Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Chanel Blush Duo Tweed Effect in Tweed Corail

Hello pretty ladies!  another super busy week has gone by and as usual, i look forward to blogging again. Lately, i've been posting at a snail's pace and i still have lots of stuffs to review. I promise to catch up as soon as i'm done with all the things i need to do. 

Anyway, my post for today is about this luxurious Chanel blush. Les Tissages de Chanel Blush Duo Tweed Effect in Tweed Corail. Initially, i wanted to buy Joues Contraste in Rose Petal (i still want it), i've been eyeing that blush for the longest time. But unfortunately, it was out of stock the time i went to Chanel so i chose this one instead since the color suits me...and i also didn't want to leave the place empty-handed. :-)

The first thing i noticed and instantly liked is the embossed tweed effect on the powder. As much as i hated to ruin it's pretty appearance, i knew i had to spoil it one way or another...Or else, i will never have the heart to do so. Hmm, that's one of the pitfalls of owning a lovely looking makeup.

As the name implies, the color is a soft peachy coral pink with a hint of shimmery gold. At first, i was kinda' hesitant to buy this coz' it looks more peach than pink on the pan. I also wasn't sure if i could pull this color off. Plus, i was scared that it might look a bit orange-y on me.  Well, i should've known better than not to trust Chanel coz' the moment i applied it on my cheeks i was in love! The blush surprisingly complemented my complexion in a very nice way. It gave me a lovely healthy glow that looks so subtle and delicate. It's not the usual rosy-i-just-pinched-my-cheeks color, it's more of the natural sun-kissed glow. The shimmers/highlights have a combination of fine and larger flecks which blends perfectly on the skin. The effect is not too shiny and not too matte, just right in between.

The downside is the exorbitant price, at 2650 pesos or around $50 it is quite a lot for a blush. I also think that this shade will suit fairer girls more. The color is so light and sheer that it might not be too visible with darker skin tones. The brush that comes with it is also kinda' useless coz' it's one of those typical synthetic brushes that is quite harsh on the skin. It also comes with a velvet pouch which i don't use coz' it's just a major dust-collector and i'm not that OC yet to protect a compact that's already protected inside my makeup pouch...;-)

As you can see from the swatches above, the color looks so sheer, light and has a subtle sheen to it. I had to apply several layers in order for the color to pop out. But it's actually better that way coz' i can control the amount according to how i like it. This is also one of those makeup that looks and feels clean on my skin. I don't even know if there's such a thing but this is what i feel everytime i use this. The lasting power is also ok as it somehow survived through all my sweat and oils *happy*

Will i repurchase?

Yes in a heartbeat! I'm so in love with it right now! I  mean, i still love my NARS Deep Throat and Shu Uemura M Pink 30 but this one might just SNAG the throne. I just had to say it over and over again that the color is sooo lovely! This is one classy blush compact that's worth every penny! :-)

So that's it for now...and also, i got another fabulous award!

-Link back the person who awarded you this award.

-Share 7 things about your self.

-Award 7 recently discovered great bloggers.
-Contact these bloggers and tell them about the award.

I would like to thank Sugar for this award. She is one of the nicest and sweetest bloggers around:-)
In my last post i have already revealed 7 things about me so i think that's enough, i don't want to bore you with details about me anymore hehe! As usual, i wanna pass this award to anybody who is interested. Just let me know.

Thank you all for your wonderful time...
It is much appreciated:-)
See ya! 


Madiha said...

Wow thats a gorgeous color! And it look amazing on you :)

Anna Crystal said...

Argh, you're such an enabler, I've always watched these beauties and thought I'd never use them anyway as I'd be far too afraid of touch them, but now.... seeing it worn on the cheek...

Pammy said...

Argh! Mina, I was lemming for this blush for the longest time until I forgot about it. But this review of yours just might bring that lemming back to life! Looks so pretty on you. :P

sugar sugar said...

That's such a pretty color! I really want a new blush!! :3 A friend recommended that I go with Chanel and this post seems to be telling me to really check out Chanel blushes LOL! xD

Dinorah ♥ said...

It's absolutley beautiful! I've been wanting this also! It looks so gorgeous on your skin!

Eva said...

That is a GORGEOUS blush!! I just bought some chanel stuff today too i just looove the sleek packaging.

modniza said...

so lovely color!!!love it!


@Madiha-thanks, i def agree that the color is gorgeous:-)
@AnnaCrystal-i also didn't want to touch it at first but i just had to spoil it for vanity's sake hehe:-)
@Pammy-i think this would perfectly suit your peaches and cream complexion, and LOL for reviving the lemming thing. hehe:-)
@Sugar-go sugar! it's really a sign and you'll love it for sure:-)
@Dinorah-i wanted something else but i'm glad i gave this a try hehe:-)
@Eva-i can't wait to see your Chanel haul review!:-)

Michelle said...

Great review! If I had the spare cash, I'd totally snag this.

donnarence said...

nice review.. and damn you skin looks gorgeous!!

Cindy Ellison said...

Another great blog post! Congratulations on your award, you deserve it!

The Chanel blush looks beautiful on you and it is so pretty to look at in the case, too. With powder blush like yours, I have been known to use the blush around the edges first, I don't head straight to the center to wear it down to the metal.

I love the picture of you with your sweet dog ♥

EllysMakeupbag said...

Wow that is an amazing blush, you have perfect skin hehe!

amynaree said...

the blush is gorgeous! love how it looks on you

Rinny said...

This is such a pretty color, I think it would look great during the summer especially. $50 is very pricey though - hopefully it will last you a long time! And congrats on the award! :)

Katrina said...

I gave you an award! :)
The Versatile Blogger Award!

kat :3

Eva said...

Yes the foundation is awesome! but i hate the bottle I always spill so much out. Ming is super pretty i love it!

Toni Tralala said...

The first thing I noticed was the texture of the blush. I like how manufacturers put effort into the presentation. The embossed effect caught my eye.

The shimmer looks wonderful on your skin! I don't why but I've always gone for matte blushes and I'm too loyal to the NARS Orgasm blush. It works so well with my skin!

I do want the Chanel Inimitable mascara though!

Congratulations with the award. <3

Madiha said...

Hey i tagged you for a blog award :)

Liz said...

hello! i came by your blog accidentally. I LOVE IT. i just want to say, keep up the great work. :)



Thank you ladies for the sweet comments and for the award, makes me happy despite my busy sched*hugs*

archi said...

wonderful and ola, a new one for my new wish list :) Fine, my eyes turned to sparkling happy hearts right now :=)
happily use it thanks for posting:)

EveryDay Makeup (becky) said...

I totally understand why you would re purchase this in a heartbeat. It's soo freakin pretty!!!

Karima Illustration said...

I love visiting tour blog! Its always fun To read you and look At the cool stuff you have ;)


Karima :)

Hanushka said...

i have this and i love this and it works a treat!