Do you have moments when you spot something across the room and your eyes are immediately drawn to it and you can feel your heart do a little pitter-patter? That’s how I ended up coming home with a couple of items from Chanel’s recent collection.
The Chanel Fleur de Lotus Spring 2012 Collection was released together with a number of new Le Blanc skincare. My eyes glossed over the skincare and I just went straight to the makeup section. The display was so pretty and the colours were calling out to me, “It’s Spring and I’m sweet and shiny, come get me!”
Joeus Contraste in Fleur de Lotus is my second Chanel blush. It is a coral-peach shade with a fine pearl finish but the sheen is not very noticeable when applied so you don’t have to worry about doing a disco number on your cheeks.
My past experience with one of Chanel’s baked blush wasn’t fantastic because the texture was quite hard, which made the blush difficult to transfer. So I was quite surprised with the Fleur de Lotus blush as it felt soft and smooth.
It is a very pigmented blush and I have to be very careful with it less I start looking like Mrs. Clown. On me, it warms up my complexion instantly and I think it’s a really pretty summer-time blush.
I just have to tap my brush in 3 times and it picks up quite a bit of product. It creates quite a bit of blush dust whenever my brush touches it and I’m not sure if it’s due to the soft texture or powdery consistency. It doesn’t affect the application though.
To be honest, as much as I like the shade and packaging, I am still a little undecided about baked blushes in general. Also, I think the blush dust bugs me a little because I’m a neat freak and don’t like messy makeup. But I’m willing to overlook this slight issue because Fleur de Lotus is really lovely and I do not have any regrets getting it.
Joeus Contraste in Fleur de Lotus can be found at Chanel counters and boutiques for RM140. This entire collection is an Asian-exclusive and I believe the sales assistant informed me that the blush is limited edition. I am not completely certain and will update if I hear differently.
Have you tried Chanel baked blushes before? Or any baked blush for that matter? Are you fan and do you have any recommendations? Do share as I’d like to find out what your favourites are.