Unsung Makeup Heroes: Chanel Joues Contraste Blush in Malice

Unsung Makeup Heroes: Chanel Joues Contraste Blush in Malice

Chanel Malice Blush
Cheeks, courtesy of Chanel Malice Blush

Throwing it waaaaay again today with an oldie but goodie, Chanel Malice Blush. I very first wrote about it in 2014! This peachy pink blush is nevertheless a vintage, and I don it all the time. Oh, and the great excellent information? Chanel nevertheless carries it in their long lasting collection. Shockingly, unlike other brand names that have raised their rates steadily about the previous couple of many years, Malice’s $45 price tag tag is even now the same as it was in 2014. If there was a handful of make-up from Chanel that I’d recommend as should-haves goods, Malice would unquestionably be on that list.

For the lifetime of me, I just cannot figure out why this blush is referred to as Malice because it doesn’t have a destructive bone in its sweet, blushy overall body. There is nothing at all destructive, cagey or wicked about it at all…unless you rely how wicked sweet you appear with yo’ refreshing cheeks when you use it.

Chanel Joues Contraste Powder Blush in Malice
Chanel Joues Contraste Powder Blush in Malice, $45

Peachy pink Chanel Joues Contraste Blush in Malice ($45) has been not-so-maliciously sweetening my make-up bag for about two weeks, and in that time I have basically not needed to put on everything else. I imagine it just could be the most flattering blush in Chanel’s full permanent line, and it is all about flexibility.

Vehemently versatile

Malice is like NARS Orgasm…only not. Like, if glittery golden NARS Orgasm was a wild little one sent to ending college for a year, she’d come back putting on pearls instead of a leather-based jacket and be calling herself Malice.

Malice and Orgasm have a equivalent peachy pink vibe, but Malice’s shimmer, which is far more like a barely-there, gentle-emphasis sheen, is a lot significantly less outrageous and flamboyant.

And it is that complete that makes Malice 1 of the greats for me.

I believed it was a matte the initially time I swatched it, but then I noticed the mild reflecting on my pores and skin, virtually like the dreamy haze of candlelight, and I understood its greatness.

Effortless and flattering, it just always would seem to glimpse organic and excellent — never like clown cheeks — no matter if I have on it sheer, or layered to enhance its intensity.

Chanel Joues Contrasts Powder Blush in Malice

It must definitely sing on a vast vary pores and skin tones, and mainly because its sheen is so forgiving (contrary to numerous glittery and/or shiny blushes), that incorporates the pores and skin of much more experienced makeup enthusiasts.

On best of every little thing, it’s just as effortless to dress up as it is to gown down. I wore it to run some errands yesterday with the LORAC Professional Palette 2…

Ok, I went to Anthropologie to search all-around, LOL! (Not my fault. There was a sale!)

So in any case, I wore it to operate “errands,” also recognized as “go to the shopping mall.”

Anthropologie white and yellow striped top
Um…does this prime make me search nuts?

I wore it due to the fact, well, I believe it appears to be wonderful in all-natural-hunting, dressed-down makeup appears to be like and tends to make me glance alive, but also because it carries extraordinary eye appears well. It does not contend with whatsoever else you may possibly have likely on your lids and lashes.

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Final 7 days I wore it with a thick black liner and a shiny coral lipstick, and I imagine it well balanced with what I experienced on my eyes and lips perfectly.

Chanel Malice Swatch

No matter whether as an day-to-day blush, a heading-out blush — what have you — it is genuinely 1 of individuals blushes that goes with every little thing.

And for the reason that it strikes this kind of a amazing balance amongst peach and pink, it associates well with peach lips, pink, coral and even orange lips, which are tremendous fashionable ideal now.

But, Coco, it’s insane highly-priced!

Sure it is. Craaaaaaazy costly, as are the rest of the Chanel Joues Contraste Blushes at $45 just about every, but there is quality there, and these are some of the easiest blushes I have at any time utilised.

Chanel Malice Blush
Right here I’m also sporting the LORAC Pro Palette 2, MAC Technakohl Liner in Uniform and Clinique Lash Electric power Feathering Mascara on my eyes, and a long-discontinued Chanel Aqualumiere Gloss known as Sweet Glow (MAC Nymphette is kinda comparable) on my lips

There are certainly much less high priced blushes out there, but if you are undoubtedly going the large-conclude blush route, a la Dior, Givenchy, Guerlain or YSL, I suggest having a detour towards Malice or a person of the other Joues Contraste Blushes.

They’re just so clean! I hardly have to do any mixing to get the edges great and subtle. Moreover, they are so quick to establish up in layers and previous all working day lengthy without the need of touchups.

They’re seriously some of the best undertaking solutions in the Chanel line, and Malice, I believe, is the very best one.

If a close friend asked me to advise just a single of the Joues Contraste Blushes, I’d say Malice without the need of a next assumed.

Your helpful community elegance addict,