little bit throughout the day.  They will get you through the work day, but if you are going out after work, you may want to bring the blush with you for a touch up.  The Sephora Collection MicroSmooth Baked Blush Duos are $17, and I would say that they are worth every penny.  They feel a lot more expensive than they are.  They give my skin a radiant glow that I just can’t get enough of, and I recommend that you pick them up for yourself ASAP.

 

Review: Milani Rose Powder Blushes Plus the 2015 LE Collection

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Milani Rose Powder Blushes

Milani Rose Powder Blushes

I featured one of these Milani Rose Powder Blushes in my June favorites, and a couple of you asked for reviews and swatches, so here you go.  There have been a couple Limited Edition collections of these blushes from Summer 2013 and Spring 2014.  Milani made three shades permanent for Spring 2015, cherry picking from the previous collections.  There is also a Summer 2015 Limited Edition collection of three new shades available right now, but I will get to that later.  Right now, let’s talk about the permanent line.

Milani Rose Powder Blush in Romantic Rose

The Milani Rose Powder Blushes are absolutely gorgeous.  The three-dimensional rose embossing is so lovely and it is etched pretty deeply, so you don’t destroy the rose by actually, you know, using the blush.  (Don’t you hate it when that happens?)  The blushes themselves have a silky formula that manages stay soft without tipping over into the powdery category.  I find them very easy to apply and blend out.  They have good lasting power on me, though admittedly I don’t have oily skin.  Bottom line, I think this is a great blush.

Milani Rose Powder Blush in Coral Cove

The three shades in the permanent Milani Rose Powder Blush line are Tea Rose, Romantic Rose, and Coral Cove.  I have the last two shades.  Romantic Rose is a mauve-y nude shade.  This is a gorgeous neutral shade, great for lighter skin tones.  Coral Cove is a bright Coral that can be sheered our or built up for a bold look.  It will look beautiful on a wide variety of skin tones.  Here is a swatch of the two.

(L) Romantic Rose and (R) Coral Cove

They are beautiful.  All three shades in the permanent collection have a matte finish.  I think that they would suit a huge variety of people, and you definitely need to check them out.  So, moving on from the permanent line, let’s talk about the new limited edition collection that has been released for this summer.

2015 LE Milani Rose Powder Blushes

2015 LE Milani Rose Powder Blushes

The new Limited Edition Collection of Milani Rose Powder Blushes are currently available in drugstores.  The three new shades are American Beauty Rose, Awakening Rose, and Blossomtime Rose.  These three shades are similar to the current permanent line, but instead of a matte finish, they have a subtle shimmer.  Milani has been available in CVS, but unfortunately CVS is transitioning Milani displays to e.l.f. displays and won’t be carrying the brand anymore.  (It’s great to see e.l.f. in more stores, but I hate that it is at the expense of such a good brand that is already so hard to find.)  So be sure to check you local stores soon before Milani disappears.  I am really interested to see how the shimmer version of these blushes perform.  If they are as good as the matte version, then I definitely need to pick up a couple.  I recommend the Milani Rose Powder Blushes, and if you don’t already have any of them, then you should look into them.  The permanent Milani Rose Powder Blushes are available online at milanicosmetics.com and in certain CVS, Walgreens, and Fred Meyer stores.

Physician Formula Argan Wear Blush in Natural

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Physician Formula Argan Wear Blush

Physicians Formula Argan Wear Blush

Today I’d like to show you the Physicians Formula Argan Wear Blush in Natural.  We have discussed Physicians Formula Argan Wear Collection before, mainly about how beautiful the products are.  I will 100% admit that I got this blush solely on how gorgeous it looked in the package.  I do not have many Physicians Formula products because, in general, I find the brand to be overpriced and over-hyped.  However, while I am not a huge fan of the brand, Physicians Formula does put out some really good products and I wanted to give the Argan Wear Blush a try.

Physician Formula Argan Wear Blush

Physicians Formula Argan Wear Blush

Physicians Formula Argan Wear Blush comes in standard PF packaging.  The compact flips up to reveal a compartment holding a brush and it has a full mirror.  I don’t usually use these brushes.  Do any of you?  They are handy in a pinch while you are out and about, I guess, but I have never had any need for them.  I’m curious if they actually get used.  At any rate, you get the brush and the mirror is of good quality.  This type of packaging can be bulky but I appreciate having the mirror when I am on the go.

Physician Formula Argan Wear Blush in Natural

Physicians Formula Argan Wear Blush in Natural

Physicians Formula’s Argan Wear Blush is an ultra-luxe formula, which features luminous, light-reflecting pigments that deliver a skin perfecting effect for a youthful and glowing radiance. Infused with 100% Pure Argan Oil.”  The first thing that we need to talk about is Physicians Formula’s insistence in putting glitter overspray on all of their cheek products.  Why?  What is this nonsense?  Seriously Physicians Formula, you need to stop and I mean right now.  As you can see in the photo above where some of the glitter is rubbed away, this is just a surface design.  It looks lovely, yes, but when you try to actually use the blush it just complicated things.  It is chunky glitter that looks cheap and gets everywhere.  I took a tissue and wiped off the whole mess, but that just wastes product and I was still left with stray glitter particles when I applied the blush to my cheek.  It is not a problem that is unique to the Argan Wear Blush, but for a lot of Physicians Formula products.

Once you get past the overspray, the Physicians Formula Argan Wear Blush in Natural is a decent blush.  It gives you a subtle wash of color for a very natural look.  There is a lovely little block of bright coral in the center of the blush for more color if you want it.  The blush ends up being pretty versatile because of it.  The color can vary quite a bit based on where in the product you put your brush.  The formula is not powdery and the blush has a stain finish that looks very nice on the skin.  It has decent staying power.  I do wish that it was a little more pigmented but it is, after all, the shade Natural.  There is definitely a distinct Argan Oil scent which may put many of you off, but I don’t think the scent lingers on the skin.  Here is a swatch.

Physician Formula Argan Wear Blush in Natural

Physician Formula Argan Wear Blush in Natural

On the left I swatched just the light colors, no coral at all.  The middle of the swatch has all three colors mixed together.  The right side is just the center coral shade.  Now for some final thoughts.  Physicians Formula Argan Wear Blush in Natural is a perfectly fine blush, but for some reason I just don’t like it.  I don’t know if it is just too pink for me or what.  Except for the horrible glitter overspray that we have already discussed, I don’t have anything that I can complain about and say “this is the issue” with this blush.  I can’t think of any glaring problems that make me dislike it.  But there is something that just doesn’t work for me.  I can’t really say that it is a dud, but I can’t really recommend it either.  I realize how unhelpful it is to say that I don’t like it for reasons that I can’t explain.  It is why it has taken me so long to get this review up, even though I’ve had the blush for months.  I would say that if you are a Physician Formula fan already and like Physician Formula blushes, then you will probably also like the Argan Wear Blush in Natural.  If you have fair or light skin and enjoy light to medium pink blushes, this may be a great option.  Otherwise skip it.  There are so many other options and at a better price.  (The Physician Formula Argan Wear Blush is $12-$13.)  There is nothing about this blush that really stands out and grabs my attention and frankly, I’m bored.  :/

ColourPop Supershock Blush Review and Swatches

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ColourPop Supershock Blush

ColourPop Supershock Blush

A few weeks ago I posted a ColourPop haul and now I feel like I have had enough time to review the ColourPop Supershock Blushes that I ordered.  I still need some more time with the shadows, but I am solid with my opinion of the blushes.  I ordered three shades, two mattes and one satin finish, and based on these three blushes I can say that the ColourPop Supershock Blushes are great.  I think that they are absolutely lovely, and they perform really well on my skin.  I should say upfront that ColourPop is not available in stores, and you can only get ColourPop by ordering online at colourpop.com.  Let’s take a closer look.

ColourPop Supershock Blush

ColourPop Supershock Blush

ColourPop Supershock Blushes have a rather unique cream to powder formula.  I don’t want to compare them to Maybelline Bouncy Blushes, because in my mind there is no comparison, but they do have that smushy clay-like quality to them.  They are all stamped with a quilted pattern that disappears as soon as you use them.  They come in white plastic jars with a screw top lid.  I am not a fan of the packaging, which looks cheap to me, but it is functional.  Be sure to keep that lid screwed on tight because the product will dry out eventually.  Keeping a tight lid on them will help to extend their life to about a year or so.  The ColourPop Supershock Blushes are 4.2 g (twice the size of the eyeshadows) and retail for $8 each.

As far as the formula is concerned, I really like the ColourPop Supershock Blushes. I thought that they apply smoothly and easily, with great pigmentation.  ColourPop recommends using your fingers for bold full color coverage, and a brush for a more sheer application.  Personally I like to use my e.l.f. Studio Small Stipple Brush for any cream cheek product, and the ColourPop Supershock Blushes are no exception.  I stipple the product on first, and then give it a few circular blending motions for a smooth application.  They apply equally well over cream or powder products, and they don’t disturb the foundation or face powder I have underneath.  I haven’t had any issues with fading throughout the day.  On the contrary, once set the ColourPop Supershock Blushes stay put and don’t budge.  Speaking of setting, you do want to apply the blushes in a timely manner.  They don’t set so quickly that you are racing the clock, but you don’t want to take too long either or you will have more difficulty blending them out.  The ColourPop Supershock Blushes are very pigmented, but you should note that the color of the blush is not true to pan unless you really build it up.  From the swatches that I have seen online and with the three blushes that I purchased, the color in the pan is much darker than they apply.  You can build the color up quite easily if you want a dramatic cheek, but if you have fair or light skin, don’t get scared.  You can still wear many of the blushes.  Be sure to look at as many swatches as you can online before you buy so that you know what you are getting into.  Now let’s look at the three shades that I got: Between the Sheets, Bonus, and Quarters.

ColourPop Supershock Blush in Between the Sheets

ColourPop Supershock Blush in Between the Sheets

ColourPop Supershock Blush in Between the Sheets (Matte finish): ColourPop describes Between the Sheets as “A mid-tone beige pink in a matte finish, be a lady in the streets or a freak in the sheets.”  Between the Sheets is a neutral, muted nude-pink.  It’s not too warm, not too cool, and perfect for a wide range of skin tones.  It may look a little dark in the pan, but it is actually a lovely shade for fair skin.  Between the Sheets is a gorgeous everyday shade.

ColourPop Supershock Blush in Bonus

ColourPop Supershock Blush in Bonus

ColourPop Supershock Bonus (Matte finish): ColourPop describes Bonus as “A mid-tone true peach in a matte finish – wham bam thank you ma’am BONUS!”  Bonus is a beautiful warm peach with orange undertones.  It is kind of the spunky younger sister to Quarters, which I will get to in a minute.  Applied lightly, Bonus is sweet and fun, but you can build up the color for a bright, bold look.  It is the perfect shade for this time of year.  (Please excuse the gouge mark.  I dropped Bonus as soon as I opened it and my thumb nail took a chunk out when I tried to catch it. sigh)

ColourPop Supershock Blush in Quarters

ColourPop Supershock Blush in Quarters

ColourPop Supershock Blush in Quarters (Satin finish): ColourPop describes Quarters as “A Mid tone dusty coral in a satin finish – in remembrance of the OG drinking game.”  To me, Quarters is more of a burnt peach shade.  It has a very subtle satin sheen, but it may be more appropriate to call it demi-matte than actually satin.  It has warm tones, and although it may be a little dark for fair skin, it will look gorgeous on light-medium skin and darker.  I love Quarters, and definitely recommend this shade.

ColourPop Supershock Blush (L-R) Between the Sheets, Bonus, Quarters

ColourPop Supershock Blush (L-R) Between the Sheets, Bonus, Quarters

Here is a swatch of all three shades, from left to right Between the Sheets, Bonus, and Quarters.  This is one swipe of each.  See what I mean about them applying lighter than what is in the pan?  Again, you can definitely build up the color with a second pass, but they are pretty well pigmented without building.  I know that there is a ton of hype surrounding ColourPop, and you may be wondering if it is deserved.  I honestly don’t know the answer to that question, but I can say that I am a big fan of these ColourPop Supershock Blushes, and can’t wait to order more.

Stila Beauty in Bloom Convertible Color Trio

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Stila Beauty in Bloom Convertible Color Trio

Stila Beauty in Bloom Convertible Color Trio

Today I have a fun product to show you that I picked up when Ulta offered its 20% off coupon a few weeks ago.  This is the Stila Beauty in Bloom Convertible Color Trio.  Stila has two Convertible Color sets out for Spring 2015 inspired by flowers.  First is this Beauty in Bloom set that I have to show you today, and also they released a Blooming Bright set which, as the name implies, contains bright spring shades.  I haven’t tried Stila’s Convertible Color for lips and cheeks before now, but I could not resist the Beauty in Bloom set.  Here is the product description from Ulta’s website: “Treat yourself to a bouquet of beauty with a trio of Stila’s signature Convertible Color Dual Lip & Cheek Creams. Long-loved by beauty editors and makeup artists, they blend like a dream, leaving lips and cheeks with a pretty pop of color. This set includes a trio of  floral-inspired hues.”

Stila Beauty in Bloom Convertible Color

Stila Beauty in Bloom Convertible Color

The Stila Beauty in Bloom Convertible Color Trio comes with three mini Convertible Color compacts.  Each one contains a mirror, making them perfect for travel and re-application throughout the day.  Stila Convertible Color is a cult favorite, so many of you are probably familiar with the product.  But for those of you who, like me, are new to Convertible Color let me give you a brief run down of the formula.  Here is the blurb from Ulta: “Stila’s ingenious lipstick and blush-in-one proves to be irresistible. 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. Two-in-one compact holds the key to easy, monochromatic makeup. A must-have in every Stila girl’s makeup bag.”  I love how creamy the Convertible Colors are.  You can apply them with your fingers, or a brush.  I prefer my e.l.f. Small Stipple Brush, personally.  They apply smoothly and evenly on my cheeks, are not greasy at all, and look beautiful.  On the lips, they have great pigmentation.  The formula is creamy, but I wouldn’t call it moisturizing.  If you have dry lips like I do, then you will need to use a moisturizing balm in conjunction with the Convertible Colors.  I have no issues with fading, but those with oily skin may want to set the blush with powder, or else be prepared to re-apply if needed on long days out.  Now, let’s look at the shades.

Stila Beauty in Bloom Convertible Color in Camellia

Stila Beauty in Bloom Convertible Color in Camellia

The first Convertible Color in the Beauty in Bloom Trio is Camellia.  Camellia is available full size in Stila’s Convertible Color line.  It is a warm toned, medium peachy nude.  This compliments my skin tone so well, and I love it.

Stila Beauty in Bloom Convertible Color in Peony

Stila Beauty in Bloom Convertible Color in Peony

Next up is Peony, which is also available in the regular Convertible Color line.  Peony is a cool pinky-rose with brown undertones.  I am not as big of a fan of it on my lips, but it looks great on my cheeks.  This is a perfect everyday shade for those with fair and light skin.

Stila Beauty in Bloom Convertible Color in Tulip

Stila Beauty in Bloom Convertible Color in Tulip

The final shade in the trio is Tulip, and this one is not available for individual purchase in Stila’s Convertible Color line.  Tulip gives me a gorgeous deep berry stain on the lips, but sheers out for a healthy flush on the cheeks.  This would be a lovely shade for those with darker skin tones.

Stila Beauty in Bloom Convertible Color Trio (L-R) Camellia, Peony, Tulip

Stila Beauty in Bloom Convertible Color Trio (L-R) Camellia, Peony, Tulip

Here is a swatch of all three shades next to each other.  From left to right: Camellia, Peony, and Tulip.  Because I have never used Stila Convertible Color, I thought the Stila Beauty in Bloom Convertible Color Trio was a great deal.  Convertible Color usually retails at $25 for .15 oz of product.  The minis are .07 oz each, a total of .21 oz for only $20.  More product for less money?  Sure, I’ll take that!  I am contemplating going back to Ulta for the Blooming Bright set.  That one contains Lillium and Petunia from the regular Convertible Color line and Hibiscus (coral red) as the exclusive shade.  I think these trios are an excellent deal if you don’t already own several of Stila Convertible Colors already.  Both trios were released for Spring, and are most likely limited edition, so keep that in mind.