Why did I consider getting the Chanel Blush Horizon De Chanel?
Isn’t it ridiculous that we’re considering Spring collection items in December?? I know it’s normal, but it sounds crazy if you really think about it. This blush is part of Chanel’s Spring 2012 Les Harmonies de Printemps Collection but you can find it in counters or online today. I have read many beauty bloggers’ reviews on this blush and had high expectations. Now, let me me tell you my side of the story…
Where can you get it?
I got the Chanel Blush Horizon De Chanel online at Nordstrom.com.
What did I find in the package?
You get a black box, inside of which there are two black velvet pouches, one for the blush and one for a brush. The blush compact has a mirror and 8 different shades of pink. The ‘Chanel’ logo is embossed into the powder, very pretty. The blush has 0.53 oz of product. The brush is angled but not very dense, which makes it useful for touch-ups mostly. Here’s what the packaging looks like:
Time to try them. What did they do for me?
This is a pink and peach variegated blush (I love the word variegated… it reminds me of some beautiful ivy plants. It is a powder blush which is finely milled and feels very soft to touch. I have one major problem with this blush though. It doesn’t show up on my skin that much. I’m applying this blush with a fluffy blush brush to the apple of my cheeks and the color is not apparent at all. I have to pile it on heavily to start getting a flush of color. When I finally get it to show up, it does have a beautiful sheen to it. I think fair skin tones will find this blush very useful and the color great but I just don’t see this working for me personally. I think Bobbi Brown Nectar Shimmer Brick is a better fit for me, but if you have fairer skin, you might just love it.
Here are some pictures of the Chanel Blush Horizon De Chanel:
I wanted to give you an idea of how different blushes compare to this one. I swatched a couple in the next picture. You’ll find Guerlain Radiance Powder to the left, Chanel Blush Horizon de Chanel in the middle and MAC Feeling Flush on the right.
What is the Verdict?
Is this Chanel Blush Horizon de Chanel gorgeous or what??! I think it is, and I think it looks very luxurious. BUT (and this is a big but) I get no color payoff at all when I use it. The only way I could get a bit of decent color was applying a cream blush underneath. However, I don’t want to pay $58 for a product that I have to work some magic into to make it work, specially when I have plenty of choices to work with. However, for those of you for which the color works with your skin tone, I think this powder is of great quality, and you might really enjoy the different tones on your skin. Let me know what you think about it, or rate it below…