One of my favorite things to buy in the vast world of makeup is blush. I rarely step out without it because I feel that it really adds a glow and warmth to the face…it’s like the final brush stroke to your facial canvas.
When it comes to blush, I’m not scared of color. I have several shades that look shocking in the package, but beautiful on. But, when I saw a picture of Stila’s latest blush, Custom Color, the word shocking was the first thing to come to mind. How could a color so electric be marketed as one color for all skin tones? I had to do some investigating.
I needed to run a few errands today, so I decided to stop by my local Sephora to try the blush on for myself. In person, the color looks exactly the same in the picture: bright and bold. I couldn’t wait to try it on. The associate at Sephora was kind enough to apply the blush for me…when she didn’t shake off the excess, I felt that I might be in a pickle; the last thing I wanted was to look like I had on stage makeup all day. But, when I looked in the mirror, I was pleasantly surprised.
The color seemed to melt perfectly into my skin. It gave me a perfect flush, without looking too garish; I had a lovely pinched cheek look. I loved it. It turns out that the blush actually reacts to your pH levels to create the perfect shade every time you wear it. Pretty awesome. The person who helped me, had a dark olive skin tone and she said the color looked great on her as well. I think Stila might have actually done it…they managed to create a universally flattering blush. It’s bright enough to show up on darker skin, but not so heavily pigmented that it would turn fairer tones into Raggedy Ann’s.
Here’s how the blush looked on me:
When it comes to makeup, things aren’t usually one size fits all…but, Stila Custom Color blush might have just broke the rules.