Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Chanel Joues Contraste Blush in Accent #84 - Review, Pictures Swatches


Chanel Joues Contraste Blush in Accent #84 Nuit Infinie de Chanel Holiday 2013 Collection on pinksith.com

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.


Chanel Joues Contraste Blush in Accent #84 Nuit Infinie de Chanel Holiday 2013 Collection on pinksith.com

The latest addition to the JC family is a limited edition blush from the Nuit Infinie de Chanel collection. The shade is called Accent.


Chanel Joues Contraste Blush in Accent #84 Nuit Infinie de Chanel Holiday 2013 Collection on pinksith.com

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.


Chanel Joues Contraste Blush in Accent #84 Nuit Infinie de Chanel Holiday 2013 Collection on pinksith.com

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.


Chanel Joues Contraste Blush in Accent #84 Nuit Infinie de Chanel Holiday 2013 Collection on pinksith.com

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.


Chanel Joues Contraste Blush in Accent vs Mocha on pinksith.com

Side by side, they look VERY similar


Chanel Joues Contraste Blush in Accent vs Mocha on pinksith.com

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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8 comments:

  1. I called the closest Chanel counter to me (1.5 hr away) every week trying to find out when this collection would be released in Canada; FINALLY after many attempts it was received/released Nov 7th. I HAD TO HAVE THIS BLUSH...and I have fallen in love it it; it is the perfect neutral blush for me. We'll not talk about the other items I bought *ahem*

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  2. I don't think I need it. But it does look lovely :-)

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  3. I too am a huge Chanel skincare/makeup fan--it's the only brand I use. My salesgirl here is great, but the "famous" MA at the event I attended must be the same one you used, lol. My makeup was horrible...seriously. She kept gushing about my "perfect skin" so I wondered why she would spackle on so much foundation. My bare skin looked better! Don't even get me started on her horrible color job. Do these people know whst they are doing or do they just not care if it looks like crap? In any case, my "after" face was NOT a good walking billboard for Chanel quality. I think I'll skip the next event.

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  4. Never wore Chanel blush before, always afraid of the fragrance. But after reading about it online, I was intrigued
    . I'm always in the market for neutral colors to compliment my redhead complexion, and blushes have been tough lately
    . The last one I fell in love with was Bobbi Brown 's twig light blush/bronzer combo from last fall. The brown color in that one used to be her Bahama brown blush. Too bad I didn't know about it when it was in the permanent collection. Accent is the closest color to this one that I have found. Its slightly lighter and shommerier, but that's fine for winter . Unfortunately, the store I swatched it in was all out. Hopefully they will get more in or I will find it online. I'm ready to take the plunge and get my first Chanel blush because of this color! Better return some recent purchased first. I'm constantly on the hunt for the perfect foundation, and I bought two of
    the Hourglass Ambiant light powders that are too dark/warm toned for me. Maybe I'll try the lightest one. But time to sort thru the fall purchases and keep only those products that perform well, don't change color and enhance my complexion!

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  5. I don't find the fragrance that strong. But I can understand how some with sensitive noses might not like it. I just got my first Ambient light powder in Dim Light and I'm not sure I "love" it like everyone else does. I'm still testing it for a while longer.

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  6. LOL! Other purchases are not necessary to discuss because we are talking about blush and blush only! So what did ya get?

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  7. I know how you feel. I would still go to the next event but insist that you are only interested in trying specific items...that way they won't make you wear products you don't like.

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  8. Ohhhh...Desiree, Indecise and Charming. My hubby sure liked it when I had a hard time saying no but not when I'm at the Chanel counter lol

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