There’s a new Cyber Monday launch from Chanel and I’m thrilled to give you a first look at the Jardin de Chanel Blush Camelia Peche ($48 for 3 g/0.1 oz, made in France, limited-edition, Chanel.com exclusive). This is a beautiful soft silky peach and pink blush with an embossed camellia flower design. According to the description it has a mix of blush shades in Espeigle and Malice intertwined. As a peach-obsessed makeup lover I think is just stunning.
The description online describes this as a Joues Contraste formula featuring baked powder technology. Long-time Chanel lovers know that there are different formulas across countries. This one appears to be softer than the non-US baked formula – it’s delicate and soft, just like the Jardin de Chanel Blush Camelia Rose from 2014 (pink version, scroll down lower for a comparison).
Shown below, Jardin de Chanel Blush Camelia Peche:
Jardin de Chanel Blush Camelia Peche mixed has a soft peachy pink tinge with a satiny sheen. It makes the skin glow in a natural way with sheer to medium coverage. It has the signature soft floral scent that Chanel powder blushes have but is non-irritating and isn’t overpowering to me. Lasting power is pretty good – it stayed on for several hours before it started to fade. Overall pigment is natural but you can layer it for a bit more color.
Each shade swatched individually and then mixed together. It looks softer and smoother on the skin than it appears on the swatch below. It’s suddenly incredibly dry here now that fall/winter has arrived in Florida and my skin has definitely felt it.
Shown below, on the left it’s layered with a heavier hand. On the right it has just a couple soft sweeps. Also worn on the face:
- Base and Foundation – Dior Capture Totale Dreamskin Cushion in 30 + Saturday Skin All Aglow Sunscreen Perfection Cushion in Goldie 06, for those curious I fluctuate between Chanel 30 and 40 in Foundations and MAC NC35 in the Studio Fix Fluid
- Powder – Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Colour in No 20 to set all over
- Blush – Chanel Jardin de Chanel Blush Camelia Peche
- Brows – Diorshow Brow Styler in Universal Brown
- Eyeshadows – Chanel Les 4 Ombres in Tisse Rivoli
- Lips – Chanel Le Rouge Crayon de Couleur in Rose Violine No 2 + Rouge Coco Gloss in Subtil 744
A quick comparison to the 2014 Blush Camelia Rose, I can’t believe I still had a backup of this! Both have the same soft texture so if you tried the Rose version know that the Peche version has the same finish and soft satiny sheen.
Swatches, side by side – I have to emphasize that these blushes aren’t dry-looking on the skin, it’s just my arm that’s dry due to weather changes here. I’ve been applying lip balm like CRAZY for the last week. I’ve also started using coconut oil again on the body. Hoping it will help with the weather changes.
Many thanks to Chanel for sending this as an early preview for me to share.