One of my most-used Chanel Joues Contrastes Powder Blushes is Orchid Rose ($42).
The color is hard to describe– it has both rose, mauve and peach overtones with a bit of multi-colored shimmer. Perhaps because it includes such a mix of colors, it goes with virtually anything else. It has the remarkable ability to pull my look together. I’ve been told that it looks good on a very wide range of skin tones.
Readers outside the U.S. may not recognize this Orchid Rose. That is because Chanel uses the same name for two different blushes which are remarkably different in color (the non-U.S. Orchid Rose has a different texture and is peachier). If you are purchasing Orchid Rose from an online site, you will want to be careful about which version you are getting.
Here are a few different swatches, so that you can see it react under different lighting and application conditions.
I’ve used one of these up and currently working my way through a second. I can put this on a 5:00 a.m. and look as though I have a pulse appropriate all day long.