Chanel Joues Contraste Fleur de Lotus Powder Blush

Chanel’s Fleur de Lotus Powder Blush is part of the Fleur de Lotus collection that was released exclusive to Nordstrom for its widely popular Anniversary Sale this year. It is my second blush from Chanel (the first being the Blush Horizon de Chanel) and I knew immediately I’m hooked (I now have a total of five blushes…eek!).

According to Nordstrom…

A vibrant new shade of the classic Chanel blush enhances the cheekbones with joyful color. The unique formula offers buildable coverage, from natural to dramatic, for a flattering, youthful glow.

Packaging | It is packaged in the usual Chanel manner. Glossy black with gold box with white text. The compact is encased in a suede pouch with the double C logo.

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Chanel Joues Contraste in Fleur de Lotus

Ingredient List

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Chanel Joues Contraste in Fleur de Lotus – ingredient list

Color and Texture | Described as a “joyful color”, it looks coral pink to me. Vibrant, looks definitely like a joyful kind of a color.

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Chanel Joues Contraste in Fleur de Lotus

It looks scary bright on the pan but with a light hand it imparts a beautiful flush to the cheeks. Highly blendable and buildable. It has a light scent which I actually like, conjures up memories of the scent of rosaries my aunt used to bring home from her travels to France and Italy.

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Chanel Joues Contraste in Fleur de Lotus

Swatch | As usual I used a sponge-tipped applicator to swatch heavily as shown on the right and used the brush in the pan as shown on the left of the picture.

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Chanel Joues Contraste in Fleur de Lotus – swatched heavily on the right and blended out on the left

Look | And for a look featuring this wonderful blush…

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Chanel Rives on the eyes, Fleur de Lotus on cheeks

Availability | Chanel Joues Contraste Fleur de Lotus Blush, US$43 at Nordstrom and Chanel website.

xo, Emilie

Chanel Les 4 Ombres Rives Eyeshadow Palette

CHANEL LES 4 OMBRES RIVES EYESHADOW PALETTE
image from Nordstrom.com

This palette, actually this collection, has been on my watch list for quite some time before finding out that it’s being released here as a Nordstrom Anniversary Sale exclusive. I’m over the top happy and I’m not disappointed in the colors and texture.

According to Nordstrom…

From classic ivory to rich brown, the shades of the essential eyeshadow compact offer unlimited looks of elegance. The smudge-proof, dermatologist-tested formula can be applied dry for subtle shading or dampened for more intense color, with long-wearing results even in extreme climates.

Packaging| Packaged in typical Chanel fashion. Black box with gold bottom trim. Palette itself has its own suede case with the Chanel logo embossed. The product itself are housed in round pans much like the Chanel quads sold in Europe or Asia.

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Chanel Les 4 Ombres Rives Eyeshadow Palette

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Chanel Les 4 Ombres Rives Eyeshadow Palette

Ingredient List

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Chanel Les 4 Ombres Rives Eyeshadow Palette- ingredient list

Color and Texture | This palette is a neutral lovers dream. Perfect blend of colors to achieve a “no makeup” makeup to a smokey brown look. It is sheerer compared to the square pan formula but it doesn’t mean that you can’t build up on color. Blending is not a problem with this one.

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Chanel Les 4 Ombres Rives Eyeshadow Palette

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Chanel Les 4 Ombres Rives Eyeshadow Palette

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Chanel Les 4 Ombres Rives Eyeshadow Palette

FOTD | And for the look featuring this palette…

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08.01.2012-fotd-products

face
Le Metier de Beaute Peau Vierge Tinted Treatment 3
Guerlain x Pucci Meteorites

eyes
NARS Smudgeproof Eye Primer
Chanel Quadra Eyeshadow in 35 Rives
Le Metier de Beaute Precision Liquid Eyeliner in Noir
Diorshow Maximizer
Noir G de Guerlain Mascara

cheeks
NARS Multiple Stick in Luxor and Maldives
Chanel Joues Contraste in 69 Fleur de Lotus

lips
Chanel Aqualumiere Gloss in 81 Roselin

Availability | Limited Edition. Available at Nordstrom and Chanel.com. US$58.

My Thoughts | It’s a must-have in my opinion. This quad can take you from work/day look to night/party look.

xo, Emilie