Sunday, 26 October 2014

The Perfect A/W Blush

Chanel Joues Contraste Powder Blush Accent 84
Chanel Joues Contraste Powder Blush Accent 84
Chanel Joues Contraste Powder Blush Accent 84
Chanel Joues Contraste Powder Blush Accent 84
Chanel Joues Contraste Powder Blush Accent 84
Chanel Joues Contraste Powder Blush Accent 84
I've been on the hunt for an A/W appropriate blush as my small collection consists mainly of corals and girly pinks, which are perfect for the summery months but not something I ideally want to wear on my cheeks when it's colder. When I saw this I knew I had to have it as it was exactly the shade I was looking for. It was perfect. 
 
It's an unusual shade and I'm pretty sure this wouldn't be the first shade most people would instantly reach for, I know I wouldn't have a couple of months ago, which is why I like it so much. It is a deep, rosy beige with both warm and cool tones mixed together with a beautiful shimmer finish. At certain angles and lighting you can clearly see it's a dusty rose whilst at others it's very beige. In the photo above on me (wearing bronzer and highlighter) you can see the mauve rose tones whilst when swatched on my arm it looks very brown and could almost pass for a shimmery bronzer. I do find this very odd and quite misleading that this looks so different on the same person, just different areas of their body as if you swatched this in store on your hand it could look totally different when on your face. I'm glad that it doesn't look like what it does on my arm when wearing as a blush as I like the rosy beige colour pay off. With that being said I do think this is a very wearable shade for most skin tones, however if you're very dark skinned this may not show up on you very well.
 
Like my Chanel eye shadow (HERE) it is silky smooth and very velvety so it applies beautifully and blends easy and effortlessly. I apply this with a light hand as you really do not need much on your brush at all as the pigmentation is superb, so although it may seems slightly pricey to start with it will last you an extremely long time. I also personally think that using a light hand during application looks much more sophisticated and natural giving you a slight flush of colour. I find that using this alongside a bronzer to contour with and a highlighter it doesn't look like your cheeks are overloaded with product and defines them beautifully. As if this couldn't get any better, it smells divine! When I first started using this I thought to myself 'what is that smell?!' as I left it open on the side and searched my room to find out what it was as I loved it, then I realised it was this little beauty. Once applied you can't smell it on your cheeks so those of you who are aren't fans of heavily scented make up products don't be put off as you can smell it in the pan but not on you. 
 
I'm so happy that I've found my go-to Autumn/Winter blush if I've persuaded you to have a little splurge then you can buy it HERE from Boots for £31.00 with free delivery to your nearest Boots oh yeah!
 
What's your favourite A/W blush?
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2 comments

  1. Such a beautiful shade! Perfect for us blondes. May have to add this to my christmas wishlist :)


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  2. Chanel products are so luxe and this is no exemption. Love this shade, it's stunning and looks lovely on you x

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