Hello dear ladies!
Even though it’s just the right time of the year to get ready for summer and buy bronzers and darker powders, I decided to treat myself with a bright pink colored blush. It always happens to me when I want something absolutely illogical.
For a long time I was looking for the Bourjois blush which I’ve already tried and loved but this time I opted for another shade which was a mistake as the color wasn’t mine and there was too much shimmer to the formula. What I was looking at choosing that blush? I have no idea…
But luckily I was able to find my “dream blush” by the Stila Cosmetics brand.
Stila Cosmetics is an American cosmetics company founded in 1994. The cosmetics line was created by makeup artist Jeanine Lobell. The name Stila was derived from the Swedish word "stil," which can mean "style". Stila's official website is quoted as saying that they chose that name because they believe "every woman’s makeup should be as individual as her own signature". Jeanine Lobell writes on her blog that, "We kind of just made up the name, ‘Stila.’ It sounds sort of like stil in Swedish, which means style." Lobell grew up in Sweden.
Estée Lauder Companies bought Stila in 1999 and sold it to Sun Capital Partners, Inc in the spring of 2006. In 2009, Stila became a Lynn Tilton company when it was sold to the private equity fund Patriarch Partners
The brand is also environmentally friendly, as they don’t test on animals and their packages are eco-safe.
The brand sounds to be trustworthy, doesn’t it? So now let’s pass over to the blush.
I have mine in the color Self-Adjusting Pink. When I first looked at it I was really upset. It looked like a very bright and intense pink-fuchsia color. But I wanted my blush to be of cool-toned barely pink shade… And you know, I actually got it!
Looking at the packaging I was really afraid to overdo with this blush and look ridiculous. And guess what, the first application brought me exactly what I was afraid of.
But then I took a super soft brush and tried to apply the product with it. And it worked, the outcome looks very tender on my cheeks. I look fresh yet not vulgar at all.
Here is the photo with the blush just right after application:
But while getting ready for my job (with all my makeup put already) I looked in the mirror and noticed that my cheeks weren’t as much pink as right after application. They looked more natural-toned which is so pleasant. And here are the photos I took in an hour after application. The product doesn’t look bright any more, does it?
One more important thing for me is that the product goes a long way. I need the tiniest bit to apply on my cheeks.
By the way, the compact has 5g of the blush. There were 3 shades available at the store:
I guess they have a larger collection now as I bought mine a long time ago.
The lasting power is excellent. The product stays in place the entire day.
And of course I highly recommend this blush by Stila. Even though it might look wild in the packaging, it looks stunning on the skin.
Stay always beautiful!