Chanel Cream Blush - Intonation (69) - Swatches, Review, FOTD

Chanel Cream Blush Intonation 69 - Photos Swatches Review FOTD
Le Blush Creme de Chanel - Intonation (69)

Chanel cream blush Intonation launched a while back as part of the Chanel Spring 2014 makeup collection - funny how parts of the country are just starting to see some sun but spring makeup collections are already "a bit old" :P  Back to the blush, though, this is a light coral pink that translates to mostly light pink on my skin.  The packaging is classic black Chanel compact, similar to what the powder blushes come in but smaller size - lesser quantity.

Chanel cream blush Intonation 69 Le Blush Creme Swatches Photos Review FOTD Makeup Beauty Blog
Chanel cream blush Intonation 69 Le Blush Creme Swatches Photos Review FOTD Makeup Beauty Blog
Chanel cream blush Intonation 69 Le Blush Creme Swatches Photos Review FOTD Makeup Beauty Blog

Chanel Intonation is a warm pink with some coral tones to it, and on swatches on my hand it does look like a warm pink, but buffed and blended on my cheeks, the color translates to a light pink.  It is quite a subtle blush, and while the color is easy to build up, applying in excess makes it look an ashy-whitish pink on my darker skin.  The finish is powdery matte with a bit of a sheen to it.  Here's a look at Chanel Intonation on my darker Indian skin.

Chanel cream blush Intonation 69 Le Blush Creme Swatches Photos Review FOTD Makeup Beauty Blog
Le Blush Creme de Chanel - Intonation (69) - Swatches
Chanel cream blush Intonation 69 Le Blush Creme Swatches Photos Review FOTD Makeup Beauty Blog
Le Blush Creme de Chanel - Intonation (69) - FOTD

The blush is a lighter color and I don't think it shows up all that well at all in this photo, but this isn't the sort of color that would show up too well on my skin.  I have found the Tom Ford Cream Foundation brush the best to apply Chanel cream blushes, and once properly blended into the skin, I do find the color lasts almost the entire day.

Overall, Chanel Intonation is a nice blush for when I want a subtle, healthy pink flush, but it's not a shade I would pick for someone my skin tone or darker.  I prefer Chamade - the other blush from Chanel's Spring 2014 collection.

6 comments:

  1. thats such a beautiful blush. I couldn't buy it as I knew I would not use it on clients. I bought the one called Chamade which goes so beautifully on my peach toned skin. Lovely review and an amazing product. Have you tried applying this blush with a Chanel blush brush? I think it applies the blush much better....Its such a perfect blush for Spring and Summer.

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    1. Thank you, Neeraj, for the suggestion! I will check it the next time I am at the Chanel counter :)

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  2. I can actually see the color on you and it looks really pretty :)

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    1. Thanks, Aarthi! I could figure out the color, but I was pretty sure it would not be noticeable to others :D

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  3. Thank you for the lovely swatches. I do have a question though... I am looking for a good blush brush for applying cream blushes... and I am confused between Tom Ford Blush Brush and Tom Ford Cream foundation brush. Which one would you suggest?
    I am already using MAC 130 for my gel blushes... but I need something in paddle shape. Thank you again.

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    1. Hi Resham! Sorry about the late reply. I have been using the Tom Ford Cream Foundation brush for applying my cream blushes, and I personally find it quite nice to dab on the blush as well as to blend/buff it in. This isn't a traditional flat paddle shape, but it does seem ideally designed to apply cream products.

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