A collection solely inspired by Gabrielle Chanel’s favorite flower. Chanel Jardin de Camelias Collection is a collection of soft pinks and cool toned roses. Honestly, it’s only the blush which caught my eye from the collection. The hues won’t or may not work for me because my skin tone just absorbs it and either will appear differently or not even show up at all.
Chanel (87) Sakura Joues Contraste Blush is described as a cherry shade which is a limited edition blush for this Spring 2014. On me, it appears as a cool toned bright carnation pink with subtle shimmer that brings up a satin finish. It lasted for an average of 8 hours of wear on me. I need to apply at least 2 layers to achieve its full opacity. It is slightly dry in texture. It’s powder on the pan but transforms into a satin texture once it hits the skin. It’s very easy to blend. It does have the usual signature mild scent on all Chanel Joues Contraste blushes.
The Bottom Line:
This is my second Chanel Joues Contraste blush and I absolutely love how it looks on my skin. I do have Chanel Accent and you can click on the link to read my full review. These are highlighting blushes so it shouldn’t be as pigmented as the Chanel Le Blush Creme ones. I love that it gives a subtle glow and spring freshness to ones face. It’s too bad it’s only available this Spring. The shimmer is very subtle that it won’t accentuate ones pores. I apply this with a regular powder brush over my cheekbones near the eye area for an instant lift / contour effect. It’s such a great sign that Chanel created a Joues Contraste Blush that will actually work for women of color like me.
Chanel Joues Contraste Sakura Powder Blush A
Overall Quality: 9/10 Formula: 9/10 Pigmentation: 9.5/10 Application: 9.5/10 Longevity: 9.5/10
Price: CHANEL JOUES CONTRASTE SAKURA POWDER BLUSH $43.00 / 4 g. / 0.14 oz.
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