Blush Horizon de Chanel for Spring 2012

The new Blush Horizon de Chanel ($58) is the star product of the Harmonie de Printemps Collection for Spring 2012. The new Glowing Blush Harmony is a stunning palette of soft luminous pinks, white, plum, peachy-pink and gold. I believe this will be a universally flattering pink. It has a good mixture of cool and warm tones with the alternating stripes. There are several variations of pink to suit everyone’s taste. This powder I took a soft blush brush and swirled the colors together before applying. On the face this is a very soft glowing pink, not overly frosty, but a hint of shimmer is visible on the face. Each stripe appears to have a different degree of shimmer which I find lovely. On my medium-toned olive skin (Chanel Perfection Lumiere B30) it gives a soft medium pink glow. On darker skins I think this will be more of a lighter highlighting pink, still visible, and absolutely gorgeous. Be sure to check out Makeup Magpie and Best Things in Beauty if you haven’t seen their photos yet.

Here at an angle you can see the glow better and the variations in the colors between each stripe (I believe the gold goes all the way through to the bottom of the pan):

Swatched & swirled (the heavy blended swatch looks frosty because of the high flash, but on the face it is not quite as frosty, I recommend you check out Best Things in Beauty’s swatches):

While striped blushes aren’t new, Chanel has created a beautiful fresh new variation with the Blush Horizon de Chanel. In the past few weeks, Amy from Café Makeup and I pondered how the new Chanel compared to compared to Guerlain’s Série Noire Blush G from last spring. On my skin, the Guerlain looks brighter and more peachy. The Blush Horizon de Chanel is more subtle & pink. I feel it’s a combination between Brompton Road and Narcisse without the chalkiness.

I haven’t seen any other spring collections in person yet, but I can already tell you this is a must-have for the season.


  1. Winnie
    December 12, 2011 / 2:38 pm

    Thanks for the review and swatches! Lovely and it's a must have for me too :-))

  2. December 12, 2011 / 4:22 pm

    This looks really lovely! Thank you for the comparison swatches, really helpful.

  3. December 12, 2011 / 6:31 pm

    I'm so glad to see your post Sabrina. I was really hesitant to purchase yet another pink blush but seeing your swatches makes me more excited about this now. It is beautiful.

  4. December 12, 2011 / 6:46 pm

    ooohhh lovely colours!
    Watch our makeup, and tell us what you think!


  5. December 12, 2011 / 7:40 pm

    It's wonderful! Looks not so shine as Guerlain blush, which is good for me.

  6. Anonymous
    December 12, 2011 / 10:19 pm

    Thank you for comparing Horizon/Brompton/Serie Noire! I was very curious how it would compare to the Serie Noire.

    This blush is just gorgeous.

  7. December 13, 2011 / 12:19 am

    The perfect girly blush! Love the pinks! 🙂

  8. December 13, 2011 / 12:44 am

    How does it compare to NARS Orgasm? Is it more pink?

  9. December 13, 2011 / 2:22 am

    Could your photos be any more gorgeous? And the swatches are amazing! 🙂

    I had forgotten about all of the other striped blushes that have come out in recent years! But I like the design of this one most I think, because the thin white & dark rose stripes make it look so pretty & cheerful, and dare I say preppy!

  10. December 13, 2011 / 4:32 pm

    This will require an in person testing. Lovely post, as always!

  11. December 13, 2011 / 10:07 pm

    these colors look like they would be pretty as highlights or a center shade for the eyes as well.

  12. December 13, 2011 / 11:16 pm

    oh the pigmentation in those swatches! so gorge

  13. December 14, 2011 / 8:12 am

    I need to go see this immediately!

  14. December 15, 2011 / 7:05 pm

    I totally called my Chanel sales associate as soon as you recommended this to me on twitter. Hope I get it soon – it look gorgeous!

  15. Lena
    December 16, 2011 / 6:56 pm

    I have mixed feelings about this one! It appears to me that it is just sitting on top of my skin. It gives a glowy film to my chickbones and I can still see my pale skin under, unlike a healthy flush like JC blushes. Is it my application or is my skin is too pale? Do you have any advise? Did any one else receive the same result?

  16. December 27, 2011 / 8:46 am

    That is crazy beautiful. I think I need to check that one out. Would be my first Chanel blush.

  17. Anonymous
    December 29, 2011 / 4:30 pm

    Oh my… Absolutely gorgeous.

    Do you think pink swoon paired with a highlighter is close enough to pass on Horizon?

  18. May 20, 2012 / 10:33 pm

    What do you think of this blush against Rose Écrin?
    Which do you prefer?

  19. September 26, 2012 / 5:27 am

    i am nc40 to 42…didn't expect to like this but i bought anyway…first time i used it, i was hooked! never looked off on me. highly pigmented on my tanned skin without making me look like a clown…in the words of my friends, this blush makes me glow!