October 16, 2013

Review: Le Blush Creme De Chanel in Presage, Revelation & Fantastic

Someone just asked on a forum for makeup artists what our favorite products are. One of my answers: cream blush. It gives a "from within" glow that's just breathtaking and I love how it looks on my clients. 

When Chanel announced that this would be part of their fall line-up, I was excited!

There are six shades in this range and I decided on the three which I felt would cover all bases. Presage is a coral shade, Revelation is warm light rose, and Fantastic is a reddish pink with cool tones. I think I'm going to go get Destiny next just so I have tan in the mix too.

Le Blush Creme De Chanel turned out to be more pigmented than I had expected. I had to be careful with the amount that I applied. The good news is, its easy to sheer down and build up. 

My favorite way to apply this is to use my MAC 109 brush. I dip the brush a couple of times and whatever I pick up is usually more than enough for both cheeks. I just dab the product onto my cheek, wipe the excess off the brush with a tissue, and use that same brush to blend the blush on my cheeks.

There is no need to apply powder blush to set it. Since its so pigmented, I set it with translucent powder.

Above are the products heavily swatched. Eye candy, right?

Finally, let's talk about wear time. Now this is where I'm on the fence. On some days, it lasts up to eight hours. On other days, it fades within four. Weather and humidity has something to do with it, I'm certain. But I wish it wasn't so. Even then, I still like this very much.

Unlike other Chanel products which tend to be scented, I did not detect any fragrance on this.

Have you tried this? How do you like it? Let's talk blush! :)


  1. ooooh! Gorgeous color choices! I am happy to hear there is no scent. Have you tried layering with a powder blush to see if it helps lasting power? I'm just getting into cream blushes, but I've noticed my skin does better with them if I set with a powder blush. :)

    1. Hi :) I layer with translucent powder since the cream blush is super pigmented and I don't want to go overboard. I may try it tho, maybe on warmer days when I know it will fade.


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