Chanel Joues Contraste 80 Jersey and 180 Caresse

Unique powder blusher offers buildable coverage, from natural to dramatic, and imparts a flattering radiance to cheeks. Remarkably silky texture ensures easy application of seamless colour. Applied high on the cheekbone, or near the eyes, it instantly ‘lifts’ and softens the face for a more youthful look.


How could I ever say no to beautiful Chanel blushes? In my opinion Chanel makes one of the best blushes on the market. Beautiful wearable colors, super soft silky textures, lit withing glow and how easy to blend and how nicely the sit on skin.

I had to pick up Jersey that came out by itself, not really part of any collection but quietly showed up on the US counters. It is mixture of previously released shades of Rose bronze and Accent. I know there has been a lot of questions around the beaut community if this is dupe for Accent. I find this less brown and more brown/rosewood while Accent leans more brown/bronzey.

Jersey is not really an uinque shade but it is extremely wearable and easy to pull of on any skin type ranging from very light to medium. On darker skin tones this could look nice as it would give some warmth but would not show up much as a blush.

Caresse is part of Chanel holiday collection and I had to have it. I am sucker for anything peachy. It is very soft light peach with delicate silver shimmer. It mostly reminds me of discontinued shade Espiegle (one of my all time favorites). I was told this is limited edition shade. It would look so nice paired with holiday Camelia highlighting powder (review coming soon).  This will only work on lighter skin tones, maybe on medium if color is built but keep in mind it is slightly more sheer than usual Chanel blush formula.
Left – Caresse , Right – Jersey
Comparison swatches:
Keep in mind that all of my Chanel JC blushes are US formula.
Caresse and Espiegle are extremely similar with Caresse being slightly lighter and more straight peach without pink in it and not so bright as Espiegle. Also Caresse is more on a sheer side and has less pigment than Espiegle.

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