March 24, 2011

Blush swatches from Stila Lip & Cheek Stain Coconut Crush and The Body Shop Tailored Cheek Tint in Hot Pink

Stila Lip & Cheek Stain in Coconut Crush is from the Light Up The World 2011 Spring collection and The Body Shop Tailored Cheek Tint in 01 Hot Pink is from their Brush With Fashion 2011 Spring collection both are stains in a brush applicator format but that's pretty much were the similarity ends.
Please keep in mind that with all blush swatches - they don't photograph well unless you really pile the product on so this is not a normal representation of how I walk around everyday!  Stila is on the left, TBS on the right.
The Stila stain gives me a really natural looking pinky-bronze flush (especially when blended properly) - the only issue with it, as with all cheek stains, you have to blend it quickly before it sets or you end up with a telltale line! This is also what I am wearing on my lips and it looks a lot pinker there!
The Body Shop tint is very cool, it comes out clear and then adjusts itself according to your skin tone or body heat or whatever fancy way it decides to change colour.  It's also buildable, this is two coats here but normally I would just wear one, it gave me a healthy looking flush - this is a little too Tammy Faye Baker for my usual repertoire!

What I really like about a liquid blush is how light it feels on the skin and how transparent they are which is really nice for the natural look that is trending this spring.  I'm not sure how much I like built in brushes as they do tend to get a little gunky as the leftover product dries on them - best way to avoid this is to wipe the brush off as much as possible after each use.

More to come next week!  Fill us in on any great ones that you have tried lately!

- Lisamarie -


  1. not crazy about bronzy blushes... they tend to look REALLY muddy on me...
    the body shop one is so pretty and girly~

  2. I got the Body Shop clear blush gel and am not too keen on them. It's the quantity of the gel which determines the intensity of colour, and that's pretty hard to judge each time.

    Cargo's cheek activator is much better - it comes on in clear gel too, but it's the friction/heat which determines how bright the colour is, so the more you rub it in, the brighter the colour!

    Cassie x

  3. I ordered Stila coconut crush lip and cheek stain just today! I've heard a lot of reviews pros and cons but I think I will definitely love that. I love colors that kinda bronze and all that, i don't know why maybe its because I love brown ;).. This will be the first time that I'm gonna use a cheek stain or lip stain.


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