I’m very much a creature of habit, and when it comes to highlighters and blushers I very much like my powder products. I occasionally get my arm twisted by one review or another and will dabble in the cream highlight/cream blusher pond but 9 times out of 10 I end up making the biggest mess of my face.
The only cream blush I can see to get to work on me is this Convertible Color from Stila in the shade “Peony”. When I heard Susie from Blusher and Blogging raving about this in one of her favourites videos last year, I had to pick it up. These cream blushers are designed to be used both on the cheeks and the lips and have a slightly different texture to other cream blushers that I have used.
It looks quite muddy in the pan*, but once applied this is a soft nude/mauvy pink shade and I find it works well with most lighter skin tones. It’s quite highlighy pigmented but is easily blendable and I find it brings instant brightness to skin and gives a dewy glow to cheeks.
I always get confused with cream blushers and how to apply? I find that using my fingers means that it wipes off my foundation or creates that weird “separating” look – which looks plain nasty. Instead I’ve taken to using the Real Techniques buffing brush, I “bounce” the head of the brush into the product and then stipple onto the apples of my cheeks and blend it out when the majority of the product has been dispersed.
I also love the dinky floral packaging of this blush, it has a mirror in the compact which makes it useful to throw in my bag for touch ups on the go.
I now have my eye on this in Gladiola and Petunia – why can’t I stop at just one?
* yes yes, this has been used. I’m a bad beauty blogger etc etc – I CAN’T HELP IT I GET EXCITED AND LIKE TO USE MY NEW PRODUCTS BEFORE I PHOTOGRAPH. At least you know I’ve actually used it and not just photographed it and then fibbed about my love for it.