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…
- Eyes: MAC Plushlash Mascara (black)
- Face: Kiehl’s Tinted Moisturizer (medium)
- Cheeks: MAC Joie-de-vivre Cremeblend Blush (coral-pink)
- Lips: MAC Lush & Bright Lip Gelee (coral-pink)
- Brushes: MAC 188 Brush (small stippling brush)
- Substitutes: Joie-de-Vivre = NARS Lokoum; Lush & Bright = Enchantress
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.