Jun 10, 2011

Chanel Joues Contraste Blush - In Love (55)

Unique powder blusher offers buildable coverage, from natural to dramatic, and imparts a flattering radiance to cheeks. Remarkably silky texture ensures easy application of seamless colour. Applied high on the cheekbone, or near the eyes, it instantly 'lifts' and softens the face for a more youthful look.


Chanel Joues Contraste Blush In Love 55 Indian Darker Skin Makeup Beauty Blog FOTD Looks Swatches Review Photos

I had successfully stayed away from blushes until about a year or so back, the one main reason being I don't have clear skin and I don't think using a blush is that good an idea for me.  I do have a few blushes, though, and I just got tired waiting for my skin to pretty up and off late I use them all the time :D

Chanel Joues Contraste Blush In Love 55 Indian Darker Skin Makeup Beauty Blog FOTD Looks Swatches Review Photos


My current favorite is the Joues Contraste blush - In Love from Chanel.   This is one of the more pigmented blushes I have seen with Chanel.  I saw the SA wearing it once, and it really looked like she had overdosed on Fanta, but there was something very cute about the colour, and I picked this up right away.

Chanel Joues Contraste Blush In Love 55 Indian Darker Skin Makeup Beauty Blog FOTD Looks Swatches Review Photos

As with all Chanel powder products, this blush too comes in the signature black fingerprint-magnet glossy case with its own lint-magnet velvet pouch.  These things really are meant for posher homes than mine!

Chanel Joues Contraste Blush In Love 55 Indian Darker Skin Makeup Beauty Blog FOTD Looks Swatches Review Photos

A brush is included with the Chanel Joues Contraste blushes, and though a true makeup lover would scoff at using these, I am perfectly okay with it.  It's decently soft, quite unlike their earlier scratchy brushes, and I haven't yet bought the blush brush of my dreams, so I am willing to compromise.

Chanel Joues Contraste Blush In Love 55 Indian Darker Skin Makeup Beauty Blog FOTD Looks Swatches Review Photos

The Chanel Joues Contraste In Love is a darkish coral-orange blush with a bit of pink in it - that's how it looks to me in the pan.  There is very fine shimmer in the blush, but it doesn't show up that obvious on swatches or the face.  Instead, all you see is a bit of a glow which I love.

Chanel Joues Contraste Blush - In Love (55) Swatch:

Chanel Joues Contraste Blush In Love 55 Indian Darker Skin Makeup Beauty Blog FOTD Looks Swatches Review Photos
Chanel Joues Contraste Blush In Love 55 Indian Darker Skin Makeup Beauty Blog FOTD Looks Swatches Review Photos

There is a mild rose fragrance that is a common feature with Chanel blushes and powders.  It's a mild fragrance, and it never bothers me - in fact, I quite like it.  If you prefer your makeup unscented, though, this might be an issue.

How to Use (from the Chanel website):  Joues Contraste offers effects from very natural to very sophisticated.  Used as a simple touch of colour, it gives your complexion a healthy glow. As a professional tool, it shapes and models your face (cheekbones, browbones, forehead, chin, along the nose).

This is how the Chanel Joues Contraste Blush - In Love (55) looks on me:

Chanel Joues Contraste Blush In Love 55 Indian Darker Skin Makeup Beauty Blog FOTD Looks Swatches Review Photos

Because I am darker skinned, it gives a subtle bronzed look.  It's the perfect colour for me since I haven't yet learned how to use darker/bolder blushes but still want a bit of colour to show through.  The Chanel In Love blush may not show up that well, though, on someone darker than I am.  It stays about 5 hours on me, which I think is pretty good considering I don't use a primer and most times stick to either a powder foundation or just powder.

Cost:  $43.00 (Rs. 2400, thanks Rati for the update).

If you are in the mood to splurge and/or like me aren't great with blushes/makeup, do give this a try.  It's quite forgiving, though not to the wallet :D

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Chanel Joues Contraste Blush - Rouge 

34 comments:

  1. Yayyy, first to comment. Rads, this blush looks just lovely on you and you looking very pretty.

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  2. Rads, I luuuuurve this shade! So pretty and not very orange. As you say, there is definitely something unique about this shade :D Me wants so many Chanel stuff now ;)

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  3. Thanks Sabrina....the Stella bag is still haunting me :P :P :P

    Appu - We will never stop with the lists, would we? :D

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  4. Hehe, you like colourful bags? BTW, just replied to your emails. Your skin is really glowing, you still using Shiseido skin care range?

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  5. Oh I just just just now saw :D No, I am not using Shiseido anymore, am using Lush's Dreamcream - is a body cream :| I think it's the blush that makes the cheeks seem that way, Sabrina :)

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  6. And a new face mask - I will review that by next week...am still undecided about it, though :|

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  7. Hey Rads, blush looks really pretty on you. Was MIA for quite sometime, the blog looks so different now! nice changes :)

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  8. Cannot open my mail right now, some error, so will try bit later. Is Lush Dream Cream OK for oily skin?

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  9. its such a pretty pink, looks really nice one you but i dont think it will show up on my nc 45 skin..but wow its so expensive :O

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  10. Hiiii Laksh..how are you? Been a long long while naaa! Oh I changed it very recently...about 10 days back...you likeee? I got bugged with the bags :D

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  11. Sabrina - Nooo...it's quite dry here, which is why I am happy with this. It's okay for oily-combination skin types, but from what you have told me, I think it would be too heavy a cream for you.

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  12. Abi - Oh I am quite dark myself, I don't even know if that 42 thing is correct but anyway that's what the SA told me..so me put it there for a reference kind. It is quite expensive, but you could always look for an orange-based blush in other brands like NYX - I love the MaxFactor reddish-orange cream blush and that would suit most darker skin tones.

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  13. Oh yea, its nice! going through your old posts now. Got lots to catch up on :)... when did you move to US?

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  14. Some time back, Laksh...about 3 weeks now...but I might be back next week in India..never know!

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  15. oh me too will be back in India, by end of this year hopefully! missing Indian food the most. You remember your bread upma recipe, I still make it and love it! :D

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  16. Haaaa you liked it? :D Oh you will be back in India...permanently or vacation?

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  17. Such a pretty shade Rads!! :D :D :D :D

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  18. amazing shade rads..loved it !!

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  19. Chanel chanel on the wall,who's the prettiest of them all :D :D :D

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  20. Rads......Chanelina........the blush looks so precious......like a piece which should be kept in a safe.....:))....it looks good on you too....not OTT at all..........:))

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  21. Not a vacation but not sure about the permanent status yet!, but I am not gonna complain, missing home a lot!

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  22. Laksh - :D :D Am sure you are going to be eating and eating and eating all the time at least for the one week :

    Jomolayyyyyyyy - hehee you also try some orangish based blush..am sure you will love it..as it you love all bright bright colours :D

    Ritika - Heyyy how are you?? Busssssyyyyyyy bussssyyyyyyyyyyyy kya?

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  23. Haaaan :( College,submissions and all,exams coming up na *sob sob*
    But I am home for a week and I am soooooo happy and for this one week I give you the permission to post as much food posts as you want,me no goin green :D :D :D
    I showed that mango recipe of yours to mum,she is going to try it today,she is trying to arrnage for coconut milk right now..will tell how it turns out

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  24. OMG...I am so superscared now! Hope you all like it..oh and the dahi needs to be sour for it nahii tho taste won't be same...me very worried now :| :|

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  25. Radsuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu.............I will try this when you gipht it to me....:) bright colours....I want to kill you now....I hate you

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  26. radhikaaa send it to meee ... it looks quite nice on you.. i can see *smuuuggg**

    I think you are getting too conscious of the usage of your camera because of certain reasons *coughh*.

    The piccys are coming out pretty .,. sachii muchhii. :-*

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  27. Ratii - Certain reasons...me confooosed ?? But I got a new zoom lens so am trying that out. Normally ppl can take good face photees with just about any camera, I am a mess at it. Not that I went and bought it for this work...but anyway it's there so use it :D

    Jomolayyyyyyyyyyyyyy - :P

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  28. Jomolayyy but you like bright colours, dont you??? If not, then you return those Lotus colours you fought and forced and took from me!!!!!!!!!!! RIGHT NOW...send them back!!!!

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  29. me not going green at all.....*smug* and you are looking beautifullll..*smug*

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  30. It so suits you. I seldom wore blushes either, mainly cos I didn't know where to place it as I have exaggerated cheekbones and chin! But now I do use it. It is a gorgeous colour... and I think I am pretty much the same skintone as you.

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  31. New template rads? It looks good... but not as good as the blush.... which is absolutely awesome....! the colour reminds me of MAC msf stereo rose... they may be totally different, but i am reminded of that... so what lippie are you wearing?

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  32. Yaa I changed the template..some time back..you liked? Thank you :D Ya I think it is different from the Stereo Rose but am just guessing since I haven't realy seen that one outside of blogs. The lipstick was a peachy pink topped with a brownish-nude gloss - SO NOT what it looks like in the photo na?? :D

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  33. Aarthi - try it some time if you are at the counter, am sure you will love it too.

    Shai - Ohhh then tell me your favorite blush - I will definitely look out for those :) I guess with everyone being so crazy about blushes, the uninterested lot like us gets addicted too :D

    Peeeeeeeeeeereeeeeeeeeeeyaaaaaaaaaaa - :D :D You try this colour... :D

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