Chanel Ombre (608) Joues Contraste Blush ($45.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a soft, light-medium brown with neutral-to-cool undertones and a matte finish. There was a grayish cast when worn more heavily, though it seemed rosier when applied semi-sheer to medium.
The texture was silky-smooth, finely-milled but not overly powdery, and picked up well with a brush for an even, smooth application of powder. It had medium, buildable pigmentation, as marketed, that stayed on well for eight hours before fading a bit on me.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).
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$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).
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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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