Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

Chanel Fleur de Lotus Joues Contraste / Blush
Chanel Fleur de Lotus Joues Contraste / Blush

Chanel Fleur de Lotus Joues Contraste / Blush ($43.00 for 0.14 oz.) is described as a “joyful color.” It’s a warm coral with a hint of pink and a satiny sheen. This is definitely a color we’ve seen pop up several times over the year. MAC Fleet Fast is similar, slightly darker and has a more golden sheen. Tom Ford Flush is brighter, more matte in finish. theBalm Frat Boy is pinker. Tarte Blissful is a touch pinker, brighter, and more matte.

This shade is a Nordstrom exclusive, and it’s a very pretty, summery coral with a lovely sheen that gives the face a warm, ethereal glow.  While it seems pigmented enough, it’s hard to build up color on the cheeks, so it’s not a blusher I’d recommend for medium-dark to dark skin tones. It delivers both subtle and more medium color, so for those with paler complexions, it is easy to use without fear of going overboard.  The texture is soft, finely-milled, and not powdery.  It feels like silk against the skin and lies beautifully once applied.  Fleur de Lotus is also extremely blendable and wore for eight hours without fading.

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Fleur de Lotus

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Fans of Chanel's silky-soft blushes will enjoy this take on coral, which isn't too orange or too pink. It has a soft sheen, no shimmer or sparkle, so it looks natural against the skin.

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

8.5/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

4.5/5

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Chanel Fleur de Lotus Joues Contraste / Blush
Chanel Fleur de Lotus Joues Contraste / Blush

Chanel Fleur de Lotus Joues Contraste / Blush
Chanel Fleur de Lotus Joues Contraste / Blush

Chanel Fleur de Lotus Joues Contraste / Blush
Chanel Fleur de Lotus Joues Contraste / Blush

Chanel Fleur de Lotus Joues Contraste / Blush
Chanel Fleur de Lotus Joues Contraste / Blush

Chanel Fleur de Lotus Joues Contraste / Blush
Chanel Fleur de Lotus Joues Contraste / Blush

Chanel Fleur de Lotus Joues Contraste / Blush
Chanel Fleur de Lotus Joues Contraste / Blush

Chanel Fleur de Lotus Joues Contraste / Blush
Chanel Fleur de Lotus Joues Contraste / Blush

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Nordstrom, $43.00.

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

MAC Fleet Fast is similar, slightly darker and has a more golden sheen. Tom Ford Flush is brighter, more matte in finish. theBalm Frat Boy is pinker. Tarte Blissful is a touch pinker, brighter, and more matte.

What makeup are you wearing?

On eyes: L'Oreal Infallibles in Iced Latte, Amber Rush, and Bottomless Java; Burbery Trench Eyeshadow, Giorgio Armani #1 Eyes to Kill Waterproof Liner, and Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Waterproof Mascara. On face: Hourglass Veil Fluid, Chanel Fleur de Lotus. On lips: Bobbi Brown Bronzed Heather.

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60 thoughts on “Chanel Fleur de Lotus Joues Contraste / Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. This is a lovely shade, it certainly looks very natural on you!

  2. And I couldn’t help but comment on how gorgeously black Giorgio Armani #1 Eyes to Kill Waterproof Liner is!

  3. I don’t think we’re getting this collection here, which is too bad, since I like the shade very much. Just as an aside, that mascara makes your lashes look wonderfully dramatic!

  4. Bernice

    Wow that mascara looks awesome on you!

  5. Avatar of Dana Dana

    Christine, you look lovely :) What a pretty blush! I may have to swing by Nordstrom this weekend…

  6. Avatar of Dee GUSnail

    Looks beautiful but I think the color would get lost on me. I’m currently about an nc40

  7. Dinitchka

    Beautiful! I’m not sure if it’s the blush or what but BAM! Your eyes are just sparkling up a storm!

    What brush do you use?

  8. This looks a bit like Chanel’s joues contraste in brume d’or. I like that one a lot, so obviously I like this one too :-)

  9. Cheryl

    Wow, love that colour on you, gives a nice glow!
    I wonder if it’ll work on darker complexions. I have no MAC reference but I am Honey in Bobbi Brown stick foundation, nr 50 in Chanel Vitalumiere.

    I don’t want to have a white powder sheen!

  10. Paddychat

    I don’t know if the blush is responsible ;-) , but you’re particularly pretty on this picture !

  11. Avatar of Mariella Mariella

    Very pretty but a touch too peachy for my colouring.

  12. It’s a very nice shade, but not really unique… I prefer to stick with the more affordable alternatives.

  13. Carrie

    Wow–that blush is perfect for your skin tone!

  14. blueraccoon

    I think I have to have it. It’s absolutely lovely.

  15. Olivia Grace

    OMG! What is on your eyes?? They look so bright!

    • On eyes: L’Oreal Infallibles in Iced Latte, Amber Rush, and Bottomless Java; Burbery Trench Eyeshadow, Giorgio Armani #1 Eyes to Kill Waterproof Liner, and Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Waterproof Mascara. On face: Hourglass Veil Fluid, Chanel Fleur de Lotus. On lips: Bobbi Brown Bronzed Heather.

  16. Liz

    That blush looks nice on you. However, Orgasm looks better than on you. Overall, I really like your makeup in the full face photo.

  17. This one also looks amazing on you Christine. I do like this one on me as well, but I think you wear it better than I do. I’m more partial to the Rose Initiale which is really super lovely. However, this does pair perfectly with coral/warm lips. I wanted also to ask you how this compares to the Peach Boy Guerlain blush you reviewed yesterday. Curiiously, I did personally find this one a little tougher to blend out than the Rose Initiale and also my TF blushes.

  18. I got this blush and it’s definitely my new favorite. It’s SO so lovely on the cheeks. I’m surprised you got it to show up on your arm for swatches! For some reason, I couldn’t get it to show up on my arm–but on my cheeks, I had no problems at all. :P

  19. Avatar of Hayley Hayley

    I love the entire makeup look! That eye combo really makes your eye color pop! :)

  20. Avatar of Kafka Kafka

    I think another very similar dupe to this *in the pan* would be NARS’ Portofino. I’m looking at it now and it may be a smidgen darker and perhaps a little more pink in appearance but the swatch on my arm is incredibly similar to the one on your arm. The only difference I would say is how it appears on the cheek. On me, Portofino is much brighter, more intense, and much more pigmented — more visible, if you will. It also has much more of a golden sheen, though it’s subtle.

    Portofino is definitely one of my favorite blushes that I reach for again and again. I know people have issues with the duration of some NARS’ Multiples, but on me it lasts 8 hours easily, if not longer. It’s not cheap at $39 but if the Chanel blush is sold out, can’t be found (since it’s Limited Edition), or if anyone wants a more highly pigmented blush that is a fraction cheaper, that’s one to consider.

  21. Avatar of Veronica Veronica

    I have to echo everybody else here – you’re absolutely glowing in this set of pictures. The makeup just makes your hazel eyes pop.

    This is such a gorgeous blush! It may be a touch too warm for me if I’m really honest with myself, which is kind of a shame. Despite that, I think I might give it a look at the counter. After all, Benefit’s Bella Bamba is a fairly orange-tinted coral, and I was surprised at how well it worked on me.

    • Thanks, Veronica :)

      This is definitely more orange than Bella Bamba, which has a lot of pink in it compared to this! But if you happen to see it in store, check it out anyway!

      • Avatar of Veronica Veronica

        I just looked up the swatch for Bella Bamba, and whoa, you weren’t joking about the color difference. I guess Bamba only reads so orange in my mind in comparison to the rest of my collection, which leans light pink. That’s not the most encouraging sign, but I’m still going to give it a shot! >D

  22. Kristen

    Good lord, you look GORGEOUS! Thanks for the review and pictures, as always!

  23. Avatar of Aleksandra Aleksandra

    Christine, you look absolutely amazing :) You’re my inspiration..

  24. Avatar of Aleksandra Aleksandra

    Aw, I have one question.. Christine, how do u choose every day what kind of makeup would u wear today ? :D I think it’s really hard to decide what colour of shadow, lipgloss, blush you want to use, becouse choice is huge ! I think that I will think 2 hours haha :D Kisses !

  25. I’m SO glad I picked this up! This is my first Chanel blush, and while I’m not a blush collector, I’m afraid Fleur de Lotus may end up being a gateway drug. :P

  26. Swati

    The blush swatches way too orange-y for my taste, but gosh girl, that Armani ETK liner looks killer on your waterline….such a deep black! Wow!!

  27. AnGeLwInGz

    I returned this one because although it is my fave formula the color just disappeared into my complexion (does this mean my skin is coral?)You are right about this working better on fair skin tones.

  28. Sabrina

    You look even more amazing than usual here, Christine! I love the whole look, it brings out the natural beauty in you. Also, thanks for the post!

  29. wanikkic

    your makeup looks fab here!

  30. Jill Archer

    I always come to the temptalia page when I need to look at Chanel swatches. Love the site! You look really beautiful in the pic with the Fleur de Lotus colours.

  31. Avatar of Francesca Cheska

    Nars Orgasm is my fave. Are they similar?

  32. celine

    how do you think this compares to mac peachykeen? thanks! :)