Makeup resolve weakening…
Stila resistance futile…
I went to bed last night thinking about Stila’s lovely hot pink Custom Color Blush ($20). I heard it calling to me from Sephora (I live just five minutes away).
“Karen,” it whispered in my ear.
“Karen, come play with me.”
Like a mood ring for cheeks, Custom Color Blush reacts with skin pH (a measure of acidity or basicity), changing color based on the wearer’s body chemistry.
Part of the company’s fall collection, it’s one of the more sci-fi products I’ve seen in a while. With what Stila calls a “spherical silicone elastomer treated powder,” it supposedly also diffuses incoming light, resulting in a soft-focus effect that, according to Stila, softens the look of fine lines and wrinkles.
Swatch of Stila Custom Color on NC35 skin
Wearing Custom Color on cheeks
Does it work? Well, I can’t really tell. It looks much the same on my cheeks as it does in the pan, which isn’t to say it’s not pretty (I think it is!). And I didn’t notice the color changing at all over the course of the day.
As for a soft-focus effect, I couldn’t really tell that either, but then again, I don’t think I have many fine lines on my cheeks (they live elsewhere, LOL!).
Missing Hypercolor factor aside, it’s a good pink blush. The texture and pigmentation = off the chain! It blends easily, and one or two swipes does the trick.
I’m not totally sold on the color changing or soft focus claims, but I think Custom Color Powder Blush is a good basic hot pink blush with great color and blendability. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: B+
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,