Non-powder blushes have been on my mind for months. I liked the idea of something creamy, but knowing I prefer powder I took plenty of time before purchasing.
Sometime during spring there was a buzz amongst my blogging friends over the Stila Convertible Colors. I swatched in store a few times, but none of the shades were stand outs at the time, telling me I needed to wait.
Then the Josie Maran Cheek Gelees became the topic of conversation. I was very intrigued by these and gave them a swatch also. They are absolutely lovely in all the pictures I see. On my skin, however, there was little to no color pay-off (#summertanproblems). I will likely revisit them come fall or winter as I was especially interested in the berry shade.
At this point it was the end of June and, now more than ever, I wanted a dab-and-go blush so I headed back to Stila. And thank goodness, too! I was finally ready for the shades Stila offers, namely Sweet Pea.
What I originally thought of as a spring shade suddenly became a necessary summer shade. Not quite pastel, but not very red either, Sweet Pea is a medium-deep pink that even works on medium-tan skin.
I was originally afraid of its tacky texture, but this was a result of applying too much at once. Using my finger, I dab it on my cheek bones and blend one thin layer at at a time. The pigmentation is enough that it doesn’t require much layering.
Stila Convertible Colors are meant for cheeks or lips. I don’t, however, tend to use any compacts on my lips. They are simply never hydrating enough for my dryness. Here I wore Revlon Super Lustrous gloss in Pink Pop instead.
I don’t find these cream blushes particularly long-lasting so I do reapply after a few hours. I simply place it over my face makeup the same way I did on the initial application. It might last longer if I set with powder, but I appreciate the unpowdered finish more.
Another shade that I’ve been enjoying is Peony. It is fabulous on my skin for very natural days.
These will definitely be in rotation for awhile and I’m enjoying the ease, convenience, and color this summer.
What are your favorite non-powder blushes?
Summary: Stila Convertible Color in Sweet Pea is a great formula and shade for summer wear. It is pigmented enough to work with all skin tones. While I do not recommend it for lips, I think it wears well enough as a blush to recommend it.
10am Beauty Approved?: Yes
Disclosure: This product was purchased with my own money.
Cruelty Free: Yes