I adore Chanel Joues Contraste Blush.They are little domes of ecstasy in pigment form.
They come in so many colors and shades that one cannot own too many of these delicate bullions of powder. Yes. I used the word Bullion and added an 'S'. I know it is a concentrated mass of silver or gold, but that is what Chanel JC blushes are worth to me.
The latest addition to the JC family is a limited edition blush from the Nuit Infinie de Chanel collection. The shade is called Accent.
Accent is a pinkish beige with golden sparkles. It's not shimmer, it's sparkle. That doesn't mean you can't wear this gem during the day, you can easily "buff" the sparkle out. It's not overly sparkly anyway. But enough about sparkles...let's talk about the color.
The color, as I mention above (before I was so rudely interrupted by sparkle) is a pink beige but leaning more to the brown, family. This color does not look like dirt. TRUST! It looks like the ideal neutral blush to those with warmer and golden complexions, and almost like a contour type blush for the fairer types out there. It is suited for those with warm undertones rather than cool undertones. If you have a neutral skin tone, like me, you might notice a slight red undertone of the blush against your skin. Unfortunately, the swatch photos look warmer than they look in real life.
The first thing I thought when I opened this blush was...Oh Damn. The protective plastic dome on top got squooshed and made a mark in the product. (I obviously have issues). But the SECOND thing I thought was how similar Accent looked to a discontinued JC Blush called Mocha.
Side by side, they look VERY similar
Swatched next to each other you see that Accent is slightly warmer and less pigmented than Mocha. If you have worn Mocha in the past and felt it ran too purple on you, then Accent may be the blush you are looking for. It does not have that purple undertone like Mocha. If you have tried Mocha in the past and felt it looked like "dirt" on you, then Accent might be the blush you are looking for. Accent is a touch sheerer than Mocha and lighter in color as well.
Do you NEED this? Well since Chanel Joues Contraste Blushes retail for $43 USD a piece, no one "needs" one. But if you are an addict like me, you NEED it. I'm glad I have it because it really is a perfect neutral blush for days when Red Lips are on the agenda. And since it is Fall, turning to Winter, red lips are on the agenda quite often. You NEED it if you have a darker skin tone than me and felt that Rose Ecrin was not dark enough to provide that neutral blush color you want. You NEED this if you have tried Mocha and it looked like a bruise on you. You don't need this if you are cool toned, own Mocha and like it, or don't want to spend $43 on a blush. There. Simple enough, right? You can purchase the Limited Edition Chanel Joues Contraste Blush in Accent from Chanel.com, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdales or wherever Chanel is sold.
What do you think? Do you NEED the Chanel Joues Contraste Blush in Accent?
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