Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

Chanel Blush Horizon de Chanel
Chanel Blush Horizon de Chanel

Chanel Spring 2012: Chanel Blush Horizon de Chanel

Chanel Blush Horizon de Chanel ($58.00 for 0.53 oz.) is a new and limited blush for springtime. It’s described as an “elegant highlighting face powder” with “subtle gradations of rose, coral, and peach.” Though Chanel says you can apply them on their own or applied together, you’ll tend to use at least a few strips at a time, as they are very skinny and won’t accommodate most blush brushes in just one of those little strips!

If you stay on the upper half, you’ll get a pinker look, and if you stay on the bottom half, you’ll get a peachier look. When you swirl, it’s a pink-coral with a peachy sheen. Tarina Tarantino Parasol is a more pigmented pink-coral. MAC Stunner doesn’t really have any coral to it, but it is similar to the upper portion of this blush. Chanel Pink Cloud is similar but less pink and subtler on. Benefit Bella Bamba is pinker but with a light hand, similar enough on.

At first glance, this was very reminiscent of Guerlain’s Blush G Serie Noire, and for the most part, it is. The strips in this product are much, much skinnier, so it’s difficult to focus on particular shades, but the shades of each strip are very similar to Blush G. Chanel’s doesn’t have the darker orange shade (which you’ll find at the top of Blush G), but everything else is similar, so the end result can be similar. If you tend to prefer a darker, more coral blush, then you’ll prefer the Blush G, since you have that darker orange shade to yield those results. Chanel’s is more of a pink-coral to pink-peach. The other major difference is Guerlain’s has a stronger golden sheen, while Chanel’s appears a bit softer. Blush G has more pigmentation overall, due to that darker orange shade, and Chanel’s is less intense. If you missed out on Blush G, this is a good substitute, though.

The texture is really nice–soft, smooth–and the finish looks lovely on the skin, as it’s luminous and glowy without being frosted or emphasizing pores or imperfections on the skin.  Given that it’s not supposed to deliver a lot of color, it’s true-to-form; it gives a subtle flush but tends to yield more luminosity.  I expect on fairer skin tones, you’ll see this as more of a blush and highlighter combination, while deeper skin tones will find it works mostly as a highlighter.  A nice bonus is–despite the high price tag–it’s a good value, because it’s over half an ounce of product (most blushes are between 0.15 to 0.30 oz.). On me, it wore for around seven hours and started to fade; it was noticeably faded after nine hours.

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Given that it's not supposed to deliver a lot of color, it's true-to-form; it gives a subtle flush but tends to yield more luminosity.  I expect on fairer skin tones, you'll see this as more of a blush and highlighter combination, while deeper skin tones will find it works mostly as a highlighter.

Product

10/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

4.5/5

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Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Nordstrom, $58.

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

Tarina Tarantino Parasol is a more pigmented pink-coral. MAC Stunner doesn't really have any coral to it, but it is similar to the upper portion of this blush. Chanel Pink Cloud is similar but less pink and subtler on. Benefit Bella Bamba is pinker but with a light hand, similar enough on.

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115 thoughts on “Chanel Blush Horizon de Chanel Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Wow, looks stunning on you!!

  2. i don’t like the design, but on your cheeks it look gorgeous. you’re so pretty!

  3. Brooke

    That’s a beautiful blush/lip combo on you.

  4. You look so fresh and pretty !!!

  5. Helen

    It’s beautiful, the stripes reminds me of a summer deckchair! I’m guessing with conversion it will work out £40+ over here so I might have to set my sights a little lower.

  6. Nancy

    Yay! Ingredients, yay! No added fragrance, yay! My colors!

  7. Evelyn

    It’s absolutely gorgeous on and really does glow (which I usually take with a grain of salt but this blush surprisingly lives up to the claim).

  8. Liz

    Looks gorgeous! Can’t wait!

  9. This is gorgeous on you! PS: what’s on your lips? It’s such a nice, soft, pink that’s not overly girly or juvenile!

  10. Thanks for the review! I have Tarina Tarantino’s Parasol and this does look similar, so now I know I don’t need this! :)

  11. This really is a spring color! So pretty!

  12. Ana

    As soon as it arrives to my country, I’ll buy! It really look amazing.

  13. Ana G.

    It’s a nice way to have both pink and coral in one blush!!

  14. Gina

    How does this product compare to Guerlain Parure de Nuit Pressed Powder & Blush for it’s shimmer/glow? Which one has more? Thank you. P.S. You look stunningly natural in that photo.

  15. Angie

    This is so gorgeous! if it wasn’t for the price tag I would run out to get this today!! well..I guess I can put it in my birthday wishlist :)

  16. Ooh omg this is such a beautiful color!!

  17. Sarah M

    Ooooh! Pretty!

  18. AnGeLwInGz

    THANK YOU CHRISTINE! I was crossing my fingers hoping you’d review this sometime today. Hitting the stores for this as soon as it stops raining!

  19. Chrissy

    Ooh, it looks so natural. Very pretty!! Way too expensive for me, though. Sigh!

  20. suri

    you look so beautiful Christine ^_^ what lipstick are you wearing? xxx

  21. Emily

    looks BEAUTIFUL on you!

  22. nezzi velkova

    Is that all you got on your cheeks? It looks absolutely ah-mazing!

  23. I got this as a christmas present and it is absolutely GORGEOUS!!! I love Chanel blushers but this one looks so natural an luminous. I LOVE LOVE LOVE!

    I must say though its become sort of annoying buying a collection a gazillion months before its season. I find I don’t get enough time to enjoy the products I am buying. I bought this product before christmas time on a local counter and it had been released at least a week before that online – sometime early December. This collection is designed for spring which is not any time soon! Now I have to store it away and try not to give into the temptation of using it until spring … and by that time I will probably have bought the summer collection and will have come full circle hiding my products from myself yet again.

    • I totally agree, Adriana!

    • Raquel

      I bought this blush and many other things from the Spring collection and the Knightsbridge collection as soon as they hit Chanel.com! I am totally using this blush now and not waiting until Spring! Winter can get so “blah” and I love the gorgeous sunset colors in this collection. They make me happy :)

    • divinem (Melissa)

      I completely agree, Adriana. I’m finally getting to dig in to my new stuff (and there’s A LOT) and here I am ordering a spring blush. Just couldn’t pass this one up, though. So beautiful. Thanks for the review Christine.

  24. Cherry

    Lovely blush! What lip color are you wearing here?

  25. Karyn

    Hi Christine, I know you said darker skin tones would probably use it more as a highlighter, do you think with an NC42 it would lean more that way or could I try it as a blush? Thanks!

  26. Katherine

    Thank you for the swatch! I’ll be picking this up for sure. What lip are you wearing in the picture please? I looked to see if you had posted but I might have missed it.

  27. Wow, that really gives your skin a natural glow! It looks lovely on you Christine

  28. D

    What lipstick are you wearing in this picture? It’s gorgeous!

  29. Anaïs

    This blush looks stunning on you ! Love it !

  30. Nez

    Christine, I am really interested in this but kind of wary of shelling that much on a single item. How close is the colour to the lighter side of MAC Mighty Aphrodite- it looks similar…

  31. Jayleen

    This looks seriously STUNNING on you!

  32. Rita

    Gorgeous look, what else are you wearing?

  33. Rose

    Your entire look is absolutely fabulous. What a gorgeous combination on you! One quick question, would you mind sharing what blush brush you use? Whatever you use seems to apply flawlessly! Thanks!

  34. Angelcat47

    Christine,this should be your wedding look…you look soft,elegant and ethereal.

  35. Pappetee

    The blush looks so gorgeous and feminine on you. I think I am going to pass as I want blushes that are more pigmented. ;-)

  36. Carmel

    What do you have on your eyes in that photo, if I may ask? They look lovely :)

  37. Eileen

    This color is stunning on you, Christine: soft, feminin, classically springtime. It is another finely milled, super soft, highly pigmented, soft glow powder from Italy. It is similar in texture and pigmentation to Chanel’s hit from last summer–Bronze Rosé I hope we see more of these beauties from Chanel. Italy is definitely producing some fantastic powders for Chanel.

  38. Jackie

    Love, love, love this look on you
    Please do a “What we’re wearing” post on this! :) :)

  39. What foundation are you wearing? I love it!

  40. noelle

    I’m obsessed I absolutely love everything about this blush, except the price lol
    it’s beautiful on you.

  41. Woww…this looks soo beautiful!!!!!

  42. Deanna

    Very nice! I’m going to have to get this.

  43. That blush looks so beautiful on you, Christine! :)

  44. Jennifer

    I’m so glad you love the blush! It looks amazing on you! I picked up quite a few items from this collection, the blush and eye quad included, and have been LOVING them! My go-to quick and easy spring-type look has been wearing the perfection lumiere foundation, an inky black mascara, this blush, and either the “bagatelle” glossimer or the “flirt” rouge coco shine. :D

  45. Katrina King

    I agree with the other posts, Christine~that blush/lipstick combo looks perfect on you! You said that you didn’t like the formula very much of that lipstick; is there a similar color out there with a better formula? People are already talking about your wedding makeup. We would all love to see it afterward if it’s not too personal for you to share.

  46. Holy crap, this is GORGEOUS! Both in the pan and on you :) sooo pricey, but maybe I can treat myself to a nice early half-birthday present? Pushing it, I know. ;D

  47. It’s the first time I see it, and it looks so marvellous ! What a nice mix they done.

  48. I own Guerlain Blush G Serie Noire so this one is definitely a pass for me.

  49. Mallory

    oh my goodness! that blush looks beautiful and it looks GORGEOUS on you.
    but it might not look good on me..
    do you think it’s worth the money to try? /:

  50. Dana Lewis

    Thanks for the review. It is so gorgeous! I’ve just started the process of re-building my MAC collection now that my kids are old enough to know better than to throw my makeup in the toilet. ;) But I think that instead of buying a few different shades of MAC, I may splurge on this one given that it is so generous in size and versatile. (How am I doing at justifying the price tag? lol!)
    By the way – thank you for your reviews and swatches – they have been very helpful to me in the past few weeks!

  51. Nina

    i caved in and ordered it today. :-)

  52. Diana

    I just picked this up today. I’m on the fairer side so this works well as both a blush and a highlighter, like you said. I’m enjoying it a lot so far, like the formula. I really like the way this looks on you too, Christine!

  53. Iris

    ooh nice! It’s perfect for bridal make-up, I must say.

  54. Italia

    One of your prettiest looks! You look divine in these colors!

  55. Sue

    Please wear this blush on your wedding day. You look so radiant with it! It’s probably my favorite blush on you I’ve seen in months and months and months :)

  56. Gina

    Hi, could you tell me the name or number of the shade that you’re wearing on the lips in the last photo? It looks beautiful on you and I’m in love with it!

  57. Tracy

    What eye/lip makeup are you wearing in this photo? Looks great

  58. Alexa K.

    Christine! I really want your opinion this time! I’m not a blush fiend and only owned NARS Organsm and Deep Throat, is this one has enough difference from the said two NARS blushes and hence worth purchasing? I’m struggling between this one and NARS Oasis! I want a new blush for new year!!

    • This is pinker than Orgasm and much lighter than Deep Throat. Oasis is more plum :) If you are very fair, you could use this as a blush, but if you are medium to dark, you might prefer Oasis!

  59. MakeupMaven22

    Does anyone know how this compares to the Bobbi Brown shimmer bricks? Thanks:)

  60. Pamela

    Christine – just ordered thru Nordstrom. I clicked thru your site – so, I hope you get the ‘credit” – your site has saved me money by preventing multiple purchases, AND I’ve gotten some GREAT things I had not heard about. Thank you!! Your research and attention to detail are superb, and I really enjoy reading your columns! Can’t wait for my blush, and I got a lipstick, too (giggle). I have dark-ish skin (Russian/Hungarian heritage, but soooo wanted this!! It looks GREAT on you!!

  61. MakeupMaven22

    I am in love with this blush, truly, but I am really curious how it compares to the Bobbi Brown shimmer bricks. I want to buy it but not if they are comparable products- especially, since the shimmer bricks are cheaper. Thank you for any help :)

  62. Patricia

    Hi Christine. I’ve recently bought this ’cause I missed Dior Coral Riviera and I thought this could be a good alternative paired with…and this is my question: Dior Rose diamond or Amber? My skin tone is similar to yours (I’m Spanish)and I’m looking for your exact look on your Dior Bronze Harmony blush in Coral Riviera post. Thanks a lot!

    • I think if you want something more coral, then I’d go Amber. Rose will give it more of a pink look!

      • Patricia

        Thank you very much Christine. You can’t imagine how useful your reviews and tutorials are for people like me who live in a country where it’s nearly impossible to swatch some brands and we literally depend on others experiences. Thank God I discovered both Temptalia and ebay…
        Thank you very much for your work and for being my muse, you really inspire me.

  63. janis

    gorgeous! <3
    what lipstick are you wearing in the very last picture??

  64. christinelovesmakeup

    hi christine, which wouldyou prefer bella bamba or horizon de chanel ?

  65. janis

    hi!
    Unfortunately, this is sold out everywhere :( no gurantee :( sad.
    I know you already mentioned about Tarina Tarantino in Parasol, but would you still recommend Parasol? What is the most difference between two? Looks like Parasol is more pigmented, but if I lightly blend it, will I get a same result as Horizon Blush? Let me know! Thank you, and I lovelovelovelove your chanel look :)xoxo