Here starts another week. This is the last week before my holidays so I am trying to get as much work done as possible. I also have a long list of blog posts I should take photos of, once my stash is reachable so that I can post during the holidays as well. I don't want to evoke any envy but it will be a rather long holiday so preparation on the blog front is necessary, blogger duties anyone? ;-)
Since I am short on time, my shopping sessions became shorter and more impulsive. On Saturday I was trying to buy some necessities before holiday and I bumped by the Chanel counter to see two new blushes and their new Vitalumiere powder foundation. I tried the foundation at the back of my hand and it felt very moisturising. I am dry to normal (in the summer I am a little more normal than dry if that makes sense) so I don't usually go for powder foundation but this one was really smoothing and nice so I decided to try it out. With the foundation, Chanel released two new limited edition blushes, so I had to have them too. Here comes the comparison and review of the two new Joues Contraste, #80 Jersey and #170 Rose Glacier.
|Chanel Joues Contraste #80 Jersey & #170 Rose Glacier|
Chanel Joues Contraste #80 Jersey is a... I am lacking words to describe this shade. On me it is a warm rosewood with a touch of brown but it is no way orange or too brown. It has a enough rose to be flattering and enough brown so it is warm but not orange. I adore this shade, since I can#t get enough of shades which I can't explain. I own nothing like this. Jersey has just the right amount of shimmer to be flattering and not flat. Jersey is now getting prepared to be one of the stand-out blushes of this year, you have to try it out!
|Chanel Joues Contraste #80 Jersey|
Below you can see some attempts to compare Jersey to other Joues Contraste from my stash. you see nothing ever comes close. #89 Canaille, which never worked on me, is darker and, well, orange! (ok, girls told me it is terracotta, which is a shade of orange right?). The ultimate coral blush of the range, #76 Frivole (love!) is brighter, Fall blush #160 Innocence is cooler and more rosy. #82 Reflex has more shimmer and it is brighter. I then attempted to compare it to Burberry Earthy but they were way too different to ever mention, Burberry is lighter and much more brownish.
|Chanel Joues Contraste #80 Jersey & similar Joues Contraste|
|Chanel Joues Contraste #80 Jersey & comparison swatches (in shadow)|
|Chanel Joues Contraste #80 Jersey & comparison swatches (with direct sunlight)|
Below is a comparison between Jersey and #80 Accent, which turned out to be the closest shade in my stash. Jersey is a less shimmery and warmer than Accent. I remember Accent didn't work for very fair ladies and looked very brown, Jersey may look orange on those complexions, since it is warmer. It is still worth a try since it is a unique and beautiful shade from gorgeous Chanel blush formula.
The second shade is #170 Rose Glacier, which is a lovely neutral rose with golden shimmer. It is a flattering shade for many skin tones. The golden shimmer is very pretty and it doesn't turn you into a disco ball but it is definitely there, especially under strong lighting you can see the shine. I am sure Rose Glacier is a shade many of us would jump right into buying. Be cautious though, your stash may already be full of similar shades, check out the comparisons below to make sure.
|Chanel Joues Contraste #170 Rose Glacier|
Here are a few of the similar Joues Contraste, #72 Rose Initiale is very similar, has less shimmer and is a tad darker. #87 Sakura is lighter, #71 Malice is warmer. #55 In Love is close from the finish as it also has golden shimmer but of course it is more warmer. To me #170 Rose Glacier is a cooler sister of In Love.
|Chanel Joues Contraste #170 Rose Glacier and similar Joues Contraste|
|Chanel Joues Contraste #170 Rose Glacier and comparison swatches (shadow)|
|Chanel Joues Contraste #170 Rose Glacier and comparison swatches (with direct sunlight)|
I was about to put all the blushes back into their boxes (you know what I am talking about if you checked this post in Instagram) but then I was like, wait a minute, what about #61 Pink Explosion? I then took it out and swatched for you, here are the results, they are very close, Pink Explosion has less shimmer and is a little more saturated. If you own one of them, it is safe to say that you don't need the other.
|Chanel Joues Contraste #170 Rose Glacier vs. #64 Pink Explosion|
Here is me wearing Joues Contraste #80 Jersey together with Guerlain Kiss Kiss Lipstick in Golden Girl (check out all the swatches here). I love them both and I think they combine so nicely.
|FOTD wearing Chanel Joues Contraste #80 Jersey|
EDIT: an important note to add, Jersey is pressed powder (US) version with 6 g while Rose Glacier is baked version and has 4 g. This is the first time I got to buy pressed version in Germany, I don't know why they now release both of the formulas at once, go figure.
Final thoughts: Two lovely blushes from my favorite formula by Chanel. I love them both. #80 Jersey is very unique to my stash but if you own #64 Pink Explosion and #72 Rose Initiale, #170 Rose Glacier might be too similar to justify the purchase.
Which one is your favorite? Are you eyeing any of them?