Chanel Pink Cloud Joues Contraste Review, Photos, Swatches

Chanel Pink Cloud Joues Contraste

Chanel Pink Cloud Joues Contraste

Chanel Pink Cloud (66) Joues Contraste / Powder Blush ($43.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a limited edition rose-hued blush that is supposed to give “a soft, natural-looking flush to cheeks.” It’s a soft, pale rosy pink with subtle yellow undertones and a satiny sheen. Whether layered or blended, it has a similar look–just a very light pink. Β It’s not as pale as MAC Play It Proper, but it’s a little lighter than MAC Oh So Fair.

Chanel nailed it in what they were hoping to achieve, but because of the overall lightness in the color, it works best on lighter skin tones. In person, I found it looked ashy–more like I was wearing foundation that was too light on my cheeks than a subtle rosy flush. On my skin tone (which is medium with warm undertones), it could work as a lightly dusted highlighter but not so much as a blusher. In reality–on my skin–the difference between wearing Bieges Ombres Tissees and Pink Cloud is minimal–they both add a little sparkle and shine, with the latter adding a lot more sheen.

The texture of Pink Cloud is just like other Joues Contrastes; it’s silky soft with a very finely milled powder that yields a glowy sheen but never a frosted look. The color is true-to-pan, and despite the softness of the powder, it doesn’t sheer out instantly. For our lighter friends, it might be worth looking into; especially if you find many blushes too intense and pigmented.

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Chanel Pink Cloud Joues Contraste

Chanel Pink Cloud Joues Contraste

Chanel Pink Cloud Joues Contraste

Chanel Pink Cloud Joues Contraste

Chanel Pink Cloud Joues Contraste

Chanel Pink Cloud Joues Contraste

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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’m pretty fair and I love these types of blushes for minimal looks, but unfortunately I’m not a a point in my life where I can plunk down $43 for a blush. Hopefully soon!

Just out of curiosity, I just purchased a Chanel JC blush from a US counter and it says made in France, but it doesn’t appear to be baked. Are they all supposed to be baked if they’re made in France? I’m a little confused. Yours appears to be baked. Thanks!

My blush is the same as the majority of other JCs I have – feels like a regular powder, not really baked. I don’t think Chanel makes products in the U.S., like the quads, but U.S. gets a different version than Canada/Europe.

I actually like blushes a little lighter than my skin tone. I know I say this every time I post, but I love So Sweet So Easy, and this looks like it would have a similar effect but this pink is much different (and they’re completely different textures obviously). When something is a little lighter and pinker than my cheeks it’s super glowy and young looking (in my opinion. Maybe others just think it looks weird.)

Nothing wrong with it working for others πŸ™‚ It just makes me look like I’m half-dead! Pinker is one thing, but lightening and no real color just don’t work on my skin tone unfortunately.

It’s so funny you say that! I must look half dead too, because I’m a total Punjab. But all of my favorite blushes are lighter than my skintone. Your comment is making me think I’m going about in public looking like a zombie!

Oh no, I didn’t mean it that way! πŸ™‚ If you like it, you like it! It can also have a great deal to do with your undertones, too! If this was lighter BUT had a lot more actual color, it might work on me, but it’s more like light and looks like I’ve whitened my cheeks, which I think is why it doesn’t look right on me in particular.

Need! I am pale and this is gorgeous! Even if I find it a little too pale, how pretty would this be as a highlight with bronzer or anything else for that matter? Want, must have, need! πŸ™‚

I’m thinking I do love Chanel everything but when I looked at how light this was I went to the MAC counter – Bought Stunner instead -What do you think? I think both are pretty and have so many Chanel blushes so I thought MAC was a less expensive option but you must use lightly. Still love it.

Too pale for me!

Hey, I left a post concerning Giorgio Armani’s Jacquard Woven Face Color Palette on last Sunday’s blog. Just wanted you to know!

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