Chanel Joues Contraste Blush in Nude ($42) was released during the middle of 2007. In the pan, it appears to be a very soft nearly-matte beige.
On the cheek, the blush gives a very natural soft-beige-peach glow. Those who have a touch of red in their cheeks find that the color neutralizes the skintone nicely.
The blush was extremely popular, and was discontinued last year. Presently, it is extremely hard–if not impossible– to find. I found that the blush was nearly invisible on me, and so I do not use this very frequently.
Chanel’s Joues Contrastes in Nude looked, to my eye, quite similar when applied to Chanel’s Irreelle Blush in Sable, which was released during 2006 as part of the Beiges collection in Asia. Sable was only available for a few months and it sold out quickly. Both deliver a very soft peachy-beige nearly-matte look.
If you want a Nude look and are unable to locate either Nude or Sable, I would explore Shu Uemura’s Amber line of blushes. I’m particularly fond of Shu’s M Amber 85, which gives a slightly darker look by comparison.
Bobbi Brown’s Sandstone is another nice alternative, however Sandstone is more pigmented and leans pink (rather than Nude’s peachy glow).