Aug 5, 2011

Chanel Joues Contraste Blush: Rose Petale (99)

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 rose petale 99 swatches reviews
chanel joues contraste rose petale 99 swatches reviews

The Chanel Joues Contraste Rose Petale is the first Chanel blush I got - picked it up on a recommendation from an MUA after a makeover at the counter.  The blush, like so many other Chanel powder products, has a simple glossy black packaging that comes with a velvet pouch to house it in.

chanel joues contraste rose petale 99 swatches reviews

As always, a classy packaging but the velvet pouch is such a lint magnet and starts to look a bit shabby after a while.  A small brush is included with the blush - I have an older version, and the brush is absolutely horrible.  The newer blushes come with much softer brushes, but this one I have is bad, especially by Chanel standards!

chanel joues contraste rose petale 99 swatches reviews

A small plastic dome-shaped sleeve protects the powder blush, and I lost it some time back, so the powder gets all messy and scattered everywhere.

chanel joues contraste rose petale 99 swatches reviews

On to the blush itself, Rose Petale is a pretty pretty pink, with a hint of berry that gives it some depth, and warmth due to the fine shimmer in it.  It is a slightly darker pink, not really a pale pink, but I do feel it is just about barely visible on my darker skin.  Anyone darker than me would perhaps be better off with some other colour - it's just my opinion.  Joues Contraste blushes have a very finely milled texture and have a fine shimmer to them.  Even on my darker skin, this just gives a beautiful glow and a hint of colour.  JCs are also very forgiving blushes - easy to blend and use even for a makeup newbie like me.  There is a rose fragrance to the product that I am quite used to, but it might be an issue for anyone who is sensitive to smells in cosmetics.

Swatches:   The finely-milled powder looks almost chalky in a swatch, and I have never been able to get the shimmer to show up in photos.

chanel joues contraste rose petale 99 swatches reviews

On my face, it shows up as a natural-looking pink, the perfect flush, and because of the fine shimmer in it, it never looks chalky.  Sadly it never ever shows up that good in my photos.  I tried, and this is the best I could come up with:

chanel joues contraste rose petale 99 swatches reviews

I love this blush, mainly because I can never overdo it, and it looks quite natural on me.  If you are my skin colour or darker (NC 42-45 am guessing based on a random comment by a  MAC artist), this might not show up that easily like some of the other blushes, but I am quite shy with colour, and for me this is perfect :)  I have never had breakouts or any skin problems with any Chanel product ever, and this blush is no exception.

Cost:  $43.00 (plus tax)

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28 comments:

  1. the blush is barely visible on ur cheeks.... :((

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  2. Its a very subtle pink blush na!! :) Good for daily wear..

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  3. Manali - it is light but visible..in the photo though I am hopeless at getting it to show :(

    Cali - ya :)

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  4. I like how sheer/subtle this looks on you. I am not much of a blush person and this would definitely be a nice pick but not on a student budget! :(

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  5. its soooo beautiful...pretty pretty pink...love the color in the swatch....i like such subtle ones...barely there but there types :D

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  6. I like the barely there effect it shows on your skin Rads :)

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  7. I love your photeee Radso :*
    And the blush looks so natural on you. What lipstick are you wearing ? :P

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  8. Oh gosh, soooo on my wishlist. =]

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  9. Laksh - there are some nice blushes in the Maybelline Fit range - don't know about their lasting power, but they seem nice..you could try those. I have always felt most of the Chanel shades are easy to find in other brands..

    Ritika - It's Avon Red Brick lip liner topped with a brownish nude gloss by Chanel..

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  10. Viji - If you are lighter than I am, it will definitely show up better, but it does give a very natural effect :)

    Priya - I know! It's perfect for the ones in the we-don't-like-blushes club :P :P :P

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  11. chanel blushhhhhhhhh............ me likey!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  13. u loook sooooooo pretttyyyyyyyy radigaa.......loved ur picccyy :-*

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  14. ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh............seriously Rads......you have been looking very pretty nowadays.......and I don't like that a bit....hoonhhhhh

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  15. Happy friendship day alllll...... :)

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  16. Thankooo thankkooooo and happy fraaaaaaaaaaaandshippppsss day ebberybody and Peereeeyaaaaaaa :D

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  17. I happy fraandship day only to Priyaaaaaaaa

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  18. Luks perfectly natural on u Rads :D And Chanel Showoff hmph hmph :@ HAppie Frndshp Day :):)

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  19. is super soft and subtle bt you know i can imagine how fresh and pretty it must be in real life....fallluunttt spnnnnkkkk...

    you know radhika, i really wish you had been here today. missed you so much today.. koi nee.i am carrying loads of cans.. i have painted "happy franndship day on then" from distance you know. :D i am leaving them for you. when you'll wake up na they'd be more stinky.. :D hhheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee


    lovvve you loadss. :D

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  20. btw is kinda refreshing to see chanel post after long. :)

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  21. Hhehe..I send them to Jomol with lots of love :P I will repaint them and label them phoren maaaal and send them to her :evilgrin: Refreshing change - I post ELF brush that I use for this blush next :D :D

    Hey I checked the new cream eyeshadows from Chanel - they bit too shimmery for me and I didn't really like them. I was expecting Mirifique (or whatever that blackish one is) to be really black, but it's actually greyish - but I guess they all will work for fairer people.

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  22. hawww! you no like them.. :( bt i want to go and see. :P

    yes yes send it to jomol. it will include thoda thoda my and your love bothzzzz *devil* :P :P

    ELF brush *hunterwali*

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  23. Ya..I didn't like it so much, but there is a LOT of product in the jar. The tester jar was like the usual gel liner bottles, but the actual product is about double the size..not really double I think..but almost..and the brush seems really useful too.

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  24. I can see it, and it looks lovely on you. Am guess I am the same skintone. What's on your lips?

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  25. Oh ya..I stared and stared at your profile pic to figure that out..but your skin seems clear at least in the pic..mine is all patchy :( I used Red Brick lipliner from Avon..then a pale brownish gloss over it.

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