Monday, June 28th, 2010

 

Chanel Rose Temptation Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Rose Temptation Joues Contraste Blush

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Chanel Rose Temptation Joues Contraste Blush ($42.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a new and limited edition blush from the brand’s fall collection. Chanel describes it as a “shimmer rosewood,” which sounds like an apt description, but a quick Google search shows the real rosewood looking not much like this blush!

For those who don’t follow Chanel or rarely stop by the counter, let me tell you a little about what makes these blushes so loved. They are finely-milled, silky smooth powders that apply beautifully on skin. This is not a blush that will look chalky or powdery–it lays down on skin like it belongs there; the shades, no matter their hue, always look natural on cheeks. (Taken from an earlier review.)

Rose Temptation is a softened rose-gold with subtle gold flecks and soft sheen. It also has slight red undertones, but they’re not too strong in this shade. I found this to be the softest shade out of the three new shades, but it is the second most wearable (Pink Explosion being the most).

When I wore it, I tried it very softly, because I ended up using it to complement a rather smoky eye, and I think it worked out well. It gave my cheeks a gentle color without being over-the-top–very natural. This is a great shade for those who want a darker, more contrasting blush, but don’t want to work or start out with something as intense as Chanel’s Plum Attraction.

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  • Product: 29/30
  • Value: 7/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

RECOMMENDATION: It’s neutral enough to suit both warmer and cooler skin tones, but if pressed, I would say it would be most flattering on cooler skin tones. It’s a nice in-between natural and vampy, so it is a more versatile shade.

AVAILABILITY: July 2010 at Chanel counters

See more photos & swatches!

Chanel Rose Temptation Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Rose Temptation Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Rose Temptation Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Rose Temptation Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Rose Temptation Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Rose Temptation Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Rose Temptation Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Rose Temptation Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Rose Temptation Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Rose Temptation Joues Contraste Blush

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18 thoughts on “Chanel Rose Temptation Joues Contraste Blush Review, Photos, Swatches (Fall 2010)

  1. Jenna

    I’m loving the lips!!

  2. Melly

    How do you do these posts so early!? It’s 3 30 AM where I live haha

  3. Hend

    Ah the colour is amazing ,
    too bad is a limited edition :(

  4. TareBearClaire

    i like your whole look here, what are you wearing on your lips? x

  5. Hilana

    I love this blush. It’s absolutely gorgeous. And it suits you so well. Stunning pic. I love the hair and the blue liner. Sexy :)

  6. Vicky

    It looks lovely on your cheeks Christine.

  7. serene

    I like the barely there cheeks look where no one knows if you are really wearing blush or not. The best kind imo.

  8. Vanelle

    I love this blush on you. It suits you very well, hope it’ll be a staple in your collection. Meanwhile I love the GLOW down the bridge of your nose. Weird I know but I love and ALWAYS notice a glow. Please what do you have on or are you going to uspet me by saying this is the natural you? *crosses fingers* :)

  9. Celeste

    when beauty brands send you things for consideration do they send the full sized product or just a sample?

  10. joanne w

    It looks nice but it seems that it wouldn’t really suit my skin tone. But it looks fab on you!

  11. Amy

    Looks great with the navy eyeliner. I would never have thought of this combo. :)

  12. hey

    looks gorgeous on you, but so tiny in the compact!! boo chanel.