Rose Bronze (02)
Chanel Rose Bronze (02) Joues Contraste Blush ($45.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a medium pink with subtle, cooler pink pearl that gave it a satin finish when applied to bare skin. It had medium, buildable pigmentation (as described) that applied evenly to bare skin and blended out readily along the edges. The finish became more glowing as I buffed the powder on my skin but didn’t appear overtly shimmery, so it was forgiving of skin imperfections. It lasted well for nine hours before fading noticeably on my skin.
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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POLYETHYLENE | TALC | MAGNESIUM STEARATE | PARAFFINUM LIQUIDUM (MINERAL OIL) | LANOLIN ALCOHOL | PARFUM (FRAGRANCE) | SODIUM DEHYDROACETATE | CHLORPHENESIN | SERICA (SILK POWDER ) | TIN OXIDE | PEG-8 | TOCOPHEROL | ASCORBYL PALMITATE | BHT | ASCORBIC ACID | CITRIC ACID | [+ / - (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] | IL02A-II