Le Blanc De Chanel 2012 Collection – Joues Contraste Fleur De Lotus Powder Blush Review and Swatches

May 6, 2012

Being an Asian I always find it hard to resist the Asia Exclusive Collection, as the color palette is specifically designed for the Asian coloring, and the quality is often surpassing my expectation. Chanel has released its Le Blanc 2012 collection a while ago, and I literally wanted everything from the collection but my rational side has limited myself to a few products. One of them is the Joues Contraste Fleur De Lotus Powder Blush which I think is an absolute must have.


Whoever owns this beautiful blush would agree with me that the quality is more superior than the regular JC Blush. The powder is still baked, but is more finely milled, softer and offers a better color payoff. Unlike the regular JC which requires more than a few swipes, the Fleur De Lotus only needs less than 2 swipes per side.

Fleur De Lotus is a universally flattering peachy pink color – an everyday “go to” shade that would complement any makeup look. If you like the Nars 0rgasm, Fleur De Lotus is a more luxurious and refined version of it. It contains finer shimmers and the overall powder texture feels smoother. The finish is more subdued than the Nars, and it inherits the unique finish of a baked formula that offers a satiny sheen with a soft flow. Espiegle is another popular JC shade, so I have also included it in the comparison swatches for you.


chanel-joues-contraste-powder-blush-fleur-de-lotus-nars-orgasm-espiegle-swatchesWearing Fleur De Lotus



{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

Jacqueline May 6, 2012 at 1:40 pm

Reika, Fleur De Lotus looks gorgeous on you. I have it too and I have to agree with you, the quality is out of this world. I love your eye look too what do you have on your eyes?


Claire May 6, 2012 at 3:12 pm

I am so jealous you have it 🙂 I really like this colour, it suits you perfectly. too bad it is asia exclusif, I wish they would make this permanent … everywhere!


baby in a corner May 6, 2012 at 4:23 pm

This is absolutely gorgeous on you! Do you get the european baked JCs in Australia? I like them even though the US formula is meant to be better!

Would also like to know the eyemakeup – I am looking for a shimmery tan colour.


Reika May 8, 2012 at 12:20 pm

Me too! I like the european baked version as well! They provide the most beautiful soft glow 🙂


Martha May 6, 2012 at 5:26 pm

So glad to see you blogging again! Fleur de Lotus looks amazing on you.


Dovey May 6, 2012 at 8:19 pm

Hi Reika, this is gorgeous on you! I can imagine how nice this must be if it’s a nicer version of NARS O.


Renee May 7, 2012 at 5:39 am

Hey, is this available in David Jones?? Please tell me it is, I was just there yesterday!


Reika May 8, 2012 at 12:19 pm

No it is not. It’s Asia exclusive, and I bought it from HK.


Renee May 8, 2012 at 12:35 pm

Shame!! Need to get dad to help me with it now.

Thanks 🙂 x


Petrina May 7, 2012 at 9:55 am

Oh I’m hoping to pick this up on Friday!!


Reika May 8, 2012 at 12:19 pm

Cool it would look beautiful on your complexion 🙂


Cindy May 8, 2012 at 2:28 am

Gorgeous! I couldn’t resist this and purchased it a few weeks back. So far so good!! 😀

Nice photos as always darl. I want your complexion!



Reika May 8, 2012 at 12:18 pm

Oh congrats! Look forward to hearing your review of this blush!


Rola May 8, 2012 at 10:26 pm

This color reminds me of Tom Ford’s Love Lust. Gorgeous! I agree with Jacqueline, your eyeshadow is exquisite. What color is it?


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