At first, I was skeptical of this product, since I have had issues with cream blush in the past. After playing with this, I have become quite fond of it! The pigmentation is great, and it is really fun to experiment with. My good friend and Chanel makeup artist taught me a few neat tricks to making the best out of this blush, and since she has shared that, and I’ve done a little experimenting of my own, I can say this blush is worth the extra effort! I use the Chanel duo-fibre brush to apply this with, as well as my Real Techniques Stippling Brush, since the formula is cream and must be blended. As long as you use a very light hand with this product, it is very beautiful. I have used this product with and without a base and in both cases it has been great.
I took one star off, because of the fact that it’s not totally foolproof in terms of application, and you don’t exactly get very much for the money.
Chanel Affinite (65) Le Blush Creme de Chanel ($38.00 for 0.09 oz.) is described as an “intense blue pink.” It’s a brightened, medium pink with cool, blue undertones, and a saitn finish. Edward Bess Bed of Roses is a touch lighter, powder. NARS Mata Hari is darker, powder. NARS Angelika is lighter, bluer-based, powder. MAC Whole Lotta Love is a powder. MAC Weekend Getaway is slightly less blue-based. Bobbi Brown Pretty Pink is lighter, powder. See comparison swatches.