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    Chanel Joues Contraste blushes

    What are your thoughts on these? I've noticed they get a lot of raves on another forum & was wondering what everyone else thinks of the Chanel JC blushes. What are your favorite shades? Rants/Raves? Let's discuss

    I'm tempted to buy one.

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    Overall, I think they are outstanding. You just need to get the right colors for your complexion.

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    They are gorgeous. I have worn them for years. Tempting Beige is a gorgeous neutral that doesn't look muddy. I also love Caprice, which is a pale pink with a lovely satin finish - however, I'm not sure it's still available.

    These are definitely worth a look. They are expensive, though!

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    I have Poesie, which is released last fall as part of the limited edition collection, Think Pink collection, in Asia.

    Raves: The powder is very fine and lightly scented. It has just a tiny hint of very fine shimmer (you won’t see any big glitters at all), which reflects light and adds depth. This is what Chanel excels at. The colour is sheer but buildable, so you can make the colour more intense, but the final look is always natural. I actually like the slight rose fragrance which makes me feel very pampered when I’m using it.

    Rant: I noticed that the powder has hardened on the surface after half a year or so. I need to scrub my blush brush a few times on the dome to get the brush to pick up enough colour. The brush in the compact is also not suitable for achieving the natural flushed look on cheeks. In the video at Chanel’s website, they make it look easy but that brush is only suitable for touch ups. Also, the fragrance will subside after using it for say a year.

    All in all, I feel like a princess to own it and use it. Just my penny of thoughts, HTH. Anyway, Chanel is launching a line of new blushers, Les Tissage de Chanel. There are four colours (but these are more shimmery than JC) and I am considering getting one. You may wish to check them out before buying JC.
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    I love the Rose Petale JC. Unfortunately, I bought into the hype and bought the Euro Candy JC, and it's way too orange. Back to Nordy's.

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    I just got Plum Attraction and holly molly it's pigmented! I apply a tiny amount with a powder blush and really buff it is and then it's gorgeous I think I want more of these blushes, they feel and look incredible on!
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    Pink Explosion from the fall collection is incredible.

    It's the perfect pink cheek for me and I wear it at least 2-3 times a week, which is impressive considering the amount of blushes represented in my stash.

    I'm now considering the 2 others from the same collection (Rose Temptation and Plum Attraction). When I first saw them I just assumed I had something similar color-wise already, but I love the JC formula so much I'm pretty sure I need these now.
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    Here's my collection. I'd have to say Rose Tempation is my absolute fave! I have a hard time with Rose Petal. It's a euro version I got in a swap and quite hard and difficult to get product on the brush.

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    I have several & the colors are so beautiful, wearable & they make the skin look so beautiful.

    Agreed, love Pink Explosion! Link for PE below

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    Quote:
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    I'm now considering the 2 others from the same collection (Rose Temptation and Plum Attraction). When I first saw them I just assumed I had something similar color-wise already, but I love the JC formula so much I'm pretty sure I need these now.

    Let us know what you think of PA on your skintone if you try it. I know everyone says it's fine with a light hand on pale skin but I'm still afraid of it! I love the other 2 though. I almost passed on RT and I'm glad I didn't.
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    ^ Any duo fibre it's your best friend!! Don't worry, it'll be beautiful on you!

    Everybody here knows how much I love my JC's. I have many and I feel they're worth every penny.

    My faves are: In love, Rose Petale & Tea Rose.

    I also have my eyes on Pink Explosion and Plum Attraction!!
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    I actually wrote something here in 2008, when I just bought the JC! I don't remember it. Now I have Poesie, Narcisse, Imprevu, Rose Petale, In Love, Pink Explosion and Pink Cloud.
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    I love these too...I doubt there's a Chanel fan out there who doesn't. My faves are Euro Rose dust (much more mauvey/less brown than the US version and nicely pigmented) and Poesie. What would be a nice true peachy one? Is In Love peachy or coral on? How does it compare to Reflex as far as color? I know Reflex is supposed to be more shimmery...
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    I have several JC's... Rose Petale, Orchid Rose, Bronze Plum, Rose Bronze, Imprevu, Pink Explosion and Rose Temptation. Mine are all the Euro versions, with the exception of Rose Bronze.

    My favourites are PE, Rose Bronze and Imprevu.

    There's not much I don't like about them. They go on beautifully, all but Rose Petale are super pigmented and the finish on these is the best imo.
    My only issue is that they don't last the entire day, unless I use them over EL's double wear light fndt. But most days I don't use my EL fndt, great fndt but my skin prefers one by Clarins!

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Camnagem
    I'm now considering the 2 others from the same collection (Rose Temptation and Plum Attraction). When I first saw them I just assumed I had something similar color-wise already, but I love the JC formula so much I'm pretty sure I need these now.

    I caved and purchased Rose Temptation and like it a lot. Looks really pretty with Pink Explosion. It is a realy muted colour though.
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    Quote:
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    I actually wrote something here in 2008, when I just bought the JC! I don't remember it. Now I have Poesie, Narcisse, Imprevu, Rose Petale, In Love, Pink Explosion and Pink Cloud.



    Well I have 12:

    Eldorado, Brume d'Or, Lumieres Magiques, Joues Contraste Duo, Orchid Rose, Luna, Gold Fever, Tea Rose, Rose Petale, In love, Narcisse & Imprevu.

    ... and I'm totally getting Pink Explosion and Plum Atrraction tomorrow!!

    Can you all believe I still don't make it to my counter to pick my fall goodies?? I don't know how am I to do it but I'm definitely going tomorrow. Period.

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    I have several JC's... Rose Petale, Orchid Rose, Bronze Plum, Rose Bronze, Imprevu, Pink Explosion and Rose Temptation. Mine are all the Euro versions, with the exception of Rose Bronze.

    My favourites are PE, Rose Bronze and Imprevu.

    There's not much I don't like about them. They go on beautifully, all but Rose Petale are super pigmented and the finish on these is the best imo.
    My only issue is that they don't last the entire day, unless I use them over EL's double wear light fndt. But most days I don't use my EL fndt, great fndt but my skin prefers one by Clarins!

    I caved and purchased Rose Temptation and like it a lot. Looks really pretty with Pink Explosion. It is a realy muted colour though.

    On me Rose Petale lasts all day long and compliments my skin so beautifully it's just pure love for me!!

    Mmm... you got me thinking... Why don't I own Rose Bronze???
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    I've been eyeing Pink Explosion and Rose Temptation! I have In Love (which I LOVE) and Plum Attraction.
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    Currently only have 2 - Tempting Beige (been a staple for years) and Reflex.

    It's a wonderful blush formula, so finely milled and I love the colours.

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    Is In Love peachy or coral on?

    Peachy Coral ok, that didn't help. More Pinky Coral on me, but its soft.
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    Re: Chanel Joues Contraste blushes

    What's everyone's current fave pink JC? Or is that a loaded question?

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    Definitely Pink Explosion - but I love all pink blushes
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    Mine is Narcisse.
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    I've been eyeing Pink Explosion and Rose Temptation! I have In Love (which I LOVE) and Plum Attraction.

    I've had my eye on Rose Temptation as well. I only have 2, Plum Attraction and Imprevu. I would have more but the U.S. version contains mineral oil which I'm allergic to.

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    I almost didn't buy Rose Temptation - but I did & it is so pretty on. I feel like I need to check out Plum Attraction again
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    I almost didn't buy Rose Temptation - but I did & it is so pretty on. I feel like I need to check out Plum Attraction again

    This is the exact same thing that happened to me. I almost passed on it but I think it may be my favourite now. I regret not trying Plum Attraction but they are out of stock at NM where I usually order my stuff from Aren't they sold out everywhere?
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    This is the exact same thing that happened to me. I almost passed on it but I think it may be my favourite now. I regret not trying Plum Attraction but they are out of stock at NM where I usually order my stuff from Aren't they sold out everywhere?

    Its sold out already? Yep, I love ordering from NM too. They seem like they are sold out/backordered on a lot of Chanel these days. If you call the Vegas store they will ship it to you for free (thanks to winthrop informing me of that)

    I agree, I wish that I would've played with it a bit more.
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    Its sold out already? Yep, I love ordering from NM too. They seem like they are sold out/backordered on a lot of Chanel these days. If you call the Vegas store they will ship it to you for free (thanks to winthrop informing me of that)

    I agree, I wish that I would've played with it a bit more.

    I wonder if they'd ship free to Canada since the website does? I would love to actually be able to order from a counter so maybe I could get some samples every once and a while and maybe build some sort of relationship with a SA.
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    I wonder if they'd ship free to Canada since the website does? I would love to actually be able to order from a counter so maybe I could get some samples every once and a while and maybe build some sort of relationship with a SA.

    I'm not sure about the shipping to Canada from the store, but it never hurts to ask. The girls I have chatted with at that store have been wonderful & very nice to me. Yes, always ask for samples
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    My favourite pink JC is my first, Poesie!

    Quote:
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    What would be a nice true peachy one? Is In Love peachy or coral on? How does it compare to Reflex as far as color? I know Reflex is supposed to be more shimmery...

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by elegant-one
    Peachy Coral ok, that didn't help. More Pinky Coral on me, but its soft.

    I don't have Reflex. In Love is coral on me, and I agree, it's soft.

    Quote:
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    Well I have 12:

    Eldorado, Brume d'Or, Lumieres Magiques, Joues Contraste Duo, Orchid Rose, Luna, Gold Fever, Tea Rose, Rose Petale, In love, Narcisse & Imprevu.

    ... and I'm totally getting Pink Explosion and Plum Atrraction tomorrow!!

    Can you all believe I still don't make it to my counter to pick my fall goodies?? I don't know how am I to do it but I'm definitely going tomorrow. Period.

    Finally you are getting your fall collection goodies!

    I left it out - I have Gold Fever too! You have Lumieres Magiques! I missed it because I wasn't that into makeup then and was a poor student.
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    I'm not sure about the shipping to Canada from the store, but it never hurts to ask. The girls I have chatted with at that store have been wonderful & very nice to me. Yes, always ask for samples

    Actually now that I think about it they likely don't. It would be too much hassle with the duty and customs etc. where as the website is set up to handle all that. Oh well :-( To bad the web orders aren't reviewed by a counter for samples and a contact etc.
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