Friday, May 20, 2011

Review: Stila Make Me Blush

Have you ever bought a beauty product just because it was pretty to look at? Stila's Make Me Blush blush is beautiful, one of the prettiest products I've ever seen. I didn't get MAC's Marine Life, but I have read that the colours in this are quite similar (check out NaturalNChicMakeup's comparison post here). This blush came out at the start of the year and was limited edition. Honestly I don't pay much attention to Stila's products, so I didn't get this back then and thought I missed out on it entirely. However, while waiting in line to pay at Sephora the other day, I noticed it, and quickly put back something else that I was buying and got this! It was $18 CAD. The cashier seemed to like it too. :)

This blush has a really sweet and gorgeous heart pattern on it, there are coral/red, pink and peachy-pink hearts throughout. The gold parts are very vibrant, however the gold will go away since it's just overspray. I think it would be cool if a company made a blush like this where the gold goes all the way through.

The gold hearts are the prettiest part of the blush I think, embossed on the hearts are cute words like "I Heart You", "Stila", "XOXO" and "Kisses". I could stare at this blush all day long it's so pretty, I didn't even want to use it, but it would be silly to buy something just to look at it right? At least I think so.

Here are the swatches of the blush, I took a small amount of each coloured heart, you have the peachy-pink on the top, then the pink, then the coral/red, and then the gold on it's own. To the left there is a swatch of all the coloured mixed together. The mixed part is very pretty, it's a peachy coral with a gold sheen, as you use it though, that gold sheen will minimize.

And here you can see how the gold bits wear away over time, half of the gold parts of the heart in the center is all gone revealing the normal colour underneath. Although I do like the gold mixed it, I do like the colour of the blush itself without it, so it's not a huge loss. Although I will try to keep some of the gold hearts intact as I use it, just to keep the original colour of the blush as long as I can.

Would I recommend this product? If you can still find it I would totally suggest picking up this blush, it's too pretty not to!


Annie said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow, $18. Are they normally that cheap? I've never really noticed Stila products at sephora either, except for the kitten eyeshadow that I like to dip my finger into because it's just so soft and buttery haha. Beats $40 for marine life!

Rainy Days and Lattes said... Best Blogger Tips

This is one of the most beautiful blushes ever! I have this as well and I feel so happy just looking at it :) And since the colors are all so wearable, it really is a great value!

Kristie said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for the link. This is still one of my favorite items from Stila. It is very pretty and you know what's funny - on Stila's website, they call it Mother's Day Palette or something now. I second your recommendation, this is a great blush to pick up. Great review!

MSodapop said... Best Blogger Tips

i love the colors!
and the pattern is so cute!

Popcorn said... Best Blogger Tips

This is soo pretty~ hahaha love the peachy colors. The price actually isn't too bad. I will def. check this one out.

Mercedes- Ms Purple Make-up said... Best Blogger Tips

I soooooooo want this!!!
Really badly. Stila is not available in the UK any more! So sad.

lucie.lovely.cupcake said... Best Blogger Tips

It is such a beautiful product indeed! I never see Stila products in shops :( (I live in France)
I would defnitely get one of these if I could. Great find!

Lucie x

Tracy@Beauty Reflections said... Best Blogger Tips

I've always wondered about this one! It is pretty! I don't think I've ever tried a Stila Powder Blush before, can you believe it? :) Thanks for the swatches-it sure is pretty!

Liz (Beauty Reductionista) said... Best Blogger Tips

I have it but find I can't use it because it's too pretty. It's cheaper than those Physician's Formula heart blushes, can you believe? I'm surprised it's not completely sold out.

Justine (Productrater) said... Best Blogger Tips

@Liz - I didn't get any of the Physician's Formula heart blushes, although they were pretty, I have lots of PF stuff that just sits there and never gets used, plus they are expensive too!

Jennifer said... Best Blogger Tips

Now I want this one!
I have the PF one but I like this one better.

Harshleen@BeautyTidbits said... Best Blogger Tips

It very pretty.....I hope I can find it now!

25FLONDON said... Best Blogger Tips

I probably don't need this because I have Marine Life, but I do love the design! I'd probably do what I do with every nicely designed overlay blush - leave half of it untouched!

Renay Shanel said... Best Blogger Tips

How gorgeous the design is nice :)

PoorCollegeStudent said... Best Blogger Tips

I have this; it's so pretty. The overspray looks pretty in the pan, but it does not look good on me.

Amanda Popko said... Best Blogger Tips

i love stila:) have not tried this blush yet,but i wish you would mix all the colors on a blush brush and then show what colors come up,cause thats how it is usually used :)



Justine (Productrater) said... Best Blogger Tips

@Amanda Popko - The swatch on the left is of all the colours mixed together.