Nov 13 2015

Chanel Rose Initiale Joues Contraste Blush Review


Another birthday haul item, the Chanel Rose Initiale Joues Contraste Blush is a gorgeous everyday sort of neutral pink for light to medium skin tones. At first glance, it may seem a little boring, but after having had a chance to test it out for a few weeks now, it’s definitely one that I think I’ll end up reaching for often…


Chanel Rose Initiale Joues Contraste Blush Review


Housed in the iconic Joues Contraste black compact with mirror, it comes with the small Chanel blush brush and velvet black pouch.


Chanel Rose Initiale Joues Contraste Blush Review


Rose Initiale is described as a peachy pink complimented by subtle, peachy golden shimmers. The shimmers, thankfully, don’t emphasize pores and translate into more of a sheen once applied to the skin. Actually, they really brighten the face, creating a healthy sort of glow.  Pigmentation on the blush is great –  buildable and blendable – while the texture is soft and smooth and the finish on the skin is very natural. Rose Initiale wears well for a full work day (about 8-9 hours).


Chanel Rose Initiale Joues Contraste Blush Review
Chanel Rose Initiale Joues Contraste Blush Review
Chanel Rose Initiale Joues Contraste Blush Review


The swatch shown above is on the heavier side (about three swipes, dry). While I think that the undertones of this blush are fairly neutral, depending on the lighting, you will see either more of the peachy tones or pink tones become more pronounced. And, in fact, it does lean a little warmer on my skin-tone (light to medium, yellow/peachy tones).

Retails for $45.00 USD at Chanel and Chanel retailers.

I don’t have many Chanel blushes in my collection (this makes 3) but I’m definitely happy to have this one. Are you a fan of the Joues Contraste Blushes? Which are your favourite?





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  1. shilpashetty86

    Waaw,.. The shade is soooo nice,… lovely

  2. Sangeeta

    The blush shade is totally gorgeous.

  3. Dagmara (@mummyscorner)

    This is a gorgeous shade, I can see it giving a lovely, healthy flush of colour to the skin! And you can’t beat the elegant Chanel packaging 🙂 x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

  4. iamserenel

    How gorgeous is this colour! I adore the packaging on the Chanel blushes <3 this one is definitely on my buy list!

    Serene | I Am Serene L

  5. Laura/Pink Frenzy (@Pink_Frenzy)

    This look absolutely gorgeous <3 I don't own any of their blushes, but I need to change it and soon 😀

    Pink Frenzy

  6. Shireen L. Platt

    That looks like the perfect peachy blusher and the swatch is just stunning. I wish I have the bank balance to buy more Chanel makeup, the quality is amazing!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  7. Beautylymin

    This looks right up my street! xx


  8. elabellaworld

    What a beautiful shade! I like the mix of peach and pink tones.


  9. stashmatters

    In your opinion are Chanel blushes worth it? Are they THAT much better than say, a MAC blush? I have a few Bourjois blushes and I feel like they satisfy my curiosity on Chanel blushes – since they’re the same company.

  10. Nati (@Artdicted2)

    Wow, this is a really soft shade ! So pretty (:
    Nati xx

  11. Kiss & Make-up

    Oooh I like it, such a lovely shade.

  12. Hanna Marie

    This looks so pretty! –Hanna Lei

  13. lindalibraloca

    I don’t own any Chanel blush, but that color seems to be right up my street. I love these blush callers, they go with almost every makeup and look fresh and flattering.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  14. elleseesyou

    i have only swatched chanel blushes, so it’s nice to see a review on them from an owner! i’m a sucker for a peachy pink blush.

  15. Brenda BusyBee

    This is a gorgeous shade for a blush! Definitely one I would be reaching for 🙂 xx

    Brenda BusyBee

  16. Jasmine

    I’ve actually never tried Chanel makeup but this looks like such a perfect everyday shade 🙂 xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

  17. Alina

    Everytime I see Chanel makeup on your blog, I lust after it a little bit more. Love this shade, such a gorgeous everyday peachy-pink x

    Beauty with charm

  18. Jaa

    Happy belated birthday, Kimmy! Sending you lots of love! 🙂 I hope you had the best day full of fun and surprises! 😀

    I have had my eyes on this shade since forever! Your review just confirmed that I need it! Such gorgeous color that I think would compliment many skin tones. 😀

  19. Renata Burden (@SpeakinBeautyUK)

    I haven’t tried Chanel blushes yet but this is so pretty! Such a “me” colour. 🙂

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

  20. Jen

    So pretty! I would love to own this. Btw I read on another post you had a baby, oh my goodness, congrats! Xo <3

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