Review & Swatches: Stila Convertible Color in “Rose”

Stila Convertible Color in Rose

Availability: Stila, Sephora, ULTA
Price: $25.00

Company’s Description

Stila’s ingenious lipstick and blush-in-one proves to be irresistible. This versatile favorite brightens cheeks and lips with creamy, translucent color. Tap onto cheeks and press onto lips. The sheer tint adds an inherent glow to the cheeks while lips bloom with fresh, radiant color. Our two-in-one compact holds the key to easy, monochromatic makeup. A must-have in every stila girl’s kit.

Stila’s award-winning Convertible Colors come in 8 different shades. This review is for the shade Rose–a deep, wine-colored rose.

Packaging: 9.25/10

Convertible Colors come in flat, round, plastic compacts that fold shut and contain mirrors inside. The packaging is sleek and very light-weight.

Quality: 10/10

Rose is a rich, deep shade that is intensely pigmented but manages to not be the least gothy or over-bearing. It tints the skin in a translucent, even layer that allows the natural texture of your lips and cheeks to show through. The color sinks into the skin instead of sitting on top of it, for a seamless finish.

The formula is a cross between a gel and cream. It melts slightly at the touch and transfers well onto a brush. It blends over the skin evenly without needing the extra layering or buffing that cream blushes often do.

The product doesn’t dry out the lips at all and I don’t even have to apply a lip balm on top in order for my lips to feel moisturized. The formula isn’t emollient the way a balm would be, but it skins into the skin and doesn’t emphasize lip lines.

Rose lasts on my lips for over 3 hours, even with light drinking and eating. You can get even more mileage out of the color if you keep a clear balm or gloss applied on top. Rose also maintains its color throughout the day when applied to the cheeks. I have no problems with the color fading or becoming patchy by the end of a 10-hour day.

Ease of Use: 10/10

This color melts into the lips and glides over the cheeks in a smooth, even manner. I don’t have issues with it being splotchy or needing layers the way a lot of cream blushes do.

Price: 8.25/10

For $25.00 you get 0.15 ounces (4.25 grams) of product. Korres’ Cheek Butters also cost $25.00 and contain 0.21 ounces of product. Too Faced’s Full Bloom Lip & Cheek Colors cost $21.00 and contain 0.16 ounces. As usual, Stila’s product is at a higher price-point than its brand-equivalent competitors.

Final Grade

Stila Convertible Color in Rose

Stila Convertible Color in Rose

Stila Convertible Color in Rose

Stila Convertible Color in Rose

Stila Convertible Color in Rose Swatch

Stila Convertible Color in Rose Swatch Blended

Stila Convertible Color in Rose Swatch Applied


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