Monday, April 8, 2013
100 Point Perk
I (and I'm sure everyone who's reading this) recently got an email from Sephora about a few of their new 100-point perks. It was exciting because Sephora Canada's perks can be pretty hit or miss. I've seen some fantastic perk packs in the States, but the ones up here are kind of lacking. What do you mean you're not a Sephora Beauty Insider? Get thee to a counter, pronto.
Among other fantastic perks, they are offering a Stila Convertible Colour. I beelined. I've heard mixed reviews about this product, so I was excited to try it. I'm a die-hard fan of the Stila Lip Glazes, but I haven't tried much else from the line. In case there are a few of you who adore these or are curious about trying them, I wanted to get a first impression out so you can grab them before they disappear!
This is a cream product meant for cheeks and lips. The texture is fairly emollient; on the cheeks it dries down to a slightly tacky finish which could be remedied with a little powder (or just left alone if you want a more natural finish), and on lips, it feels exactly like cream lipsticks have always felt -- none of this newfangled (old person talking) balm-texture that's been going on lately. I can see why some people find it drying, but so far it hasn't made my lips flake at all.
The colour they're giving away is Peony, and I knew right away it was right up my alley. So up my alley that I immediately felt the need to compare it to a few other products in my collection. It's a pink-brown that looks red-based on the skin, so it mimics a flush very well. In certain lights, I can see a hint of peach creaminess, but it doesn't show up that well on me. It would pull peachier on a cooler skin. This colour is so up my alley that I've included comparison swatches -- of the four, it is the most neutral. Make Up For Ever HD #8 is a close match, but with a little more red in its base. Tarte Matte Lipsurgence in Exposed is much darker and browner, and Fusion SculptDiva in Haute is nowhere close, being a brighter, blue-based pink. Are these product names just getting longer and longer?
Normally these retail $33 for 0.15 oz (4.3 g), and the 100-point perk size is about half, at 0.17 oz (2.2g). Would I repurchase this? Right now, I'm glad I didn't, just because I have so many blushes that I love and have yet to use. But for (essentially) free? You know I love anything travel-size.