Stephane Marais • Blush Creme • Blush
|Would buy this product again.||81%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I bought mine ages ago. It looked like you're getting just a *thin* layer of blush, but trust me, you wouldn't need to eke it out with a butter knife to get the pigments onto your cheek. Rather than being sloppy, it's more on the dry side, which means it's easily buildable and doesn't fade away as fast as other creme blushes.
Mine is #1, which looks like some hot pink slab of butter on the pan. On my cheeks, it transforms my cheeks to look like I was hanging out under the summer sun for 30mins or so (that blushy look when your cheeks are warm). About the packaging, yes I do think a mirror can do us huge favours, and I don't like the fact my middle and ring fingers look like they were scalded with hot water. But then, this is a creme blush, and that's what I get for applying creme blush on my face. The pan lasts for ages, but keep it out of heat before it starts 'sweating'.
To put it simply, this is the best creme blush I've come across! It's a pity it's discontinued, but I will stock up on it when the opportunity arises.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I was very puzzled when buying this from Barney's online, since reviewers had described it as a pale pink, but the site deemed it "light coral." Well, it's pink--sort of cotton candy pink that looks very natural on my PPP complexion. I love cream blushes, but found this somewhat dry in texture--not as dry as Stila rouge pots, but nowhere near the creaminess of Stila CCs. On my rather dry cheeks it can be difficult to blend. Still, it's a nice product with very "hip" packaging. Too bad it's discontinued.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I have this in shade #3, a cool lilac pink. I'm a neutral/cool NW20 and it is a perfect color for me. It looks fabulous next to my blue eyes. A little goes a long way. SM packaging is very chic but I would have prefered that it came with a mirror in the compact. I'm very happy that I bought this before the line was dc and I would repurchase again if the opportunity arose.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
The color was a big disappointment to me. Cream #1 is described (IIRC) as a light coral. Well, I ordered online and what arrived was true pink. Now, don't get me wrong... it's a beautiful pink, but it is NOT light coral. It was way too expensive for me to justify keeping an item I wasn't thrilled with. The texture was lovely and the packaging wasn't bad... but it was super expensive and didn't have a lot of product.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I really like the Stephane Marais cream blushes. Compared to other cream blushes, they are just a tad on the dry side, but that is a very, very good thing for us gals with an oily t-zone. I find these to be easily buildable, and I reach for them over and over. I have large pores on my cheeks, and don't have a problem with these blushes emphasizing them. I am LLL, brown hair and eyes, neutral with a slight tendancy toward cool. I wear P2 in the cream foundation, which is a perfect match for my skin. These are my observations for each color blush:
#1: It's a matte ballerina pink, definitely not on the warm side, no peach to it at all. No real blue undertones either, it's a very neutral pink, super feminine and pretty.
#2: This is the deepest of the red shades, definite blue undertones, has some shimmer to it. However, on it looks very natural, although this would be best for darker skinned gals.
#3: This is the second of the pink shades, and it looks almost lilac in the pan. Lots of blue undertones. I love this one, it's my favorite - a gorgeous cool pink, matte, no shimmer at all. I pair this with GA #1, Nars Desire, Nars Mata Hari, Trish McEvoy Pink...most of my blushes go with it.
#4: This is a 'natural' color, a neutral brown with a bit of peach to it. No shimmer, very matte, this doesn't suit my coloring at all but I'm sure would be beautiful on other gals.
#5: The second of the red shades, it's more of plummy-pink than a true red. I really like this one - it gives you that 'Snow White' look - there's absolutely no brown in it at all, it's more of a rose flush when it's on. Looks like there's some gold shimmer in the pan, but I don't find any shimmer shows up when it's on your cheeks. When I wear this one I usually pair it with Trish McEvoy Cheeky, or else Nars Outlaw.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Lovely creme blush, lovely colours and if you are looking for something that's not too heavy on sheen this would be it! I take one lippie becuase I found it harder to apply than the stila's, kind of have to drag it more than necessary otherwise the pigment is too strong. I love the colour #1 and the staying power of this blush is superior. The end result is that flush after gym look..very natural!!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
What can I say?! I LOVE this blush! The texture is a smooth velvety gel/cream consistency that goes on like a dream!! The finish is a powdery finish that doesn't look oily or glossy at all, nor do the little shimmery particles look obvious at all, it just looks luminous and the color stays on all day! It's also pigemented, so you need a teensy bit and the blush doesnt dry out very quickly so there is time for you to blend! Considering the price, it's well worth the money, there are many other blushes out there that don't do half as good a job and cost a lot more!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
This is a really dry-textured cream with a high silicone content, slightly less easy to work with than a true cream, but longer-lasting. It has a matte finish that seems to disappear into the skin, very natural. It's best applied by tapping and pressing rather than wiping across the skin. I have shade #3, a blue-toned lilac-pink that looks too cool in the pan, but seems much more natural on. I feel this is rather expensive for what it is, and I get better control with a powder blush, but as creams go, it's a top quality product that's easy to use.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I have this in #1, which is a beautiful soft pink. I really do like the texture of this, but sometimes I do feel as though it's a lil dry for a cream blush. I still think I prefer my Armani cream blushes, or Stila Rouge Pot for something a bit more moist and with a bit more of a natural sheen to it... but this makes a nice alternative to a powder blush.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
For a creme blush, this is very nice. I have #5 a beautifuul rose flush. It is easy to apply, but I find the effects don't last long on me and I need to remember to use powder blush. So far, this is the only Marais product I have not been thrilled with.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I am currently wearing the #5, it is a pinky tone and works very well with my fair skin (pinky/yellow based if that makes sense). The blush is highly pigmented so you only need a little bit. It dries to a powder and it is extremely long wearing.
I used to wear cream blushes and then top them up with powder to make them last longer, but no need with this one. Will definitely purchase again (but you need such a small amount, that the one I currently have will last me a very very long time). :-)
Age: Unknown Skin: Normal Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I have this in shade #1, a medium to light toned pink blush. More matte looking, not shimmery. Long-wearing as well.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I've got this in #2, and so far I'm really enjoying it. The colour is a fairly deep red, with bluish undertones. It doesn't have much shimmer or glitter, so it looks really natural once applied, and its really easy to use as well! I still think the GA cream blushes are better, but I'm loving this, especially with the gorgeous packaging.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I love this blush in # 5. It's a lovely irridescent plumy-pink colour that really suits my pale complexion. Blends well and lasts on my oily skin. Doesn't make me break out. I also have this in # 1 which is more ballerina pink but it turns a little orangey on my skin. Really expensive in the UK for such a small amount, but it does last for ages. much cheaper in Sephora in Paris.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I love the creme blush in no.1, but it's not as shimmery as my beloved Sofina AUBE cheek mousse in pink. That's been HG for years and I think it will be for many more to come - I am very picky about the consistency of creme-to-powder blushes. Stephane Marais makes the mark for consistency, but the color isn't really that special - it's a nice pop of pink for that fairy-light look, but as I said, Sofina does much better for a luminous effect.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I'm always a powder blush girl but this cream blush rocks. It is the best one that I've tried compared with Becca, Chantecaille, Nars & etc. The texture is cream-to-powder and stay all day long on my combination/ oily skin. My friend & I were hooked on the spot by the smooth & non-greasy texture. In addition, we love the modern design case and it'll be perfect to include a mirror. I've bought #1 which is a light rose colour in pan but look slightly pink on face. I wear GA LSF#4 for your reference. #5 are also beautiful natural blush colour to my olive skin friend.
Too bad! Stephan Marais powder blush is a very disappointing product. The colour is difficult to show evenly so go straight ahead for the cream blush. You won't regret it!