Blush on Some Malice: The New Chanel Joues Contraste

Chanel Joues Contraste in Malice (available here) - $43

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.

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Malice is one of the four new/reformulated Joues Contraste blushes that Chanel released earlier this month.  The Chanel website shows this as a reddish-orange colour.  I should have known better than to trust that swatch, but I did just that and bought this blush right away.  Turns out it's a pinkish-coral blush - not really as intense a colour as I was expecting - but pretty nevertheless!  The packaging is a classic Chanel glossy black that has the uncanny ability to attract every speck of dirt within a 5-mile radius :P  Also included is a generously sized mirror and a small brush.

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Like all Chanel Joues Contrastes, Malice too has fine shimmer in it - a fine golden shimmer.  The blush itself is soft and powdery and goes on quite smoothly on the skin.  Easy to blend and almost fool-proof.  This feels a little different from some of the earlier baked versions I have tried, though.  The shimmer is hardly visible on my skin (much less than the earlier subtle versions), and I am still undecided about which version I find easier to blend.

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Chanel Joues Contraste Malice - Swatch/FOTD

The colour is a pretty peach-pink that leaves a subtle glow on the skin and a perfect pick for the summers.  Though it does have shimmer in it, on the skin it just seems to melt away and is hardly visible.  Here's how it looks on my hand, applied as a heavy swatch.  I swatched it on lighter skin so it shows up better.  On my face (darker skin :P), it shows up as a darker coral - more like what that swatch I fell in love with on the site looked like.  It's very pigmented, and even on my skin tone, it's best applied lightly.

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Additional Products Used:  Chanel Perfection Lumiere foundation + NARS Tinted Moisturizer in Cuba
UD Eyeliner in Perversion on the waterline
Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in My Mahogany topped with Chanel lipgloss in Praline

Chanel JC blushes are quite pricey at $43, but the quality and ease of use make these my favorite blushes.  In fact, if I could only pick one product from Chanel (gasp!!), it would be these.


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