Hi All! I am going to do a quick review today on Josie Maran’s cheek gelee. I began using this product about 9 months ago when I picked up Pink Escape. I had such great results with it, I requested and received Vacay Rose and Poppy Paradise as Christmas gifts. So, since I have been wearing these gelee’s for awhile now, I can say with complete confidence that this is by far my favorite non-powder blush product.
As the weather has warmed, I have been reaching for this product daily. They have great staying power and a beautiful finish on the skin. They are the perfect summertime blush. These gelee’s are light, blendable, and long lasting and buildable. I like to apply them immediately after applying my base. I have found using my fingers or a stippling brush works best for application. Then, I continue on with the rest of my makeup application, Once I have finished putting on whatever makeup I have chosen for the day, I take another look at my blush application. I find that with almost any non-powder blush product, after it has set on the skin for a bit, it tends “soak” into the skin. Thus, I usually need to add another layer of product. This product goes on so smoothly, that I have no problems building up the color to my desired result. After I have achieved whatever opacity I am looking for with my blush, I am good to go.
Josie Maran cheek gelee’s have great staying power. I am the kind of gal that can put on a full face of makeup and within 2 hours, it looks like I skipped makeup all together. However, with the Jose Maran gelee’s I don’t find that to be the case. They last throughout the day. With that being said, I do find that towards the end of the day the color has worn off a bit, but there is usually still enough color left on the skin that I don’t look pale. If I am going out in the evening, I usually add another layer of the gelee or layer a powder blush over the top of what was already there. Just a side note, in the winter I usually wear this product paired with a powder blush. Using the gelee as a base, helps to hold my blush in place most of the day and gives the blush a great finish.
If you are looking for a great summer time blush, I highly recommend this product. A little goes a long way, so you really get a lot of bang for your buck! You can purchase this product at QVC. They sell Poppy Paradise and Vacay Rose as a pair for $29.12. They also sell them at Sephora for $22.00 each. I was actually just on Sephora’s website and it looks like they offer a mini size of this product (.095 oz), for $13.00 each The full size of this product is 1.8 oz. Sephora also has a larger color selction. They offer Poppy Paradise, Pink Escape, Get Away Red, Berry Bliss and Honeymoon Honey.
I could go on and on about this product. But, all good blogs must come to an end ;) I hope you all have a wonderful day and look forward to sharing my next review with you. See swatches below.
The last picture is of my fingers after washing, using a cream makeup remover and a cleansing toner. As you can see this product has great staying power! Obviously, the more product you apply, the longer it lasts. If you apply a sheer amount, it does not have the same result. However, as stated above, it does still stain the cheeks enough to get you through the day.