Chanel JOUES CONTRASTE Powder Blush

This review is for #44 Narcisse.
Sadly, this cult favourite has been discontinued.

Just passing, this blusher looks like it could be very chalky. It is a rosy pink that I dust on my apples and all the way up my cheek bones to my hair line.

I am quite pale with olive undertones and I tend to turn my makeup a shade darker (thanks oily skin!) but this doesn't oxidize darker - it just stays fresh and beautiful. Also, I am acne prone and most people think you don't want to put pink on red pimples, but this blusher actually helps my breakouts blend in and not standout.

I know it is expensive, it is one of the more expensive makeup item that I purchase at $45.00  but the product is in a dome shape, so there is a lot of pressed powder in the compact. I bought my 4th compact, and unfortunately last, in November 2010; even though it's wearability is Summer and Winter, Chanel has placed this shade on their discontinued list.

It lost 1/2 a star because I do not like the enclosed brush. A) it falls out ever time I open the compact B) it is so small, it's more like a sculpting brush.  4.5 stars

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