Chanel Canaille (89) Joues Contraste Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

Chanel Canaille (89) Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Canaille (89) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Canaille (89) Joues Contraste Blush ($45.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a medium-dark, slightly muted, orange-brown with a soft, satiny shimmer. MAC Pleasure Model (LE, $25.00) is lighter. MAC Bad Girl Gone Good (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery. MAC Sweet As Cocoa (P, $21.00) is a bit darker. MAC Stylish Me (LE, $21.00) is less orange, browner. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

The texture was incredibly soft, finely-milled, and silky without being powdery or dry. It had rich, true-to-pan color payoff that could be applied at full color coverage or built up in layers if you preferred a lesser intensity. The blush applied evenly, smoothly, and it was easy to blend out the color so that it looked natural and effortless on the skin. With the satin finish, it looked glowing and luminous on the skin without emphasizing pores. Canaille lasted for a full eight hours before I noticed slight fading along the top of the cheeks.

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Chanel Canaille (89) Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Canaille (89) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Canaille (89) Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Canaille (89) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Canaille (89) Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Canaille (89) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Canaille (89) Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Canaille (89) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Canaille (89) Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Canaille (89) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Canaille (89) Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Canaille (89) Joues Contraste Blush

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Guerlain Parure de Lumiere Foundation
  • Guerlain Les Voilettes Loose Powder
On eyes:
  • Smashbox Cabana Eyeliner
On lips: Guerlain Gems Rouge G.

About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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I don’t know how fair you are, but I’m a clair/beige tone, I normally wear Chanel foundations in 20. I passed on this at first thinking it would be too dark, but this week I had to wait till my makeup gal was free, and found myself trying it out. Yep, bought it, loved it. Definitely buildable. What I love most is that for me, it’s like an orangy glow bronzer minus the bronze.

How pretty, both in the compact and on your cheeks! It definitely translates to a much lighter, peachier, less brown color that I expected

Pleasure Model and BGGG are my favorite blushes so I think I would love this too, but that price tag!

BTW, is Guerlain Gems being repromoted? Please say yes!

You wear it nicely yet I must say I’m not as impressed with color as much as others you’ve recently worn and reviewed. It just doesn’t impress me much as it looks easily duped.

I bought this blush a week after its release at Dillards. This is absolutely beautiful against darker skintones. I’m a nc45 and it looks beautiful. I love it so much I bought another one since its L/E. Super pigmented its worth every penny.

Christine, I love this color so much that I have every single dupe you referenced to and I wear them all for different looks. I would love to have this as well. I’m searching for a creme blush version of this color preferably by Chanel or Guerlain for a future birthday haul.

I don’t know that Guerlain has more than two cream blushes right now? And I think those are LE… Chanel Destiny or maybe the new Cheeky, but they don’t have shimmer, so they’re not going to be quite like this.

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