Isn’t it just so typical? Right when you’re ready to drive down to the neighborhood tattoo parlor to get a tattoo of your favorite Chanel blush, because you love it that much (ahem, Malice!), another one comes along and steals your heart away.
Just goes to show ya…getting a tattoo of your true love blush? Not a good idea.
OK, that sounded really dumb, but that’s OK. We’re just gonna roll with it. 🙂
That glimmer, tho!!
For me with Chanel Joues Contraste Powder Blush in 370 Élégance, it was love at first brush. The second this peachy golden bronzed brown glimmered on my cheek, I was like, what?! Come here, baby. You and me — we’re gonna ride or die together.
And it wasn’t just because of the color and how it goes with all 20 of the pink and peach lipsticks and glosses that occupy my purse at any given time, or because of the level of pigment (one or two layers and I’m good), how long it lasts, or how easily it blends. It was also the dainty, demure glimmer…
You guys, the glimmer. THE GLIMMER. The glow is a small step up from a satin — similar to the awesomesauce Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blushes, and you know I’m a fan of those.
Consider this: wonderful wear time
Élégance is available now for $45, which I know… I. Know. But consider this: This blush lasts an incredibly long time. I put it on right after breakfast the other day (Oatmeal with a handful of chocolate chips… OMG, try it sometime! It’s life changing.), and after a full day and dinner, I still saw it on my cheeks. It was at least nine hours later!
Similar Chanel shades?
For the gals who’ve been hoarding/collecting Joues Contraste blushes for years, Élégance is like 58 Fresque’s and 84 Accent’s sister shade. It’s darker than Fresque and more shimmery and peachier than Accent, but they’re all in the same fam and look related.
First, this cutie is permanent! Yeah! So it’s not going anywhere, thank goodness. I think it’s a Chanel home run. 🙂
Gym lighting hates me…
I am BEYOND sore today, because I went to my HIIT class yesterday for the first time since I caught that cold I had, so it’s been over a week since the last time I burpied and push-upped, and I feel like I wrestled a meat grinder. I can barely climb up the stairs, and the baby feels like she tripled in weight overnight.
The class moved, so it’s at an actual gym now. It used to be in my neighbor’s garage down the street. She had an at-home studio, but now she’s teaching the classes at a gym a quick 5-minute drive from my house.
Anyway, I hadn’t taken a real workout class at a gym since forever, and the lighting in there is SO ROUGH. Oh, my goodness. Every time I see myself in those gym mirrors, I feel like I’m looking at the face of an alien.
I think I’m gonna have to figure something out, maybe some brow filler or something… Either that, or I’ll show up to class in sunglasses (Oh, don’t mind me. I’m just doin’ mah squats in mah sunnies!), which, by the way, I learned from Mariah Carey’s reality TV show.
Apparently, whenever Mariah has a dance rehearsal and the lighting in the room is overhead fluorescent, she does the entire rehearsal wearing sunglasses.
LOL! I find this weirdly inspirational… High maintenance and diva-esque, of course, but also weirdly inspirational. 🙂
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,