Today I bring you a review of one of my favorite “simple” makeup products. Stila Convertible Color is just the thing I need when I am in a rush, to lazy for a full makeup look, or just looking for the right pinch of color for my cheeks!
Stila Convertible Color is available in a slew of fantastic shades to suit any skin and complexion type. I believe most shades are flattering on all skins tones since the colors are so transparent and sheer yet natural and pigmented.
Convertible Color is supposed to be your one stop shop for adding color to your cheeks and lips but I personally only use it on my cheeks as I find it feels quite weird on my lips and some of the colors just don’t work well.
Convertible Color quite reminds me of a Tarte Cheek Stain in a compact but with fewer touch ups inbetween uses! The texture is almost gelly like with a creamy base and it lasts ages on me. I rarely have to run into the washroom to layer on some more it just lasts and lasts and lasts. It also gives me a great illusion of looking like I’ve had about ten hours of sleep when I’ve only had about two! My cheeks look dewy and fresh upon application. The completed look always makes me look gorgeous and flawless! My favorite way of using this is after finishing my morning face wash routine (scrub, tone, moisturize)! If it’s a weekend and I’m just running out to do errands I have a quick shower, tie my hair up, wash my face, moisturize, and slip some Convertible Color onto my cheeks and away I go minus foundation! Simple, Easy, Fast!
As I said early this does quite remind me of Tarte Cheek Stain but the texture is slightly thicker and almost sticky when you first apply but as your skin warms the cream it sinks in quite nicely and the sticky feeling subsides. The difference is if I use Tarte Cheek Stain I’ll be touching up five times a day where as with this it lasts from morning to afternoon and beyond!
Overall, it’s a fabulous little product and definately makes life in the cosmetic world a whole lot easier!
Sheesh Stila sure wants us to be happy this Holiday Season! They are having yet another SALE!
The Muse likey the sales
This is the 4th sale since the site has been upgraded a month or so ago! First we had 10% off, after that we had 20% off, and finally they reverted back to giving us 10% off and NOW they are giving us the option to save $10, $20, or $30 on our orders!
The current promo code is SAVEMORE and is broken down as follows:
These are advertised as “Asia” only but for the record I don’t think they have ever graced the beautiful shores of Asia!
From what I have gathered they were more along the lines of “Asian” inspired and not Asian Exclusive. If you didn’t already know Asia has it’s own little niche for the Stila market and the Stila girls are somewhat alive and kicking within Japan however they are no longer here on the shores of the US. The general impression when the palette and trios were released was that “wow we are getting some Asian exclusives” when the actually case is “wow we are getting some Asian Stila fan “inspired” goodies”.
So don’t ask me what it means to be Asian Stila fan inspired because I haven’t a clue! I’m taking a wild guess that the beautiful girls within Asia were wanting these colors sold in a trio or a palette and thus the Asian “exclusives” (I use the term exclusive very lightly) palettes were born or we can stop making this complicated and just say they look like Holiday palettes to me!
Anyway that’s all rather long and boring but the good news and the non-boring news is that your Muse has nabbed all of the Stila offerings and is here to review them!
The first and my personal favorite would be the Belle of the Ball palette. Yummie is an understatement my friends. First of all let me say I am so pleased to see the Stila girls gracing these packages that I am beyond myself with excitement (it’s the little things that get your Muse excited).
I should mention that this palette is absolutely, positively, amazingly gorgeous! It has 4 perfect shades of glittering, shimmery, yummie, pigmented eyeshadow! It contains a shimmering white, a shimmering aqua greenish color, a shimmering gold, and a shimmering darkish sky blue. You wouldn’t think “holiday” upon seeing these at first but I’m slowly thinking of fantastic ways to use these for the holiday season and hey they’ll make great Spring and Summer colors too!
If you’ve been debating on this for a bit I’d say do yourself a big favor and grab one while they are still in stock! This one, in my humblest opinion, is too good to pass up!
Next up the Eyeshadow Trio in Cool. Cool is nice and pigmented and all the good things you’ll find in a Stila eyeshadow however it’s not a must have. It’s got three gorgeous shades that aren’t overly shimmery which disappoints me. You’ll get a soft lavender, a dark blue, and a creamy white and if you’re like me you’ll basically sit for a while and ponder over how these colors go together. Sigh. Dontcha just hate that?
It’s a nice trio all together and I’m glad I purchased it but it’s not nearly as nice as The Belle of the Ball palette and it can be skipped unless your a serious Stila collector.
Another trio for you but this time in warm colors. Another miss on this in my opinion and unless you’re a collector you can sincerely and seriously skip on it. Warm comes with a peach, beige, and a brown color all of which are kinda boring in the shimmery department. These aren’t exactly matte but they aren’t exactly shimmering shades either. Definitely pigmented that’s for sure!
And lastly a Blush Duo in Peach & Pink. Another you can chalk up to as very nice but nothing to get too excited about! Both shades look a bit on the sheer side, I haven’t yet tried them so I’m not sure. Very nice shades but they might not completely work for my skin tone we shall see!
These are all beautiful items and if you’re a Stila collector you sure are going to want all of them for sure! But if you aren’t so keen on Stila I’d most definitely get my hands on the Belle of the Ball palette as it’s a keeper and a really beautiful palette!
Overall, it’s nice to see the Stila girls gracing the packaging again and I’m loving all of these but the only must have in the lot would be the Belle of the Ball palette!
You may recall me mentioning that the Stila site had undergone some construction and soon after it returned they had a little sale with 20% off (which is ongoing until the 21st of this month)!
At the time nothing of too much interest was wowing me from the site but I did happen upon the new smoky palettes and decided I might as well snatch them up with the discount.
Stila’s Smoky Eye Palettes
I had already purchased the original smoky eye palette some months ago and was pretty pleased with it so I dove in and purchased the two newest colors.
I’m going to say you don’t need these unless you wanna splurge a little. There isn’t anything to wow you about the palettes and you don’t need to rush off and purchase them right away (wait for the Stila Warehouse Sale).
The pro side of the purchase is that the shadows are very pigmented and the liner cakes these come with are quite good however you really don’t absolutely have to have these.
I’m just diseased thus they ended up in my stash of cosmetics
I do give them a good solid review because Stila makes some very good shadows and you get quite a nice palette for the price! With the discount I only paid $32 a palette.
If you’re a minimal girl or you don’t like alot of nonsense when it comes to your eye makeup these are perfect. They do exactly what they promise to do which is create an elegant smoky eye look that’s perfect for the day or evening.
These are also pretty darn nice if you have a difficult time achieving a smokey eye look. They also happen to have a little button you can press that allows you to listen to a tutorial recording giving you step by step instructions on how to apply the shadows.
Pretty nifty eh?
The Emerald Palette
The Bronze Palette
The Original Smoky Palette
L@@K The Muse was even thoughtful enough to make you a video to show you how the talking tutorial works!
Overall these are a nice edition to any collection and they make eyeshadow application a snap on the days that applying makeup seems too much of an ordeal!