Over the next several days, I’m doing my own version of the Winter Olympics featuring Chanel. This marathon includes posting pictures and swatches of my over-sized collection of Chanel Joues Contraste Powder Blushes (Fard a Joues Poudre) ($42.00).
Here are a number of things that you should know about the Joues Contraste blushes:
- U.S. Joues Contraste blushes are made of pressed powder, and are remarkably soft and easy to work with.
- Almost any blush or powder brush will do. I’ve used them all, including the tiny one that is packaged with the product.
- These last for years of heavy use, depending on their pigmentation.
- The compacts are luxurious, with a good usable mirror. However, they can be a bit bulky for traveling. Because I love them, I do bring at least one. No major tragedies yet, except for a broken clasp.
I purchased my first round Chanel blush in the mid-1980’s. As far as I can recall, it had a different texture than the pressed powder Joues Contraste blushes sold today –it was somewhat harder texture. The color was a popsicle red, and I miss it.
Are you ready? Let the marathon begin….