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 initial wrote about it in 2014! This peachy pink blush is still a basic, and I wear it all the time. Oh, and the fantastic great information? Chanel still carries it in their long term collection. Shockingly, contrary to other brands that have lifted their price ranges steadily over the previous several decades, Malice’s $45 rate tag is nonetheless the similar as it was in 2014. If there was a handful of make-up from Chanel that I’d recommend as ought to-haves items, Malice would definitely be on that listing.

For the life of me, I simply cannot figure out why this blush is termed Malice simply because it doesn’t have a destructive bone in its sweet, blushy physique. There is almost nothing destructive, cagey or wicked about it at all…unless you rely how wicked sweet you glance with yo’ contemporary 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’ve pretty much not required to dress in something else. I consider it just might be the most flattering blush in Chanel’s whole long lasting line, and it is all about versatility.

Vehemently multipurpose

Malice is like NARS Orgasm…only not. Like, if glittery golden NARS Orgasm was a wild little one sent to ending faculty for a calendar year, she’d arrive again carrying pearls in its place of a leather jacket and be calling herself Malice.

Malice and Orgasm have a very similar peachy pink vibe, but Malice’s shimmer, which is far more like a scarcely-there, soft-aim sheen, is considerably fewer outrageous and flamboyant.

And it is that end that would make Malice a single of the greats for me.

I considered it was a matte the to start with time I swatched it, but then I saw the light reflecting on my pores and skin, pretty much like the dreamy haze of candlelight, and I realized its greatness.

Easy and flattering, it just always seems to glance natural and good — by no means like clown cheeks — irrespective of whether I wear it sheer, or layered to improve its depth.

Chanel Joues Contrasts Powder Blush in Malice

It really should seriously sing on a large assortment pores and skin tones, and due to the fact its sheen is so forgiving (compared with numerous glittery and/or shiny blushes), that contains the skin of much more mature make-up enthusiasts.

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

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

So anyway, 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 search mad?

I wore it since, nicely, I feel it looks wonderful in normal-seeking, dressed-down makeup appears to be and can make me glimpse alive, but also because it carries remarkable eye seems to be properly. It doesn’t compete with whichever else you might have going on your lids and lashes.

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Very last 7 days I wore it with a thick black liner and a vibrant coral lipstick, and I assume it well balanced with what I experienced on my eyes and lips flawlessly.

Chanel Malice Swatch

Regardless of whether as an everyday blush, a likely-out blush — what have you — it is really 1 of individuals blushes that goes with every thing.

And due to the fact it strikes this kind of a outstanding stability among peach and pink, it partners properly with peach lips, pink, coral and even orange lips, which are super stylish proper now.

But, Coco, it is outrageous expensive!

Yes it is. Craaaaaaazy costly, as are the rest of the Chanel Joues Contraste Blushes at $45 every single, but there’s top quality there, and these are some of the best blushes I have ever made use of.

Chanel Malice Blush
Here I’m also wearing the LORAC Pro Palette 2, MAC Technakohl Liner in Uniform and Clinique Lash Electrical power Feathering Mascara on my eyes, and a very long-discontinued Chanel Aqualumiere Gloss called Candy Glow (MAC Nymphette is kinda related) on my lips

There are unquestionably a lot less high priced blushes out there, but if you are unquestionably likely the large-stop blush route, a la Dior, Givenchy, Guerlain or YSL, I counsel getting a detour toward Malice or a person of the other Joues Contraste Blushes.

They are just so smooth! I barely have to do any mixing to get the edges nice and diffused. Moreover, they’re so straightforward to build up in levels and very last all day extended with no touchups.

They are really some of the ideal doing items in the Chanel line, and Malice, I assume, is the very best 1.

If a mate questioned me to advise just just one of the Joues Contraste Blushes, I’d say Malice without a second imagined.

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