“Oh, what’s this?” said the girl, plucking the blush from atop the makeup counter. From the pretty packaging, she could see it was a Chanel Joues Contraste Powder Blush. “I don’t think I’ve seen you before.”
“That’s Innocence,” said the smiling sales associate behind the counter. “Go ahead, check it out.”
“Innocence ($45),” the girl repeated, feeling the smooth packaging in her hand. “Ooh, I love the Contraste Powder Blushes.”
When she pried open the compact, she couldn’t believe her eyes!
The blush staring back at her looked like MAC Blushbaby, one of her favorite MAC blushes of all time.
“What the what!?”
Chanel Innocence and MAC Blushbaby: Are they exact dupes?
I freakin’ love Chanel Innocence, in part because it looks so much like Blushbaby, but it isn’t an exact dupe, which makes me like it even more. Innocence has just a tad more pink — Blushbaby a tad more beige — but I think both of them are totally worthy of your everyday makeup bag.
Chic cheeks and sophisticated pink
Just like MAC Blushbaby, Innocence brightens and lifts cheeks in a sophisticated way. It’s pink, but not a Barbie pink, or an overly obvious pink you might see on a doll’s cheeks.
It’s a chic cheek (sorry, lame, but I had to go there!) you could wear all the time, and to almost any occasion — work, book signing, pool party.
What do I love about Innocence?
Well…sort of, except the price, but that’s the way it is with Chanel.
It’s everything I love about Chanel’s Joues Contraste Blushes. It applies smoothly, without any patchiness, and it couldn’t be easier to blend, build up or sheer down.