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stila convertible color in gerbera

stila convertible colour in gerbera review swatch photo
stila convertible colour in gerbera review swatch photo

I've had my eye on acquiring one of the Stila Convertible Colours for a while and thought it was about time I got around to buying one. I've never seen anything from Stila in person, so I bought Gerbera blind. By that I mean I didn't actually look at swatches before I bought it, which is surprising as I tend to always read reviews or swatches before buying something. It was a spur of the moment purchase! I've been very much getting into my cream blushes recently and I always hear about Convertible colours so I thought I'd give it a whirl!

Convertible Color's have a real luxurious, creamy texture which is super easy to blend. Gerbera is a very natural light neutral pinky peach shade which is right up my street. It melts perfectly into the cheeks to give a soft flush of colour without looking heavy or too much. You can use as much or as little as you like depending on the ammount of flush you'd like. I tend to apply a little at first and then build it up as I feel it can get quite pigmented if you go in with too much product. On first use I did feel that the product was a bit tackyt and that it just wouldn't look very nice on my oily skin. However I found it didn't leave my skin looking blotchy, patchy or greasy at all which left me pleasantly surprised.

When I apply to the cheeks I pop a few dots with my fingers then blend out with the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush.  When applying to the lips I just dab it on with a finger, although I like the colour on my lips I just feel like it doesn't sit very nicely on my lips. It's not drying but it just feels a touch suffocating which I found hard to wear. I can see this generally being used as blush. Very pretty and very easy to apply!

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