Monday, 10 June 2013

Bourjois Little Round Pot Cream Blush in 01 Nude Velvet vs. Stila Convertible Color in Gerbera

A peachy blush has become a go to favourite of mine, it gives you a healthy flush of colour, helps your skin to look brighter and looks great during the summer (haha) months.  Cream blush formulations have also become a strong favourite, giving more of a dewy and glowy appearance and they seem to be everywhere at the moment.  One in particular thats been talked about a lot is Stila's Convertible Color in the covetable 'Gerbera'.  Described as a non-greasy, creamy blush that gives a sheer wash of colour, Gerbera actually packs quite the punch, only needing the smallest amount and the lightest of hands to get the perfect peachy glow. The Convertible Color's come in a sleek compact packaging, with shades easily distinguishable by the colour of the compact, but at £16 these are not always the most accessible to those counting the pennies.  

If you're feeling the pinch but not on your cheeks, Bourjois have recently launched their take on the cream blush trend.  Their are currently four different shades in the Little Round Pot Cream Blush range, including Nude Velvet, which is very similar to that of Gerbera.  The formula, although creamy, is slightly dryer than that of Stila's Convertible Color because of its cream to powder formula, which gives it a matte finish, rather than dewy making it a great match for those who have oily skin and are wanting to dry out cream blushers.  Again, the similarities continue through to the packaging, which has used the shade colour to make the product easily identifiable in your collection.  The Convertible Color's are multi-tasking products, meaning they can be used on both cheeks and lips, whereas Bourjois is marketed soley as a cream blush.  After a little experiement, I found that the Bourjois can be worn on the lips, although you should put a clear gloss or balm over the top to stop your lips from drying out. The most significant and difference between the two products is the price.  The Bourjois Little Round Pot Cream Blushers are £7.99 (currently £6.99 at Boots), whilst Stila is £16.  

If you're looking for a peachy blush that eliminates the need for two products, has a dewy long lasting finish and you can afford the splurge, I really recommend the Stila Covertable Color in Gerbera, but if you're looking for a purse friendly option and that brightens the skin with a peachy glow, then Bourjois' Little Round Pot Cream Blush in Nude Velvet is the one for you.  

What's your favourite cream blusher?

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