Oct 172010

Chanel Holiday 2010 includes Les Tissages de Chanel in Tweed Fuchsia ($45/ Blush Duo Tweed Effect).   Consistent with the other Tweed Effect blushes in the line, Tweed Fuchsia has a pattern on top that resembles the fabric used the iconic Chanel suit.  An updated version of this fabric from Spring/Summer 2011 is below:

Chanel Tweed Fuchsia blush’s pattern echoes this fabric pattern, sprinkled with a gold overspray:

A close-up of the blush with the overspray:

Here is the blush after several brush swipes.  As you can see, the two-toned color underneath shows more clearly and the sparkle is far more sparse.  The slight gold sparkle that you see in the below picture appears to go all the way down the pan, as it’s still apparent on my Tweed Fuchia that  I’ve used at least five times:

Tweed Fucshia applies as a marvelous deep cool pink.  The look is very fresh, although not particularly multi-dimensional.  The gold seems to mostly brush away on application.  If you are looking for glow, add a separate highlighter over this blush; unlike Chanel’s Joues Contraste blushes, this blush does not have the glow built in.  The powder is extremely finely milled, delivering a gorgeous deep wash of color.  It reminds me of a good Shu Uemura blush–a beautiful wash of pigmented color that does not leave any “powdery” look.

From these comparisons, you can see that Tweed Fuchsia is brighter and cooler than the Fall 2010 Pink Explosion, although not as pink and bright as the former Turbulent.  Also, you can see that Tweed Fuchsia maintains a touch of sparkle, although these are easily brushed off when they appear on the cheek:

Here is Liz wearing Chanel Tweed Fuchsia blush over Chanel Lift Foundation in Ivoire topped with Caron finishing powder in Translucent.  She’s wearing Chanel Rouge Coco lipstick in Magnolia, Guerlain Le 2 Volume Mascara.  She’s also wearing Shiseido Hydro-Powder cream eyeshadow in Whitelights, and a touch of Becca’s Shimmering Skin Perfecter in Opal on her upper lid, with the black Prestige Total Intensity liner.

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