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Chanel Golden Sun (280) Joues Contraste Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

Chanel Golden Sun (280) Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Golden Sun (280) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Golden Sun (280) Joues Contraste Blush ($45.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a muted, medium brown with a hint of warm rose paired with a luminous sheen. MAC Tint (LE, $21.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (90% similar). Chanel Accent (84) (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). NARS Cheek Studio II (LE, $30.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS Douceur (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Aphrodisiac (P, $8.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals The Close Call (PiP, $22.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Baby Don't Go (P, $23.50) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Takeover (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Burberry Earthy (P, $42.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop The Golden Child (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Revlon Naughty Nude (006) (P, $9.99) is warmer (85% similar). Stellar Beauty Eclipse (P, $25.00) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). Chanel Cheeky (79) (DC, $38.00) is less shimmery, darker, glossier (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Grisaille (P, $32.00) is warmer (85% similar). NYX Taupe (DC, $5.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Fenty Beauty Heart Burn (LE, $34.00) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). MAC Pressed Amber (LE, $29.00) is darker (80% similar). MAC Perfectly Lit (LE, $34.00) is more shimmery, warmer (80% similar). Cle de Peau Perfect Peach (P, $60.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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. It had an extremely smooth, silky consistency that blended out beautifully on the skin while yielding a soft sheen that didn’t emphasize pores but added a lovely glow to the skin. On me, the blush lasted for eight hours before it started to fade.

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Chanel Golden Sun (280) Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Golden Sun (280) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Golden Sun (280) Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Golden Sun (280) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Golden Sun (280) Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Golden Sun (280) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Golden Sun (280) Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Golden Sun (280) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Golden Sun (280) Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Golden Sun (280) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Golden Sun (280) Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Golden Sun (280) Joues Contraste Blush

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Guerlain Parure Gold
  • Urban Decay Naked Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • Guerlain Holiday 2015 Eye & Blush Palette
On lips:
  • Tarte Flashy LipSurgence

Product Availability

Chanel Golden Sun (280) $45.00/0.17 OZ.
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About the 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 information, please check the FAQ.)

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I tried this one on at the counter on Friday and loved it! I thought it was going to blend into my NC30 skintone, but it just gave the most natural flush with a hint of rose color. I love Chanel’s JC blushes. I picked up this one and the Vibration one. It think it’s time to start destashing all my other blushes… LOL. I mean, I only have two cheeks.

The only thing I’d say is that if Douceur runs really rosy on you, then it probably isn’t the dupe you’re looking for! 🙁

It looks gorgeous on you! Such a stunning blush! I must have it in my life! Do you know if this came out with a particular collection? I have been trying to find it where I live but cant!

This sure is a nice one! Like a cross between a neutral blush and a soft bronzer. I really love it, although it may be a little too light on me.
Just found out on Saturday that I also am matched (and even better!) to MAC Pro Longwear Foundation in NC40. I definitely love the finish on Pro Longwear much better because it’s got a dewy-ness and more moist feel to it once on. I would happily return my SFL for it, but that would feel unethical on my part, no?

If you haven’t used a lot of your Studio Fix Fluid, I don’t think it would be unethical. I think it’s reasonable to return things that you don’t like or don’t work out as you expected on an occasional basis.

So far, I’ve only used it around 6-7 times. The first time that I used it, it went on beautifully, but at the end of that day, when I went to remove it, my face looked as if it had shriveled up and aged 10 years! After that I’ve been adding a bit of Strobe Cream to make it not THAT dry, whereas Pro Longwear seems much moister.

Oh, that is stunning! I have CP Aphrodisiac, but I find it hard to apply. If I come into a windfall of cash, I may check this out. At least it’s permanent!

Christine, the blush looks beautiful on you. I bought it and wear it on top of two other Chanel blushes. It gives my fair skin a nice healthy glow.

I want to say no but this is beautiful! I don’t have anything like it. At first I was debating this or Coups de Minuit but I like that this has more color and this has double the product. Looks like a perfect everyday easy blush.

Hello Christine! It sounds mad but it is exactly the colour I’ve been looking for years!! A natural nude blush, not too brown, not too pink! I’m searching it everywhere, but it seems it’s not available on Spain 🙁 not in the counter neither online.. so sad! And just saw the US version of sephora online doesn’t carry Chanel anymore, do you know why?
Please please Chanel people, bring Golden Sun to Spain!!!!
Enjoy yours Christine!! 🙂

I think this will suit my Asian fair skin and perfect if I just want to have a no makeup makeup look:) but it can’t be used as a bronzer right?

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