Have you had one of those moments at which you are suddenly possessed by the idea that you want, or rather NEED something, absolutely right now? I had those a while ago with a coral cream blush. It made sense: I like coral, and I appreciate cream blushes when I am pressed for time (because I don’t have to take the brush out). Since I have been eyeing Le Metier de Beaute longingly on Zuneta for a while now, why not give their Coral Nymph Creme Fresh Tint a try?
Verdict? I might need some other shades very soon!
The packaging of the Creme Fresh Tints is simple and no-nonsense. The matte black plastic pot may seem pretty small, but it does pack 5 grams (0.17 oz) of product. Trust me, with the amount you need each time, even with daily use this pot will last you a very long time!
Creme Fresh Tints have no discernible smell. The texture is very interesting. It is not a solid cream. It feels like a mousse/gel/cream rolled into one if that makes sense. It is a lot lighter than most cream products I have tried.
(Now you really have to excuse this picture. I accidentally nicked it when I was trying to take the close-up picture. I swear it was brand new!)
Coral Nymph is very close to a true coral on my cheeks (though swatched it looks more peachy. I think it’s because my cheeks are more tanned now). A lot of corals are more like coral-pinks, but this one to my eyes is pretty coral. It has a natural sheen and tiny tiny shimmer that doesn’t translate to the cheeks.
The formula is exceptional on my cheeks. The application guide video on Zuneta specifies that you should use a tapping motion with this product, as rubbing/pulling/tugging are not good for your skin to begin with. I dip my ring finger very gently into the pot so that not more than a tiny dot of it ends up there (that’s all you need, at least to start with) and start tapping away. I have done this with my fingertip as well as the Shiseido Perfect Foundation Brush. It’s easy enough both ways, but I prefer to use the brush because it’s faster and the finish is even more natural that way.
Now, the interesting thing about the formula is that it doesn’t “dry” or “set” at all. It seems as if it became a part of your skin instead. It is not heavy, not sticky, and not oily. The sheen gives me natural radiance without ending up looking “greasy.” My cheeks are mostly normal, so I can’t say how this will work for those with oilier skin, but from what I can see this doesn’t stress my pores at all. I have worn it on top of bare skin as well as BB cream, and it performs well both ways (makeup for lazy days. Score!). It lasts throughout the day as well. By the end of the day it might have faded a little, but it’s definitely still there!
On the side note: I have tried this on my lips since it is marketed as a product that can be used that way. It does settle into lip lines, but is also amazingly comfortable to wear. I wouldn’t use it for that purpose personally (I don’t see myself using a lip product in pot, unless it’s something I only need for bedtime), but you definitely can.
Bottom line: If you’re looking for a good cream blush, look into Le Metier de Beaute Creme Fresh Tints. The texture, wear, and the fact that it really becomes one with your skin are what make this exceptional! I’m glad I chose this as my first Le Metier de Beaute piece. It has made me hungry for more!
Here is the ingredient list if anyone needs it:
Do you like cream blushes? What are some of your favorites? What else would you recommend from this brand?
Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx