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.


30 comments:

  1. I bought the full size of this eons ago and it's never going to die. I find the shade too be useless on my lips unless I'm going for the corpse look, but as blush it's nice and dewy and natural. It is a bit too sticky and tacky, as you noted, but doesn't stop me from wanting Poppy and a few other shades.

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    1. I'm constantly afraid of not finishing blushes, not that it's really stopped me from buying too many...LOL. Some of the colours in the range are to die for!

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  2. Ahh so jealous! I wish we had all these cute miniatures as GWPs here! Out of the 4 in the swatch I might be the most interested in the MUFE one, but I can see how wearable Peony is!

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    1. Honestly, I prefer the texture of the MUFE one, but I do like the Peony colour.

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  3. Ah all blushes you swatches are beautiful, but the MUFE one is my fave! Such a beautiful peachy-pink! :)) Great post hun!

    XO,
    http://www.rosychicc.com

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    1. Thanks! I love that blush too, it is the most natural colour on me!

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  4. That's a really excellent 100 pt perk! I always shop when only useless perks are up. I'm holding my bank of 543 points dear, because I think I will spring for a good 500 pt perk one of these days.

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    1. I'm so waiting for a REALLy good one! They don't often happen here in Canada, ours has been the same 3 items from Sephora's own line =(

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  5. Great review! I've tried the convertible color when I first started wearing makeup, but didn't like it very much. That's a very beautiful shade though. And I like that it looks very travel friendly.

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    1. It is so travel friendly! It's the sort of thing I'd keep at work for emergencies!

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  6. I love these! I have two, and I really want the colour Sweet Pea next! This would be great for travelling!

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  7. That is really cute, I do wish we would get Sephora back to the UK.

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    1. I didn't know that it used to be there! I wonder why they pulled out...

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  8. Peony :) I love minis...just so cute!

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  9. I saw this in my sephora email and it caught my eye too...but I totally forgot about it until now! I've tried the convertible colors a long time ago and I really love how they brighten up your complexion in the summer when you don't want to wear a lot of makeup but still look fresh faced. I should go get mine too! Thanks for sharing.

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  10. I rarely redeem my points but I did last month for the a tiny bottle of Josie Maran's argan oil! I'd redeem more points for the Givenchy and Stila perk but the colours aren't doing it for me atm :T

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    1. That's such a great perk! Can't get enough of Josie Maran's Argan Oil!

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  11. This kind of product is right up my alley. I love cream-based lip and cheek products. And you can NEVAH get enough of those ;-)

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  12. Peony looks very pretty! I love your blush collection, the color suits my taste ;) oh and that MUFE HD blush looks divine too!

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  13. Ahhh this is so beautiful! I'm going to Sephora tomorrow, I hope the still have it.

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    1. It would be gorgeous on you! Then again, ALL the colours are beautiful on you! =P

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  14. I have a bunch of points saved up, but keep waiting for a really good perk - I missed a fabulous Laura Mercier one a while back, and nothing's been as goods since. Fingers crossed they do something really nice for spring!

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    1. I think I remember that one! I was short like, 200 points, which was really unfortunate. I'm hoping for a good spring one!

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  15. This looks like a great natural shade! They all look lovely in your swatches actually, but the MUFE looks especially pretty.

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