|Would buy this product again.||84%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I got this online and it was much smaller than I thought, but it is such an awesome color that I didn't mind. I had been lemming for this ever since essiebutton on YouTube raved about it.
It's a very pretty and registers as peach on my nc30 tan, not orange. For me, pinks make me look like a plastic dolly girl, while peaches and oranges brightens my skin and as my husband says, "you look fresh and natural". My natural flush is obviously NOT Oompa Loompa, but an orange toned blush on my skin makes me look like I spent a healthy amount of time in the sun and just got back from vacation.
So, hooray for a husband who notices makeup...I guess, and hooray for a long lasting creamy blush that is quick to slap on without making a mistake. Use two fingers, swipe lightly onto the blush and then across your cheekbones. It will come out right every time.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Dark Hair: Black, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is a sort of cream blush. It seems a little sticky at first but it's not really. This shade looks ridiculously neon in the pan but after all the good things I'd read about it I told myself to go and buy it without looking at the swatch in real life because I needed some orange blush. Yes, NEEDED! I can't really wear strong reds and pinks because they don't suit me as much even with a light hand. This is my favourite blush because it leaves a light and dewy sheen and a beautifully natural orangey-peach colour contrary to the neon shade in the pan which blends really well with the skin. I am about an NC45-50 for reference but I can see this shade brightening up fairer complexions just as well.
I love how the outside of the compacts generally correspond to the colours of the blushes. The packaging is colourful and cute and other than that they are just your general compact with a good size mirror. My main concern is how the blushes can attract a bit of dust but that is just what can happen with all cream products so this doesn't concern this product exclusively. Most people say they apply this as well as other cream blushes with a stippling brush or their fingers. I have tried my beautiful Real Techniques Stippling Brush and my fingers but my favourite method of application in my Real Techniques Blush Brush patting and blending from my apples up my cheekbones. Even without powder Gladiola is generally still quite visible (although some of the glow has faded) after 7 hours.
I have little that is bad to say about this product. As lip products this shade as well as some of the others, lack pigmentation and lasting power but I have yet to try it as a full on lip colour. I usually can't wear reds but I will buy the Poppy shade next be since Stila's Convertible Colours can be easily used as a colour glow or built up as a full on blush, depending on preference and at only £16 they are more affordable in terms of collection. There is quite a good shade range so you can find the colour for your skin tone or preference.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Amazing, pink glowy flushed color on my NC30/C4 light tan asian skin. I would have never guessed this near traffic cone orange shade would apply as a beautiful pink flush on my cheeks. I use my MAC 134 since I do NOT have a light hand and with pigmented blushes, I need a tool to control application. It really looks like I am blushing slightly; I love this color. Long lasting and Stila Convertible Colors are so great because they leave the skin soft, but not sticky whatsoever. You could even powder over this blush if you wanted to, unlike other cream blushes such as MAC which is so sticky, though I don't happen to powder over cream blushes myself. If you have a light tan and want a light, flush "heat" to your cheeks, I highly recommend this shade!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Olive Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
I use the MAC 134 brush when i apply this and one dab pics up more than enough product. This color is so concentrated and definitely takes some blending to get to a more natural look. Not sure if my brush is picking up too much product or if its just that rich. Either way I love it. I have no problems with it staying on all day. Peachy orange color with no shimmers or anything in it. I think the packaging is cute and easy to open. No complaints.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This is a great blush for dark skin. I am NW 45 in MAC with lots of red in my skin. Blushes in the red/berry range do not necessarily work well for me. The SA at Sephora suggested I try this. I was a bit skeptical but found that it gives me the warmth my skin needs and does not make me look too red nor does it look like I've purposely blushed my cheeks.
Really like this a lot!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
As a blusher, I LOVE this colour - I wouldn't have thought a peachy coral could look so natural. As lip colour it doesn't work for me, though - it doesn't go on smoothly at all on my lips. Fades a little on cheeks so needs t be reapplied, but that's OK. Packaging is handy with mirror but the coloured plastic looks a little cheap. Good quantity of product. And gorgeous colour on cheeks.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Tan, Warm Hair: Brown, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Brown
LOVE this...I was unsure whether or not I'd like it because I couldn't really find a swatch online. I love this. It goes on really really nice and smooth on my dry cheeks. I like it on my lips as well. I got it 20% off at Derm Store website. It's usually $25. This is an excellent product. It didn't look orange on me just a really nice peachy coral shade with a small tint of pink to it. I'm glad I got this product. I've never used anything from Stila before. I'm wondering how this compared to Josie Maran Cream Blush in Sunset...
Anyway....Highly recommend this color for warm skin tone. Wakes the face up a little.
*EDIT- I'm really loving this color, especially on the lips. I find the color on the cheeks goes on a bit better with a flat top brush. I've read a lot of complaints about the stila CC's being drying on the lips. With this one, I don't find it drying at all. I find it very creamy. I swirl the formula around in the pan before applying. It's nice on the lips and the color is gorgeous. It gives a nice tropical feel, like I'm at the beach but in November.
**i really am loving this color and the way it looks and how easy it is to apply, but I'm finding that it hasn't been lasting very long. When applied with a flat top cream blusher brush, it lasted about 5 hrs or so. When I got home from running errands, it was faded off a good bit from when I left the house, which is disappointing. I didn't have this problem the first time I applied this with my fingers.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Dark, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I adore this item sooo much! I just got it in a swap and let me just say that I think Gerbera has met her match...
I adore Gerbera and it's the one thing in my entire makeup collection that still is so pleasing to me. I've tried Scott Barnes lip & cheek creme (nice, but still not on Gerbera level!)...and MAC Blushcremes (*yawn*)...and very few items hold a candle to Stila CCs. I have even lost a little love for Stila lately because the line is not really giving me the thrill (no shadows or lipsticks really keep me interested lately, the packaging and adorable "stila exclusives" are basically MIA, etc)....BUT, Stila CCs never lose their luster in my mind.
What do i love about Gladiola?
1) it's not flaming orange, it's a corally peach that does an even better job of giving me a lift than Jane Blushing Earth, which was my former peachy HG blush overall.
2) the consistency = not sticky or greasy. I got mine in a swap (bonus!) and used alcohol to sort of cleanse the surface, but I don't think that affected texture either way. (I dribbled a little on my clean fingers and swiped the surface - it evaporated and looks a-ok!)
3) the packaging! How awesome is it that you can see what color the blush is!? If Stila ever makes these in plain colors (silver, etc) exlusilvely, I will lose about 85% of my interest....that's how much i love this compact.
4) the price is not bad! I paid fully for Gerbera and think it's well worth it, and I'd do the same for Gladiola...i just happened to luck out in a swap.
5) i think you can use the CC as a lipstick too, just use a little balm to keep lips soft and supple...
Gladiola imparts a warm, apricot-like color, but isn't firey-orange, which i had wondered prior to getting it.
MAC and all others could never top this IMO! =)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I love CC, and this did not disappoint! I was scared to order this online without swatching it, but all these amazing reviews convinced me to take a chance. The orange was so scary, but with a 187, this gives me the most beautiful, natural glow. It's not orange, but illuminating, a little peachy, and a touch of pink when on my skin. I haven't tried it on my lips, but it's worth the price on my cheeks alone. I am fair, and I believe I'm cool toned, and this is just so refreshing. I love it!!!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Blue
This is my HG blusher, i absolutely love colour convertibles and this has to be my favourite. gives a dewy fresh sheen, looks bright orange in the case but gives a gorgeous peach sheen to both and pale and tan skin. For ref I am NC30 with brown hair and blue eyes. The packaging is adorable and I love carrying with me for touch ups. Def recommend to anyone and there are so many colours if this one isn't for you
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Kinky, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I should have reviewed this sooner...Anyways, I wanted a blush that would give me a glowy/dewy look so i thought i'd try a cream blush. I usually use a powder blush but it can look heavy and too much during the day. I decided to go to the stila counter in Selfridges as i had fallen in love with other products from this brand, plus i love the packaging. Whan the MA showed me this i thought she was joking, it looks bright orange in the compact! When she put it on i couldn't believe how good it looked-not orange at all, more peach toned. It gave me a beautiful dewy flush look. I wear it almost everytime i wear make-up. Im on my second one now and will continue to buy.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I have these in petunia, gladiola, peony, fuschia and orchid and i love them all. they each come in a colour coded compact with a relief floral design on the lid. The colour coding makes them so easy to reach for in your makeup box and just adds to the prettiness of the packaging.
Gladiola is bright orange in the pan but is a really flattering peachy orange colour and can be worn subtley or layered up for a more dramatic effect.
I've found it's best to pat the product on rather than rub.
These are a great product to carry around with you because:
1: the packaging is adorable so it's always nice to pull out a cute compact
2: it has a mirror!
3: touching up my blush during the day keeps my whole face looking fresh, even if the rest of my makeup has melted off...
4: they can take a fair amount og bashing around in your bag and still look like new.
The only draw back is that apparantly the UK is having problems with stocking Stila at the moment...eek...what will i do when mine run out?
actually, another minus with gladiola and petunia is that they are quite drying on the lips if you use them alone... they work ok if you use them with plenty of vaseline.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
Oooh, I love this convertible color! And yes I would absolutely buy it again. I find it very easy to blend into my cheeks and blot on my lips.
It is a beautiful peach tone that looks light coral on me. I use it on both my cheeks and lips, and it looks natural and understated. I feel like it gives me that "slightly flushed" look.
For reference, I am a brunette with brown eyes and NC30 skin tone.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Medium Eyes: Brown
I love the idea of using a product for cheeks/lips because that means I lug around less things in my already heavy-bag. And I initially purchased this product to use after my sweaty gym session/shower. Just a touch of color on my lips/cheeks. The packaging goes by a stamp pad idea... you dab a bit with your fingers and apply it on your face. The packaging is cute and gladiola is a peachy/orangy color that seems more orange and scary in the compact. It actually glides on sheerer on the skin and it has a nice, creamy consistency that's easy for blending.
That said, what I don't like about this product is that because you apply this with your fingers, everytime I glide my fingers across the pad, I feel like I'm spreading germs on the makeup itself... then rubbing the germs on my face later on :( It's not so hygenic... and after a few months of using it, there are little dust particles on the surface of the creamy blush... I tried to get them out, but the creamy consistency tends to attract dust/dirt like crazy. In the end I threw it away even before I finished it. Love the color, love the idea - Stila should come out with a more hygenic packaging.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Love this!!! Very natural looking. It gives a flushed look perfect for my pale skin. Very creamy and easy to apply. My favorite blush EVER! I use it on the apple of my cheeks, nose, eye lids and lips. So convenient and practical. It also gives a healthy, dewy glow to the skin. I will never go without this!!!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Looks bright orange in package, but not orange on my medium Asian skin. Just rosy. I don't know enough about make-up to know why (perhaps the yellow in my skin?). Sometimes pink blushes make me look like I was slapped. So blendable, it's hard to make a mistake... just blend, blend, blend until it's almost not there.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Tan Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I bought this wanting a peachy blush, but I can't say that this is peachy on me at all. It stayed orange on my skin and looked very unnatural. The bright colors in the CC collection just don't work on my NC30-35 skin. I've tried this one, Petunia and Poppy, and although I loved the way all of the colors looked in the pan, they did not translate well to my cheeks. I have since discovered that the more muted colors achieve the look that I'm going for - Peony gives me a natural pinkish flush and Gerbera gives me the peachy glow that I was looking for with Gladiola. If Gladiola didn't work for you, I highly recommend you try Gerbera - it's gorgeous!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
Waw. Only tried it because of reviews on this site and I am so glad I did. This has become my HG blush for fall/winter. Easy to apply, leave a lovely sheen/glow and the most natural peachy flush that I have ever got from a blush. Put it on the first time and received compliments left and right on how glowy I looked. I still can't get over on how scary an orange paste it looks yet there are no hint of orange whatsover and I have no problem blending on my cheek. Good staying power as well. For reference I am very fair with warm tones with combination skin and do not look good in pink blush (they make me look feverish). The reason that this is my HG blush for winter is that in the summer, with a tan, I like a more stronger/redder pop of colour (my HG summer blush is Lancome Apricot Brandy which is sadly being discontinued) which I can't pull off without looking clownish when I don't have a tan.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I bought this because I've been searching for the perfect peachy blush and I quite like cream blushes. I also got the impression this worked well with reddish cheeks, and that drew me as I seem to have trouble with my face (lips, cheeks, etc.) turning every make up product a red shade. Anyway, it didn't quite work in that way the way I wanted, as I could still see quite a bit of red on my cheeks. However, it does somehow give a really 'glowy' look to your face, and I even had someone mention how well I looked with a glow to my face! I find it a bit weird to apply, as I kind of can't really see it showing up as I'm applying, but when I look in a mirror later in the day I can definitely see the difference it makes and my cheeks look really warm and healthy. I was pleasantly surprised to find it works really well on the lips! Shows up a lovely orangey shade that I've been pining after!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
great product, the best cream blush on the market and I have tried everything.This has the staying power and gives you the perfect glow. Don't be turned off by the bright colour, it goes on great and not as bright as you might think. MY favourite and worth the cost.