Les Essentials de Chanel Fall 2012 Joues Contraste 72 Rose Initiale Blush ~ Swatches, Photos, Review, Comparisons

Chanel describes Rose Initiale as a universally flattering blush for all skin tones. I don’t doubt this to be true. It is just a perfect pink. Not too cool and not too warm. Not too bright and not too subtle. Not too matte and not too shimmery. Shall I go on? The Chanel Joues Contraste powder blush formula remains my favourite powder blush formula. My sizeable collection will attest to that. The US formula is satiny smooth, pigmented, and has the loveliest subtle glow that helps create a natural look on the cheeks that is neither flat nor flashy. It sits at that perfect place in between. Rose Initiale lives up to Chanel’s standards and will take over a well used position in my stash. 
I will keep this post light on words and let the pictures speak for themselves. It is the long weekend after all! I didn’t want to hold this out on you until next week though!

Comparisons to other Chanel Joues Contraste pinks (and the Spring Horizon de Chanel blush as well). Please click to enlarge.
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I ordered this from Neiman Marcus.

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12948145107226608304 Gaelle- The Make up Fairy

    Perfect pink or what?! The formula looks brilliant

  • http://mybeautysample.com/ Becca @ The Beauty Sample

    aaaahh–not you too! I am seeing this everywhere and it is really starting to break down my willpower. So. Beautiful. But. Must. Resist!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14096919291120769005 lola seicento

    I WANT!!!!!! MUST HAVE!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05228698876002835350 Martha

    Excellent comparison! I still can’t decide if I should go for it though. I have most of the blushes on your arm too lol.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01537581644373625979 Perilously Pale


  • Paige

    Thank you for making such a comprehensive comparison swatch!! I wasn’t sure whether I need Rose Initiale in my collection, but it turns out that I don’t have anything remotely similar to it.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06327734776673805707 katherine

    What a nice color!

  • http://www.chicbeautytips.com Marisa Anderson

    Love the color of Rose Initale, lovely color, love the slight amount of radiant shimmer.
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