Thursday, May 10, 2012

Chanel 'In Love' Joues Contraste Blush - A Lovely Summer Peach.

 Chanel In Love Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel In Love Joues Contraste Blush ($43) is a medium peachy-coral with very fine golden shimmer. It applies sheer (but buildable) and gives off a soft, peachy-coral glow. The shimmer is tasteful and isn't chunky or frosty. It gives the illusion of very fresh, healthy, glowing cheeks. It has a slight vibrancy to the color, which makes it a really nice pick for the summer. It's almost like a peach version of Nars Orgasm Blush.

Chanel Joues Contraste Blushes are finely milled, super soft textured, pressed powder blushes - that when you touch them, you almost feel like because of the texture, they will apply powdery, like some of the softer textured budget brand blushes. But they apply such a soft, sheer veil of color to the cheeks that never looks blotchy or overdone. It's buildable, so with a couple of layers, you can really achieve intense color (if that's what you're looking for), otherwise, one layer deposits the perfect amount of blush.

Chanel Joues Contraste Blush is available in eleven (11) shades: Imprevu, Orchid Rose, Rose Bronze, Rose Petale, In Love, Espiegle, Rose Ecrin, Pink Explosion, Plum Attraction, Malice and Tumulte. (You can correct me if I'm mistaken, but there are 11 currently listed on the website)





Here are a couple swatches on my hand (my skintone is around MAC NC25 coloring). The swatch on the left is the blush applied heavy with a cotton swab, and the swatch on the right is the blush applied with a brush. The right swatch accurately shows what it would look like on my face.
I tried to capture the way it looks on my face, but unfortunately, the lighting was awful, and it didn't photograph very well. If you'd like to see it on my cheeks, I will update this post later with an additional photo.

I really like this shade, and think it'd be great for Summer paired with flamingo-pink and coral lipsticks! If you already have a few similar shades in your blush collection, it's probably not a must-have, but if you're a Chanel fanatic (or a peach blush fanatic), I'm sure you'll enjoy using this blush.

Side Note: *Countries outside of the USA have a baked version of Chanel Joues Contraste Blushes rather than a pressed powder. There may be inconsistencies with both versions - the color may or may not be spot on and the texture and pigmentation differs. Everyone has their own preference, but I like the US version blushes better.


Price: $43, Chanel.

28 comments:

  1. This looks SO beautiful! I need a Chanel blush in my life! Id love to see this on your cheeks! xxx

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  2. You have got me LUSTING over this!!!!!!

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  3. this is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!

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  4. Super gorgeous!!!! I think this goes on to my shopping list*sigh*

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  5. I've not tried any Chanel blushers, don't know I could part with the money, but they do look gorgeous. xx

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  6. Do you like these blushes more then NARS? I'm asking just cause NARS is my splurge brand for blush but this shade is just so pretty to me, I am very tempted by it lol.

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    1. Tough question! Nars has always been my splurge brand of choice when I want to "treat" myself to something nice, but as of recently, I've been really interested in Chanel. My vote goes for Chanel. :) Haha! I know, they are all so pretty!

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  7. Do.Want.Right.Nao! Lovely lovely pictures.

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  8. very pretty colour. I have Plum Attraction and Pink Explosion and adore them. I think I'll add this one to my collection too :)

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  9. wow this is soo pretty! Absolutely stunning I love this color for summer! Will most definitely put this on my "LIST" of items to check out!

    Great post

    xo Jenn

    imperfection-isbeauty.com

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  10. GORGEOUS!!! I need this blush in my life!

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  11. Mental note, definitely have to check out this blush now.

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  12. OMG is so amazing the tone, I am so addicted to blushes and I love this one! thanks for sharing!

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  13. everything about this is gorgeous, i adore it xx

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  14. i recently got tempting beige and really was surprised at how great the texture is! this looks GORGEOUS. seriously, i might just pick this up this weekend because of how beautiful it looks.

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    1. Isn't it great? They are just so soft and blendable.

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  15. Beautiful color! I love Chanel blushes...

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