(Taken from Chanel website)
The touch of colour and radiance.
Offers makeup effects from very natural to very sophisticated. Used as a simple touch of colour, it gives your complexion a healthy glow. As a professional tool, it shapes and models your face (cheekbones, browbones, forehead, chin, along the nose).
Manufactured by a process exclusive to CHANEL, the compact and silky texture of JOUES CONTRASTE gives easy application and subtle blending.
The brush is made of natural hair.
Highlighting your cheekbones enhances the youthful appearance of your face. For the eye zone, choose a satiny tone to soften and rejuvenate this area.
I wasn't planning on getting this. Call it crazy shopper's addict behavior but after not being able to buy some of the Chanel lipsticks I had my heart set on, I just could'nt leave the counter. So I asked the SA to show me some of the blush selection Chanel had. She picked up Tea Rose and applied it on my cheeks, I was instantly sold. I have no regrets getting this even though I already have tons of blush.
Chanel always does first class packaging. This is no exception. It comes it its signature black case with the Chanel logo. Yes, the case attracts finger prints but that it why there is a black case which you slot your blush into. I personally do not care for the velvet casing. Just let me get to my blush quick! :) Inside it features a big mirror and has a plastic inset that protects the blush when not in use. The blush brush is small and I have read that some people find it useless. Not to me though. The bristles are soft and though small, it applies blush beautifully on my face. Thumbs up.
This blush costs SGD$63. Quite a hefty some to pay considering I can get my beloved Korres Zea Mays Blush for SGD$24. After using it, I can understand why some ladies go crazy and collect these. They are decadent and sinfully luxurious. I wouldn't mind getting a few more but I will need to think about each colour carefully before I make the plunge. I can almost get 3 Korres blush with one chanel. The stand out colours for me are In Love and Tempting Beige seen in Cafe Makeup's Blog. But seeing that I already have so many peach/coral blushes, do I really need anymore? Here are some other Joues Contraste blush swatches I have culled on the internet. Rose Temptation, Plum Attraction and Pink Explosion from the Makeup and Beauty Blog and an extensive range from My Makeup Reviews, seems she is an avid JC blush collector.
I was just sitting here thinking. I love my cream/gel blushes most because they wear well and last long, why do I still need powder blushes? Well to answer my own question, I love layering my blushes. Adding a powdered version close to the cream/gel blush ensures that it lasts the whole day. Besides, what can I say, I'm a blush whore.
Ratings: 5+ lipsticks