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Thursday, 4 February 2010

MAC in Lillyland Cremeblend Blushes: Joie-de-Vivre & So Sweet So Easy Review & Swatches


I am very excited to share these with you today! These two cremeblend blushes just arrived in the post. They are in the shades Joie-de-Vivre and So Sweet So Easy, from the MAC in Lillyland collection that has just been launched in the UK this week! I love these products so much. Keep reading for my review & swatches!

Like all other bloggers have stated (if you've read earlier reviews), these babies may look really bright and shocking in the pan, but they actually swatch well. You only need a bit to brighten up your look and they're completely buildable to the intensity you want. There are three main aspects of these blushes that I love: The fab bright colours and colour pay off, the 'lit from within' look you get because of the dewy finish (Read: NOT greasy!), and that they multitask as cheek and lip products!


Joie-de-Vivre is a pinky-coral colour. I think this colour would look great on all skin tones - just not to over apply for fairer tones! This will look great with orange-based red or dark coral lipsticks.


So Sweet So Easy is a baby bubblegum pink colour. Its a bit cool-toned, but I think it will suit both warm and cool skin tones, although it might be too pale and not show up on dark skin tones. I'd love to use it on the cheeks and lips with a smouldering smokey eye!

Here are swatches:


Joie-de-Vivre, So Sweet So Easy


And here's a pic of me wearing only Joie-de-Vivre on cheeks AND lips! I applied the blush a bit heavily to make it really show up. Please excuse the rest of my face with no makeup! :)


Can you see that 'glow' ?? ♥


Because these are so pigmented, I recommend using a stippling brush like the MAC 188 brush, that way you only get a minimum amount of product - a little goes a really long way! Then dip and apply once at a time until you get the intensity you want. These are THAT pigmented!

A problem I have with these though is that dust and dirt particles easily stick because they are cream formulas, so I guess I'll just be sticking to using brushes with these. And about the formula, I don't have any of the original MAC creme blushes because I found those to be too sticky, but these ones are different! They're creamy but dry to a gel-like finish, if that makes sense?? ♥

I love love love these so much! I might actually get the other two lol. I really must stop spending, I guess you should expect another blog sale from me soon!! ♥

What do you think? Have you tried these yet? ♥


21 comments:

  1. Ohh, how nice, are precious, and I do not try anything from MAC. A kiss from Spain.

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  2. @veronica- Aww thanks. Why do you not try anything from MAC? xx

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  3. i usually stay away from creme blend blushes... i have SUPER SUPER oily skin... im scared ill end up looking greasy in a matter of hours. everyone's been raving about the formula on these blushes though... still skeptical, buut i want to pick up joie de vivre now just to see how it is :)

    <3

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  4. This post might break my oath about not buying more blushes. I love cream blushes! So Sweet So Easy looks really cute and yes I think it would be bomb paired up with smokey eyes!

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  5. @LOLanne- These are my very first ever cream blushes! Thats because I'm afraid of greasy-looking skin too.. but I think this formula is really good. Hope it works out for you! ♥

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  6. @Fifi- Great minds think alike! ;) I wanted to do a no-blush-buying-anymore oath too.. and then when I found out these were being released I just couldn't! :( lol. Too difficult to resist :)

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  7. So sweet so easy looks beautiful! I have thought about getting one, but I have yet to even try the permanent creme blushes so I thought I should refrain. But if the formula is better, then maybe I should try one of these LE ones instead...hmmm, i'll still have to think about it! But thanks for your review ;)

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  8. @Beautygirl24- I think you should definitely try one of these LE ones instead! Try them out at the store and see what you think :) xx

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  9. Both are beautiful and my favs from this collection.
    xxx

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  10. @JustMe- Nice to know that these were your favourites!!x

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  11. "Please excuse the rest of my face" hahaha!!! Why would you say that??? You look terrific!

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  12. @RicAdeMus- Hahaha, well just incase someone missed my eye makeup and such, Lol xx

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  13. I've yet to try a creme blusher from MAC but these seem lovely, especially Joie-de-Vivre x

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  14. I can see the glow!! Wonderful :)

    Think I will buy the baby pink one, looks sooooo pretty!

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  15. Joie de vivre is gorgeous on you! I've ordered so sweet so easy and can't wait to try it out :)

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  16. These Blushs are so gorgeous, i have so sweet, so easy but yoie-de-vivre is so gorgeous too and on your cheeks it looks really pretty :)

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  17. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! I really need to get my hands on So sweet, so easy! Thank you for the swatches gorgeous.
    xoxo

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  18. hehe, i'm glad that there is someone else who is loving these blushes. I FELL in love all over again when i saw them :)

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  19. Hey :P i just came across ur blog and i love it! Ur template is so cute :P

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  20. Joie de Vivre is just so pretty :) Actually both of these are!!

    @UrbanMermaid- Welcome to my blog! :)

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  21. ohh i LOVE these colours! i think i might just have to go check these out now that i've seen your post :D thanks for sharing hun! xx

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