I hardly ever get Chanel Joues Contraste blushes as most of the ones available here are the European baked versions. These baked blushes have a harder texture and can sometimes be difficult to blend. Over time, it tends to get really difficult to get any colour off the pan so I have more or less been avoiding baked blushes.
In the past year however, Chanel has been releasing several pressed blush versions locally and I previously picked up Fleur de Lotus earlier this year. Well, some months back I got Tumulte as well but I forgot to review it.
How on earth did I forget about this blush? It is such a beautiful pink thing! Tumulte came out prior to Summer this year together with Malice and a re-released Pink Explosion.
The texture of Tumulte is in a pressed formula, similar to those released in the U.S. This version has a softer consistency and is easier to apply because the colour transfers well and blends out beautifully.
Tumulte is a bright pink with relatively cool undertones. It does not contain any noticeable shimmer but does have a lovely satin finish, that just subtly highlights the cheeks.
It is very pigmented and I would recommend a light hand if you have fair skin tones. My face is already quite pink in its natural state, so I try not to overdo blushes. I will end up looking like Mrs. Clown otherwise.
I honestly love this blush a lot and have been using it nearly daily the past week. It is fairly long-lasting but my face does get oily throughout the day so it will start fading slightly after about 6 hours of wear. It has a faint rose scent like most other Chanel products but I can barely detect it after a few minutes on my face.
I believe the Chanel Joues Contraste Tumulte is permanent because it is still available at most Chanel counters nationwide. If you are looking for a pretty pink blush with a wonderful texture (and you have some budget to spare), I’d highly recommend Tumulte. It is expensive… well, because it is Chanel and retails at RM140.
Do you have a favourite Chanel blush? I have already tried three so far and am loving each of them