December 21, 2012

Chanel Frivole Joues Contraste Blush Review & Swatches

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

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.