Chanel Rose Bronze Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Rose Bronze Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Rose Bronze Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Rose Bronze Joues Contraste Blush ($45.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a soft, medium rose pink with warm undertones and a satin finish. Tarte Prim (LE, $26.00) is cooler (85% similar). NARS Unlawful (P, $30.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Chanel Alezane (260) (P, $45.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). NYX Bronzed (P, $6.50) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Joues Contraste formula is supposed to have “buildable coverage, from natural to dramatic” with a “flattering radiance” and “silky texture.” It’s not a new shade by any means (it’s been around for years), but having loved a few of the recent shades Chanel’s added over the last year, I bought this one with my last Chanel order (the spring collection). The texture is soft and blendable, though I found it dusty and less smooth compared to other Chanel powder blushes–I think it has little bits of larger-sized sparkle that contribute (at least partially) to that feeling. On the skin, it blended out without trouble and yielded a soft, satiny sheen. The coverage is semi-sheer to semi-opaque, buildable without much effort and layered without becoming patchy or powdery. The color wore well for seven and a half hours on me.

Chanel Joues Contraste Blush Rose Bronze

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