I love Spring! It’s a shame I do not live in a seasonal country because this time of the year is usually lovely, with pretty blossoms in bloom and a feeling of love and happiness in the air. Nowadays, I only get to enjoy the spring season when I travel or through makeup collections.
This month, my fellow Blush Fiends and I decided on showcasing our favourite springtime blush. For those who are not familiar, the #blushfiend group is made up of a bunch of ladies who are really into blush. I couldn’t participate in the first collaboration back in January and thought I’d better not miss out again.
My pick for the perfect spring blush is Chanel’s Joues Constraste in Ultra Rose. This blush was from an Asia-exclusive release late last year and is part of their permanent collection, so you should be able to find it at most local Chanel counters.
Why do I think this blush is so apt for spring? I mean, look at how vibrant and pink it is! The colour reminds me of the deeper, almost magenta cherry tree flowers I came across in Beijing a few years ago (pictured above). Ultra Rose is an extremely bright pink with a satiny finish. I would say the colour is rather neon-like and is very pigmented, so a light hand is recommended. I normally use my Lunasol Cheek Brush or the Real Techniques Blush Brush to gently dab some colour onto my cheeks. Trust me, a little goes a long way.
I reckon this bubblegum pink colour makes me look a tad bit younger too (at least I’d like to think that) and any product that can shave off a couple of years from my face is good with me Although Ultra Rose has relatively cool undertones, it should still look pretty on warmer skin tones if used sparingly.
Ultra Rose comes in the Europe/Asia baked form and I usually have trouble with such products hardening over time. However it seems that Chanel has reformulated a few of their recent blushes and eyeshadows, so even if they come in a baked form, the texture remains soft and smooth.
Although Ultra Rose came out as a fall/winter release, I honestly think this blush fits nicely into spring. I purchased the blush from Chanel for RM140. Each pan weighs 4g and you are actually getting a lot of product because you’d only have to use very little at a time due to how pigmented this bright blush is.
Are you curious to see what the other beautiful Blush Fiends have picked out this season? Do check out the links below and enjoy the reads. I can’t wait to see what the lovely ladies have in store too!