I totally underrated this creme fresh. I initially purchased both poppy and ginger lily and completely ignored ginger lily for a good time haha. Poppy is a gorgeous lovely pastel pink that gives you a fresh awake look but ginger lily is perfect for a simple yet put together sophisticated look. Sophisticated as in little more mature and chic. Not a blushing young, youthful look. I apply a very small amount and blend really well into the foundation with my fingers and sometimes with a foundation brush. It's not a flattering color if I apply too much but it's so perfect for a sheer wash of color on the cheeks. So simple, so mature (not OLD, in a good way!) that I love. Work with it, apply a little or apply a lot. See if different intensities of this shade might suit you better!
FORMULA: It's so creamy like frothy cake icing and very easy to blend. You can't compare this to the popular Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge formulas or even Chanel cream blush. I always spent so much time trying to blend pot rouges but Le Metier de Beaute creme fresh formula is fantastic when it comes to blending. You don't even have to think. Before you know it, it's already blended. IT'S THAT EASY. When it comes to blendability, 1) Le Metier de Beaute, 2) Chanel and 3) Bobbi Brown. I hope this can be a guideline.
FINISH: It's not a cream-to-powder finish. It's slightly tacky upon application but gives you a ever so soft dewy glow. Because it's not a powdery or matte finish, it gives you an even more youthful glow. If you're into glowy cheeks, try it.
LASTING POWER: Unforunately it doesn't have much lasting power and maybe lasts 3-4 hours on me but it's not gone completely. But what the heck, I still like it. Re-applying is so easy I won't mind touching up in the bathroom anytime! Just carry it around in your purse.
And... lastly, I never use any cheek/lip duo products on my lips so I cannot comment on how it looks or lasts on the lips ;)
I was looking for a warm fall blush - something that would compliment my fall lip colors like Bobbi Brown Slopes or Kir. My boutique expert pulled this one to show me and I was completely skeptical. They convinced me to try it and just see. So I had them put it on me first. I REALLY liked it. Still hesitant to own something I wasnt sure about, I did what ever respectable makeup junkie does. I purchased this - ginger lilly AND By Terry sheer liquid blush in Amber. I fell in love with both - but I really enjoy the Le Metier Beaute blush a bit better. It's so easy to apply. It is not heavy or sticky. The color remains healthy and beautiful looking all day. No added shimmer. I can't wait to try it on my lips. When I want luminous shimmer- it's By Terry!
Im a BR12 in Chanel, 115 in MUFE HD, for reference. Whatever redness I have is gone after foundation, so if Im 'ruddy' like the previous reviewer, isnt that what its for?
Anyways -- this blush adds a natural glow to my cheeks that isnt fake and too pink. It kind of looks like Ive been in the sun for a little too long, the kind of blush you can take across the top of your forehead and a swipe on your nose, and still look normal.
I really like that I can use only my fingers for application. With most cream blushes, I have to take some on a brush, blot excess off on my hand, apply to cheeks, blend out and then blend s'more using a clean brush. I only have to use one finger to apply this stuff, and just pat it out with that same finger, and its seamless.
My cheeks are normal, definitely not oily and not dry.. I applied at maybe 10AM and is is now 9PM. Its still there :) So no problem there, either.
Lovely texture, lighter than most cream blushes but none of that velvet-silicone slip of NARS, not as heavy as BB. If you could take the color of the pickled ginger slices you get with sushi, add a whiteish beige base, and deepen it a tad, this is the color of the blush. I applied it using my fingers and it was dead on the color of the pads of my fingers. Unfortunately, with my ruddy skin this did not show up as a blush or give me more color. Fortunately, it did even out my ruddy cheeks and add a beigey-ginger softness I did not have, it toned down the redness and gave my cheeks some sheen. Very natural but not enough color for me to repurchase. (LM Rich Vanilla, Classic Beige, for reference). Better suited for someone pale-to medium, warm. Hard to rate b/c my color mistake shouldn't = lower rating, but this shade was too flesh-toned to show up :(