Perhaps I'm being a bit dramatic, but there's no denying that Chanel Joues Cotraste Blush in Frivole is one of the most gorgeous products amidst a sea of freshly hatched Spring 2013 offerings. Here's a peek at it:
|Chanel Joues Contrast Blush in Frivole|
Touted by Chanel as a "luminous apricot", Frivole is a highly warm-toned apricot peachy-coral with a nearly-matte, yet glowy finish. Springy, flirty, and bold!
As with all Chanel products, the packaging is sleek, classy, and luxurious:
The packaging also has a penchant for dust-collection, so my apologies for the dusty touches in the photos!
Now onto more pictures of the blush itself. It is housed in a mirrored compact with a small, included brush and a logo-embossed plastic dome to protect the product:
The blush itself is also dome-shaped, with a slightly veined pattern to it.
And for a closeup:
The blush photographed slightly darker and more orange than its true-to-life hue, but the swatches below are quite accurate! As you can see, the finish is mostly matte with a slight, non-shimmery glow. It is highly pigmented, but can be applied with a light hand for a softer look. I find it to be the perfect balance of boldness and sophistication!
On the left, swatched heavily, and on the right, blended out:
|Chanel Joues Contraste Blush in Frivole (L) swatched heavily and (R) blended out against my NC15-20 skin tone|
And here are a few photos of me wearing the blush recently:
Here's a quick breakdown of my impressions:
- Highly pigmented, yet buildable colour
- Unique, beautiful shade suitable for fair and deeper skin tones
- Excellent staying power- sticks around all day!
- Perfect for those who want a glowy, yet shimmer-free finish
- Sleek, luxurious packaging
- At nearly $50 CAD, this is quite expensive!
- Very warm-toned, so may not be suitable for those with strong cool, pink undertones in their skin
Overall, I am totally thrilled with this blush! The formula is top-notch and the shade is quite unique and so incredibly perfect for spring. Seriously- don't let the shade in the pan intimidate you! As the photos above demonstrate, it can be worn in quite a soft, demure way. Though, I'm sure I'll be amping up the colour next time I wear it- what else would any card-carrying blush fiend do? :)
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