Friday, 15 August 2014

Veracious Product Review: Stila Convertible Colour in Camellia

Hi, everyone! Summer is absolutely flying by and before the next season is upon us, I thought that I should feature some of my latest warm-weather acquisitions. A few weeks ago, Shoppers Drug Mart had a fabulous promotion underway, which led me to an unexpected, yet fortuitous purchase, Stila Convertible Colour in Camellia. When it comes to blush, ya'll know I'm all about bold colour. Corals, oranges, even reds- bring them on! I find that neutral blushes tend to wash me out, but there was something about Camellia that spoke to me. It seemed to be the perfect beach babe sort of blush, and who doesn't want to channel a bit of that?!

As with all Convertible Colours, Camellia came housed in a round plastic, flower-laden compact, coloured to match the shade inside. It's initially nestled in a cardboard box with the full ingredient listing on the back: 

Convertible Colours are designed for both the lips and cheeks, though the texture has always been more conducive to cheek wear, in my opinion. The formula aims to be ultra creamy but completely non-greasy and offers sheer, but buildable colour coverage. 

I'd describe Camellia as caramel-bronze shade with warm peachy undertones. Not quite as brown as a typical bronzer, but definitely more muted than most peachy blushes I've tried. I find that it really gives a warm summery glow to my fair skin!

Here are shots of Camellia both in the pan (above) and swatched on my inner arm (below, on the left):

And here's what Camellia looks like on my face, first applied freshly over foundation...

...then in the context of a completed makeup look. I apologize for the somewhat shoddy shots here- my camera battery was dying and I was running late for work (hence the sleepy gaze), but hopefully you get a sense of how Camellia shows up on my skin tone! And wow, I should have also applied it on my lips- you can blame that omission on my 8am brain as well! ;)

Here's a full lowdown of my thoughts about this new summery blush:


  • blends easily into the skin without disrupting foundation underneath
  • creamy and easy to work with, without a heavy feel
  • quite impressive wear time for a cream blush- was still pretty much intact after my 8 hour work day!
  • applies sheerly at first but can be built up fairly effortlessly 
  • Camellia warms the cheeks nicely without any muddiness on my fair skin 
  • acts as a blush and bronzer in one for those with lighter skin tones!

  • This might feel a bit too dewy for those who experience oiliness in the cheek area
  • As this colour leans quite warm, it may look a bit muddy on cooler complexions
  • At $33 CAD, this is a bit of a splurge! 

Overall, I'm so happy that I picked up this shade! While I already knew I was a fan of Stila Convertible Colours (Gerbera is a holy grail of mine) Camellia is a shade that I would have normally passed over. But something about the summer sun drew me to its warm caramel goodness and my cheeks are thanking me! 

Is Camellia a shade that you would wear? What are your favourite cream blush formulas?

Thanks for stopping by! xo


  1. well. i do love the stila CC's and am slight we had to dispose of my Gladiola BUT i still have lillium and poppy left sooo its all good. i'm probably not going to pick up any more from this. as you know, i'm overflowing.
    A Beautiful Zen

  2. I'd love to try one of these! This reminds me of the shade Caramel from my theBalm How 'Bout Them Apples palette x

  3. Gorgeous shade! Love the caramely-peachiness. It looks amazing on your fair skin! I'm not sure how it would go on my skintone - it might just blend right in!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

  4. I adore how the color looks on you! I wish I could wear that kind of color. For some reason, I feel like it looks off on me. hehe

  5. stila has some gems! I have always loved their stuff


  6. I love these.
    I have a mini in Peony and it's great even patted onto the lips.
    Lovely post Jen :)

  7. Wow, such a pretty color. *__*
    Lovely greets Nessa

  8. It looks great on you! It's not the type of shade I'd usually pick out (I'm also a bright blush kind of girl) but it looks so lovely, almost between a blush and a bronzer!

  9. I adore these! I will admit, this is a shade I would usually pass on because of it being so warm... but after seeing it on you, I might be willing to give it a go :)

  10. Looking so beautiful Jen. I love these products but I find them a little heavy on my oily skin. xxx

  11. This will be a "treat yo self" item for me. I hope to pick it up at some point! It looks really nice on you, it has a lovely dewy glow!


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