Chanel Collection Rêverie Parisienne Blush Camélia Rosé and Angélique

December 23, 2014

Chanel has two stunning options for cheeks this spring in the Collection Rêverie Parisienne. There is a beautiful floral cheek powder called Blush Camélia Rosé ($55 for 3 g/0.1 oz, limited-edition) and a new Joues Contraste called Angélique #190 ($45 for 6 g/0.21 oz). Both look like spring in powder form and they look quite stunning in the compacts.

The Blush Camélia Rosé has two shades in one compact. There is a soft light pink and a medium rose intertwined in a stunning camellia rose pattern. The overall tone is cool-toned and there is a slight hint of silver sparkle in the powder. On my medium olive skin this is semi-sheer but has a glowy finish. It does show up on my Chanel Beige 30 skin but it is very subtle. My first impression when I saw this was to think “this is so tiny!” – I do wish Chanel had skipped the brush on this one and made the powder larger like the Beiges De Chanel or seasonal highlighters. Still, it is remarkably beautiful in the compact and on the skin. If you need something more dramatic or visible but still natural and glowy I would recommend Hourglass Mood Exposure (reviewed here and here).

Angélique #190 Joues Contraste is a stunning peachy pink blush. It has a super smooth texture with a glowy finish. I found the pigment in this one just perfect. It has a lovely mix of pink, peach and rose in it so warms and brightens up the skin. If I had to pick one of the two cheek options, this would hands down be it.

Here are the two spring shades swatched side by side:

A few comparisons:

Hourglass Incandescent Electra (exclusive to the blush palette)
Chanel Espiegle (discontinued)

I’m in love with Angélique Blush. It is such a pretty peachy pink that I tend to gravitate towards. I have mixed feelings about the Blush Camélia Rosé mainly because of the size. It is a pretty soft pink rose that has a lovely glow but I do wish it had just a tiny bit more pigment on my medium skin.

For reference on other Chanel Spring 2015 reviews:

You should be able to find Chanel spring at all counters now. Online at Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Saks, Bloomingdales and Chanel.com.

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  • Teri December 23, 2014 at 7:08 pm

    Gaaah, I love both so much! The camelia rose is such a stunning collecter's item, I just need it! ^^
    And Angelique is a very pretty colour, I also really love the finish!

  • koushi December 23, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    I totally agree with your thoughts. When I swatched, I was like why is everyone freaking out about Camelia Rose when Angelique is so much prettier? Really tempted by Angelique despite the fact that I probably have 10 dupes.

  • Nawi December 23, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    I cannot wait to get my hands on both of them. So pretty. Thanks for yet another great Chanel review my favorite make up brand. Love reading yours posts. Happy holidays.

  • Clever Girl Reviews December 23, 2014 at 7:56 pm

    Angélique is much better imho. It might be too warm for me but it's certainly a better value and better looking!

  • Nikoleta Ljuljduraj December 23, 2014 at 8:09 pm

    Totally love both colours! 🙂

    Nikoleta, xoxo


  • Evelyn December 23, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    The Camelia rose was too pretty for me to pass up. Yes it is small but I really love it and am happy I have it. I just don't want to use it, it's so pretty. lol

  • Sunny December 23, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    Hey Sabrina, thanks for the swatches and review! I was ALL OVER Camelia Rose, but I think it'll be way subtle on me as well. Still, can't wait to see it in real life! Angelique seems really promising!

  • Mary December 23, 2014 at 11:30 pm

    Can anyone compare Angelique with Nars Amour? Just bought that and wondering how close they are. I love peachy pinks, and this looks just gorgeous! The other looks more like just pretty packaging.

  • Eileen December 24, 2014 at 12:08 am

    On my NC 15 complexion, Camélia Rosé provides a beautiful, but delicate, flush of warm rosé. I was actually surprised when the Chanel SA asked me if I had tried the new highlighter and pointed to the lovely Camélia Rosé. I had to laugh because it was what I was wearing–as a blusher! She laughed, too, and agreed that on my light complexion it definitely worked as a blusher. 🙂

    I've read a few reviews that have criticized the blusher (highlighter?) for being a bit stiff, but I'm sure that was necessary because of the delicately sculpted petals. It really is a thng of beauty! Despite the harder formula, though, I can't say I've had any application problems. I use either my Suqqu cheek brush or my Hakuhodo (both squirrel). For day, it is subtle but definitely visible. For evening, I like to use it with a bit of Camélia de Plumes which is that drop dead gorgeous holiday highlighter. As for the size, I wish it had been a bit larger, but it isn't a deal breaker for me seeing as I have never, ever hit pan on a blusher. As for the brush, I tossed it out. Such a waste, but I'd never use it to apply Camélia Rosé or any other product for that matter. So, yes, a bit more product instead would have been very nice.

  • Jess December 24, 2014 at 2:01 am

    Awww…Camelia Rose is such a beauty. I super love the shade and the coverage is just perfect for me. Love the flowery design of it too.

  • Cashmere Lace December 24, 2014 at 3:45 am

    Oh I love when Chanel does embossing on products! It's always so lovely. These both look absolutely beautiful – shades that would work year-round.


  • Candice Petersen December 24, 2014 at 6:35 am

    These blushes are gorgeous!

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

  • transientbeaute December 24, 2014 at 7:39 am

    That embossing is absolutely gorgeous!

  • Anonymous December 24, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    hi sabrina!!! happy holidays!!! sabrina, do you have the chanel blush in reflex?? if so, could you please tell me a few different blushes that could match this color? i've looked everywhere for this blush (at least in the united states). i'm trying to recreate exactly what they used at chanel's dubai resort show. i have reve d'orient. now, i need blush and lip to go with it.so far, nars orgasm and tom ford's lovelust has been suggested. although i really want chanel. i wanted your opinion and suggestions. thankyou very much and merry christmas and happy new year to you and all the other fabulous readers on here that have made my beauty year a happy one!! xoxo. p.s. although i have a different opinion about these blushes, angelique is so well coordinated with the collection. there's on;y a few "peachy/corally" blushes listed on chanel's website. i sure miss the older colors. 🙂

  • Anonymous December 24, 2014 at 6:12 pm

    Thank you for the terrific (as always) swatches and review.

    Merry Christmas!

  • Mandy S December 24, 2014 at 6:25 pm

    Angelique looks lovely! x


  • Foreign Girl December 25, 2014 at 4:16 pm

    Camelia Rose is such a must for me because it's so pretty!!
    Will have to try the Angelique one. I'm still searching for the perfect blush colour for me. I have this weird colouring that seems sometimes cool and sometimes warm, and nothing ever seems right, lol.

  • María Blardone December 25, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    I use Chanel cosmetics always! They are the best
    Lots of love, xx


  • michelle December 25, 2014 at 11:08 pm

    Happy Holidays, Sabrina! Love the embossed blush–too beautiful to use! But I don't think the colors are all that different or *special* than others. I am a HUGE fan of BECCA blushes these days–really gorgeous and lovely application!

  • Dirty Blonde Ambition December 28, 2014 at 3:23 am

    Hi! Happy Holidays!

    I swatched the Blush Camélia Rose yesterday, and it's absolutely stunning. I'm trying NOT to buy anymore blushes (because I have a blush problem), but it's so beautiful, I'm contemplating going back and picking it up before it sells out.

    xx Lauren | Dirty Blonde Ambition

  • Jennifer January 2, 2015 at 5:54 am

    Not the biggest blush person but this actually looks really nice

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