Wednesday, July 13th, 2011


Chanel Or Joues Contraste

Chanel Byzance: Or Joues Contraste

Chanel Or Joues Contraste / Blush ($43.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a yellowed gold with a subtle, satin sheen. Chanel describes it as a “sheer, lightly shimmering shade of gold to bring a subtle new luminosity to the face.” It looks more shimmery in the pot than it does on–it’s not glittery or heavy. On my skin tone, I don’t find that it really adds much–it’s a touch of warmth, at best, accompanied by a glowy reflection. As a highlighting product, it’s good but not the best on the market. It’s a blush that would work well for layering over other shades to add golden shimmer. I liked that it delivered a sheen without an abundance of shimmer, and as far as golds go, it’s surprisingly demure.

Joues Contrastes don’t wear superbly on my skin–they last six to eight hours but rarely past that–but they tend to easy to blend and look natural applied.  I might have had some blending issues with Rouge, but Or was a cinch to apply to high planes of the face and cheeks.

Chanel Shimmering Tweed is similar but a little more bronzed, and it has a chunkier glitter/shimmer in its finish. MAC Sun Rush is more of an orange-gold, but on, I think they’re very similar. Chanel’s Or is going to be subtler, because it has less of a sheen.

The Glossover

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product

Or

A-
I like it more as a layering product, particularly over the accompanying Rouge blush from Byzance. I wish it had more of a glowy look when worn on its lonesome.

Product

8.5/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

7.5/10

Application

4.5/5

Results
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Dupes
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Chanel Or Joues Contraste


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Chanel Or Joues Contraste


Chanel Or Joues Contraste


Chanel Or Joues Contraste

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase Or? How much is it?

Chanel, $43.

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

Chanel Shimmering Tweed is similar but a little more bronzed, and it has a chunkier glitter/shimmer in its finish. MAC Sun Rush is more of an orange-gold, but on, I think they're very similar. Chanel's Or is going to be subtler, because it has less of a sheen.

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29 thoughts on “Chanel Or Joues Contraste / Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. haha, i love how you have one on each cheek! save time

  2. Brooke

    It gives you a beautiful glow!!! Plus, your eyes look amazing, by the way.

  3. Nancy

    OMG that looks perfect on you. You are crazy if you don’t love that perfect for your skintone

  4. flyavsted

    I could never wear this, but it actually looks really good on you!

  5. For $43, it’s sort of a pricey highlighter. Stila Gold Finishing Powder would basically do the same thing.

  6. Mona

    I see many didn`t care for this when voting, but I really do think it complimented your skin in such a subtle and lovely way! I can see it on your skin but if you hadn`t told us what you had on, I would just thought to my self: What a pretty golden sheen, what is that?? I want my skin to look like that too!
    …but the price…SHEESH..that is another story…but that is Chanel for ya… :P

  7. Thanks Christine! I think for over 40 bucks, I’ll be passing!

  8. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Kayvid Kayvid

    What foundation do you have on here? Your skin looks crazy amazing!

  9. Cheryl B.

    This shade just has to be a repromote of Joues Contraste Powder Blush 47 ELDORADO. I hit pan on that one ages ago, but still have a tiny bit left. From the photos, looks to be the EXACT SAME.

  10. Amy

    I must say, I’m liking this Guerlain foundation on you better than the MUFE.

  11. Karli

    This looks amazing on you, it gives you such a nice glow. You’re soooo gorgeous! :)

  12. NessaMBaby

    How would you compare this to – Chanel – Poudre Precieuse Gold Highlighting Powder? Xoxo

  13. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Jill AnGeLwInGz

    Pass on this because I already have Gold Fever from a few years ago. Same color, same brand, same formula, different name. It is a fun highlighter.

  14. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Lily lily

    At that price I expected more of a punch. Will pass on this one.

  15. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Maja Maya

    I know you’re not crazy about the product, but it looks absolutely wonderful on you – you’re GLOWING! (On the one cheek anyways – lol!)

  16. sofia22

    “leave it” for my budget+my nw20 skintone but u look STUNNING honestly! So beautiful.. it really suits u!! so.. “love it”

  17. Chantal

    From your comments about it I know it’s not your favorite highlighter, Christine, but I hope you keep this and wear it! I don’t usually leave these kinds of posts (eg: “looks great!”), but I feel compelled to tell you how wonderful and beautiful this looks on you. Not to be all girl crush-y, but you look stunning!! This look is full of WIN!

  18. BiancaCA

    I swatched this today & the surface was hard not soft @ all! I was hoping it would be smooth like other Chanel blushes. I purchased In love blush & Topkapi eyeshadow palette which is so gorgeous!!!

    • Was it new or was it at a counter? If it’s at a counter, people touching it with their fingers means that oil is being absorbed into the product and will harden the product over time.

      • BiancaCA

        It was @ a counter but it was under a glass case. They got the collection in yesterday so its new. I’ve heard that the European versions of the blushes are not smooth as the US versions?

  19. Valerie

    I want to like this, but it has a bit of a jaundiced look IMO. Christine you are gorgeous though!

  20. i’ve been looking for something like this, a gold non glittery highlighter, i’m getting it as soon as i can

  21. nmnikki

    sorry, it just looks yellow :-(

  22. Jen

    I honestly think it looks gorgeous on you. It looks ugly in the pot but so pretty on you. I want it. lol