Chanel Malice (71) Joues Contraste Powder Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

Chanel Malice (71) Joues Contraste Powder Blush
Chanel Malice (71) Joues Contraste Powder Blush

Chanel Malice (71) Joues Contraste Powder Blush ($45.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a medium pink-coral with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. MAC Fleeting Romance (P, $23.50) is warmer. Tarte Bashful (LE, $26.00) is pinker, lighter. Surratt Beauty Ponceau (P, $32.00) is brighter. Guerlain Coral Blush (LE) is more matte. MAC Hi Jinks! (LE, $20.00) is a cream product. NYX Apricot (P, $5.00) is more matte. Clinique Peach Pop (02) (P, $21.00) is slightly warmer. Clinique Ginger Pop (01) (P, $21.00) is darker. Dior Corail Bagatelle (763) (LE, $43.00) is lighter. Chanel Intonation (69) (LE, $38.00) is brighter, cream. MAC Autoerotique (LE, $25.00) is more muted. Physicians Formula Warm (P, $11.99) is lighter, pinker. Edward Bess Secret Affair (P, $43.00) is warmer. MAC Supercontinental (LE, $21.00) is lighter. MAC Fleet Fast (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery. Dior Pink Glow Blush (LE) is less shimmery. Burberry Blossom (P, $42.00) is a smidgen darker. See comparison swatches/ view dupes.

Here’s an example of when Chanel gets it right: a beautiful, silky-smooth texture that doesn’t turn powdery and blends effortlessly on the skin with excellent color payoff that is easily built-up, sheered out, or applied at full, true-to-pan intensity. The finish is luminous with a subtle sheen that gives the skin a natural glow but doesn’t emphasize pores. It’s a color that is often made (as is obvious given how lengthy the dupe list is!), but this is a lovely iteration of it for anyone who tends to look for high-end blushes. Malice lasted for eight hours on me before fading.

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Chanel Malice (71) Joues Contraste Powder Blush
Chanel Malice (71) Joues Contraste Powder Blush

Chanel Malice (71) Joues Contraste Powder Blush
Chanel Malice (71) Joues Contraste Powder Blush

Chanel Malice (71) Joues Contraste Powder Blush
Chanel Malice (71) Joues Contraste Powder Blush

Chanel Malice (71) Joues Contraste Powder Blush
Chanel Malice (71) Joues Contraste Powder Blush

Chanel Malice (71) Joues Contraste Powder Blush
Chanel Malice (71) Joues Contraste Powder Blush

Chanel Malice (71) Joues Contraste Powder Blush
Chanel Malice (71) Joues Contraste Powder Blush

Makeup Look
On face:
  • Guerlain Parure Gold Foundation
  • Urban Decay Naked Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • Chanel Tisse Rhapsodie Eyeshadow Quad
  • Chanel Perle de Lune Eyeliner
On lips:
  • Chanel Misia Rouge Coco Lipstick

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Aj Avatar

Ooh it looks so pretty! And it looks gorgeous on you Christine! I would get it, but there are a few too many dupes for it, that I just cant justify it, especially since I’ve been wanting MAC’s Fleeting Romance for awhile. πŸ˜€

Katherine T. Avatar

Glad this one got an A – it’s a beautiful coral color. Also love your look – the shadow, blush, and lips go well together. I can’t indulge though, because I caved and ordered Tom Ford’s Spring 2015 cream shadow, I couldn’t stop obsessing over it !

Nicole Avatar

Hi Christine, i know this is my 2nd comment on this post..sorry! It’s off the topic as well. But I just read you old post about Guerlain’s Ligerie de Peau and Parure de Lumiere foundations. I am on a foundation hunt. I typically do this at around season change and wind up with a few that I like,lol. Anyway, with so few counters near, I pretty much rely on blogs,online swatches, and beauty consultants unless Sephora has something I like and lately the store is thinning or I am expanding. Anyway, I called Nordsroms online Beauty consulting to talk about the two Guerlain foundations (lingerie de Peau and Parure de Lumiere) because your reviews are great and they look lovely on you and sound perfect for me. I don’t like heavy or matte foundations. Plus,I know we share similar undertones. She told me there was “no way” any of Guerlain’s foundations would match my skin. I could see where the #02 may pull a bit pinkish.But, your yellow undertone is certainly stronger than mine. I would say I can wear neutral to yellow undertones. So, I am confused and needing reassurance or not. I see you are wearing the Parure Gold (d/c’d) here. Do you feel like the other two foundations work well for you? Or should I forget the Guerlain as a foundation and look at some other brands? Thanks and sorry for the lengthy question!

Nicole Avatar

Great, that’s what I had thought I had gathered form your reviews and then noted the dates were form 2011 I believe? Just wanted to make sure you still felt the same on them. If #02 is light on you, It may work for me and I would probably need #03 in summer. I could probably start with #02 and see how it goes,add #03 if needed.Thank you for the prompt response!Your the best!

Meghan Avatar

I’m so glad you’ve reviewed this! I’ve had it in my ‘cart’ before but couldn’t commit without a rating, haha. I already have Intonation and Clinique’s Peach Pop, so it doesn’t seem like this is a must have for me anyway! πŸ˜€

Andrew Avatar

I love the almost grapefruit color. It reminds me of a more coral, luminous version of NARS Pierre Hardy ‘Boys Don’t Cry’. In the pan it also reminds me of Chanel ‘Angelique’ but applied it’s much deeper, pinker, and more luminous.

Dang it, Chanel (and Christine!), I’m trying to be a good boy and save my money! ‘Malice’ is making it so difficult!

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