The Fleur de Lotus collection is a small collection (about 5 or 6 pieces) exclusive to Nordstrom, and while I haven't gotten around to checking out the other pieces from this collection, I did get my hands on the lone Joues Contraste - named just like the collection, Fleur de Lotus. Released first in Asia, this JC is a baked formulation unlike the usual US powder versions.
Like all of the Chanel JC blushes, Fleur de Lotus too comes packaged in classy black with a velvet pouch, and a handy mirror and a reasonably useful brush is included in the packaging. Also included is a tiny clear plastic cover for the blush, and you would be wise to never ever lose that - the powder creates a mess inside the compact if left uncovered!
Chanel Joues Contraste blush in Fleur de Lotus is a beautiful bright pink-coral. The texture despite being a baked formulation is quite powdery, and the softest touch dislodges a huge amount of powder. I amn't complaining too much, though. From what I have seen, the baked blushes seem to get hardened over time, so any extra-softness is most welcome!
The swatch pulls more pink or coral depending on the light and/or underlying skin tone. Here's a look at the swatches:
Fleur de Lotus seems to adapt to skin undertones and I think would suit just about everyone. On my darker skin, it tends to look more coral than pink. Unlike other JCs, I didn't detect a shimmer to this one - more like a sheen to it, so if you prefer matte blushes with a bit of life to them, you would want to give this a try!
More to love from Chanel:
Chanel Joues Contraste Blush: Brume D'Or
Chanel Joues Contrate - Rose Initiale
Chanel Le Vernis - Vertigo
Chanel Le Vernis - Paritculiere
Chanel Joues Contraste in Malice