For this post, I wanted to share with you guys the Stila Blooming Bright Convertible Color Trio I recently picked up!
I really like cream cheek products, and Stila's Convertible Color lip and cheek products have been a cult favorite for a long time now. I've tried them in the past, but that was before I realized how much I liked cream blushes, so I don't think I fully appreciated them (plus I always had the color Peony, which I don't think I was too fond of). For spring 2015, Stila released two sets of mini trios of their Convertible Colors, so I thought now was a good time to try them again!
There are two different Convertible Color trios available right now; the Blooming Bright set which includes Lillium, Petunia, and Hibiscus (and the trio I got!) and the Beauty In Bloom set which has Camellia, Peony, and Tulip. I went with the Blooming Bright trio because I really love bright colors (especially corals) and I've heard nothing but good things about the more neutral Lillium. The Beauty In Bloom trio looks nice, but as I've said I don't think I'm a fan of the color Peony and I think it's meant more for deeper skin tones.
And I agree! It's a super pretty pinky nude (mmm, descriptive) and I love to use this when I just want a hint of color. It works especially well when you want to look fresh and awake, but not necessarily "made-up".
My Petunia had a weird layer of bright fuchsia on top; I'm not sure if this is from temperature changes during shipping or if this is how all new Petunias behave, but I was worried there was something wrong with mine. I looked at as many swatches I could online, and I only found one other person who experienced a similar situation.
Overall, I think these Convertible Color trios are worth every penny! I got mine for 25% off, but I would gladly pay the full $20 (and may get the other trio, too, because I'm weird like that). $25 for a full sized Convertible Color seems a little pricey for me, especially since you only get one color, so again I really appreciate the ability to purchase minis. I also contemplated getting the Field Of Florals palette, but I didn't like the size of the wells (they seem too small if you want to use a brush) and I think these minis are much easier to travel with since I don't think I will have a need for twelve different cream blushes while on the move.
I like that these colors apply more on the sheer side, especially for the cheeks. On the lips they look more like tinted balms than a more opaque lipstick, but that kind of sheerness feels much more summery and light. These do feel a little tacky and are a little more creamy than the tarte cheek stains, but I find these a little easier to work with since you have more time to blend. They can be a little stiff, though, so I do find myself buffing a little more aggressively than I would like sometimes.
If you've never tried a Convertible Color before, these sets are a great introduction! If you already love the Convertible Colors, these trios are a great way to increase your color selection! If you love cream cheek products, these are a definite must buy.
Thanks for reading! <3