Chanel Les Tissages Blushes: When Shimmer Meets Matte

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One of my secret goals in life is to go grocery shopping wearing a seriously fabulous Chanel Tweed suit. I want to be that crazy Chanel lady standing in the 15-items-or-less express checkout line with her box of chocolate Powerbars. Sadly, I don’t expect to be getting the suit any time soon (damn!), but at least I can still get my Chanel tweed fix courtesy of Les Tissages de Chanel, the company’s latest collection of blushes ($45 each).


Slivers of silver and gold thread through these mixes of matte and shimmer. Inspired by classic Coco tweed, each of the four Les Tissages blushes (also referred to as the Chanel Tweed blushes) look like little works of art set in classic black Chanel compacts.

  • Tweed Pink: pale pink with shimmery silver
  • Tweed Rose: rose with shimmery gold and silver
  • Tweed Corail (French for coral): peach with shimmery gold
  • Tweed Ambre (French for amber): red brown with shimmer

I tested two of the four new shades, Tweed Corail and Tweed Rose, and only have two words: ME LIKEY!

Tweed Corail

Tweed Rose

These blushes aren’t quite shimmer and aren’t quite matte, falling somewhere in between both finishes. Each applies very sheer on my cheeks — sheerer than the Chanel Joues Contrastes blushes — and I needed at least three layers to build the color up to where it looked the way I wanted it to.

The shimmer is due to veins of very fine glitter particles and larger flecks. I love the resulting highlight they give to my cheeks. It’s an innocent, natural flush.

Later this week I’m going to wear one of these to work. Which one do you like best?

You Tube Madness: This Dude Rules!

Last weekend I was in full procrastination mode and spent more time than I care to admit on YouTube looking for theme songs to some of my favorite cheesy sit-coms from the 80s.

I learned that I’m not the only person who knows the words to the theme song from Perfect Strangers and sings it in the ladies room, LOL! Three words: this dude rules (yes, that is a roll of toilet paper on the wall beside him)!


I swear homeboy is my baby brother’s long lost twin.

Just remember — it’s your life, and your dreams; nothing’s gonna stop you now. LOLOL! 🙂

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Sylvie says:

    I think tweed corail looks better, but $45!! I’m already eating spaghetti bolognaise for lunch like everyday.

  2. Viverr says:

    Tweed Rose!! It looks so feminine and pretty on your skintone. (from your hand)

  3. parisb says:

    Oh my! I love the look of these blushes. How do they compare to the Joues Contraste in terms of texture? I know you said they are sheerer. I’ll be keeping an eye out for them here!

    parisb´s last blog post..Sincere Apologies

  4. p. potter says:

    Hot damn I love Chanel.

    But $45 for blush! I always do the mental math and think, “But how much [Mac/Benefit?Stila] could I get for that price?”


    p. potter´s last blog post..If I were a rich man

  5. Lilan says:

    The tweed print on these blushes are so pretty! I think Tweed Corail looks amazing but I know you’d rock both equally well – can’t wait to see FOTDs, Miss Karen!

    Lilan´s last blog post..Stila Must-Have: Paint Your Pout Red

  6. Okami says:

    It’s great to know that I’m not the only one who loves Chanel tweed suits! I’m 23 and I don’t know where I’d ever wear it (my current place of employment is a “jeans everyday” office), but I luuuuuurve Chanel tweed suits. Eeee! I can’t wait to see some FOTDs with your new Chanel items!

  7. Miss QQ says:

    Are the swatches Tweed Rose or Tweed Pink?

  8. Shockingpink says:

    the blushes looks really cute. i would love to have one.

    by the way… have you checked out Stila’s new smokey eye palettes, their now colors are Platinum and Navy or something. I’m not sure!

  9. tali says:

    Tweed rose for me

  10. Karen B says:

    These look amazing!
    I’m more partial to tweed rose, but that might be because I’m looking for a pink blush. hehe

    Karen B´s last blog post..Complicated? Nah!

  11. Laurie says:

    Lol, Balki! I loved that show – brings back memories:)

    I’ve been hearing about these blushes, but hadn’t seen them yet. They’re so pretty. I really like the tweed rose, but I bet coral would look great on your skin tone!

    Laurie´s last blog post..What’s for Dinner, Part Two

  12. Anna says:

    oooooooooo those look pretty 🙂 :)…going on my xms list right now. I cant decide which…gaaaahhh I’ll just get me both 😉

  13. Gina says:

    i loved balki!!!! didn’t he have a signature phrase?? i wish i could remember it! maybe you do?

    Gina´s last blog post..Kate Voegele

  14. yadiQ says:

    i sooo need to fight the urge to visit chanel counter today

    i am feigning one of these super cute blushes – i have been debating on whether to get nars new super orgasm but with my chanel addiction i dunno what to do now

    holiday i am feigning haute chocolat polish , the red clossimer, the brown quad amongst a few of the other items

    this is soooooo bad my heart really is racing with excitement lol

  15. Stephanie says:

    i went to blooming’s and they had their holiday collection book out, and i specifically asked for the tweed blushes, but they won’t be getting them until Nov. Boohoo…

    by the way, is the blush Tweed Rose or Pink? you watermarked it Rose, but write in your entry it’s Pink?

    I love Rose/Pink… it just looks like the perfect blusher color.

    Stephanie´s last blog post..Japanese makeup haul – Part I

  16. Dao says:

    Oh my gawd, lovely! I think I would look good with Tweed Rose but for $45, I feel the pain 🙂

    Dao´s last blog post..MAC Did It Again: MAC for Manish Arora

  17. ping. says:

    wow.. this is so pretty. If i buy it, i doubt i would use it.. its too beautiful.. hahaha really does look like a tweed from far

    ping.´s last blog post..NARS Superorgasm and Malaysia!

  18. Jannie says:

    OMG they look like such babies now, Larry and Balki, now that I”m older. Balki Bartocklemousse (spelling?) Never will forget the legend of his bibbi-bobkas.

    your site is so pretty! Hope to get mine to this gorgeousness some day too.


    Jannie´s last blog post..Why I’d make a lousy alcoholic

  19. jane says:

    LOVE that video!!! that’s always a hit song here in the office.

    Love the tweed. It looks like the pattern is suppose to making a msg or something that resembles a digital clock. hehe

  20. Evil Charity says:

    Can’t click on the video at work…but I can sing along in my head. I have the first two seasons on DVD; I’m not messing around!

    those blushes are lovely…i think a little too much shimmer for me, but pretty none the less.

  21. gio says:

    These look gorgeous! I prefer Twwed Rose, I love pink blushes! But $45 for a blush!!

  22. Karen says:

    Hi Sylvie,

    Yah, it sure would be nice if Chanel held sales from time to time.

  23. Karen says:

    Hi Viverr,

    🙂 Thanks! I will give her a test drive in a FOTD in the next few days.

  24. Karen says:

    Hi Paris B,

    I think the textures feel very similar; the JC feels just a tiny bit more softer and creamier, but I think that’s mostly because the Tweeds are bumpy and uneven on the pan.

  25. Karen says:

    Hi P. Potter,

    I hear ya. The thing about Chanel is I think you do end up paying for quality…

    How was Disneyland?

  26. Karen says:

    Hi Lilan,

    Thanks, girl! Do you think you’ll be picking any up?

  27. Karen says:

    Hi Okami,

    🙂 Girl, I want to so rock that jacket with some pearls and a chain link purse!

    Like you, I’d have no idea where I’d wear it, either. I’m sure we’d find some place!

  28. Karen says:

    Hi Miss QQ,

    Tweed Rose, my bad! Been working too late and too long…

  29. Karen says:

    Hi Shockingpink,

    Oh! Are you referring to the palettes?

  30. Karen says:

    Hi Tali,


  31. Karen says:

    Hi Karen B,

    Hee! I am always on the hunt for pink blushes (it’s a never ending quest!).

  32. Karen says:

    Hi Laurie,

    Are you a child o’ the 80s, too? I used to love all those cheesy shows, like Who’s the Boss!

    I hope you like these when you see them in person. The tweed is kinda hypnotic when you see it real life because of all the sparkles.

  33. Karen says:

    Hi Anna,

    Good call!!! I have Chanel on my list, too!

  34. Karen says:

    Hi Gina,

    LOL, it was “Don’t be ridiculous!”

  35. Karen says:

    Hi YadiQ,

    I hear ya! Maybe you should treat yourself to some Haute Chocolate for your cruise! Every girl needs pretty nails when they go on vacay! 🙂

  36. Karen says:

    Hi Stephanie,

    It’s Tweed Rose! 🙂

  37. Karen says:

    Hi Dao,

    Yeah, I know. If only they’d go on sale! Le sigh!

  38. Karen says:

    Hi Ping.,

    I know! I always want to keep pretty makeup pristine, but eventually you gotta get in there. 🙂

  39. Karen says:

    Hi Jannie,

    HAHA HA! I remember that episode! The bibbi-bobkas has a special song, too, that the cousins had to sing while they were making them!

  40. Karen says:

    Hi Jane,

    I know! I swear I laughed for 20 minutes…

  41. Karen says:

    Hi Evil Charity,

    NICE! You have to watch the vid when you get home… you won’t be disappointed. 🙂

  42. Karen says:

    Hi Gio,

    I know! If only Chanel had friends and family discounts!

  43. lexi says:

    i usually like a matte blush – i am weary of too much shimmer on my face because my husband tells me i look like i just finished my shift at the Hustler Club when the shimmer particles from my MAC pigment falls slightly on my temples!

    I’ll have to check these out – I am in the market for a good plum blush and I want to check out the smoky quad that you featured a few days ago….

    why am i spending like i don’t have a new baby?

  44. yadiQ says:

    omg FLASH BACK

    i sooo remember the bibi bobkas song

    my and my little sis literally were hysterical watching that episode and we learned the whole song

    “when your rolling out the dough make sure you do it slow if you roll the dough to quick bibi bobkas make you sick when you pour the filling in just make sure you wear a grin when you smile at what you make bibi bokas turn out well”

    wow that was so a trip down memory lane

  45. Luv J says:

    Oh my.. my hubby’s gonna ban me from your site!!! I was tempted to order the Les Tissages from a euro site a few weeks back.. but I was really waiting for you to do the swatching.. no, seriously 😉 I wasn’t sure about the texture compared to the JC’s which I love. Have you played with the Poudre Precieuse Or? Oh man.. hubby’s gonna have a coronary when I send him my Chanel wishlist! “Dear Honey, as per Karen from MBB…” FOTD purty please Miss Thang!!!

  46. Tiera says:

    In keeping with my obsession of the moment, all things pink, I now have Tweed Pink! I love, love, love the finish of this blush! It gives a nice, soft “dewy” finish, like a blush + highlight in one 🙂

    I think I’m adding Tweed Rose to my wishlist… but at $45 a pop, I might have to ask Santa!

  47. Glosslizard says:

    LOLOLZ! Thank you so much for sharing the bathroom jamma! That just brightened my day (and it wasn’t even bad to begin with)!

    The Tissages are so beautiful! I want to wallpaper my bathroom like that! I vote for rose, although corail would look beautiful on you as well! 🙂

  48. anna marie says:

    you have single-handedly created my new obsession for chanel!

    when does the holiday chocolate np come out?? le sigh.

  49. cloudburst says:

    Tweed Rose looks so nice.

    Is it my imagination or does the pattern make it look like there are numbers embossed in the blushes? LOL I may be seeing things! I think it’s a secret code for something top secret at Chanel. Ha!

  50. Megan says:

    I like tweed rose better…but I think the tweed Corail is better for your skin tone… I just know it wouldn’t look right on me. These are SOOOOOO pretty. Seriously…you and your evil Chanel pushing ways.

  51. Glosslizard says:

    Hi Anna Marie!

    I just scored Haute Chocolat nail polish at the SF Nordstrom yesterday! Good luck (it’s fab)!

  52. Marisol says:

    I don’t even know how you found this video but dude needs more TP. I used to love that show when it was on.

    These Chanel goodies are gorgeous!

    Marisol´s last blog post..More totes

  53. Karen says:

    Hi Lexi,

    OMG! That’s too funny!

    I like both matte and shimmer looks on the cheeks, and this is a nice compromise. If it’s too shimmery for you, you can always use a lighter touch, or a fan brush to mellow out the color.

  54. Karen says:

    Hi YadiQ,


    After actually sang that song out loud as I read that paragraph. I totally remember that episode!

  55. Karen says:

    Hi Luv J,

    Ahh, girl… it should be a Chanel kind of holiday every single year. I have been rushing off to work in the mornings, but hopefully (crosses fingers) I’ll have some time on Friday to do a brown/gold smokey eye and pair it with a red lip. I’ll pop on some Tweed Rose, too!

  56. Karen says:

    Hi Tiera,

    I hear ya! I want a stocking full of Chanel by the fireplace. LE SIGH!

  57. Karen says:

    Hi Glosslizard,

    Isn’t that hilarious? I wish he’d take requests. I want him to do one for Who’s the Boss and Facts of Life.

  58. Karen says:

    Hi Cloudburst,

    LOL! It’s like those posters that were so popular 10 years ago where all you’d see were just a ton of dots, but if you stared long enough something would pop out in 3D (those things never worked on me, btw).

    Maybe if you stare long enough you’ll see some interlocking C’s!

  59. Karen says:

    Hi Megan,

    I know! It’s like my duty to spread the word, LOL!

  60. Karen says:

    Hi Marisol,

    For reals… honestly, I wish I thought of this first, as it’s something I’d totally do, ha!

  61. Lilan says:

    Hi Karen!

    I’m not much of a blush girl – I wear the same ones a lot. But if I were to splurge, I’d get this (these) for sure! I can hardly say no when Chanel is whispering for me to adopt them 😀

    Lilan´s last blog post..International Orange: A Spa Afternoon

  62. carla says:

    wow Karen thx girl
    I’m a chanel biggest fan ever LOLZ =D
    anyway I liked the corail best for you cause you’re a warm tone so it would make such lovely flush for you
    don’t forget dior holiday collection pics ok
    see ya

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