Chanel Le Blush Creme #71 Cheeky from Reflets D'Été Collection for Summer 2014, Review, Swatch, Comparison & FOTD

Thank you for all your good wishes and comments on the previous post. Unfortunately according to the latest news my grandmother's situation got worse. I am trying to stay calm and hope for the best. I have stayed up a little late last night (read: couldn't sleep) and decided to edit some photos I have taken during the weekend. Today I would like to review another item I picked up from Chanel's Summer Collection Reflets D'Été. After the nail polishes, it can be my favorite piece of the collection which is a little surprising. What happened to eyes right? Well, that will be a topic of another post. But until then, here is Chanel Le Blush Creme #71 in Cheeky.


Chanel Le Blush Creme #71 Cheeky from Reflets D'Été Collection for Summer 2014

By looking at the pan, some might think it is too brown or is like a bronzer, but as the comparison swatches later on will show, it is neither too brown nor is close to the bronzing base of Chanel. To me it is a mid-toned rosy brown with matte cream to powder finish.


Chanel Le Blush Creme #71 Cheeky from Reflets D'Été Collection for Summer 2014

This picture might be a little abundant but I had to pose with my reverse manicure featuring Le Vernis #623 Mirabella over #613 Eastern Light. With direct afternoon sun, you see that Cheeky appears more like a coral-brown and less rosy.


Chanel Le Blush Creme #71 Cheeky, On nails: Le Vernis Mirabella and Eastern Light

The closest shade I had in my stash is Chanel's Cream Blush #61 Destiny which is warmer and more brown but once sheered out, on the cheeks they look quiet close so if you have one, you might not need the other. As you see Chanel's Bronzing Base Soleil Tan is more beige/brown. On my complexion Cheeky mimics the brownish rosy shades my tanned skin shows up since I don't become chocolate brown but there is always a pinky undertone. Once compared with Destiny, I prefer Cheeky because it doesn't turn orange on me.


Chanel Le Blush Creme #71 Cheeky vs. #61 Destiny and Chanel Soleil Tan Bronzing Base

Below I am wearing Cheeky on the cheeks, Lipgloss in Happy on my lips and some of the IdOs, all from Chanel's Summer Collection which I will review shortly. The linen dress I am wearing is from Per Una. Since it has been over 30°C lately, I am struggling with make-up, especially with base products but even under these conditions, Cheeky performed quiet well. You see that it can be sheered out to give a healthy summer glow.


FOTD with Chanel Le Blush Creme #71 Cheeky 

Final thoughts: If you want to decide for one item, Cheeky is my pick from Chanel's Summer Collection, which just hit the stores in Germany this week. It can be used sheer or built up to give a healthy look without turning orange. Cream to powder formula is great to apply under or over powder products, thumbs up.

What are your picks from Chanel Summer Collection?

16 comments

  1. Hey Sara, sorry to hear about your grandmother! Still praying for her situation to improve here!

    Cheeky is a lovely lovely shade on you! I usually avoid anything too beige or brown, but I might be able to pull this one off!

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    1. Thanks Sunny, she can use all the prayers. *hugs*

      I think this one has enough pinkness to it for all of us, so works across complexions. Also it is much sheerer than it swatches. I am sure it would work for you too.

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  2. I'm sorry to hear about your grandmother's situation, I hope she will get better soon and wishing all of your family strength during this time.

    Cheeky looks so natural and beautiful on you! I'm so glad I managed to get my hands on Cheeky, apparently it was one of the last ones in my country. I had thought I'd just use it as a contour shade, but you've proved that it's a great blusher/bronzer shade too!

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    1. It is a good idea, I might also try it as a contour and see how it works. It turns quiet warm on me though, so I am not sure if it could mimic a shadow on my complexion.

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  3. Hi Sara-Chanel spring is has just arrived and I am slowly picking up most of the collection-Cheeky will b my next purchase with the nail polishes -I picked up new moon and utopia on Tuesday -Hubba Hubba they are gorgeous -please any tips on doing your reverse manicure --xx

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    1. LOL, I am struggling a little about how to combine and wear IdOs from summer. I am still experimenting but glad to hear that you liked them. Reverse mani tips: I paint whole nail with white nail polish (2 coats) then paint one coat of orange (or color of your choice) while leaving the corners free. It takes some practice but it is worth it :-)

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  4. Less a fan of the creams than the powder (especially the US formulation) blushes but I am tempted by this. Accent is really wearable for me and looks to be in the same tonal range. I will say the Chanel cremes last really well so I can convince myself I need another for a long hot Summer! Susan, London

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    1. Hi Susan,
      I am also no fan of creme products but I found these to work better on me since they are cream to powder formula and eventually act like a powder after applied. I also tried to apply them on powder and they worked just fine.

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  5. I'm so sorry to hear that your grandmother isn't doing well, Sara. Sending lots of hugs your way <3

    This blush is a beautiful, beautiful shade -- it's one that I never would never have thought to take a second glance at, but your swatches make it took terribly natural and refined.

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    1. Thanks for your lovely wishes Rae,
      this one is really pretty on, much prettier than it is in the pan :-)

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  6. Such beautiful shades!!! I love how natural and there's such a slight rosey hint to the brown shade!

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    1. Hi Sharlynn,
      I agree with you, it has a this tad of rose which makes it so wearable and natural.

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  7. Hi Sara, i'm very sorry to hear about your grand mother. Just wanted to leave you a note here to wish you & your family all the best, and my thoughts are with you!

    PS: Loved what you did with your nails!! And I didn't even notice there was a cream cheek product under Reflets d'Ete! Gosh!

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    1. Hi Linda, thanks for your lovely wishes *hugs*
      I like reverse french really, look creative but not old fashioned :-)

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  8. This looks beautiful, and your nails look phenomenal.

    Sorry your grandmother isn't improving... wishing you all the best Sara xxx

    Vanessa The Other VW xxx

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  9. You are right, Cheeky is the best one to pick this Summer. Love the shade and the coverage. Love your nails too and the blouse.

    Will be praying for your grandmother's health. Hope she will be fine.

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