Absoloutly love this product.
I thought it would be too dark for my MAC NC20 skin, but it makes my cheeks look "flushed". I use it for daytime when I'm not wearing much makeup.
Does not clog pores either - bonus!
I have several convertible colors and I really like them. They last all day (12+ hours), cause no breakouts, deeply pigmented and easy to apply. Probably one of the best creme blushes on the market. ( I also really love my Becca creme blushes). Poppy is a true deep red shade. ITs not too cool nor too warm but the perfect nuetral. Retails for $20 and you get a large compact full of color that will last forever. You only need a tiny bit. These dont look greasy either and none of the colors have any shimmer. Retails for $20 and is a fabulous product. Great with my NC30 complexion!
Poppy is the only CC that I have, and as other posters have mentioned, it's SUPER bright, but if you're careful how you use it, it looks great!
When I put it on, I use my pointer finger to dab one spot on each cheek and then blend like crazy! It's a very pretty flushed glow, and it doesn't look as "wet" as other products, like Tarte Cheek Stain. (I have Tarte Blushing Bride, which is a similar color, but a different consistency. It's easier to apply than CC, but it has a more dewey look. CC is more of a matte look.)
My other favorite is to mix it with lip gloss! I either start with clear DCT lip balm (it's in the little cream pot...you can usually find it at the Wal-Mart checkout line!) OR a very light lip gloss, like Stila lip gloss in Pink Shine (which is too light on its own), and then just dab some CC over it.
Especially when you already have it on as blush, it brings the look together to blend some in with your lippie!
One last note, it lasts FOREVER! I bought mine 4 years ago and have had to clean it several times, but I swear, it will never, ever run out.
This is perfect for the "snow white" look, particularly on my very pale complexion. I do have to be careful to blend well, and to make sure to get it in the right spot right away. Patting my fingers over the product lightly gives the perfect amount of color. Using this over lipbalm, followed with a gloss (mac's lip conditioner in aquamelon is my fave for this look) results in a gorgeous lip color that looks perfect with the cheek color, and lasts forever!! i LOVE this product, and can't wait to try another color!
If this looks too scary, try Rose, but Poppy, on a PPP is really stunning! Very Snow White looking. On the lips it's a pretty red, if you have foundation or moisturizer on the cheeks first it can be sheered out for that beautiful healthy "walk in the cold" look. Don't swirl your finger in it, just lightly tap a finger on it and it's enough color. Great color!
i have MAC NC30 coloring (gold undertones), and using Poppy, which looks like it would result in a blue-red flush, actually yields a bronzy-peachy-red blush. the stain does not last for more than half a day.
I really liked this shade, at first I freaked about how dark it looked in the pan, like a deep berry/red shade, but after I dabbed a little on my cheeks, I loved it. It gives you just enough to color to look like you've been outside in the cold and to add the perfect flush to your cheeks.
The Convertible Colours have always been one of the best products in Stila's lineup for me. Although they're meant for both cheeks and lips, I've found that the colours look much better on the cheeks than on the lips. It also has the prettiest packaging, unlike the tacky looking cardboard lipstick tubes. Poppy gives a pretty pinky red blush that can be as sheer or as intense as you want it. It's a breeze to work with. Just lightly dab on about 3 small spots on your cheek and blend well for a lovely hint of colour. Also lasts well throughout the day, much better than Nars powder blush. It is pricey but it lasts you for a long time as you use only so little of it each time. Love this!
This product can look great. However, as other reviewers have noted, you do have to be careful. If applied just right, it can give a very nice, natural wind-burned flush look. It is also nice to dab a little on your lips or mix it with a lip gloss or balm of your choice for a natural bee-stung look. Just be warned, it can make you look like a clown(especially in certain lights). There have been times when I thought I looked great at home, but noticed that I looked bright pink in the lights of a store at the mall. This might not be an issue for someone with darker skin. The packaging is simple and functional. It comes with a handy mirror, and it is more compact than most powder blushes. Plus, even though it seems a little expensive at first, you get ALOT for the money. I have had this for over a year and have only used a tiny portion. I can't imagine ever running out.
I love the texture, etc. but the color was just too deep and pigmented for my ppp skin. I'm sure it has the potential to look lovely on me, but it would be more work than I'm willing to put in.
On the plus side, lasting power on the back of my hand was excellent- had to scrub it off with water and soap.