Le Blush Creme de Chanel in Presage is part of the newly launched Fall 2013 makeup collection - available currently at Nordstrom online (and I don't know where else). The color is a bright orange-apricot in the pan. It seems quite pigmented, but unlike a lot of coral/peach blushes I have seen, there is no "darkness" to this color. The texture of the blush is powdery-velvety and has a silicone-based slip to it as it goes on the skin. You could apply this with fingers (as I do) or use a stippling brush to apply the product. Either way, the pigmentation is pretty good and can be built up or toned down as desired. Scroll on for photos, swatches, and more.
|Chanel Cream Blush Presage compared with two other coral-peachy blushes that I own.|
Chanel Joues Contraste powder blush - Frivole - is less orangey and of course is a powder (matte)
Bobbi Brown Calypso Coral - Pot Rouge for lips and cheeks - is more of a true coral with peach and pink tones to it.(Bobbi Brown Calypso Coral provided c/o Izzy Perfume and Beauty Shoppe)
While Presage looks quite orange in the pan, on my skin, blended out, a bit of pink comes through. The color would look lovely on a lot of skin tones, but it doesn't seem to do too well on my skin. It shows up well enough, though my photo is a bit washed out with the light, but I just haven't figured out a flattering makeup combination to use with this blush.
|Le Blush Creme de Chanel - Presage - Fall 2013 Superstition Makeup Collection - Swatches|
|Le Blush Creme de Chanel - Presage - Fall 2013 Superstition Makeup Collection|
Additional Makeup Used: Face - Chanel Perfection Lumiere Foundation BA54
Bobbi Brown Dark Peach Corrector and Honey Concealer
Eyes: Urban Decay Primer Potion (original) and eyeliner in Mushroom all over lid as a base
Colors from the Chanel quads Metamorphose (yellowish green) and Mystere (taupe)
Urban Decay eyeliner Zero along lashline/waterline
Lips: Chanel lipstick in Mystique (fall 2013) applied lightly
topped with Chanel Aqualumiere Gloss in Friandise (Les Delices collection)
Overall, Presage is a lovely cream blush for anyone who likes the color. I do - I love the color - but I just cannot seem to make it work for me. For a cream blush, the texture feels almost powdery on the skin, so this is a good pick for anyone who doesn't like the glossy creamy finish of most regular cream blushes. Presage lasted the whole day on me and held up better than Fantastic. Check Wondegondigo's review on Presage to see how it fares on lighter skin tones.
Chanel Cream Blush - Presage - Ingredients List