Chanel Angelique Blush 190 is the only Joues Contraste blush released in the Chanel Spring 2015 Makeup Collection Reverie Parisienne. The other blush, Jardin de Chanel Camelia Rose, is a limited edition blush which is a bit more expensive than Angelique. But that one has an intricate floral design, which makes one not want to use it. 🙂 Angelique is a Joues Contraste blush that is listed as part of the Permanent collection.
Chanel Spring 2015 Makeup Collection
COLLECTION RÊVERIE PARISIENNE
Beauty blooms with a captivating colour collection inspired by the springtime gardens of Paris. Vibrant corals lend balance to wistful, satiny shades of pink, creating an enchanting spectrum of shades that range from delicate to deep.
What Chanel says about Joues Contraste:
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.
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.
Highlighting your cheekbones enhances the youthful appearance of your face. For the eye zone, choose a satiny tone to soften and rejuvenate this area.
Chanel Angelique Blush
Chanel Angelique 190 Joues Contraste Blush is classified as a coral. It is the perfect coral shade for Spring, and Summer as well. In the pan, it looks a little bit light. But don’t get deceived by how it looks in the pan. Once used on the cheeks, it is not as light as how it looks in the pan. It has a beautiful matte finish that is perfect for my combination/oily skin.
As you can see in the arm swatch below, it looks a bit more like a pink coral rather than a true, plain coral. Even though it’s matte, it has that certain glow which I like. The powder is finely milled and silky. Angelique is soft, smooth and applies easily on the cheeks. It is buildable and very easy to blend.
Once Chanel Angelique blush is blended, it gives that beautiful flushed color that I love. It’s like my cheeks just turned pink coral naturally after I blushed. There are no shimmers nor sheen, just that healthy, glowy finish. I love that it also doesn’t accentuate my pores at all. It is a bit pigmented, so I suggest using a light hand in applying it and just build it up as you desire as the color is very buildable. Angelique Blush lasts for about 7 to 8 hours on my oily/combination skin and fades into a beautiful coral glow.
In the few days that I’ve used Angelique, I forgot to photograph it because I had always been in a rush. It was a very hectic weekend for me that I even forgot to attend the MAC Technique Workshop event that I was supposed to go to. Anyways, once I’ve pictured it on my cheeks, I’ll just add the photo here on this post. I didn’t apply any makeup today because it’s my skin’s rest day. 🙂 Hopefully, I’ll be able to photograph it tomorrow. In a nutshell, Chanel Angelique brightens up my face and gives that gorgeous pinky coral flushed look.
Color and texture comparison swatches from L-R:
A – Chanel Angelique Joues Contraste Blush
B – MAC Peaches Blush
C – Chanel Presage Cream Blush
Chanel Angelique blush is housed in the classic Joues Contraste black compact with mirror, and comes with the small Chanel blush brush that I don’t really use but is probably good for touch-ups. It also comes with the velvet black pouch with Chanel logo that helps protect the case from scratches and dust, especially if you carry it in your bag.
I bought my Chanel Angelique Joues Contraste blush for $45 from Nordstrom. When my order arrived, it was the first box that I opened. I couldn’t wait to swatch it, so I did, even when I hadn’t photographed it yet. I guess you’ve noticed in the photos where I’ve messed up the pattern. 😀 It is also available at Neiman Marcus, Saks and Bloomingdales for $45.
What coral blush/es do you have in your collection? Have you tried Chanel Angelique Blush? Do you like it better than the Camelia Rose blush?
Alyssa Melanie is a certified MUA – a Makeup Addict. While her favorite high-end brands are Chanel and Dior, she just can’t resist falling in love with a lot of drugstore brands too, like Revlon and NYX. Her motto: “When I feel good about myself, I feel beautiful. Putting on makeup and taking care of my skin, makes me feel oh-so-good.“