Stila’s convertible lip and cheek creams have acquired something of a legendary status, but my sole experience with them was from one color in a Stila palette from long, long ago (and which have sadly expired). But I really liked that one, it was such a great peachy coral on me, and I’ve seen online pictures of other beautiful colors on people’s FOTDs. They’re a bit pricey though, so when a whole palette of 5 colors went on sale, snapped it up I did.
The Paint Me Pretty palette contains 5 colors: Kitten, Peony, Gerbera, Rose and Petunia. I have no idea what to do with Kitten — it’ll probably be mainly used for the eyes, or layered over other lip colors. It’s not something I will use on my cheeks — too shimmery for my oil slick of a face. The other colors, however, are absolutely lovely on lips and cheeks. As a blush, the finish is relatively matte for me, blending is not difficult (though not as slippy as the Illamasqua’s cream blushes, which are my favorite cream bush in terms of texture), and the lasting power is great. Overall, they are better quality than those overpriced Chanel cream blushes, which all seemed to disappear on me. As a lip product, they’re true to color and not drying, though I’d still rather use my lipsticks and lip products from bullets. But these are great for coordinating looks. Overall, highly recommended, especially at the price of about $25 for which I got them.
The slight con is the packaging. Definitely not travel friendly, and I’m considering de-potting them. The tin case will be useful to store knicks and knacks.