Jul 30, 2012

Chanel Joues Contraste Blush: Brume D'Or (Bombay Express Makeup Collection)

Chanel Joues Contraste Blush Brume D'Or (available here) - $43.00

Part of the limited edition Bombay Express makeup collection, Chanel describes Brume D'Or as "beautifully sunny earth tone awakens cheeks with an elegant glow."  I kept going back and forth about whether I really need this blush, but I did eventually end up buying it.  The power of the magic words "limited edition" never fails!


Chanel Makeup Joues Contraste Blush Brume D'Or Bombay Express Collection Beauty Blog Reviews FOTD Looks Swatches
Chanel Makeup Joues Contraste Blush Brume D'Or Bombay Express Collection Beauty Blog Reviews FOTD Looks Swatches

Chanel Joues Contraste blush in Brume d'Or comes packaged in the typical Chanel packaging - with a velvet pouch for storing the compact in, and a generous large mirror and a useable brush included.

Chanel Makeup Joues Contraste Blush Brume D'Or Bombay Express Collection Beauty Blog Reviews FOTD Looks Swatches

The blush is a beautiful brown-bronze, and while Chanel calls this a blush, left to my own devices, I would have called this a blush-bronzer hybrid :P  The soft blush has very fine shimmer mixed in, but typical to the Joues Contrate formula, the shimmer melts into the skin and shows up more as a sheen rather than shimmer particles.  The result is a beautiful glow that I somehow never seem to get with any other blush.

Chanel Joues Contraste Blush in Brume D'Or - Swatches/FOTD

I have never really used a bronzer, and I have never been very confident about about using one, so a blush that looks and feels like a bronzer doesn't make things any easier for me.  I played around for a while and here's my theory - for me, this works best as a contouring of sorts, applied below the cheek bones and along the jawline (along the hairline).  It might work differently on different skin tones, but at least for my darker skin tone I found it best used this way.  Here's a look at the swatches and how it looks on me.

Chanel Makeup Joues Contraste Blush Brume D'Or Bombay Express Collection Beauty Blog Reviews FOTD Looks Swatches
Chanel Makeup Joues Contraste Blush Brume D'Or Bombay Express Collection Beauty Blog Reviews FOTD Looks Swatches

While I have used only Brume D'Or in the photo, it does pair beautifully with with a subtle pink blush like Chanel's Rose Initiale gives a very natural effect.  The formula is easy to use and blends like a dream.  Like most Chanel products, this has a rose fragrance to it which I am quite used to but, of course, might be an issue if you prefer unscented products.

Brume d'Or, is the one shining point in the otherwise disappointing Bombay Express collection, and while I am still waiting for Nirvana, this one is definitely a good buy.

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11 comments:

  1. When I saw the title of your post, I immediately thought "oooh, this is gonna look GOOD on her!!"--and I was right. It works beautifully with your complexion--subtle but still warms the face nicely. I like it!

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    1. Am sure it would work on just about every complexion....saw it on a lot of bloggers and looked good on them..I got the Fleur de Lotus too...didn't you review that?

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  2. Hi Rads.. Long time follower here.. Loving the Chanel reviews so far. BTW.. are you a Chanel ambassador?

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    1. Hi Vidhya :) Haven't you asked this before also..someone did and I am sure it's you? :D :D Anyway..to answer your question in a little more detail than what I did last time...
      1. I buy all the Chanel products reviewed here, and I do so because I like them - not because I am paid to or am compensated in any form for the reviews. If any product (even non-Chanel) has been provided to me or I am paid to review, etc., it will be mentioned specifically in the review.
      2. Chanel is one of the leading, established luxury brands in the world. If you have to be a "Chanel ambassador" you have to be very well known in the fashion/beauty world. Just to give you an idea, some Chanel makeup ambassadors include: Keira Knightley, Vanessa Paradis, and the very talented makeup artist Lisa Eldridge. Basically, the sort that gets featured in glossies like Vogue..

      I hope that clarifies you doubts :P

      Oh..and most bloggers do disclose if they are paid for the review or receive the product for free from the brand. At least in the US, it's part of the FTC guidelines and may cause legal issues if not followed.

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    2. Hi.. Sorry, I don't get a notification when you reply to my comment, so I never checked back. Sorry to repeat myself. Thanks for the detailed reply.

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    3. No problem, Vidhya! :)

      I have no idea how to get notifications for comments on blogs....guess there is a subscription of sorts for comments too..I am hopeless with all such technical details :|

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    4. I use Disqus on my blog and it has been working pretty well. Check out www.thedailysequin.com to see it in action. You just have to embed some code in your blog.

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    5. Oh okay..thanks..I have limitations on stuff I can add on to my blog..but I will definitely check it out!

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  3. I like d name of d collection :-)

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    1. Hehee..ya it was an Indian-themed collection - actually a fashion/clothes/accessories collection and makeup is just like a small part of it - and the setting was all Indian looking and a lot of the models too. Nirvana was a dark matte black gel liner shadow of sorts that was used to smokey black eyes on the model..I wanted it so bad..but it never did get released :(

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  4. I love that color, I'm currently saving for a Chanel blush ! great review ;)
    xo

    http://ibelieveinrosa.blogspot.mx

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