Chanel Reflex (82) Joues Contraste Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

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Chanel Reflex (82) Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Reflex (82) Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Reflex (82) Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Reflex (82) Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Reflex (82) Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Reflex (82) Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Reflex (82) Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Reflex (82) Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Reflex (82) Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Reflex (82) Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Reflex (82) Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Reflex (82) Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Reflex (82) Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Reflex (82) Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Reflex (82) Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Reflex (82) Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Reflex (82) Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Reflex (82) Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Reflex (82) Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Reflex (82) Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Reflex (82) Joues Contraste Blush

Reflex (82)

Chanel Reflex (82) Joues Contraste Blush ($45.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a medium-dark coral-orange with warm undertones and gold shimmer.

The Joues Contraste Blush formula is supposed to have a “silky, delicate texture” with “buildable coverage” that gives a “radiant glow.” This is one of four exclusives to Chanel’s website, though it has been released before (but I don’t remember having it). The texture of Reflex was silky, thin, but finely-milled and, surprisingly, blendable on the skin as the color diffused easily across the skin and had a soft, luminous sheen after buffing and working the powder into the skin. It had semi-opaque, buildable coverage (two layers for true-to-pan color). On me, the blush wore well for eight hours before fading.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$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.

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Makeup Look
On face:
  • Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • LORAC Pro Metal Palette
  • Sephora Surfer Babe Eyeliner
On lips:
  • Chanel Innocent Rouge Allure Gloss
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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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OMG, SO pretty!!! The perfect peachy brown with gold shimmer, love! But I’m so sad these Chanel blushes all have perfume, but wallet is happy, will check out the dupe list (sob)

Oh, how pretty this one is! Having wanted Benefit Rockateur for ages, I think next time I spot it, I’ll get it. That’s about as orange as I can go without looking sickly.

You don’t remember Reflex because it came out well before you started blogging. I still have my original. I hoard it because it is one of my favorites!

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