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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Revisited and Reviewed: Chanel Joues Contraste Powder Blush in 56 Tea Rose

I have always loved how blushes add a flush of color to my cheeks and I know most of you know how much I love blushes. You have seen my blush collection grow from 10 to 50 and eventually downsized to less than 20. Having fewer blushes have made me appreciate and love whatever's left and my desire to keep buying more and more blushes eventually decreased and now, I just love looking at them when I go to the mall and swatch them every chance I get but can't actually bring myself to buy one more compact. It's either I want to use everything I have or my interests have shifted from blushes to lippies - that I am not really sure of. Haha! But either way, I have grown to love every single blush I have and have led me to revisit each and every one of them. I know I have reviewed most of them but being able to use them after a long time of being simply stored in my make up box made me learn new things about them, thus, the revisited and reviewed post. I was so into pigmented blushes like NARS and MAC but it has gradually shifted to liking sheer blushes over time. And here's the recent blush I have revisited - Chanel Joues Contraste Powder Blush in 56 Tea Rose.

It comes with a velvet pouch that protects the compact from scratches and dirt.

It's a very pretty pink-peach shade.

The tiny brush! I find this brush a bit scratchy but I actually like it when applying this blush.

This blush has a luxurious and velvety feel. The texture is very fine and smooth. Being a sheer blush, the colour is buildable depending on your preference. What's good about this blush is that you can hardly go wrong with it since it applies sheer. It hardly shows up when swatched at the back of my hands so I needed to apply 4 or 5 layers just so you can see it on the swatch but on the cheeks, it's an entirely different case. After applying one layer, it seems that it won't show up because it's really light but give it a few minutes and it will show up as a  lovely rose-pink coloured blush. I think this will suit warm skintones better since it has a hint of rose in it. I have had this for almost a year now (I remember I was able to get my hands on it after Ondoy and the anniversary is today - sorry for being off-topic) but the texture hasn't changed at all. Our helper saw it and asked if it's new and I guess it still looks fairly new because I haven't used it in such a long time. Overall, I really like this blush. My only beef about this blush is the rose scent. It still smells the same like when I first had it though I wish it will eventually fade but as long as the scent is there and hasn't changed, I guess it's still safe to use for a longer time, probably even years. :P

I will definitely buy another Chanel blush but that won't happen any time soon. Probably in a year or two, IF I can control the urge and besides, I still have In Love too. :P

Happy Sunday, super awesome peeps! :)


  1. I haven't tried they blush but I'm a big fan of their foundation. my dad got me teinte fluide universel and i love it.

  2. Nadine, you should try their blushes! They're amazing. :P

    Thanks for the suggestion, I'll try it one of these days. :)

  3. Great Blush Ms. Pammy! Maybe i'll start saving up so I can grab one of these amazing babies! ;)

  4. Lady Mitchelli, that's a great idea! Chanel blushes are worth every cent. :P Oh, call me Pammy please, Ms. sounds so formal. Haha!

  5. looks like a pretty blush sis. i wish i can buy a chanel blush too.

  6. Hey girl, thank you so much for your sweet comments! I love your blog! I love make up SO much I cant wait to read all your posts! And Chanel is one of my fav makeup labels and designers of course!


  7. May, save up for it and I'm sure you'll love the blush. :P

    Lady Lipstick, thanks for checking out my blog. I love makeup too! :P

    Anastacia, pretty blush shade indeed. :P

  8. This blush looks so gorgeous and it's Chanel! Really love its packaging. Gosh! Makes me want to get one of these. But just recently splurged... Hehe maybe soon! Great review:-)

  9. Minakichu, go get Chanel blushes! These are worth investing on. :P

  10. Pammy, I'm the same too. I got rid of some of my blushes that I never use and I don't even buy makeup anymore or at least I don't crave them as much as I used to.

    This blush is a really pretty shade!

  11. Becky, glad I'm not the only one who no longer have the inkling to keep buying more and more and more and more and more and more makeup! :P I still buy but I no longer haul. :D

  12. Anonymous, Rustan's sell JC blushes for PHP2350.


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