Aug 7, 2012

Chanel Joues Contraste Blush: Fleur de Lotus

Chanel Joues Contraste Fleur de Lotus (Nordstrom Exclusive) - $43


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.

Chanel Makeup Joues Contraste Blush Fleur De Lotus FOTD Beauty Blog Looks Reviews Swatches Ingredients

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 Makeup Joues Contraste Blush Fleur De Lotus FOTD Beauty Blog Looks Reviews Swatches Ingredients

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:

Chanel Makeup Joues Contraste Blush Fleur De Lotus FOTD Beauty Blog Looks Reviews Swatches Ingredients
Chanel Makeup Joues Contraste Blush Fleur De Lotus FOTD Beauty Blog Looks Reviews Swatches Ingredients

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
 

7 comments:

  1. This blush looks so pretty. I thought it would look pink on your skin...but as u said its more coral on ur cheeks. Nevertheless pretty! :)

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  2. Gorgeous blush! I love matte blushes too :) A lil bit of shimmer is ok but too much is not doing any good to my pores. Maybe coz I'm getting older & my skin is changing :/

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  3. Gorgeous colour. I haven't purchased anything from Chanel yet because I would have to order on line and can't colour match foundations etc but I would totally look into ordering chanel blush after seeing this post doll. xx

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  4. YAY you got it! :D this one is my new favorite blush--I love it 10 times more than my Rose Initiale. I just think it's so darn flattering! I am worried about the hardening of the baked texture though. I've heard people say that before and that's why I was so reluctant to get it at first--but ultimately the color won me over. I wonder if there's anything you can do to prevent that from happening? I'm going to go look that up now...

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    1. I had that problem with Rose Petale..at one point the brush didn't seem to pick up any color at all..but it seems to have gone back to being powdery now..so I really don't know what's the issue :|

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  5. This color looks so good on you Rads. :-)

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  6. radsoooooooooooooo babbooooooooooooooooo :)
    my frnds picked this for me from Malaysia :D it is not avlb. in India ... i triedddddd hard :D
    now am dyinggg to try this :D next week they r coming and i will let you know :D :D

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