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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

The Chanel Week : Joues Contraste blush in Orchid Rose

There are some colors which can only be expected by Chanel and this is of them. I am sure that a lot of experiments have been done to get a color like this or this color just happened by the maverick Peter Philips of Chanel. Its a Joues Contraste blush that may have entered silently but has definitely made an impact.

With such a beautiful name 'Orchid Rose', there is more to this unique blush than anything else. I am not sure whether its a limited edition but I was told that its a rare one by the Chanel BAs and its worth the money. This is one blush which everyone could wear and look good (I mean women and men too). It imparts a lovely ethereal glow on the face and looks simply beautiful. Its one of the versatile blushes that could be used with any lipstick and creates that perfect harmony on the face. Like some Chanel blushes, it does help sculpt the face and is an amazing blush.

I have also reviewed Ultra Rose and Rouge Joues Contraste Blushes and you must read them too. So lets see what is Orchid Rose all about......................
What Chanel says about this beautiful blush.....................

The touch of colour and radiance. 

Offers effects from very natural to very sophisticated. Used as a simple touch of colour, it gives your complexion a healthy glow. As a professional tool, it shapes and models your face (cheekbones, browbones, forehead, chin, along the nose).
Manufactured by a process exclusive to CHANEL, the compact and silky texture of JOUES CONTRASTE gives easy application and subtle blending. The brush is made of natural hair. 

Highlights your cheekbones enhances the youthful appearance of your face.

Use the integrated brush to apply a highlighting touch of JOUES CONTRASTE to cheekbones or accentuate the structure of the face.

Joues Contraste blushes are all packaged in the typical classic Chanel packaging with a lovely glossy plastic case (that is prone to finger prints) and all the other beautiful paraphernalia which follows this line.


Orchid Rose is got it all in its best ways. The texture is smooth, the blush is finely milled and the pigmentation is moderate, which makes Orchid Rose as a very wearable blush during the day time as well as in the evening. It has that alluring rose fragrance all other JCs have. The formula is shimmery but not frosty and the shimmer transform into a halo when it touches the face. Like other blushes, Orchid Rose is also baked (Europe Version) and trust me, its baked to perfection.



It could be called as a 'rosy beige' color by Chanel but I think it has more quality and more colors to it than that simple description. I see a lot of warmth in this blush, overall. What you see in the pan is absolutely nothing on what you get on the face. It transforms into a beige rose blush but does have nuances of brown, berry, peach, pink and plum, making it one of the most complex blush colors I have seen. It does have multi colored shimmer that creates an ethereal glow on the face. Its a blush that would go unnoticed on the face, one could only see the glow being emanated. On my skin, the rosy tones are more prominent and they are followed by the peach tones. In certain lights, it almost looks duo chrome ( I don't know whether I am dreaming about it). This blush would go stronger as a contouring blush on fairer tones while a beautiful subtle highlighter on darker tones. It does have a certain warmth which would not make it go ashy on the face.


I bought mine from the Chanel boutique in Palladium Mall, Mumbai. It costs 2550 INR for 4 gms. which is fair enough for Chanel as a luxury brand and for the amount of blush you get.

Hope you loved the review and of course the blush. I can only say that if its available in the Chanel store next time if you visit, just buy it. Do let me know in the comments what you feel about the blush.

Till then,


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  1. glad u got ths one..

    1. Its irresistible,,,isnt it? I couldnt control myself...but ultimately found a gem

  2. thats such a gorgeous shade Neeraj :) loved the review as always
    looking forward for all the reviews

    1. thanks a lot...i am so happy u r liking them


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