Chanel Fall 2015 recently launched and as expected is eye candy all the way. The collection is nothing short of extravagant and introduces Fall colors tastefully and appropriately. Today I am reviewing Chanel Joues Contraste Powder Blush in Alezane (260)
($45), a rose, golden/brown color with golden flecks. I am a huge fan of Chanel blushes so when I spot a new shade added to the collection I buy it immediately. I have high standards when it comes to blush and Chanel is the only brand that has consistently tempted me every season when a new shade is launched. Now that I have expressed my deep love for Chanel blushes, let us take a close look at Alezane blush:
This new shade is the epitome of what fall colors look like yet is complex enough to fit all seasons. I initially had a hard time trying to describe what color this new shade is but my conclusion is that it’s a pinky, golden brown with golden specks mixed in. I have light/medium olive skin that is on the sallow side so anything with warm undertones can wash me out. Alezane blush turns very warm on me so I have to use it with a very light hand and blend it very well. I normally use Chanel Accent blush on a daily basis and pair it with Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow to get that perfect glow. But with Alezane, a bronzer would not work as that would be too much gold and brown for my skin tone so I used it alone. After wearing it a few hours, it settled into my skin nicely and looked like a light/medium bronzer that turned golden and gave me a healthy glow. The gold flecks mixed in were not obvious once applied but only contribute to the blush turning warm in my opinion. Keep in mind, my skin tone tends to turn everything warmer so you will have to test it out first and see how the color settles in.
When I gathered my Chanel blushes that I felt could be similar to Alezane, they didn’t look that much different to the naked eye. Once I swatched all four shades, Imprevu (59) blush came the closest in color. They both have that golden brown tone with gold flecks but Alezane is slightly less frosty and has more of a rose under tone.
Verdict? Chanel blushes can do no wrong in my eyes and Alezane blush is no exception. This will be my Fall 2015 blush color and I suspect it will be on yours as well.
Available at: Nordstrom.com