|Le Métier de Beauté Crème Fresh Tint in Ginger Lily|
I had been searching for a cream blush that did not dry down to a powder finish, but would retain a dewiness to it when the Creme Fresh Tints were recommended to me by someone on MakeupAlley. I have no idea who that person was, but I am eternally grateful to them!
The Crème Fresh Tints are housed in a rather plain black package, similar to the rubberized plastic NARS products come in (but the LMdB are much less prone to getting dirty...even though this one is a bit scuffed up). They are supposedly suitable to wear on either the lips or the cheeks, but so far I have only ever tried them on the lips. In my experience, products that claim to work on both the lips and cheeks only really work on one or the other! I think the texture of these Crème Fresh Tints could work on the lips, but I don't think this color would work as a lip tint at all. But even if this product is 'only' useable as a blush, it is more than worth picking up.
In the pan, Ginger Lily is a beautiful warm, dusty peachy shade. Once applied, it is one of those foolproof colors that can do no wrong. I would classify it as one of my nude/neutral blushes--it seems to work with any combination of lip and eye colors. It gives a healthy luminescence to the cheek without leaving any obvious color. It truly offers the most natural looking, glowy finishes I have ever come across. It retains a dewy texture, but even on my exceptionally oily skin it never looks greasy or shiny. Always just beautifully glowy.
|Apologies for the blurry swatch, hopefully you get the idea!|
You can pick up Le Métier de Beauté products from a number of different retailers, but I've always ordered the Crème Fresh Tints from Dermstore.com. They offer free shipping and seem to have 20% sales at least once a month. Full retail price is $28, which I would easily pay for this blush...but getting a discount never hurts!
Have you ever tried the Crème Fresh Tints? What are your favorite cheek products? I'm always on the lookout for new lines to try!