Chanel Joues Contraste #87 Emotion Swatch & Comparison

Chanel silently released new Joues Contrastes around the globe. It started with two new shades in Europe, called Discretion and Evocation (reviewed here, here and here). Next one was a US Version powder blush #87 called Emotion. 

Chanel Joues Contraste #87 Emotion

I think the name is very appropriate for such a sweet pink feminine shade, the color of your cheeks once your heart beats faster. Emotion is one of rare Chanel blushes without shimmer, it has a very subtle sheen to it, almost appearing matte on the skin, which I am loving at the moment.


Chanel Joues Contraste #87 Emotion

I tried to find similar shades in my stash. Emotion is like a lighter and powder version of creme blush fantastic. #74 Ultra Rose is more blue based and much lighter. I was supposing Emotion would be close to Rose Initiale but I was proven wrong. Rose Initiale is much lighter. Rouge Bunny Rouge's Florita is a tad darker and redder but probably the closest one I have to Emotion. Chanel's #79 Rouge is warmer and redder.


Chanel Joues Contraste #87 Emotion comparison swatches

Then I was like, wait a minute, what about Pink Explosion. So I brought them side by side and I have seen they look similar in the pan...


Chanel Joues Contraste #87 Emotion vs. #64 Pink Explosion

...but once swatched they are very different. Pink Explosion is shimmery, cooler and lighter and Emotion is more matte and warmer.



Chanel Joues Contraste #87 Emotion vs. #64 Pink Explosion

Below is a look I am enjoying at the moment, Guerlain Rouge Automatique #660 Illusion on the lips, Suqqu Ex-19 Touryokuzora (review coming up soon) on the eyes and Chanel Emotion on the cheeks. 


FOTD with Chanel Joues Contraste #87 Emotion

Final thoughts: Emotion is such a pretty blush which would be flattering across different complexions. Being almost matte, it is also perfect for mature skin. It seems to be US only at the moment so I hope we get that one also in Europe, fingers crossed.

Which is your go-to blush at the moment?

17 comments

  1. Hey Sara, Emotion is an adorable shade and it looks great on you! I'm hoping it'll be available here at some point as well! I do minimal looks often, and for some reason I grab cream blushes when I do minimal looks. My most-used ones include Chanel Presage, Chanel Affinite, and LMdB Coral Nymph.

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    1. Thank you :-*
      Affinite is also my go-to shades when I am in the mood for creme blush. I never tried creme blushes of LmdB, have to do that too...

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  2. Oh damn... I had no idea this existed but now WANT. It's so pretty!

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    1. This one is really pretty, now that you have seen it, I will be waiting for your review on that! ;-)

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  3. Have to remember to get this next time I go to the US

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    1. Maybe it comes here before you go, who knows... I think we need that particular blush here in Europe too, fingers crossed.

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  4. it looks lovely on you but it's too shimmery for me. wow Rose Initale looks so pale on your skin! it looks dark on me:(

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    1. Oh, this one is really not shimmery, it is almost matte but it could maybe be a little too dark on you, if Rose Initiale is already dark... But I bet it is all about blending and a soft blusher brush. Have you tried Suqqu Blush Brush?

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  5. Hi Sara--
    From a swatch I saw of this, it looked so bright, it was downright scary. But your pictures prove Emotion to be quite the opposite--something that even I could possibly get away with--being as pale as I am. I'm definitely going to have to check it out. And you look beautiful, as always!

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    1. Thanks Jenny,
      yes if you use a light hand, I think this one would look good on you. Let me know how you find it :-*

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  6. Oh Sara! This is what I call a happy color! So pretty. Still I'll pass on that one since I have one from M.A.C that is relatively similar and since I don't wear it that often the splurge wouldn't be justified. It looks stunning on you. :)

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    1. Hi Icaria,
      thanks so much for writing this comment again, I was afraid to loose it forever!
      I think this blush is dupable. I just don't have the dupe in my stash :-) If you have something close, I can understand that you wouldn't like it. I agree it being so happy, it really is!

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  7. Great swatches! That is a lovely blush that I think would fit with a lot of different looks. Hope it makes its way to Canada eventually. I did see Evocation and Discretion on display yesterday, so I'm hopeful. On the other hand, this post just reminded me that we never got Ultra Rose :-(

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    1. Thanks Kate!
      Oh you haven't got Ultra Rose? I was thinking that Canada is the same as Europe but now I learn that there are differences. I hope Europe and Canada both get Emotion, it is gorgeous, as you said suitable to many looks.

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  8. Hi Sara. I love your blog and your pictures. You are truly talented. :-). I was looking on eBay this morning at Tom Ford makeup and I noticed one of your pictures under a Titanium Smoke quad for sale. I checked the seller and she's located in California so I was pretty sure it wasn't you, lol. I didn't know if you knew, or care, that your picture was located in an auction but I thought I'd let you know just in case. Thanks again for your great blog, swatches and looks. They're very inspirational!

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    1. Hi Dawn,
      thanks s much for your kind words.
      I know that a few sellers in eBay use my eyes and nails to sell their products. I once contacted a seller from Italy because of this. He apologized, said he thought it was the promo photo so just included it! I didn't know if I would be proud LOL. He removed them and put them back again with another listing. I think I am too lazy to mess around with these and not too motivated since the poor seller in eBay is not making much money, so I guess I am kinda fine with it at the moment :-) Thanks for letting me know though.

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  9. Wow, this is super pretty! I think it's a must have for me :)

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