A few weeks ago, I suddenly had this urge to buy cheek tints. Coincidentally, Marcelle released two limited edition jelly cheek tints for Summer 2013, inspired by Givenchy’s Blush Gelée. I tried Givenchy’s Blush Gelée when it was first released a few summers back but I was disappointed at the low pigmentation and the intense layering required to get even a smidgen of colour. However I was super interested to see how the Marcelle version would fare.
Lo and behold, the Marcelle Jelly Cheek Flush is maybe 100x better than the Givenchy version. Pigmentation alone is ramped up significantly, in in addition to being very easy to blend, and looking very natural. I’ve been wearing this everyday for the past week and I also found that it is very long lasting, staying put on my cheeks for 14 hours at least (I tested it for 14 hours on one day) with zero fading.
Marcelle Jelly Cheek Flush is available in two shades – Rosy Tint (left) and Flushed Coral (right). Rosy Tint is exactly what the name says, an ultra natural, rosy-pink flush that looks great on all skin tones. Flushed coral has a little bit more of a red/brown undertone, and would look great on medium to darker skin tones.
Priced at just $16.95 and available at most stores selling Marcelle (London Drugs has it for sure, although I haven’t seen it at Shoppers yet), there is no reason why you should resist getting this blush. Compared to Givenchy’s price of $38, you can even get both of the Marcelle blushes. It is limited edition though, so you might want to grab some NOW!
The only minor qualm I have about the blush is the packaging, which dispenses the product out of a sponge. While currently it is very easy to just dot on the cheek and blend, I believe that in the long term I’ll have to try to find a way to somehow clean the sponge in order to prevent bacterial growth.
I really hope that Marcelle releases this blush in their permanent range, with more colour options because I can already tell that this product will be something I will use regularly this summer.