I’ll be the first to admit that I’m extremely timid when it comes to a creme cheek tint. They basically terrify me that I’m not going to blend it well, but I’ll think it’s ok and then I go out in public looking like Bozo the Clown.
I’ve had great luck with products from the Le Metier de Beaute brand, so I thought I’d give their Creme Fresh Tint for Lip and Cheek a whirl.
From the Nordstrom Website:
Crème Fresh Tints for Lip and Cheek create a sheer wash of color to brighten cheeks and lips for a radiant glow. Blended over make-up or on fresh clean cheeks, Crème Fresh Tints can be worn alone or together for a completely customized look. Dab on lips for a fresh stain; add Clearly Brilliant over the tint for a brilliant shine.
For some reason Ginger Lily looks brown on the department store website swatches, it’s quite obviously not. The color is a pretty pink with a hint of peach, though on the lips it hits off much more pink (I think this will change based off of your lip pigment). The texture is extremely light and non-sticky. Crazy easy to blend. Since it’s sheer I wasn’t feeling like it was over the top on my face. I actually applied it lightly 3 times to get the color I wanted.
For application I tried a stippling brush from NYX and a finger application. While the stippling brush worked ok, I thought the fingers applied and blended the product much better. Plus the NYX stippling brush kept leaving hairs on my face and was all around awful to use. If you have a MAC 187 or another high end stippling brush, you may have more luck.
Le Metier de Beaute Creme Fresh Tint retails for $28 at Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, and Bergdorf Goodman.