Stila • All Over Glow in Peachy Keen • Highlighters
|Would buy this product again.||12%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I got this for about $6 from beautycrunch.com, and it was a complete dud for me upon first swatch, but I've found ways to make it work for me (NC30), hence the 3 lippies.
The top peach powder is very chalky and no apparently color payoff on my skin, so I use it as an all over face powder to set my foundation. It works ok for that purpose, although I'm not that oily.
The bottom lavender shimmer powder works great as a face highlight. It's not finely milled so in flash photography it'll turn out grainy and patchy. But in real life though, the glow it gives is very pretty. On my skin, its just a sheer layer of shimmer, no opaque white or lavender colors at all.
The packaging is flimsy b/c its made from cardboard.
I would not purchase after I use up mine.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Other, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I just got mine, so i don't have much experience with it.
Mine was on sale for $6.
The bottom "drawer" is sorta hard to pull out, but thats good so that it won't ever come out when i travel.
The top peachy color is really cute and sheer, the bottom one is whiteish and glittery.
which i love.
It really brightens some areas up.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Other Eyes: Brown
I actually like this product... I admit at first the face color was a bit awkward but I've run into similar products with such problems so I "broke in" the top layer of the cheek color with a stiff brush and a stippling/pouncing motion to pick up the product.
While you won't get a strong cheek from this, it does provide just the right amount of color for me on low key days. A very sheer natural peachy cheek that just leaves me looking fresh and awake. The highlighter is a very beautiful pink shimmery sheen. The staying power is pretty good even for Stila (I generally don't have the best of luck with Stila cheek products). I wouldn't use the peach color as an all over face color but it's lovely for a light blush. The packaging is cute but it is faulty, I notice the slide compartment for the highlighter was a hit/miss for each so I had to choose one slid out easily when I bought this. I got this on sale for really cheap (like $5) however I'd consider paying a bit more.. just not the retail of $28. This does remind me of those Benefit powders, so I'm happy to own this.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
The all over glow comes in a cute box with 2 compartments. The top compartment is the peachy keen face color and the pull out drawer is the luminizer. I like the luminizer but hate the peachy keen "face color". It is chalky and I have to really cake it on for any color to show up at all. This was a disappointing product from Stila, I usually love most of their stuff and chalkyness was a never a problem I encountered in their products before.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I was like WTF?! when i first swipe it on my hands, but then after 30 seconds or so, i noticed that it is giving out a nice and slightly pink glow, it is NOT easily visible, however, but I wonder why it looks more pink than peach. Anyways, this would be a nice choice if you want to look radiant, maybe use it as a loose powder (usage more like Benefit Georgia).
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I had read the reviews for this product before purchasing it, but even so, I couldn't resist; it just looked too pretty! To be on the safe side, I made sure to wait until BeautyCrunch had it for sale before potentially wasting my money. I'm glad I did. The product itself IS really pretty. The all over face color is a bit too orange for my liking, but a color swatch on my skin doesn't look as scary. The pink highlighter is really the best part: it's light and sparkly and makes the corner of my eyes pop. The weird thing with this product is it doesn't apply the same way it swatches. When I apply the all over face color, I literally can't see a difference! I tried layering a few applications and still can't see where it goes....I don't even look a little bit orange. So weird! I'm sad because this product had great potential and it just doesn't work. I'll continue to use the highlighter portion, but other than that, the product is going to be a waste. I'm glad I only paid $7 for this box that's going to sit in my m/u collection. Lesson learned..
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
i was able to pick this up for only $7 during the stila warehouse sale online - which is why i'm not totally regretting this purchase. had i bought this for the full retail of $28 it would be a diff story.
if you're looking for a pigmented blush, best skip this product as it sorely disappoints in delivering any oomph. the seemingly promising peachy "blush" delivers no substantial color to the cheeks, no matter how many laters i put on, when first applied. oddly enough, after i let it set for 10 minutes it does seem to spring into action to neutralize the slight redness in my cheeks and add some warmth to my face. i can also detect a little bit of peachiness on my NC20-25 skintone.
the shimmer highlighter is a nice little addition to the package. it seems to remind me of the elusive wet n' wild AOS powder (though i can't be absolutely certain as i have only seen it in stores and do not own it). it adds subtle shimmer which gives a nice glowly effect.
i can't say that i'm thrilled with this purchase, but it's not all horrible. it does suck as a blush, but as a highlighter / all over glow, it's decent. i wouldn't buy again, but i will use the one i have right now.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
This is one of those times when I really, really wish I'd read the MUA reviews before I bought something. Luckily I picked this up at Nordstrom Rack and didn't pay retail. I paid about $11 for this so-called "blush" and "luminizer" and I may as well have thrown that $11 in the garbage for all I got out of it. Normally, I like Stila's products and this is the first one that I've been let down by and unfortunately I was let down in a major way.
The blush portion of this little palette (which comes in an adorable little cardboard box that folds open on top to show the blush and a mirror and has a drawer that opens from the side that houses the highlighter/luminzer) looks like a pigmented matte peach in the pan, but on my pale (MAC NW20) skin, I get nothing. Literally. Nothing. Not even a tiny change in skintone even when I put on layer after layer.
The luminizer/highlighter that other people seem to like also does nothing on me. I don't even get any shimmer to speak of. It's as if I'm not even brushing anything onto my face. I've tried applying this with my fingers and with a handful of different brushes (everything from powder to blush to kabuki brushes) with no luck at all.
The only positive thing I can say (aside from the fact that the packaging is cute and functional), is that I didn't buy 2 of these like I was thinking about doing. I changed my mind at the last minute and only got the one, thankfully.
PROS: (1) cute packaging with a mirror included.
CONS: (1) no color (or shimmer from the highlighter) payoff at all; (2) expensive if you pay retail, especially for what you get.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
Cute packaging that's for sure. I'm an NC20/NC25 and this doesn't not show up on my skin. I'm keeping because I bought it from beautycrunch for a fraction of the cost. The bottom drawer sticks but you will probably want to get to that because its the only usable thing from this.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I liked the highlighter in this set, though I wasn't too thrilled about the blush. It was too orange-ish and unnatural looking. What I hated most about this though was the packaging: the bottom pan did not pull out smoothly because the whole thing was made of cardboard. It just seemed very cheaply made.
For reference, I'm NC 42, black hair w/ drk brown eyes.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
I wanted to like this, but I couldn't. The peach shade did not show up at me at all, no matter how much I put on! I found that odd too, since I'm only NC30. The lavendar shade didn't show up on me either, but it did amazingly tone down my acne scars! But it's slightly shimmery, so I thought it would be wierd all over my face.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I was so excited for Peachy Keen, but unfortunetly it didn't live up to my expectation. Even on my pale skin, it didn't show up unless I applied layer after layer, and then the shade just didn't compliment my cool complextion like most other peaches & generally all Stila blushes do. I returned it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
It's very rare for a blush to not show up on me because I have pale skin and pale cheeks. However, Peachy Keen really does not show up at all. If i layer it on about four times I get a faint peachy wash that warms my complexion but which I think would be totally unnoticeable by others. I know it's supposed to be lightly pigmented so you could use it all over but I don't really see how it can make a difference if it doesn't show up at all. I've seen pictures of this product on Asian makeup blogs though and it seems to show up nicely on them. Maybe the U.S. got a bad batch =P
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I am in complete agreement with the other reviewers. This has absolutely NO pigment. What a shame. Same packaging as last years pink powder. You get a cute cardboard square compact with the peach shade on top and shimmer in the slide out shelf. The peach is a bright matte soft true peach. I thought it would give my nc30 light olive complexion and nice brightening perk/pop of color. Unfortunately, nothing. It doesnt look like anything. The shimmer powder gives a very subtle champagne shimmer for highlighting and its not overpowering. If if wasnt for the pathetic peach shade, i would keep this. Retails for $28 and just doesnt cut it for that price.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I was so excited to get this in the mail as I adore peach makeup and stila. It was expensive since I ordered it off the stila website...around 35$ us. the highlighter is very very very pretty...an extremely finely milled shimmer. The color is what my skin looks like when sunlight hits it (I'm NC15 / fair), so sort of a beige shine. looks very natural and beautiful. the drawer sticks sometimes, but I can always get it out. the peach powder, on the other hand, is not so great. the color is perfect, but it has zero pigment! I have to layer this on to see any difference at all. I know it is not supposed to be dark since it is an allover color, but still! It does work well, however, layered over my stila amaryllis pot blush. it sets the blush and looks beautiful all day. I think that is how I am going to use it. overall, I am happy I bought it but I would not buy another one. also, this is so big I don't know that I would ever run out!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I'll start off with the plus points. :)
The packaging is adorable. Glossy ivory cardboard with tiny little orange blossoms. The top is magnetized and flips open to reveal the peach powder. There is a grosgrain ribbon pull for the little drawer that opens for the shimmery powder.
The highlighter is a non-descript beige that imparts a soft, pretty, candlelit glow to the skin. Not OTT at all.
And the negative...
The peach powder is truly pathetic. I am PPP (light NC15) and I really had to dig my brush into this to get even the slightest effect on my skin. With some layering, it gave me a nice warmth without looking obvious, as bronzer sometimes can. Didn't make me darker, just added a nice healthy glow when I applied to cheeks, temples, hairline and chin. Unfortunately, it's just too sheer to justify owning.
If I made the beginnings of a dip on day one, and am PPP, I'd hate to see how fast an MMM would blow through this compact!
This retails at Sephora for $28.00 USD