5 Minute Face: Joie-de-Vivre Cremeblend Blush

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.

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Wow! Joie-de-Vivre looks gorgeous on you! Can you comment on it’s wear yet? It looks so perfect for an easy everyday blush but for some reason I’m a little afraid of using cream blushes hahaha. My skin’s combo so not too oily on the cheeks, but I feel like the pores on my cheeks are a little more noticeable now than they ever used to be. Thanks!

DUH. Just updated the post with the wear comments.

It does wear well – I think if you aren’t oily, you won’t have any problems with it. I found it to wear well for six hours or so before I noticed any fading at all, but it was only minimal fading. I took off my makeup after about eight hours of wear, and I could still tell it was there.

LOL. I should have waited a little bit.

Thanks for letting us know! I’m … a little on the oily side I think, so maybe I’ll test drive this first. It really does look gorgeous though!

Ooo Joie-de-Vivre is very beautiful, I was initially attracted to it when I saw your arm swatches but now I definitely must have it! I hope it works well applied with fingers–I have 2 Tarte cheekstains and I use my ring finger to dab it across my cheeks.

It’s LE as far as I know!

I used the 188 brush to stipple it on, blend a bit, and then finished blending with the 116. You could, though, use fingers. I would (because I’m a germaphobe) apply it with the 188 brush to stipple it on and then use fingers to warm it up and blend it out.

You can – I personally don’t ’cause I don’t want to contaminate it with oil or finger-germs, LOL. But I am a germaphobe.

Thank you for showing us the wear of these cremeblushes 😀 I really like So Sweet, So Easy and thought it would be nice for lips 🙂 So excited to hear you will be doing lip swatches! Thank you! 🙂

That looks super natural/subtle pretty on you! If I wasn’t so averse to cream blushes..I’d be all about that one! Super duper pretty 🙂

Paranoid of pore-clogging I guess. It’s probably an irrational fear. But at the same time.I think the feel of cream would be weird for me since I don’t use creme/liquid foundation. I’m a powder girl, so. Baby steps to using cream blush..lol. 😉

but, i have a question Christine, i went to a shop where the girl from Natura Bisse (i don’t know if you know this band) told me that if i wear a tinted moisturizer also i need to put a normal moisturizer on my face. Is it true? or what’s your opinion?

It’s really up to you. I’ve done it both ways, and I don’t think it matters, at least not for me. I typically don’t put on makeup until a few hours after I’ve taken a shower, so I do tend to wear both a moisturizer and tinted moisturizer in the end.

If you have drier skin, it’s probably a good idea to wear both. If you don’t or if you have oilier skin, you may not need to.

I ordered that cremeblend blush from MAC a few days ago. I am so glad I did! From all I’ve seen of it , it looks so pretty.

It looks great on you! Can’t wait to try it out on myself!

I’m using my 187 dupe, but putting color on the brush VERY lightly before I stipple and swirl. I thought J-D-V wore really well and it was super long lasting. I bought Optimistic Orange as well and was quite pleased with the results today (NC25-30).

Christine, your skin looks amazing!
I know you have a pretty detailed skin care regimen, but if it wouldn’t be too much trouble, can you share some of your HGs?

Thank you :):)

I change it up ALL the time, but products I will eventually repurchase someday (you know, when I decide to quit abusing my skin by testing new products, lol)…

Kate Somerville Oil-Free Moisturizer
Origins What a Difference Ultra-rejuvenating cream
Chanel Exfoliating Mousse Cleanser
NARS Hydrating Lotion (toner)
Kate Somerville ExfoliKate
Mario Badescu Anti-Acne Products (Drying Lotion, Cream, etc.)

One of my local MAC MUA said that she puts on a bright cream blush UNDER her foundationbfor that natural flushed look. I am skeptical…. What do you think?

you look so effortlessly beautiful and glowing! thanks for a great review!

how similar do you think it is to NARS lokoum? and is NARS more affordable in terms of price/oz?

lush and bright looks great on you! i’m always looking for new corals!

Thanks, Kate! It’s similar, but Lokoum is probably redder. I don’t have the info with me at the moment, but I imagine they’re about the same (MAC is cheaper, but I think NARS might give you a little more — but at a higher price tag).

This looks beautiful on you! Have you worn So Sweet & Easy, and what do you think of it? Would it work for a warm, NC30-35 skintone? Thanks so much :).

I florida in my crease with the pearlmatte eyeshadows with so sweet, so easy & florida on the cheeks. I’ve had it on for 17 hrs now & it still looks great.

Interesting! I don’t think I’d put the cremeblends on my eyes, since MAC doesn’t say they’re eye-safe. Makes me nervous, lol!

woowwww!!! you look just so natural and pretty!! just what i want…do you know if they´re launching this collection internationally??? i´m really looking forward to get Joie-de-Vivre and want to know if it´s coming to Spain! 😉

I loved this look. Sweet and fresh. I’m always on the hunt for a short face routine because I have to get up very early for work (0345 yuck). I will have to try this one:)

hey christine u r looking so pretty i wonder is this the magic of blush or the magic of ur love hahahahhaa or may be the magic of ur readers blessings …..
keep up the good work …
is kiels tin. mos. available only at sephora or somewhere else also …

This is you with no foundation? You have such beautiful, natural skin! Honestly Christine, as much as you love make-up, you are lucky enough to be one of those girls that doesn’t need it at all.

what about the colors are they similar to those in the permanent line does? I love blushes but i hate buying things that look the same color

I picked up florida and I love it so far, but I need to learn to use a lighter hand, otherwise I would need to buff down the colour with a bit of bronzer or powder.

Wow Lush & Bright looks very decently pigmented!!!! I always thought Lip Gelee’s were fairly sheer! I think I might have to pick this one up!!

You look absolutely adorable! I can’t use MAC creme blushes, but I love Illamasqua’s. This color looks like Illamasqua’s Rude cream blush. But for me, creme blush melds with skin tone, so it’s so difficult to get a feel for the color.

These cremeblend blushes are great. I’m wearing Florida and it’s been 6 hrs and is still on as if I freshly applied it. I do have the pearlmatte powder pink flower on the cheek too. I’m oily but not as much in the winter and this really did work out great. And it’s a pretty shade on my lips as well.

Can I say you look absolutely FABULOUS!!! You truly are an all natural beauty and the blush just highlights that! I have never tried a creme blush, I’ve only used powder, I will give it a try!

It looks super pretty on you. I wanted this blush but I think I’ll pass. While it looks gorgeous, it seems like I could dupe it really easily once it is on.

Sally Hansen (by Carmindy) makes excellent cream blushes! I like them better than Revlon’s… Plus, the pan is larger than Revlon’s, so it’s easier to get the stippling brush in there. I always do a sweep of powder blush on top to set!

Christine — have you tried these?

They probably don’t have the staying power of MAC, but they are much cheaper to test out whether or not you like cream blush.

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