In the ever-changing makeup world with all the new launches and re-launches, it is good to have some stability. Something like a product from the 80s which is still on the market today.
And I am talking about Chanel’s Joues Contraste blush here. It is a true icon! For me personally, it is still the ultimate luxurious blush, and I have real sentiments attached to it. That is because JC was one of the first luxury makeup items I’ve ever bought many years ago.
In fact, I have a feature from 2010 where I talk about one of the shades I have.
It’s just mad how the things in the beauty industry have changed with everyone and their nan launching a brand and the prices sky rocketing (£63 Hermes blush, anyone?)
On the contrary to all of the above, it’s great to see some consistency from Chanel. Of course, they
I’ve posted about the 2-in-1 cheek and lip products, and about Rouge Bunny Rouge sending me all the shades of their new gorgeous Blush Wands FLOWERS & PORTRAITS (which were already featured in my summer favourites) on my Insta a while ago. So here is finally a review with swatches.
I am a big fan of the brand anyway but this launch was something else, I literally love everything about it. First of all, the RBR play it classy and name their products after the great artists ( I am the biggest fan of Vrubel and Klimt btw), which, as a person who has a degree in culture and arts, I really appreciate.
Also, they stay true to themselves and release that chic decadent packaging with a big attention to the detail. The fact that the outer packaging was red this time made me very happy indeed. In my opinion, when it comes to luxury beauty, every little detail counts, and RBR are well aware of it.
This is a
Regular readers will know how much I love Watercolour blushers from Daniel Sandler. In fact, I have written a very detailed review of them with tips from Daniel himself.
So this feature will be mostly about the new shades, and not an in-depth review. And there is a kit of four colours! It retails for £49.50 while a single shade is £16.50 which makes each shade from the kit retail for £12.3!
So what are you getting?
- Moonglow, sheer, pearlescent white highlighter
- Sun Glow, a warm, golden bronze illuminator
- Luxe, a delicate, matte peach
- Pop, a medium toned, matte pink
Each bottle is 15ml.
My personal favourite shade is
Not only they launched the newest shade of the Raw Garden palette but also a Burgundy Spring set (€60).
So what is a part of this set?
Quartz Eyeliner Devotion Ink in Tanzanite Essence (Review and Swatches)
Blush Wand Cheeks in Bloom in Rubens (Review and Swatches)
Magnitude Mascara UBIQUITOUS in Ruby.
And it is
As you can tell, contouring is not going anywhere soon, and I was personally excited to try what Clarins have to offer, as they never go wrong with their launches.
It comes in a signature light gold slick packaging, contains three colours: matte beige, bronze and rose to create definition. There is also a brush and a card with useful illustrations on how you could use each shade.
I am personally a huge fan of the brush, it allows a precise application and hugs the curves of the face perfectly. I love applying the products with this brush and then, if needed, blend it out a bit with a fluffier one.
As for the product itself, the formula is plant-enriched, so, as always with Clarins, you get the skincare benefits. The texture is