Chanel Brun Rouge (604) Joues Contraste Blush Review & Swatches

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Chanel Brun Rouge (604) Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Brun Rouge (604) Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Brun Rouge (604) Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Brun Rouge (604) Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Brun Rouge (604) Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Brun Rouge (604) Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Brun Rouge (604) Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Brun Rouge (604) Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Brun Rouge (604) Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Brun Rouge (604) Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Brun Rouge (604) Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Brun Rouge (604) Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Brun Rouge (604) Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Brun Rouge (604) Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Brun Rouge (604) Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Brun Rouge (604) Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Brun Rouge (604) Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Brun Rouge (604) Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Brun Rouge (604) Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Brun Rouge (604) Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Brun Rouge (604) Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Brun Rouge (604) Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Brun Rouge (604) Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Brun Rouge (604) Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Brun Rouge (604) Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Brun Rouge (604) Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Brun Rouge (604) Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Brun Rouge (604) Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Brun Rouge (604) Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Brun Rouge (604) Joues Contraste Blush

Brun Rouge (604)

Chanel Brun Rouge (604) Joues Contraste Blush ($45.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a medium-dark, reddish brown with moderate, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had medium, buildable color coverage–which is as intended–that applied somewhat evenly to bare skin but was best applied over set foundation as it was a thinner, stiffer formula, which made it harder to diffuse and spread out over bare skin (or skin with any moisture or oil on it).

For my first time using it, which is as above, I ended up using a clean buffer brush to diffuse and get it into place. Following that application, I used a lighter, less-dense brush and had better results with less effort, but it was significantly better and much easier to work with over set foundation. It lasted well for eight and a half hours before fading noticeably.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$45.00/0.17 oz. - $264.71 Per Ounce

The Joues Contraste formula is supposed to have “buildable coverage, from natural to dramatic” with a “flattering radiance” and “silky texture.” The pigmentation ranges from semi-sheer to fully opaque, depending on technique and skin tone, but it seemed exactly as described–buildable–without having to pile it on or spend too long sheering it out. The formula has an extremely smooth, silky consistency that blends out beautifully on the skin. Most shades wear around eight hours on me.

The formula is rose-scented but the scent was largely undetectable applied (but noticeable in the compact).

Browse all of our Chanel Joues Contraste Blush swatches.

Ingredients

TALC | CELLULOSE | SILICA | BORON NITRIDE | STEARYL/PPG-3 MYRISTYL ETHER DIMER DILINOLEATE | SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE | RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL | MAGNESIUM STEARATE | PPG-2 MYRISTYL ETHER PROPIONATE | CAPRYLYL GLYCOL | ALUMINUM DIMYRISTATE | POTASSIUM SORBATE | PARFUM (FRAGRANCE) | HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL | CERA ALBA (BEESWAX) | CHLORPHENESIN | TOCOPHERYL ACETATE | [+ / - (MAY CONTAIN) | CI 12085 (RED 36) | CI 15850 (RED 6) | CI 15850 (RED 7 LAKE) | CI 15880 (RED 34) | CI 15985 (YELLOW 6 LAKE) | CI 17200 (RED 33 LAKE) | CI 19140 (YELLOW 5 LAKE) | CI 42090 (BLUE 1 LAKE) | CI 45380 (RED 22 LAKE) | CI 45410 (RED 28 LAKE) | CI 73360 (RED 30 LAKE) | CI 75470 (CARMINE) | CI 77007 (ULTRAMARINES) | CI 77163 (BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE) | CI 77491, | CI 77492, | CI 77499 (IRON OXIDES) | CI 77510 (FERRIC FERROCYANIDE) | CI 77742 (MANGANESE VIOLET) | CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE) | MICA] | IL47A-I

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Not going to lie, kinda want this despite its not so stellar review.. I will have to take a closer look at dupes.. none came up initially in my vanity.

I wish this formula had a slight bit of sheen to it- I like a blush with a smidge of glow.. like most other Chanel blushes. They have a little
“Something something”. I don’t like glitter- but I don’t like matte either. All that said, I love the color of this blush!!

Just submitted Hourglass At Night as a dupe. It has shimmer and runs a bit more towards neutral which I think might work a bit better for me… might be worth a look, but perhaps Hourglass is understandably a no go. I thought I had CT Pillow Talk intense in my stash, but nope, regular run of the mill pillow talk.

As much as I abhor Hourglass’s flagrant lack of inclusivity, this one that you submitted sounds good. As it is, the only perfect finishing powder that I’ve found for me is HG Dim Light, so I’m doomed into getting another one soon because I’ve hit major pan on mine. I may just get the CT Pillow Talk Intense, though. Not sure yet.

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