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Things I like:
-The price tag, $2.99 + 25% off NYC cosmetics at Kerr Drugstore
-The shade selection, especially the beautiful peachy shade that I chose
-Sheer and natural color, no shimmer or glitter
-Like the idea of a stick form for a cream blush rather than a pot or compact (like Stila Convertible's)
-Easy to apply and then just rub into the skin without having to blend it with a brush
Things I Don't Like:
-That they didn't make these sooner
-Lasting power isn't great. My suggestion would be to use it and set it with a powder that isn't going to interfere with the color OR use it as a base for your powder blush in the same type of shade (see below).
How to Use:
-Just apply it to your cheeks or up your cheek bone, wherever you choose to apply your blush, and either blend with fingers or a dense brush (MAC 109 works best for cream blushes)
-Either use it alone or as a base to give your powder blush something to grab on to. Much like an eyeshadow primer would work for an eyeshadow. It may also make your powder blush last longer and give a different tone to the color.
N.Y.C. Blushable Cream VS Stila Convertible Color
|Stila Convertible Cream Blush/Lip in Gerbera|
-NYC is much less sticky
-NYC is more sheer
-Stila CC lasts longer
-NYC packaging is more sanitary in its packaging
-NYC is way cheaper
-Stila CC can be used on the lips while NYC doesn't make this claim. That is not to say you can't try it...
-NYC is easier to blend with fingers alone, the creamy and sticky texture of Stila CC will require (at least for me) a dense brush for blending unless applied very lightly.
-Stila CC has always broken me out like a teenage boy on prom night, jury is still out as to whether NYC does the same.