Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Chanel Joues Contraste Blush in Rose Tourbillon - Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Exclusive

Back in April I procured a Chanel Joues Contraste Blush that was an Asia exclusive blush. This blush was called Rose Tourbillon. You may have heard of it.  Oh yeah. That's right. The Asia Exclusive blush that I was all so proud for owning in the US is now available as a Special Limited Edition and Nordstrom Exclusive Purchase during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale that starts on July 15th.  Now anyone can just open up Firefox, navigate to Nordstrom and Click Purchase next to the blush.  Better yet some of you can just saunter into your local Nordstrom store and purchase the blush on the spot!  Do you know the trouble I went to to get this blush?

You see Chanel, as much as I love them, puts out limited edition blushes in Asia that are unavailable to ME in the United States, which I dislike.  Not to mention the fact that all JC blushes have crack in them, making me completely addicted to them. It's a sad state of affairs. I actually have to rotate out some Chanel JC blushes from my train case so I can fit new ones in there.  Let's just say that the number of Chanel JC blushes I own is in the double digits.  Yeah.  It's a problem. So when I heard about Chanel releasing Rose Tourbillon in Asia I worked tirelessly to find someone in Singapore or Japan to find one for me.  Sadly that blush sold out QUICK!  I resorted to Evilbay to purchase the blush and for slightly over retail I got my grubby hands on it.  NOW! NOW, you all can purchase it for RETAIL and not have to beg and plead and do unspeakable things to your paypal account to get it.

Yeah. I'm just SLIGHTLY annoyed.

The ONLY and I mean ONLY saving grace is that I have been able to enjoy wearing this blush since April while you have to wait 2 whole more days!  Yeah. It's not much, but I'll take it.

Chanel Joues Contraste Blush in Rose Tourbillon is a delightful hot pink (not neon) warm toned blush.  The color is true to pan and it has fine glitter that is apparent once applied.....however if you abhor glitter as much as I abhor vacuuming, then you can easily buff out the glitter with a kabuki or other stiff brush. 

As with all Chanel Joues Contraste Blushes the coverage is sheer but buildable.  You can add layers of color without the blush becoming muddy or chalky.  The silky smooth texture of the blush allows for your natural skin tone to come though and provides the perfect flush to your cheeks.

Do you NEED this?  YES. It's a Chanel Blush. Duh! <---- Says the Chanel blush addict!

So, what will you be purchasing from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale that starts on the 15th?  You know Nordstrom will be selling the Chanel eye quad, lipsticks and a gloss from the Asia collection too!  Check out Temptalia's post about what is offered HERE and My Lips But Better's post with links to swatches and pictures HERE!

P.S. Tourbillon - In horology, a tourbillon is an addition to the mechanics of a watch escapement. Developed around 1795 by the French - Swiss watchmaker Abraham-Louis Breguet from an earlier idea by the English chronometer maker John Arnold a tourbillon aims to counter the effects of gravity by mounting the escapement and balance wheel in a rotating cage, to negate the effect of gravity when the timepiece (and thus the escapement) is rotated. Originally an attempt to improve accuracy, tourbillons are still included in some expensive modern watches as a novelty and demonstration of watchmaking virtuosity. The mechanism is usually exposed on the watch's face to show it off. (From Wikipedia)


  1. Thank God I don't have the JC addiction you do! As it stands, I can abstain because I'm all about the eyes and the lips. So instead of 15 blushes, I end up with 15 e/s palettes...and 45 lipsticks. Huh. Maybe I should look into blush more...

  2. Love your definition (bit long) at that bottom Hahaha!
    So back to the blush, I'm happy to say I bought 2 of them since the color really enlightens my comlexion! Thanks to you,now I'm as crazy on Chanel blushes as you are.. Anyways am sad I did not get the chance to own its cousin, Rose Turbulent.Bouh houh Waaaaaah.

  3. Hi! Love this colour, not really for my skin tone but it always looks beautiful on paler - tan skins! Does look quite similar to Chanel In Love Shade I have though. I have also developed some colours like this in the lab! Very Pretty :)

  4. I was at my local Chanel counter today and swatched that too. I cannot believe I didn't buy it. Honestly though it looks better on your skintone.


  5. Love how, per your swatches, the color is very sheer but still gorgeous!

  6. oh I would so blame you based on this picture if I hadn't already ordered it from Nordstrom. Beautiful picture. Can I blame my purchase on you anyway? ;)

  7. This is kind of how I feel about the MAC 226 brush. I stopped at every CCO on a road trip until I found one in South Carolina with a 226 left... and then a few months later it's coming back as part of a collection. JERKS!

    P.S. Rose Tourbillon is gorgeous.

  8. I love Asia exclusives JC blushes! Too bad they are Asia exclusive, lol :D

    Anyway, I got one which is available in Croatia too, it's Pink Explosion and I really love it! <3 I wish I could get my hands on the red one from Byzance collection too :)

  9. I picked up a Chanel blush last week...haven't used it yet. I am still suffering from sticker shock. LOL
    I'll probably return it though, the smell of fake roses is too much and I'm fragrance sensitive.
    Rose Petale is the one I picked up, but yeah, it's going back this week.

  10. Shannon (Lipstick Musings) Lucky woman. You have no idea the lengths I have gone to get blush!

    nemesis86: You got 2! Turbulent, not Rose Turbulent and yeah. it's a special blush but I hear there is a R&R Blush that is a dupe!

    The Beauty Feelosophy: This is completely different from Chanel JC In Love. In Love is Bright Orange where as Rose Tourbillon is Bright Pink.

    JC ♔: Try swatching it on your inner wrist. I might look different and you might change your mind!

    abbeautycall - Thanks Babe!

    Polarbelle - Yes. You can blame your purchase on me. That's what I'm here for! :-)

    My Lips But Better: OMG! Effing MAC! Well glad I'm not alone in my craziness!

    Vesna: Maybe the Byzance collection will be available to you some day. Another Asia Exclusive Chanel JC in Pink Could will come out soon in the US!

    ~Elizabeth aka Lacquered Lizard: Rose Petale is my favorite blush. The rose scent does not linger on the skin and if you want to try & de-scent it, you can leave it open.uncovered for a few days and the perfume should dissipate.


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