Chanel Frivole Joues Contraste Blush Review & Swatches

Chanel Joues Contraste Blush in Frivole will be launched with the Chanel Spring 2013 Precieux de Printemps de Chanel Collection.

At a glance it’s an intimating shade of orange but is described as a apricot by Chanel. For me, it’s orange, I’m not getting the apricot. Considering I have this unusual obsession with orange makeup, even though I can’t wear it, I was intrigued by the shade.

Take a look!

Although it looks like an unusual shade and even swatches as such I promise it applies like with a glow of Spring. It’s a rather warm shade for Spring but creates the perfect glow of peach on my cheeks.

I find it can be worn bold with some build up or sheered out for a more subtle flush. Blame it on the shade but it does blend out a little poorly if you aren’t careful. You’ll want to make sure you have your bushiest blusher brush available for application. Swipe it across the blush a few times, tap, tap, tap on your arm, smile and apply it on the apples of your cheeks with a light hand to avoid patchiness.

Depending on your skin tone it’ll reflect back as a variety of different shades. On me it goes delicately peach, on a darker friend of mine it was a most wonderful orange, and on a fairer than fair friend it went a tad pink. It seems the shade has a knack for being different on a variety of skin tones.

Don’t make the mistake of passing it up since it does look rather scary in the pan!

It’s a great color that will serve you well as we begin to shake off the winter and allow a bit of the Spring into our makeup routines. And yes, Spring, it’s around the corner my friends…!

Muse Approved.


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  • 12/21/12 10:50 Kim:

    This looks really pretty on you!


    • 12/21/12 10:52 the Muse:

      thanks kim!!


  • 12/21/12 11:33 AZSunshine:

    Do you know how this compares to Tarte’s Tipsy?


    • 12/21/12 11:40 the Muse:

      tipsy is def MORE brighter az. This is subtle in comparison!


      • 12/21/12 21:55 AzSunshine:

        Thanks Muse! I have Tarte’s tipsy cheek stain and blush and I’m trying to talk myself out of this…LOL


        • 12/26/12 15:56 the Muse:

          hehe hardddddddd!


  • 12/21/12 13:23 Rebecca:

    I love the lip colour you’re wearing! What is it?


  • 12/21/12 14:23 Ruth:

    you’re love of orange make-up is contagious (maybe like the T virus) I just bought an hourglass lippie in a really pretty coral color, the tarte coral blush and a couple of other things. if it keeps going like this, clothing will be next!


    • 12/21/12 14:52 the Muse:

      girl you have NO idea how crazy I am with orange ;-D spring will prob see a huge flow of orange in makeup ;D


  • 12/21/12 18:38 Becca @ The Beauty Sample:

    The highlighter and blush from this collection WILL be mine!!! 😀


  • 12/22/12 7:14 Joanna:

    Looks great on you. This is my favorite blush color,


    • 12/26/12 15:39 the Muse:

      aw thanks joanna!


  • 12/25/12 7:05 Gwen:

    Wow, this is beautiful on you!

    But do you happen to know whether this is close to Chanel Joues Contraste Blush in Malice? It’s not available in Malaysia yet :(


    • 12/26/12 9:21 the Muse:

      sadly I don’t have Maclice Gwen so can’t compare I’m sorry and thank you!


  • 12/25/12 13:14 Dominique:

    Merry ( belated ) Christmas to the muse !
    I won’t be scary for I already have ” Rouge ” lol and ” Frivole ” looks very subtle indeed.


    • 12/26/12 10:24 the Muse:

      and to you Dominique! 😀 Rouge is indeed a little scary hehe ;-D so frivole is a walk in the park for you!


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