Think Pink with Stila Aqua Glow Watercolor Blush

Think pink
Think pink

The hardest thing about Stila’s Aqua Glow Watercolor Blush is picking a color you want to buy. Everything else is super easy since it’s a cinch to use and wear.

Stila Aqua Glow Watercolor Blush in Water Lily
Stila Aqua Glow Watercolor Blush in Water Lily

There are 5 shades available and the online swatches all looked beautiful so I took a stab in the dark and picked Water Lily since it looked fresh and vibrant.

Stila Water Lily Aqua Blush (
Stila Water Lily Aqua Blush (

This Aqua Glow Watercolor Blush is totally different than any blush product I own because it really is watery. The formula says it’s a water based gel but I find it more watery than gel-like. It’s packaged in a small jar with a mesh top. You need to shake it very well and then be careful with the amount of product you use.

Stila Aqua Glow Watercolor Blush mesh top
Stila Aqua Glow Watercolor Blush mesh top

It feels like nothing when you apply it yet you will feel a slight cooling effect. This is a sheer blush that you can build up but my advice is to start with a very small amount, dab it on your cheek where you typically use blush. Then do the other cheek. Now stand back and check your face. If it’s not enough then go back and build it up but not too much.

Stila Aqua Glow Watercolor Blush in Water Lily
Stila Aqua Glow Watercolor Blush in Water Lily

Water Lily is a warm pink shade (although calls it a rose pink) that goes on sheer but lasts well throughout the day. I’d say I get about 6 – 8 hours wear before needing to refresh it. It’s a great blush if you have “Disappearing Blush Problem” aka DBP. People who are affected by DBP find their blush vanishes easily. But using this Stila Aqua Glow as a base and then following up with a powder is the answer to longer lasting blush. While this is not a medically proven problem, it really does happen to too many people. I’m working on a foundation to study this phenomenon (not).

Stila Aqua Glow Watercolor Blush in Water Lily
Stila Aqua Glow Watercolor Blush in Water Lily

I’m not sure if I’ll buy another shade of this or not but I am attracted to the coolness of Water Blossom described as Pink Violet.

Stila Aqua Glow Watercolor Blush  in Water Blossom (
Stila Aqua Glow Watercolor Blush in Water Blossom (

What’s your vote? Should I think pink and buy this $26 Stila Water Blossom?? — Marcia

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Isododecane, Butylene Glycol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cyclohexasiloxane, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Phenyl Trimethicone, Magnesium Sulfate, PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Mica, Silica, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Sorbitan Isostearate, Propylene Carbonate, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium EDTA, May Contain (+/-):, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 7791), Carmine (CI 75470)


  1. Irina G. | 30th Sep 15

    Wow! Looks great!)
    Love the shade!

  2. M.Clark | 1st Oct 15

    I think it looks great, and what a cool effect after application. I say buy it.

  3. Shilpa Shetty | 1st Oct 15

    Waaw Lovely shade,… In love with this…

  4. Archana | 1st Oct 15

    I love the Water Lily shade. The watery texture and cooling effect is a plus point…

  5. Renu | 1st Oct 15

    Wow, I’ve never seen a watery blush like that before, but the swatch is so pretty! I wonder how it would hold up on oily skin.

  6. Phyrra | 1st Oct 15

    It’s very pretty

  7. Heather | 1st Oct 15

    I have looked at these and been very curious. This one looks pretty!

  8. Nidia - Lit From Within | 1st Oct 15

    The formula sounds really neat. I have DBP. sigh.

  9. Cindy (Prime Beauty) | 1st Oct 15

    That’s a pretty shade. I say skip buying another but what do I know?

  10. Kath TheFabZilla | 2nd Oct 15

    If you like the formula, I say buy the other one

  11. Justina | 2nd Oct 15

    I’ve been meaning to try this!

  12. Brooke @ Blushing Noir | 2nd Oct 15

    That’s a beautiful shade! Stila has had so many things release lately!

  13. Honeygirlk | 2nd Oct 15

    Oh – that is such a beautiful shade… I have not tried any of these, but man – I want one.

  14. Laura MyNewestAddiction | 2nd Oct 15

    OOOO This looks pretty.

  15. Anastasia | 2nd Oct 15

    I’m very intrigued about these blushes!

  16. Christy Peeples DuBois | 4th Oct 15

    This is such a pretty color and I can see why choosing a color would be difficult. It sounds wonderful to apply and I think you should Think Pink and get it.

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