[REVIEW+SWATCHES] Innisfree Jelly Cheek 01 Apricot

Innisfree Jelly Cheek 01 Apricot Review:

The Jelly cheek from Innisfree actually is not new. They already released it back then along with their spring collection last year if I’m not mistaken. I remember seeing it everyday on my Instagram feed but when I want to get it, the product already discontinued. I thought Innisfree launched it only for the spring special but I’m surprised to see that they decided to make it as a part of their permanent line!

I’m not quite sure if they shade selection is the same with the previous edition but both have 3 shades only and all of them are in the ‘safe’ type of shade such as orange, coral, and pink. They also have different design where the new one is more on the plain side but overall they have exactly the same packaging.

I’m not a huge cream blusher fan but with the packaging and the claim, I was intrigued and decided to try at least one shade. They said it is cream to powder blush so I thought it would be more oily skin friendly and based on what I saw on Instagram, the application is really easy and won’t take too much time.

Claims :

+These long-wearing blushers glide on skin delivering vivid color payoff with a velvety finish.

+ The included mochi-like applicator lets you create a personalized look easily.

Ingredients :

Triethanolhexanone, Talc, Titanium dioxide, Polymethyl methacrylate, Dimethicone, Boron nitride, Mica, Yellow iron oxide, Dimethicone / Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Silica, Diisostearyl malate, Aluminum hydroxide, Red iron oxide, Lauroyl lysine, 1,2-hexanediol, Red 226, Black iron oxide, Glyceryl caprylate, Tin oxide

Innisfree Jelly Cheek 01 Apricot Review

How to Use :

Using the applicator at the bottom of the container, apply the appropriate amount to spread.

Volume : 3.4gr

My skin type : Combination with very oily T-zone

Innisfree Jelly Cheek 01 Apricot Review:

As usual from Innisfree, the blusher comes in a recyclable packaging. It’s not pretty or eye-catching but it’s nice to know that somehow by buying product from Innisfree, somehow we are contributing in saving our planet as well. They also use soy ink to print it which I believe is more eco-friendly than a regular printing ink.

Innisfree Jelly Cheek 01 Apricot Review

Talking about the packaging, I think it’s Innisfree’s first time in making a product like this. It’s a cream blusher but it’s housed in a chubby and short cylinder packaging. It has a transparent lid and on the bottom part, you can pull it out and you will get a ‘mochi’ round sponge as its applicator. Honestly I’m not too fond of the sponge quality because when I touch it, it’s not as bouncy as a regular puff so I doubt the sponge can apply the blusher evenly.

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Innisfree Jelly Cheek 01 Apricot Review

Among the 3 shades, I got shade 01 which is an apricot shade. I do have other blushers with this type of shade but I don’t think I have one in a cream form. From the official swatch, it may look too warm and orange for my fair complexion but when I swatch it, the shade is really pretty!

It is orange but it doesn’t look weird on my skin, it looks more like a natural warm flush instead. Because I have neutral – yellow undertone, the shade may look a bit more orange and I don’t think it will suit cool undertone really well as the shade may look too warm.

True to their claim, it is a cream to powder blush. When I touch it, it has a solid texture almost like a clay but when I push it, it starts to melt and become softer. Then I swatch it on my hand and not long after the blush already set and turn to powder. After it sets, it’s hard to blend it down so you better blend it as fast as you can right after you apply it.

Fortunately the pigmentation is not the best so it’s easy to control on how much blusher you want to put on your cheeks. I prefer a less pigmented blusher so I like this product.

Innisfree Jelly Cheek 01 Apricot Review

Innisfree Jelly Cheek 01 Apricot Review

To apply it, they provide a big sponge which you can find on the bottom part of the blusher but I didn’t like the sponge at all. It’s hard, not bouncy, and absorbs the product. With this sponge, I can blend the blusher evenly and I can see some blank spots because it absorbs the blusher too much so there’s no product left on the sponge to apply on my cheeks.

My favorite way to apply the blusher is by using an air puff. You can find an air puff on cushion foundations or you can buy it in store (they are affordable!). With air puff, it blends the blusher way better and it has a soft texture so it won’t hurt your cheeks when you apply the blusher.

Even though it is a cream to powder blush, I’m happy to say it doesn’t make my skin looks dry or matte. It makes my skin looks like it has a natural flush and because it’s not a pure powder, it doesn’t make my face looks flat matte. It stays pretty well especially on my oily skin. It lasts for about 4 to 5 hours on top of foundation and 3 to 4 on top of bare face. For this type of blusher, I think it lasts really well but I think if you have dry skin, the blusher maybe will last longer on you.

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I love how the blush won’t look patchy or weird even after it fading away. It fades evenly start from the center part (the cheek area) to the near end part (the cheekbone area).

I recommend this product for those with oily skin who wants to try cream blusher but doesn’t want to look overly shiny or if you want some light blusher to make a natural makeup look. I like this blush but I think the packaging is too bulky to bring as my travel friend. I also hope for the next release Innisfree will upgrade the sponge quality so I don’t have to use extra air puff every time I want to use this blush.

Where to buy:

eBay | Yesstyle

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