I think I bought my first Lillium Convertible Color around 1999 and repurchased it at least twice after that. They last a long time, and I loved the simplicity of them when traveling light. Camellia (peachy nude) was my other favorite. Lillium imparts a lovely natural pink glow to cheeks, and as with all Convertible Colors, it can double as a soft lip shade. The small container has a mirrored lid and usually I would dab it on with clean fingertips, but sometimes I'd use a wedge sponge or lip brush. It's fragrance free and I never broke out from it despite how creamy it is. As a lip color, it lasts as well or better than most of my tube lipsticks. Camellia shows up better on the lips than Lillium, so Lillium is really better for me as a blush. In fact the only thing I didn't like was that occasionally a stray makeup brush hair or fiber would land on the surface of this cream blush, reminding me that it wasn't the most hygienic choice of packaging. In summary, Convertible Colors come in a small range of beautiful, wearable shades and provide a dewy alternative to powder blush. I wish the Stila brand were cruelty free, but unfortunately it's not.
$25 per compact. Alternatives to this brand are Beach Sticks from the Tilbury line, but they are $45 USD. Chantecaille's cream blush refills are $26, and the compact is $12 for a total of $38.