Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

Chanel Pink Cloud Joues Contraste

Chanel Pink Cloud Joues Contraste

Chanel Pink Cloud (66) Joues Contraste / Powder Blush ($43.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a limited edition rose-hued blush that is supposed to give “a soft, natural-looking flush to cheeks.” It’s a soft, pale rosy pink with subtle yellow undertones and a satiny sheen. Whether layered or blended, it has a similar look–just a very light pink.  It’s not as pale as MAC Play It Proper, but it’s a little lighter than MAC Oh So Fair.

Chanel nailed it in what they were hoping to achieve, but because of the overall lightness in the color, it works best on lighter skin tones. In person, I found it looked ashy–more like I was wearing foundation that was too light on my cheeks than a subtle rosy flush. On my skin tone (which is medium with warm undertones), it could work as a lightly dusted highlighter but not so much as a blusher. In reality–on my skin–the difference between wearing Bieges Ombres Tissees and Pink Cloud is minimal–they both add a little sparkle and shine, with the latter adding a lot more sheen.

The texture of Pink Cloud is just like other Joues Contrastes; it’s silky soft with a very finely milled powder that yields a glowy sheen but never a frosted look. The color is true-to-pan, and despite the softness of the powder, it doesn’t sheer out instantly. For our lighter friends, it might be worth looking into; especially if you find many blushes too intense and pigmented.

The Glossover


Pink Cloud

For our lighter friends, it might be worth looking into; especially if you find many blushes too intense and pigmented.











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Chanel Pink Cloud Joues Contraste

Chanel Pink Cloud Joues Contraste

Chanel Pink Cloud Joues Contraste

Chanel Pink Cloud Joues Contraste

Chanel Pink Cloud Joues Contraste

Chanel Pink Cloud Joues Contraste

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Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Chanel, $43 .

Is it limited edition?


Any dupes?

It's not as pale as MAC Play It Proper, but it's a little lighter than MAC Oh So Fair.

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30 thoughts on “Chanel Pink Cloud Joues Contraste Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Ashley

    Can you buy it at a bloomingdales chanel counter?

  2. This is super pretty.

  3. Avital

    When is this available?

  4. I’m pretty fair and I love these types of blushes for minimal looks, but unfortunately I’m not a a point in my life where I can plunk down $43 for a blush. Hopefully soon!

  5. natalie

    Just out of curiosity, I just purchased a Chanel JC blush from a US counter and it says made in France, but it doesn’t appear to be baked. Are they all supposed to be baked if they’re made in France? I’m a little confused. Yours appears to be baked. Thanks!

    • My blush is the same as the majority of other JCs I have – feels like a regular powder, not really baked. I don’t think Chanel makes products in the U.S., like the quads, but U.S. gets a different version than Canada/Europe.

  6. helen

    I have this and LOVE IT!!!!! It works surprisingly well on my NC25 skin!

  7. Courtney

    I actually like blushes a little lighter than my skin tone. I know I say this every time I post, but I love So Sweet So Easy, and this looks like it would have a similar effect but this pink is much different (and they’re completely different textures obviously). When something is a little lighter and pinker than my cheeks it’s super glowy and young looking (in my opinion. Maybe others just think it looks weird.)

    • Nothing wrong with it working for others :) It just makes me look like I’m half-dead! Pinker is one thing, but lightening and no real color just don’t work on my skin tone unfortunately.

      • Courtney

        It’s so funny you say that! I must look half dead too, because I’m a total Punjab. But all of my favorite blushes are lighter than my skintone. Your comment is making me think I’m going about in public looking like a zombie!

        • Oh no, I didn’t mean it that way! :) If you like it, you like it! It can also have a great deal to do with your undertones, too! If this was lighter BUT had a lot more actual color, it might work on me, but it’s more like light and looks like I’ve whitened my cheeks, which I think is why it doesn’t look right on me in particular.

  8. Lovely, they couldn’t find a better name for it!

  9. i have a hunch that it will work wonderfully on blonds!i like the overall sheer effect! great pics btw!!

  10. Debi

    Need! I am pale and this is gorgeous! Even if I find it a little too pale, how pretty would this be as a highlight with bronzer or anything else for that matter? Want, must have, need! :)

  11. GAIL

    I’m thinking I do love Chanel everything but when I looked at how light this was I went to the MAC counter – Bought Stunner instead -What do you think? I think both are pretty and have so many Chanel blushes so I thought MAC was a less expensive option but you must use lightly. Still love it.

  12. Dormouse

    Too pale for me!

    Hey, I left a post concerning Giorgio Armani’s Jacquard Woven Face Color Palette on last Sunday’s blog. Just wanted you to know!

  13. Jayleen

    I am super fair so I think this would work great for me- too bad it’s fourty-three dollars! :(

  14. Too light for this price. Have to do a double take on your swatches.

  15. artemis

    i’d love that…

  16. Miri

    What do you wear on your lips?

  17. Hannah

    Could this be like porcelain pink msf without all the shimmer & glitter?

  18. Annie

    Just got it can’t wait to try it 😀

  19. Kylie

    Nothing called “too light” it looks nice on you. Plus you have light skin so you pull it off

  20. sensina

    Oh, I will surely get it!

  21. virginie

    Owww, I missed it ;-(((( Would you sell yours Christine?