Chanel Rose Temptation Joues Contraste Blush Review, Photos, Swatches (Fall 2010)

 

Chanel Rose Temptation Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Rose Temptation Joues Contraste Blush

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Chanel Rose Temptation Joues Contraste Blush ($42.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a new and limited edition blush from the brand’s fall collection. Chanel describes it as a “shimmer rosewood,” which sounds like an apt description, but a quick Google search shows the real rosewood looking not much like this blush!

For those who don’t follow Chanel or rarely stop by the counter, let me tell you a little about what makes these blushes so loved. They are finely-milled, silky smooth powders that apply beautifully on skin. This is not a blush that will look chalky or powdery–it lays down on skin like it belongs there; the shades, no matter their hue, always look natural on cheeks. (Taken from an earlier review.)

Rose Temptation is a softened rose-gold with subtle gold flecks and soft sheen. It also has slight red undertones, but they’re not too strong in this shade. I found this to be the softest shade out of the three new shades, but it is the second most wearable (Pink Explosion being the most).

When I wore it, I tried it very softly, because I ended up using it to complement a rather smoky eye, and I think it worked out well. It gave my cheeks a gentle color without being over-the-top–very natural. This is a great shade for those who want a darker, more contrasting blush, but don’t want to work or start out with something as intense as Chanel’s Plum Attraction.

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  • Product: 29/30
  • Value: 7/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

RECOMMENDATION: It’s neutral enough to suit both warmer and cooler skin tones, but if pressed, I would say it would be most flattering on cooler skin tones. It’s a nice in-between natural and vampy, so it is a more versatile shade.

AVAILABILITY: July 2010 at Chanel counters

Chanel Rose Temptation Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Rose Temptation Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Rose Temptation Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Rose Temptation Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Rose Temptation Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Rose Temptation Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Rose Temptation Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Rose Temptation Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Rose Temptation Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Rose Temptation Joues Contraste Blush

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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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I love this blush. It’s absolutely gorgeous. And it suits you so well. Stunning pic. I love the hair and the blue liner. Sexy πŸ™‚

I love this blush on you. It suits you very well, hope it’ll be a staple in your collection. Meanwhile I love the GLOW down the bridge of your nose. Weird I know but I love and ALWAYS notice a glow. Please what do you have on or are you going to uspet me by saying this is the natural you? *crosses fingers* πŸ™‚

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