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 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 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.