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Chanel Reflex (82) Joues Contraste Blush

01/07

Chanel Reflex (82) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Reflex (82) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Reflex (82) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Reflex (82) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Reflex (82) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Reflex (82) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Reflex (82) Joues Contraste Blush

Reflex (82)

Chanel Reflex (82) Joues Contraste Blush ($45.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a medium-dark coral-orange with warm undertones and gold shimmer.

The Joues Contraste Blush formula is supposed to have a “silky, delicate texture” with “buildable coverage” that gives a “radiant glow.” This is one of four exclusives to Chanel’s website, though it has been released before (but I don’t remember having it). The texture of Reflex was silky, thin, but finely-milled and, surprisingly, blendable on the skin as the color diffused easily across the skin and had a soft, luminous sheen after buffing and working the powder into the skin. It had semi-opaque, buildable coverage (two layers for true-to-pan color). On me, the blush wore well for eight hours before fading.

Chanel Joues Contraste Blush Reflex (82)
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
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Chanel Rose Glacier (170) Joues Contraste Blush

01/07

Chanel Rose Glacier (170) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Rose Glacier (170) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Rose Glacier (170) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Rose Glacier (170) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Rose Glacier (170) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Rose Glacier (170) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Rose Glacier (170) Joues Contraste Blush

Rose Glacier (170)

Chanel Rose Glacier (170) Joues Contraste Blush ($45.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a bright, medium pink with warm undertones and gold shimmer.

The Joues Contraste Blush formula is supposed to have a “silky, delicate texture” with “buildable coverage” that gives a “radiant glow.” This is one of four exclusives to Chanel’s website, though it has been released before (but I don’t remember having it). Rose Glacier had semi-opaque, buildable coverage with a soft, lightly dusty consistency and a higher level of shimmer than most shades within this formula (that I’ve tried, at least). The blush applied well to the skin, as it spread and blended on the skin easily, and while I wasn’t sure about the shimmer level (it made me wary of whether would accentuate the look of the skin’s natural texture), it ended up translating rather nicely–soft, luminous, and glowy. I noticed signs of fading after eight and a half hours of wear.

Chanel Joues Contraste Blush Rose Glacier (170)
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

Surratt Beauty Tu Me Fais Rougir Artistique Blush

01/07

Surratt Beauty Tu Me Fais Rougir Artistique Blush

Surratt Beauty Tu Me Fais Rougir Artistique Blush

Surratt Beauty Tu Me Fais Rougir Artistique Blush

Surratt Beauty Tu Me Fais Rougir Artistique Blush

Surratt Beauty Tu Me Fais Rougir Artistique Blush

Surratt Beauty Tu Me Fais Rougir Artistique Blush

Surratt Beauty Tu Me Fais Rougir Artistique Blush

Tu Me Fais Rougir

Surratt Beauty Tu Me Fais Rougir Artistique Blush ($32.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a light-medium cotton candy pink with subtle, cooler blue undertones and a luminous finish.

The Artistique Blush formula is supposed to have a “naturally glowing finish.” The formula is consistent: the blushes have a very soft, almost cream-like powder texture that blends out effortlessly to a luminous sheen with semi-opaque to opaque coverage (that is easily applied more sheerly or layered for true-to-pan color) and good wear (eight to nine hours). To Me Fais Rougir had a more noticeable sheen to its finish compared to several shades in the Artistique range, but it never appeared truly shimmery or frosted on the skin. The texture was soft, smooth, and blendable, but it seemed to have a looser press to it, so I had some excess powder kick up in the pan. It had semi-opaque, buildable coverage that applied well and lasted for eight hours on me.

A note on packaging: Surratt’s range comes in lightweight plastic pans, which aren’t ideal for long-term use (particularly if traveling or putting in a makeup bag), as his products are designed to be put into custom palette solutions. Personally, I put magnets on the back of each and keep them in freestyle palettes (like a Z-Palette) as it is more economical.

Surratt Beauty Artistique Blush Tu Me Fais Rougir
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total
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Chanel Rose Tourbillon (67) Joues Contraste Blush

01/07

Chanel Rose Tourbillon (67) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Rose Tourbillon (67) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Rose Tourbillon (67) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Rose Tourbillon (67) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Rose Tourbillon (67) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Rose Tourbillon (67) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Rose Tourbillon (67) Joues Contraste Blush

Rose Tourbillon (67)

Chanel Rose Tourbillon (67) Joues Contraste Blush ($45.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark pink with subtle, cool undertones and a soft pearl finish.

The Joues Contraste Blush formula is supposed to have a “silky, delicate texture” with “buildable coverage” that gives a “radiant glow.” This is one of four exclusives to Chanel’s website, though it has been released before (but I don’t remember having it). It had medium, buildable coverage with a soft, silky consistency that seemed thin in then pan but worked well in practice. The shimmer in the finish became more pronounced as I buffed and blended the color onto cheeks, but it looked like a smooth, pearly sheen rather than a more textured, metallic finish. The color lasted well for eight hours on me before fading.

Chanel Joues Contraste Blush Rose Tourbillon (67)
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

Surratt Beauty Peau de Pêche Artistique Blush

Surratt Beauty Peau de Pêche Artistique Blush
Surratt Beauty Peau de Pêche Artistique Blush

Surratt Beauty Peau de Pêche Artistique Blush ($32.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a bright pop of medium orange with warm, red undertones and a satin finish. Guerlain Petrouchka #9 (LE) is cooler (95% similar). Makeup Geek Summer Fling (P, $9.99) is brighter (95% similar). MAC Ocean City (LE, $32.00) is brighter (95% similar). Makeup Geek Summer Fling (P, $10.00) is more muted (95% similar). Colour Pop Bonus (DC, $8.00) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). Chanel Presage (62) (DC, $38.00) is glossier (90% similar). NARS Final Cut (LE, $30.00) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Satisfy (P, $26.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Get Leid (P, $8.00) is brighter (90% similar). Tarte Fame (LE, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Dior Coral Sunset (002) (LE, $57.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Artistique Blush formula is supposed to have a “naturally glowing finish.” The formula is consistent: the blushes have a very soft, almost cream-like powder texture that blends out effortlessly to a luminous sheen with semi-opaque to opaque coverage (that is easily applied more sheerly or layered for true-to-pan color) and good wear (eight to nine hours). Peau de Pêche is bright without being neon, which I think is a struggle for a lot of orange-toned shades. I also liked that it was still more orange than it was red. The pigmentation was fully opaque, but I felt like I could easily control the intensity by using less or blending/sheering the powder out, as the powder had a very silky, finely-milled consistency that worked well on bare skin. On me, the color wore well for eight and a half hours before fading noticeably.

A note on packaging: Surratt’s range comes in lightweight plastic pans, which aren’t ideal for long-term use (particularly if traveling or putting in a makeup bag), as his products are designed to be put into custom palette solutions. Personally, I put magnets on the back of each and keep them in freestyle palettes (like a Z-Palette) as it is more economical.

Surratt Beauty Artistique Blush Peau de Pêche
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total

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Surratt Beauty La Rosée du Soir Artistique Blush

Surratt Beauty La Rosée du Soir Artistique Blush
Surratt Beauty La Rosée du Soir Artistique Blush

Surratt Beauty La Rosée du Soir Artistique Blush ($32.00 for 0.14 oz.) is muted, medium brown with hints of warm, rosy undertones paired with a satin finish. Chanel Elegance (370) (P, $45.00) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals The Close Call (P, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). By Terry Light & Tan Vibes #5 (LE) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Becca Amaretto (LE, $32.00) is darker, more shimmery (85% similar). The Estee Edit First Lover (01) (P, $28.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Inhibition (P, $60.00) is cooler, brighter (85% similar). Chanel Jersey (80) (P, $45.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). Zoeva ND040 (P) is darker (80% similar). KIKO 106 Beige Rose (P, $12.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Artistique Blush formula is supposed to have a “naturally glowing finish.” The formula is consistent: the blushes have a very soft, almost cream-like powder texture that blends out effortlessly to a luminous sheen with semi-opaque to opaque coverage (that is easily applied more sheerly or layered for true-to-pan color) and good wear (eight to nine hours). La Rosée du Soir had good color payoff, though not fully opaque, which will make it a bit easier to use on very fair skin tones. It is a more muted, mid-tone shade, so I don’t expect it to show up on medium-dark and darker skin tones. The texture had a silky feel to it; very finely-milled and smooth, almost like a loose powder but most certainly pressed as there was no excess powder kickup. It was easy to blend out on my cheeks, and as I blended it, the satin finish came through more prominently. It wore well for eight hours on me.

A note on packaging: Surratt’s range comes in lightweight plastic pans, which aren’t ideal for long-term use (particularly if traveling or putting in a makeup bag), as his products are designed to be put into custom palette solutions. Personally, I put magnets on the back of each and keep them in freestyle palettes (like a Z-Palette) as it is more economical.

Surratt Beauty Artistique Blush La Rosée du Soir
9.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

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