I just love my blushes, and in addition to the fantastic eyeliners and brow products available from Marcelle this Fall, they’ve added brand new shades to both their cream and powder blush lines. I tried out the Marcelle Cream Blush in Pink Mademoiselle* and the Marcelle Monochromatic Blush in Coral*.
The Marcelle Cream Blush in Pink Mademoiselle and the Marcelle Monochromatic Blush in Coral are hypo-allergenic and perfume-free. They come in simple black compacts which let you see the shade inside.
Marcelle Cream Blush in Pink Mademoiselle and the Marcelle Monochromatic Blush in Coral both have hidden compartments underneath which store a little sponge (for the cream) and a little brush (for the powder) shade. Personally, I’d never use these, but it’s kinda cute and despite the accessories the packaging isn’t too bulky. It actually might be neat if there was a mirror on the bottom though! Are you listening Marcelle?
Starting off with the Marcelle Cream Blush in Pink Mademoiselle, this is a bright pink that applies almost like a stain, although it is buildable. It gives a natural flush with a slightly dewy finish. This new shade joins three others in Raspberry, Heatherwood and Coral shades.
I LOVE applying cream blushes with my fingers, but something about the slick consitency of the Marcelle Cream Blush in Pink Mademoiselle makes me reach for a brush instead, which still gives a very natural finish. A lot of my cream blushes have powder finishes, so if you want a blush that actually knows it’s a cream and gives you a bit of a glow, this is a great choice. I was actually quite surprised, because I found this formula fairly long-lasting, maybe 7 to 8 hours, which was longer than the powder blush!
The new Marcelle Monochromatic Blush in Coral is a really pretty pink coral with a golden sheen to it, almost as if Nars Orgasm didn’t have glitter. It has a very smooth, silky texture that is finely-milled and quite lovely. There are now 6 shades in the range, and the three new ones include Coral, Raspberry and Pink Mademoiselle.
The smooth consistency of the Marcelle Monochromatic Blush in Coral applies gorgeously and gives a lovely warmth and glow to the cheeks. Like the Cream Blush, this offers a sheer or buildable colour. My only complaint is that I found the lasting power wasn’t great and it had started to fade mid-way through the day (maybe 5 hours) which was disappointing. However, it could be really nice to layer on top of the Cream Blush in the same shade!
I love my blushes and this was my first time trying options from Marcelle. I love the way both the Marcelle Cream Blush in Pink Mademoiselle and the Marcelle Monochromatic Blush in Coral look applied, but the longer lasting power of the Cream Blush makes it the winner for me.
Do you reach for powder or cream blushes?