Chanel Plum Attraction Joues Contraste Blush
Strong Cheeks are BACK! for Fall
Given the release of Chanel Plum Attraction Joues Contraste Blush ($42.00 for 0.14 oz.)–a deep red-toned plum-burgundy with subtle golden sheen–we may be seeing stronger color on cheeks this fall. This is a color that will look a little different depending on your skin tone. On cooler skin tones, it’s going to pull a little more plum, while on warmer skin tones, it will pull a little more burgundy. It just has that nuance of undertones that makes it interact with your skin tone in a way that actually works to highlight it.
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.)
It can be worn lightly or built-up for an intense, showstopping cheek, depending on your mood and the look you’re going for. I wore it a couple of days ago with a neutral eye and stronger, vampier lip, and I think it worked out really well. I tend to coordinate cheeks and lips together in a way that’s opposite of the lightness/darkness of my eye look. For example, a dark, smoky eye pairs well with a lighter cheek and lip, while a softer, neutral eye pairs well with a stronger cheek and lip.
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- Product: 29/30
- Value: 7/10
- Ease of Use: 4/5
- Packaging: 4/5
RECOMMENDATION: The formula is lovely, with its silky, fine-milled powder feel, and the way it melts on the skin and wears well throughout the day are all positive attributes of the blush. The only downside is the price/quantity ratio. Since it’s a darker shade, it’s definitely something that will appeal to some, not to others, and will be very much based on personal preferences.
AVAILABILITY: July 2010 at Chanel counters