I first read about the Chanel Tissages de Chanel blushes or commonly known as the Chanel Tweed Blush on Karen’s blog. It fired up my imagination. If I can never own an iconic Chanel tweed suit, I’d own the blush by golly!
The Chanel Les Tissages de Chanel Tweed blush is inspired by the Chanel Tweed suit of course. The blush is made with a matte base colour, then interlaced with silver and gold shimmer towards the surface. That, at least is the theory.
The practical side is totally different!
I finally had a chance to check out the Chanel Tweed Blush in person yesterday after reading and hearing about it for a while. I know Jojoba did not like it, and we chatted about it for a bit last weekend but I still had to see it. Its one of those things.
When I saw the Chanel Tweed blush in person, I was rather taken aback. It firstly was larger than I imagined (same size as the Irrelle Blush), and secondly, the bumpy surface threw me off a tad. Somehow, I thought it looked unfinished. This is because we are trained to think that a new makeup product always comes with a lovely smooth unmarked surface, not a surface that is bumpy with colours all mixed together any old how.
Testing the colour on the back of my hand, I found that it went on the skin sheer but with noticable shimmer and bits of glitter. What I like about Chanel Joues Constrate blushes is the present but understated shimmer. In the Tweed blush, the shimmer is obvious. Compared to the Joues Contraste blush, the Tweed Blush is much sheerer and requires you to build up the colour. Perfect if you have a light complexion, but not good if you are tanned. (Tweed Rose and Ambre do try to address those with more tanned skin)
One of the testers had been worn away quite a bit, so I went to test it to see if it was really matte on the skin. I found that even though the shimmer did not quite go all the way, the blush was not exactly all that matte either. It felt much softer and finer towards the bottom and went on with a very very slight shimmer. Enough for me though.
Know what? I really like the Chanel Tweed Blushes! I like the fact they are sheer, shimmery and matte all at the same time. It sounds so complex but it is really really nice. Its one of those things that you just have to see and try for yourself.
There are 4 colours available:-
- Tweed Rose - Rose tones
- Tweed Corail - Coral or orangey peach tones
- Tweed Ambre – Brown tones
- Tweed Pink – Pink tones
Given a choice, it would be either Tweed Corail or Tweed Rose for me. I found Pink a little too cool and Amber is just too dark for me. I’m going to have to test these out again to see which I pick up.
The Chanel Tweed Blushes retail for RM152 each. Its Chanel so I’m not quarreling with the price. Also, these blushes are permanent and will replace the Irrelle blushes (the ones with the quilted surface) which are being discontinued. What this also means is that I’ll have time to count my pennies and figure out which one to get!
On an aside, I also tested the new Chanel Joues Contraste blushes in In Love and Tea Rose. I’d heard so much about them especially In Love and I had to see what was so pretty about it. Unfortunately, I found that In Love is a slightly lighter version of Reflex. The difference between the two is that In Love is lighter with slightly more pink while Reflex is darker with more coral and more shimmer. If you found Reflex too orange for you, give In Love a try. Since I already own Reflex, I did not feel the need to get In Love.
Tea Rose on the other hand, is a very neutral light nude shade. I hardly got anything on my skin or rather, I could not really see much difference, so that was that! The price of Joues Contraste blushes is now RM140. Again, say it with me “Its a Chanel!”
Happy weekend everyone! I’m off on a whirlwind trip and I’ll be back with news of what I did.
~ Paris B ~