Chanel Joues Contraste Powder Blush in #260 Alezane | Review

Chanel Joues Contraste Blush Alezane

Out of all the items in the Chanel Fall 2015 makeup collection, I was immediately drawn to the newest Joues Contraste powder blush. I knew it would be a hit among Chanel fans and limited edition lovers.

Now as a limited edition lover, I couldn’t let it pass me.

The Collection:



Discover a rich tapestry of shades inspired by beautiful Fall foliage. Earthy neutrals dress eyes in natural splendor, while copper tones and deep reds blaze on the lips. An ideal complement to autumnal colour, a new manicure range helps prep and perfect any nail look.

The Promise: 
Unique powder blusher offers buildable coverage, from natural to dramatic, and imparts a flattering radiance to cheeks. Remarkably silky texture ensures easy application of seamless colour. Applied high on the cheekbone, or near the eyes, it instantly ‘lifts’ and softens the face for a more youthful look.
The Review:

Chanel Joues Contraste Blush Alezane1

Alezane — initially called Jinsha, by the way — was described as a pink golden brown but on closer inspection, I would think it more as a soft rosy, golden brown with very fine golden shimmers and some warm undertones. The golden shimmers are quite indistinct against the skin but it serves to give a nice glow. Against sunlight, you can see the gold reflecting very nicely. Not very obvious as opposed to my expectations.

And I expected such a shimmery shade when I first opened the compact. Thank the high heavens it wasn’t! If you must know, I am fearful of anything laden with glitters and shimmers. But back to the product at hand.

The texture of the powder was soft and silky. The shade itself is not totally opaque but quite pigmented in comparison to other similar looking blushes. The color is easy to build up and it blends so well on the skin. I just apply around one or two layers  to get that rosy brown on my cheeks and the effect is so lovely. My friend was also impressed with the shade when I asked her to pick this up for me at Duty Free and she had the chance to swatch it firsthand. I get around 8 hours at most of wear with Alezane before I notice it fading.

Chanel Joues Contraste Blush Alezane swatch

Retailing for $45 in the US, I say that every penny spent on this particular shade is worth it considering the overall quality of the blush. And being a limited edition, you best get your hands on one before it’s too late.

Was there anything that caught your eye in the Fall collection?


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