Chanel Rose Écrin Joues Contraste for Fall 2011

June 21, 2011

Chanel Rose Écrin #68 is a soft luminous pale rose pink. It’s a neutral-cool, leaning slightly more towards the cool side. The shimmer is finely milled (no frost). The texture is soft and there is noticeable rose scent which fades quickly. Pigment is soft but buildable. Lasting power is average as with most powder blushes.

UPDATE: A few have mentioned that Rose Écrin appears to have peachy tones from my photos, from what I see on my screen and in the pot it’s a true pink, no peach. If you see any other relevant reviews pop up of this blush, please link in the comments, thanks!

Compared to other Chanel pinks, it’s closest to Caprice (long discontinued). The difference is Caprice has more warmth and almost looks peachy. Rose Écrin is very similar but more pink/cool-toned. Note that I am doing a comparison of the US formulas. The Euro/Asia formulas of shades with the same name might be slightly different. This might be overkill, but here are the comparisons and swatches in different lighting. Compared to Caprice, Rose Dust, Rose Petale and Pink Explosion. As always, YMMV (your mileage may vary) per computer screen. I found the Chanel promotional photos to be fairly accurate this year, the promo photo is just slightly more dusty/pale than the actual product for the blush (see them on Cafe Makeup here also on Beauty Crazed in CA here).

With flash

Without flash

I’m working as fast as I can to swatch the lips and the new eyeshadows, but I’ve come down with a  bad cold 🙁 I’ve made it so long without getting sick and then all of a sudden bam. Sorry for the delay in getting all the reviews, swatches and photos/details etc. Thanks for your patience!

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  • What beautiful comparison pics! Thanks for all the wonderful pictures, Sabrina! I love the look of Rose Ecrin, but I'm fairly certain that all the ones you swatched here (except for Pink Explosion) are similar enough to my R&R Bedroom and Clarins Miami Pink to justify getting another one… lol.

  • Omg, this shade is beautiful. I love the formula of Chanel Blushes. I think I need this one.

  • I hope you feel better soon! You've done such an amazing job on your beauty look book!

  • Amy

    Rose Ecrin is such a needed color in Chanel's line!! I'm so happy that they've released and your pictures are gorgeous. I hope that you feel better soon!

  • I MUST have that blush. I am actually glad you swatched all those blushes together because I have all of them, except for Caprice, and I can see how Rose Ecrin is very different. It seems to be the most clear. Less peachy than Rose Petale, less fuchsia than Pink Explosion, less beige than Rose Rust, and I agree it looks the most like Caprice.

    Beautiful blush and gorgeous pictures, as always. I haven't been this excited about an entire Chanel collection in a long time. (OK maybe a year, but it seems like a long time.)

    I hope you feel better soon. Summer colds are the worst. 🙁

  • Loads of get well vibes! Summer colds are the worst!

  • Anonymous

    Thank you so much for the swatches and color comparisons! I have Orchid rose, which looks darker based on your pics. I think I need this one too!

  • Those are amazing swatches.. Seriously, it's so hard to tell exactly what shades some colors are unless they are swatched beside other things. Thanks so much!!

  • Seeing all those blushes next to each other is quite a blissful experience! Rose Ecrin is such a pretty neutral/cool pink. I love how it's doesn't scream pink (like pink explosion), yet it it's not on the too brown or too muted pink end. As goldilocks would say, it's just right!

    Thank you for the wonderful swatches, and I hope you recover from you cold soon! Get lots of rest =)

  • *drools* Oh my! They all look beautiful~

  • I hope you get well soon as well! I can't wait to see your swatches of the last new formula eyeshadows!! This blush is a must have!! Actually, most of Chanel fall collection is for me 😉

  • Anonymous

    Please do the new Rouge Coco's next!

  • These are beautiful. Despite having a million pink blushes i kinda want all of them

  • Thanks for such beautiful pictures, Sabrina!!Good work!!I hope you feel better soon!

  • Hope you feel better soon! These swatches are amazing! I love the rose ecrin, you are right it looks very similar to caprice. They are all stunning colours though!

  • Hope you're feeling better. I think this blush is an absolute must for me! Thank you!

  • This looks quite a bit like my beloved MAC Pink Cult blush except that it has shimmer (and who could turn that down?!)

    Definitely going on my shopping list. Now I just need to decide about Peridot! Thanks for the great pictures.

  • Eileen

    Take good care of yourself, Sabrina. Your efforts to get all these amazing reviews and photographs of the new collection posted as quickly as possible have been nothing less than heroic! I think we all agree, though, that your health is more important than our curiosity. You're such a dear heart!

    I am so happy that I ordered Rose Écrin (pink jewel). Your beautiful close-ups and comparison swatches have convinced me that this is going to be a perfect summer into autumn blush–when the weather cools down, but the days still have a bit of summer's warmth. Even people who fear pink "doll cheeks" should be happy with Rose Écrin. It is that whisper of beige in the undertone that softens the pink and makes it so utterly natural. Peter Philips really worked color magic in coming up with this jewel. I can hardly wait! I feel like a kid on Cristmas Eve 🙂

  • This is love! 😀 Looks like the best blush I've ever seen! I'll probably feel that way again when erm… the S/S 2012 (did I write that right? 😉 collections come out.

    This is not a true pink, is it? Not like Benefit's Throbbb. Rose Ecrin is pink but has peachy tones. 🙂

  • Hope you feel better soon! Thanks so much for the amazing swatches – the whole collection looks amazing!

  • they are all gorgeous, i can't pick a favorite since they are pretty similar. New follower here ^-^

  • Again great swatches Sabrina! Is Rose Ecrin similar to Orchid Rose by any chance? Thanks 🙂

  • oh wow! I am dying for Rose Ecrin! And the new cream-gel liners!!

  • Wow, this looks so nice! Love it! 🙂

  • Anonymous

    So pretty. Do you think that it is close to Narcisse (US version)?

  • DROOL, want all of these! great pics and swatches