Chanel Joues Contrate Blush Rose Initiale (available here) - $43 Part of the Les Essentiels de Chanel makeup collection for Fall 2012.
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.
Chanel's newest Joues Contrate - Rose Initiale - is a light shade of pink. In the pan, it looks mostly pink, though on my skin I detect maybe a tiny hint of peach to it (which might be because of the fine shimmer that gives a glow to the skin). Like most of the Chanel powder products, this too is perfumed, not something that bothers me overly but might be an issue for anyone with a sensitive nose. Texture-wise, this is a powder version and not a baked version that I have always got back in India - and I think I prefer these to the baked versions.
Chanel Joues Contraste Rose Initiale - Swatches/Makeup
The quality, as always, is amazing with the powder just melting into the skin. On my darker skin, I just get a hint of pink and a bit of warmth. Ideally, I would recommend this as the perfect blush for skin tones at least a tiny bit lighter than I am - it would show up better, in my opinion :)