Chanel Joues Contraste Rouge Powder Blush - bestselling, ultra-wearable powder blush highlights cheeks with a subtle new shade of red, accentuated with traces of gold and pearlized shimmer. Limited Edition.
The Chanel Joues Contraste Rouge Powder Blush comes packaged in the usual velvet pouch, and a small brush is provided with it. There are some subtle differences in the packaging of this product, though, when compared to other Joues Contraste blushes. It's almost as if the colour is so exclusive it has to be hidden in every possible way - I know it sounds a little too dramatic, but I couldn't think of any logical explanation :P :P The back of the package does not show the colour - just a white dot - and the protective plastic covering the blush inside is black and definitely not see-through.
Once I got past all these oddities, though, I definitely did discover a treasure. The Chanel Joues Contraste Rouge Powder Blush is is the most pigmented Chanel blush I have seen - a deep dark reddish pink with very elegant pearlized shimmer woven throughout. I use the word "shimmer" only because I don't know the proper word for it - on the skin, it just provides a sheen, like a very fine highlighter, and I can barely ever see the shimmer particles. This, of course, is a common feature with all JCs.
I am darker skinned, and even on me, the colour is best used sparingly. A light application gives the flushed look that I would normally get when I go out in the winters. Perhaps because this is so pigmented, and I am not very great at blending/makeup to start with, I found this blush bit difficult to get right. I apply the blush very sparingly with the brush provided and use a clean brush to blend this in. I find this method gives me the most natural (and nonclowny) application, especially since I don't have the perfect skin that is almost essential to carry off reds. This is how the Chanel Joues Contrate Rouge Powder Blush looks on me:
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Chanel Joues Contraste Rouge Powder Blush (available here) - Cost: $43.00. Also part of the Byzance collection is the golden highlighter blush - Joues Contraste Or (limited edition).Similar Posts:
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