Unsung Makeup Heroes: Chanel Joues Contraste Blush in Malice
Chanel Malice Blush
Cheeks, courtesy of Chanel Malice Blush

Throwing it waaaaay back these days with an oldie but goodie, Chanel Malice Blush. I 1st wrote about it in 2014! This peachy pink blush is even now a classic, and I dress in it all the time. Oh, and the fantastic wonderful news? Chanel nevertheless carries it in their long-lasting selection. Shockingly, contrary to other manufacturers that have raised their costs steadily more than the last number of years, Malice’s $45 rate tag is however the same as it was in 2014. If there was a handful of makeup from Chanel that I’d endorse as ought to-haves merchandise, Malice would undoubtedly be on that checklist.

For the life of me, I simply cannot figure out why this blush is named Malice because it doesn’t have a malicious bone in its sweet, blushy human body. There is almost nothing malicious, cagey or wicked about it at all…unless you count how wicked adorable you appear with yo’ refreshing cheeks when you dress in 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 makeup bag for about two weeks, and in that time I’ve virtually not desired to use everything else. I assume it just could possibly be the most flattering blush in Chanel’s full lasting line, and it is all about versatility.

Vehemently versatile

Malice is like NARS Orgasm…only not. Like, if glittery golden NARS Orgasm was a wild child despatched to finishing faculty for a yr, she’d occur back again donning pearls as a substitute of a leather jacket and be calling herself Malice.

Malice and Orgasm have a identical peachy pink vibe, but Malice’s shimmer, which is far more like a scarcely-there, soft-focus sheen, is substantially a lot less outrageous and flamboyant.

And it is that end that makes Malice just one of the greats for me.

I believed it was a matte the initial time I swatched it, but then I saw the light-weight reflecting on my skin, pretty much like the dreamy haze of candlelight, and I understood its greatness.

Easy and flattering, it just normally would seem to glance purely natural and very good — never ever like clown cheeks — irrespective of whether I use it sheer, or layered to improve its intensity.

Chanel Joues Contrasts Powder Blush in Malice

It must definitely sing on a vast selection skin tones, and mainly because its sheen is so forgiving (compared with quite a few glittery and/or shiny blushes), that involves the skin of much more mature make-up enthusiasts.

On top rated of almost everything, it is just as quick to gown up as it is to gown down. I wore it to run some errands yesterday with the LORAC Professional Palette 2…

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

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

Anthropologie white and yellow striped top
Um…does this top rated make me appear crazy?

I wore it since, properly, I think it appears to be wonderful in all-natural-hunting, dressed-down makeup looks and would make me seem alive, but also simply because it carries dramatic eye appears to be like properly. It doesn’t compete with whatever else you may have going on your lids and lashes.

The lengthy-managing Unsung Heroes series features some of my favorite long-lasting selection goods from a selection of bodacious beauty brand names.

Past 7 days I wore it with a thick black liner and a vibrant coral lipstick, and I think it balanced with what I experienced on my eyes and lips completely.

Chanel Malice Swatch

Irrespective of whether as an everyday blush, a going-out blush — what have you — it is genuinely one of those blushes that goes with all the things.

And mainly because it strikes this sort of a outstanding stability concerning peach and pink, it partners effectively with peach lips, pink, coral and even orange lips, which are super fashionable correct now.

But, Coco, it’s ridiculous pricey!

Certainly it is. Craaaaaaazy highly-priced, as are the relaxation of the Chanel Joues Contraste Blushes at $45 each, but there’s quality there, and these are some of the least difficult blushes I’ve at any time utilized.

Chanel Malice Blush
Here I’m also carrying the LORAC Professional Palette 2, MAC Technakohl Liner in Uniform and Clinique Lash Electric power Feathering Mascara on my eyes, and a lengthy-discontinued Chanel Aqualumiere Gloss referred to as Candy Glow (MAC Nymphette is kinda identical) on my lips

There are absolutely significantly less expensive blushes out there, but if you are unquestionably likely the substantial-conclusion blush route, a la Dior, Givenchy, Guerlain or YSL, I counsel taking a detour towards Malice or a person of the other Joues Contraste Blushes.

They’re just so smooth! I barely have to do any mixing to get the edges great and diffused. As well as, they are so simple to make up in layers and very last all day lengthy without touchups.

They are seriously some of the greatest carrying out items in the Chanel line, and Malice, I consider, is the ideal just one.

If a good friend asked me to endorse just one of the Joues Contraste Blushes, I’d say Malice without the need of a next considered.

Your helpful neighborhood splendor addict,


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