22 February 2012

A Bit of a Treat :)

I've got my first internship! No, it's not beauty-related so I wont go on about it, but the same day I heard back, I was meant to meet Emma at Westfield. Now Emma, if you know her, LOVES to make people buy stuff :P So of course, I walked away from the place a happy owner of..

The Stila Convertible Color in Rose

I'd been made aware of this by my favourite enabler, Anna, and saw her pop it out one time at dinner and I couldn't help but notice how pretty and sleek the packaging was, and how useful it would be to live in my make-up bag, as a cheek & lip duo! I'd been looking for a dark rosey shade so I thought this would be perfect :)


It's pulling a bit orangey in the photo above (I do hate not being home during sunlight!), but it's more rosey than anything. On my cheeks it turns a nice medium rose, and on my lips it gives such a nice, natural pigmented tint. I know those two words sound slightly oxymoronic, but it's like you can see your lips through the product, but it's pigmented enough to make a difference. This shade especially compliments and adds a slight pinkness to my already pigmented rose-coloured lips :) The texture is glossy but not sticky, and it's strange because it does feel slightly wet, but it feels drying.. this is good in the sense that the pigment lasts a long time, but for those of you who don't like dry lip products, lip balm may be good to use with it :)

As for a cheek colour, I could not believe the staying power! I have never seen anything last so long! I applied my foundation and popped some of this on (which, btw, is so blendable and easy with your fingers - even more of a make-up bag item) and powdered with a translucent powder. When I got home 8 hours later, I kid you not, it hadn't budged or worn. Incredible! I'm also glad I chose a shade that is quite universal to any look I could be wearing, so it really does work living in my make-up bag. That being said, it's just so gorgeous that it's a bit of a waste to reserve it for top-ups so I think it might actually start living in my vanity anyway! :)

I also love that the packaging is very cute, sleek, has a mirror inside, subtle and colour-coded! It's just so user-friendly in all ways possible - packaging, utility, shades - it's crazy!

I'm not gonna lie guys - I want another shade. Lillium and Peony also looked gorgeous!
You can get these from ASOS for £16, or from Boots stores that stock Stila.

Have you tried these babies before? :)

<3yu

51 comments:

  1. Congrats on the internship! I've been trying to find one for a while. Still no luck :( That blush looks amazing btw! You should use it in a FOTD!

    http://olgasrecord.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks Olga! I know what you mean, it's not easy - I think I'd been looking for 4 months now! Best of luck, and don't lose hope :)

      I will keep that in mind, thanks! :)

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  2. yay! congrats on the internship:] the blush looks really creamy, i like that!

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    1. Thanks Sisi! :) It is, I especially like it because it's not a cream-to-powder formula :)

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  3. I love these, they are really great products! Congrats on the internship!
    xxx

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    1. Aren't they?! :) Do you have any tips on how to use it? And thank you!

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  4. Congrats on the internship and that colour looks amazing ...perfect for spring

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    1. Thanks Emma! It is indeed - can't wait for spring actually hahaha.

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  5. I'm glad you wrote about this! I wanted to purchase the tangerine shade of this product but was afraid of the wear. <3

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    1. Oh the wear is the most impressive - you should definitely give it a shot! :)

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  6. Congrats on the internship! That shade is so pretty, even the packaging is pretty :) xx

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    1. Thanks Joy! I can't lie, packaging is definitely one of the strong points of this product :)

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  7. Looks like a dark color on the picture indeed. The blush I'm the most amazed by it stay power is the cream blush from Josie Maran, amazing stuff.

    Congrats for your internship!

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    1. I've never heard of that brand, I must look it up! :) Thank you!

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  8. Congrats on your internship! That Stila colour looks great, I love that you can use it both on your lips and cheeks. :) x

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    1. Thanks Michelle! Yeah I thought that too, 2-in-1's are always so handy :)

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  9. This is so weird, I actually went out and got one of these today! I picked up "Gladiola", the bright orange shade. I have yet to try it out, but judging by what you said about the wear time, I think I'm going to really like it :)
    By the way, stunning photos! I'm always so jealous of how well you get the lighting and colors to show up in your pictures.
    xox

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    1. Oh I've seen that online, it looks amazing - is it scary swatched as it is in the pan?

      Thanks love! It's not as great as I want them to be, ideally I'd use natural lighting!

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    2. Its nicely pigmented, but actually sheers out to be a nice coral flush, nothing too wam-bam in your face!
      If you don't mind me asking, what kind of camera do you use? My crappy Kodak is dying a slow, horrible death (it can barely even focus anymore) so I'm really in the market for a new one. I know you said you'd rather have natural lighting, but I love how your camera made your pictures look good even without it, I must have!

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    3. Ahh that's good to know! I really do want another one, just have to decide which! :)

      I use the Canon EOS 1100D, in the States I think it's called the Rebel T3! :)

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    4. So this is the one you use?! http://usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/products/cameras/slr_cameras/eos_rebel_t3_18_55mm_is_ii_kit

      Sorry for being a nuisance with all the camera questions, I just want to buy one camera that is going to last for at least 5 years since that is a CRAP load of money to blow on one item (especially for someone who's college bound like me)!
      I'm a total newbie when it comes to photography, do you just use the lens that comes with the camera or did you buy a different one?

      The price tag of $549.99 is most definitely not as bad as some of the ones I've seen!

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    5. Yep that's the one! Haha don't worry, I was very lost too! To be honest I've only had it for 2 months so I couldn't tell you if it'll last that long but I'll be very surprised if it doesn't. I generally do use the lens that comes with it, but I also got a set with a lens that is better for great distances cuz I like photography in general :)

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    6. Haha, thank you so much for putting up with all the questions :)

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    7. That's okay, feel free to email me if you have any questions - although Idk how much I can answer! :P

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  10. Well done on getting your internship!
    This colour is so lovely for both cheeks and lips,
    Mght have to go looking for it on ASOS now!
    Shannen Xx

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    1. Thanks love! :) Hahaha I do recommend this one, I obviously can't speak for the other shades but I definitely want more! :)

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  11. Congrats on the internship lovely! I bet you must be so excited for it :) The Stila colour is gorgeous! xx

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    1. Thank you Tamsin, I'm over the moon! Hehe it is, I can't stop looking at it and wanting to use it XD

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  12. Well done on nabbing an internship! Been dying to try any stila product for a while, unfortunately my boots doesn't stock them and I hate not testing beforehand so I'll have to wait till I'm next in London! This colour looks gorg!

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    1. Thanks Becky! Ahh I know exactly what you mean, but atleast that's something to look forward to when you're here! :)

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  13. This is such a stunning colour, and looks so beautiful :) Congratulations on the internship xx

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    1. Thanks so much! It definitely is gorgeous :)

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  14. This looks lovely! I recently got the Soap and Glory cheek tint which you can also use on your lips but I prefer the colour of this, and also that it's more of a balm than a liquid. Will be thinking about purchasing this for me :D

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    1. Ah yeah I really want to try a liquid but I'm not sure how I'll feel about it! Is the S&G one any good? This one is gorgeous, and lots of shade choice too, definitely recommend it! :)

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  15. that is a gorgeous colour! I want to check it out when I'm back int he UK.. or online lol.

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  16. congratulations on the internship Yu, I really want to try some stila products

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    1. Thanks love! This is one of my first ones, very impressed!

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  17. Peony is on my list, but not before I finish a few others first..including the NYC colour sticks, which I am loving and they are cheap cheap cheap too!

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    1. Oh yeah I see that in blog sales sometimes, and I'm always tempted! I do want one more shade, but you're right, I feel kinda guilty cuz I haven't used up any blushes!

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  18. Congratulations on your internship! What will you be doing?

    Maria xxx

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    1. Thanks Maria! I'm a social media intern :)

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  19. Wow I love this! I'm definately gonna pick one up next time I'm in Boots! Does it leave a sticky lip-glossy feeling your cheeks?? Because I've had this effect before with multi-use products... :(
    Emma xx
    ps. congrats on your internship!!

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    1. Nah not at all! It's very thin but pigmented :) Thanks Emma!

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  20. Congrats :) Also I went to Boots yesterday and accidentally bought one in Peony... This is TOTALLY your fault! :P xxx

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