5 Minute Face: Joie-de-Vivre Cremeblend Blush
As promised, I wanted to show you how to use MAC’s new Cremeblend Blushes in a look. They can be worn on lips (yes, I’ll do lip swatches — probably today or tomorrow!) or cheeks, and the intensity is very buildable; you don’t need much to get a little color on the cheeks, but it really depends on what you’re going for. I was kind of bummin’ a bit on Friday, so I just wanted to do something quick, easy, and minimal.
Forgot to tell you the most important piece of the puzzle… it wore well. I was running around the house a bit re-organizing my makeup, and it lasted pretty well. I’d say it did fade a bit by hour six or so, but it was noticeable even when I went to remove later in the evening. I do, typically, prefer to use a cream blush as a base and then lightly apply a powder blush or else a powder highlighter on top, then set my entire face with loose powder. In this look, I just set with loose powder at the end (wanted to make sure you could *see* Joie-de-Vivre on its lonesome!).
How have you been wearing the new Cremeblend Blushes? What application method are you using? Share your tips & tricks with me and your fellow Temptalia readers!
You will need the following…
For eyes, simply coat lashes with one or two light coats of Plushlash mascara for a very minimal, but noticeable, effect.
For cheeks, apply Joie-de-Vivre blush to the apples of the cheeks and sweep upwards towards the temple with the 188. Use the a fluffier blush brush like the 116 to gently blend color out.
For lips, apply Lush & Bright lip gelee for some sparkle.
MAC Lip Gelees: Lush & Bright, Preppy, Shift to Pink, Resort Life
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Last but not least… the lip gelees aka the best part of the collection, IMO! Okay, let me condition that: if you like shimmer/glitter, check out the lip gelees. If you don’t, you won’t like them. Sorry, these are DAZZLING. And more dazzling than Dazzleglass, too… Also, please note that, like dazzleglasses, these lip gelees do look prettier and more shimmer-tastic in real life. It’s hard to pick up on the multi-reflective, shimmering water feel and look of these in a photograph.
Oh, and by the way? These come with a whopping 0.5 oz. of product. That’s over three times as much product as lipglass. That’s nearly ten times the amount of product in a dazzleglass. Lip Gelees are one of the most affordable lipglosses by the ounce — $28 per ounce.
Lip Gelee ($14.00 U.S. / $16.50 CDN)
- Resort Life is a gilded beige base with silver-ish shimmer. This is the “lightest” of the four, but it has lots of sparkle on the lips. It warms up the natural lip color a bit while adding lots of shimmer (and not much color).
- Shift to Pink is a lilac-y pink with a soft pinky pearl base and lots of brighter lilac and pink shimmer. The lilac/purple is much more noticeable on lips than I anticipated, too. I think it definitely gave my lips a decent amount of color and shimmer when applied. I found this one didn’t apply as evenly as the other three, but with some smooshing, it looks fine from afar.
- Preppy is a semi-sheer, medium fuchsia-pink pearl base with lots of fuchsia shimmer. This is a really pigmented one, actually. It really added plenty of pink to my lips without actually being super hot, fuchsia pink — it’s a very pretty, slightly brightened medium pink with lots of pink and fuchsia shimmer.
- Lush & Bright is a semi-sheer, coral-orange with pink and gold shimmer. This one is the least “frosty” or shimmery, but it still has a nice level of shimmer. This gave my lips a nice peachy-coral look — I’d say this one didn’t go on as a true-to-swatch as the others did, because it’s much lighter on my lips than the skin swatch.
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