Saturday, July 13, 2013

Le Blush Crème de Chanel: Présage, Révélation, Inspiration, and Affinité


Today I'll be sharing a quick look at four out of six of the new cream blushes ($38) Chanel released earlier this season (all six shades can be seen at Cafe Makeup and four shades, including Destiny, which is not shown here, can be seen at The Beauty Look Book).

First up is Présage, a bright, intense peachy-coral with strong orange tones. This is a great choice for the summer months and coordinates wonderfully with the new Rouge Coco #57 Mystique


62 PRÉSAGE


Next is Révélation, a lovely mid-tone rose shade that I imagine will work well across a wide range of skin tones and is probably one of the safer choices if you're purchasing sight unseen. Although it seems to appear slightly cool-toned in these photos (especially when seen next to Présage), it actually leans warmer on the skin.  

63 RÉVÉLATION

Inspiration is, quite unexpectedly, my current favorite of the bunch. It also happens to be the lightest and therefore is more of a goof-proof shade that is perfect for everyday wear. Initially I thought it might be too cool for my skin tone, but it is actually more neutral than it appears in the pan. It gives a pretty, dusty blush-pink to the cheeks that is soft and flattering. Because it is fairly subtle, this shade might be better suited for those with lighter skin tones. Those with very tan or dark skin tones may find it to be a bit too light. You can see this shade applied on the lovely Martha, of Planet Martha, in her face of the day

64 INSPIRATION

Affinité is a shade that eluded me for a couple of weeks and is the only shade still missing from my local counters, but it is currently available on Chanel's website. As you can see, in the pan it is a gorgeous, bright azalea pink. I thought this would easily be my favorite of the bunch, but I find it to be so pigmented that it requires a bit more time spent on blending. This shade was used recently by the talented Lisa Eldridge in a special occasion/wedding/prom makeup tutorial, which can be seen here. I love the romantic, soft and beautiful look she created! 

65 AFFINITÉ




Left to right: 62 Présage, 63 Révélation, 64 Inspiration, and 65 Affinité






Blended (sunlight)

Blended (indoor low lighting)

I am a big fan of cream blushes as they tend to have stronger pigmentation and better longevity than many powders. I have only tried these in the store so haven't put them to a full test yet, but did find that when I tried one on at the counter at 10:00 in the morning I could still see most of the color on my cheeks through late in the evening. I have dry skin, though, so I'm not sure if others will have the same good results.

Compared to other cream blushes I've tried, these have more of a matte finish on the skin and don't provide a dewy glow as some of the "stickier" cream blushes do, such as Stila's Convertible Color, for example. They also do not have as much slip, or blend quite as easily as cream blushes from Chantecaille, NARS, and Aerin Lauder. But overall I'm very pleased with their performance and with the shades offered in this initial release. I hope they become a permanent addition to the brand and would like to see additional shades offered in the future. 




24 comments:

  1. Ahhh Presage and Affinite!!! I have to wait another 2 weeks or so to get to see this collection, but these two are definitely on my wish list!

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  2. Hi Sunny, Presage and Affinite are very pretty! I actually like every single shade in the collection - I thought about getting the brownish one, Destiny, to use as a bronzer/contour shade :)

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  3. Hi Shannon, I love the look of Inspiration --- what a pretty pink!

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    1. Hi Dovey, it's such an easily wearable shade - love it! :)

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  4. I am loving this formula so far! I have Inspiration and Presage- hope they come out with more colors eventually.

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    1. Hi Martha, me too! I'd love to see a lighter peach shade :)

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  5. Présage will be mine! I've been circling the Chanel counters, wondering when they'll make it to Canada. I hope they become permanent as well. The blended swatches are so beautiful.

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    1. Hi Liz, Oh my gosh how did I not know until now that you are in Canada? :P Presage will look great on you! :)

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  6. Great seeing them together,I bet they look lovely on you. I think I will pick up just one to begin with when the collection comes out here in August as cream blushes can often break me out, I am leaning towards getting Inspiration :)
    xx

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    1. Hi Clare, Thanks! I know that cream blush formulas can be troublesome for skin - so far so good with these xx

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  7. OMG they all look so beautiful!!! I want them!
    I am not a fan of chanel make up in general but I think I should give them a 2nd chance with one ( or maybe 2 ! :p ) of these creme blushes..
    Afinite and Revelation look the prettiest for me ^^

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    1. Hi Pamela, I'm funny when it comes to Chanel - I always look forward to their collections more than any other brand, but actually end up using less expensive products more often. These are worth a look - Revelation is a nice, versatile shade :)

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  8. Lovely swatches there!! I ordered presage, revelation and destiny and can't wait for them to arrive!

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    1. Thank you, Ruby - enjoy your new blushes! :)

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  9. How do you think these compare to the Bobbi Brown pot rouge cream blush??

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    1. Hi, the overall look is very much the same. I prefer the texture of the Chanel a bit more as it seems to look more diffused/less patchy, and seems to have a more lightweight feel than the Bobbi Brown cream blush. Another difference is the Bobbi Brown is meant to be used on both lips and cheeks, whereas the Chanel is designed for cheeks only, although I suppose you could try it as a lipstick. The Bobbi Brown contains a lot more product: 0.38 fl oz vs. Chanel's 0.09 oz. and is less expensive at $26 vs. Chanel's $38 price. Hope that helps!

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  10. I'm seriously lemming Pressage... will have to wait 2 more weeks to get it tho

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    1. Hi Anne, Presage is one of my favorites - so pigmented. It looks great with warm/coral lip colors :)

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  11. Dearie,
    These blushes really tempts me! I am seriously wanting Revelation and Affinite. It looks very pretty! And the texture looks very nice!! Can't wait to get my hands on these products!

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    1. Hi Memoiselle, I've been using Revelation a lot this week and it stays on all day. Today I'm wearing Inspiration. Loving the ones I've tried so far. :)

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  12. I'm dying to get my hands on these. Your swatches look so good. I've ordered Revelation and Presage but now I'm regretting not getting Inspiration.

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    1. Hi Jacqueline, I love these blushes - they last all day on me. Inspiration is very soft and pretty :) What do you think about Affinite? I think it would look great on you as well!

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