Reaching Beyond the Realm of Spring with Blush Horizon de Chanel

by lyn on February 8, 2012 · 19 comments

in Blush, Chanel, Limited Edition, Spring

Spring releases are my biggest weakness. With all the enchanting, water-colour inspired shades arising in the form of makeup, I find it difficult to resist their prettiness. One of the most anticipated pieces this season is the Blush Horizon de Chanel, and it is the star product of the Harmonie de Printemps 2012 collection.

“The luminous hues of sunset are now captured in one elegant highlighting face powder. Subtle gradations of rose, coral and peach can be applied on their own or blended together, to highlight and sculpt the face or achieve an overall warmth and radiance.” ~ Chanel’s description

* photo taken with flash to illuminate the golden shimmer *

The Blush Horizon consists of assorted strips in luminous pinks, peaches to berries and plums. The top half of the blush has a sheer and shimmery white strip, which is meant to highlight and impart a soft glow. The lower part is peachier with a mix of berries and is the more pigmented half of the blush. Ultrafine golden shimmer is strewn across the blush and I believe it goes all the way down through the pan. It comes with an angled brush in its own velvet cover but I didn’t find the brush usable as it is rather small.

My initial reaction when I tried Blush Horizon was that it is a really pretty, shimmery blush but nothing particularly special. So I did not actually get it the first time around. It was only after returning home a few hours later that I noticed my cheeks looked nicely flushed especially under my dimmed tungsten room lights. I started lusting after the blush then and went back to Chanel the following week to get it.

Blush Horizon appears as a peachy-pink on me with a tinge of coral and gold. It is a blush I will use on special occasions and evening functions, when I want to look more polished and glowy. It also serves well as a daytime blush and I have worn this to work a few times but it is very pigmented so I’d recommend a light hand and gradually building up colour.

The Blush Horizon is my first Chanel blush and I figured it might as well be a splurge. It currently retails at RM215 for 15g worth of product. Yes, it is very expensive and not something I would casually spend on but if you’re a collector and would like to add a special blush to your stash, I’d highly recommend giving Blush Horizon de Chanel a shot.

You can find the Blush Horizon at our local Chanel counters or boutiques but I believe they brought in rather limited quantities and I am not sure how quickly it will sell out. I bought mine around mid-January from the Sunway Pyramid counter in Parkson.

{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

plue suewin February 8, 2012 at 2:16 AM

so very pretty, but i balk at the price of rm215! but like you said, it's a nice blush to add into the special collection :P


lyn February 8, 2012 at 4:09 AM

Yep, the price is scary but it was my first Chanel blush ;-) It is really pretty and is now one of my faves, so I'm glad it's money well spent.


Rainy Days & Lattes February 8, 2012 at 5:45 AM

So pretty :) I love how it has multiple shades!


Jamilla February 8, 2012 at 8:54 AM

I just love this blush – it looks so wonderful on Asian complexions – I love mine too!


huixin February 8, 2012 at 9:12 AM

it's so pretty! both on you and in the pan. But I guess I will probably never get this 'nice to have' item for now


Cornelia De Alwis February 8, 2012 at 3:20 PM

that looks too pretty to use! And it looks lovely on you :) Doesn't meeting me for lunch counts as a special occasion?


beautyholicsanonymous February 9, 2012 at 6:44 AM

I've been lusting after this ever since I saw it online, but am so frustrated at waiting for it to be launched in Australia. It looks very pretty on you :)


plue suewin February 9, 2012 at 7:58 AM
Jess February 10, 2012 at 2:25 AM
lyn February 11, 2012 at 6:13 PM

Hi Rainy Days, The effect of the multiple strips of colour mixed together is really pretty! I don't have such a blush to date.


lyn February 11, 2012 at 6:14 PM

I can see why you love this blush too, Jamilla. I am so glad I got it and it is now one of my favourites too.


lyn February 11, 2012 at 6:17 PM

@huixin Since this is my first Chanel blush, I'd might as well make it a "collector's item". But I'm glad I got it in the end because it is a really pretty addition to my current stash.


lyn February 11, 2012 at 6:19 PM

@cornelia I suppose it depends on who are meeting for lunch ;-) But I do find it very suitable for day use too.


lyn February 11, 2012 at 6:20 PM

Hey Tine, I hope it reaches Australia quick! I am quite surprised you have not gotten it yet but it should get there someday soon.


lyn February 11, 2012 at 6:21 PM

@plue We are not called #evurl for nothing ;-)


lyn February 11, 2012 at 6:32 PM

Thanks, Jess :-) Now I'm actually planning to get a couple more Chanel blushes because I'm quite loving the Blush Horizon so far.


Joanne Ng Li Min February 11, 2012 at 7:10 PM

This is totally my Love for now! =) So wearable no matter what look I am wearing.


lyn February 12, 2012 at 9:52 AM

Hi Joanne, It's the same with me too, absolute love :-)


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