Chanel Vivacite (88) Joues Contraste Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

Chanel Vivacite (88) Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Vivacite (88) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Vivacite (88) Joues Contraste Blush ($45.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a brightened, fuchsia-berry with cool, blue undertones and a satin-matte finish. There’s a barely-there sheen that becomes more noticeable when the blush is really buffed into the skin. Clinique Plum Pop (04) (P, $21.00)is lighter, more shimmery. Guerlain Cherry (02) (LE, $42.00) is a cream product. NARS Coeur Battant (LE, $29.00) is darker, brighter. NARS Angelika (P, $29.00) is slightly lighter, more muted, and has sparkle. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

The texture of the blush feels very finely-milled, but it also seems somewhat dry, so it doesn’t stick to skin well unless you’ve used a primer, liquid/cream foundation, or have normal-to-oily skin (any of these gives the powder blush something to adhere to). Since it doesn’t adhere well, the color payoff is semi-opaque but not buildable to full color coverage. It blended decently, but I wish that it was more blendable, as a richer shade like this can be more challenging to apply and blend to an even, smooth layer of color as a result. Once on, the blush wore well for seven and a half hours before starting to fade.

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Chanel Vivacite (88) Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Vivacite (88) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Vivacite (88) Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Vivacite (88) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Vivacite (88) Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Vivacite (88) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Vivacite (88) Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Vivacite (88) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Vivacite (88) Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Vivacite (88) Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Vivacite (88) Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Vivacite (88) Joues Contraste Blush

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Guerlain Parure de Lumiere Foundation
  • Guerlain Les Voilettes Loose Powder
On eyes:
  • Smashbox Cabana Eyeliner
On lips: Guerlain Gems Rouge G.

About the Reviewer

Reviewer

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 totally agree with you..Though the color is pretty I was disappointed with the pigmentation and unevenness of this shade..However I fell in love with the canaille shade…Thanks for sharing your thoughts 🙂

While lovely in the pan and I appropriate the sheerness of it, it’s not likely to last long on my dry cheeks. NARS or Clinique sound more viable!

Hm, doesn’t seem like it would work too well on my dry skin and powder finish foundation preferences 😉 It’s a pretty colour, but I agree that Plum Pop is workin’ it a little harder than this one!

The color is beautiful but I already own two of the dupes listed. Thank goodness I can skip this! Despite the dry texture it’s still pretty tempting lol

I purchased this and love it. I am able to build depth of color, nor any issues not using a primer. It is a totally different shade then the Tom Ford Narcissist.

I was so excited to see this swatched because I thought it would be a tad purpler, so I’m surprised at how pink it is! If I didn’t have Angelika, I might have gone for it anyway, but…c’est la makeup. 😉

It’s summer and my cheeks tend to get a bit oily because of the humid weather, so this may fare better on me. I guess I have to see Vivacite in person before I decide. :/

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