Le Blush Cream de Chanel 65 Affinite and 63 Revelation Review, Swatches and FOTD

September 29, 2013

I finally get back into the swing of shopping and wearing makeup again! And my first purchase since my “break” was the Le Blush Cream De Chanel in 65 AFFINITE and 63 REVELATION. I wore these on several occasions and I absolutely adore them. They are now becoming one of my top three favorite cream blushes – on par with my Addiction Cheek Sticks and the Stila Convertibles.

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My thought on these cream blushes is that the texture would go well with every skin type. The cream blush is extremely finely milled so it doesn’t settle into the pores. And it is extremely easy to blend into a natural and even finish. I only need a tiny dab of it to create a natural flush of color on the cheeks. The finish strikes a perfect balance between creamy and powdery (see the comparison swatch below), and it sets into the skin seamlessly without enhancing dry patches and pores.

There is no surprise that I picked up two of the most popular pink shades from the range. The must-have 65 AFFINITE which has been out of stock for a long time, and the 63 REVELATION that goes with any makeup look all year round.

65 AFFINITE is a bright strawberry pink with a hint of blue undertone that sets into a semi-matte finish. If you think the color looks quite ordinary when it is swatched on hand, then you should give it a try on the face. It’s one of those ‘magical’ bright pink shades that instantly transforms a dull and lifeless complexion into a fresh and youthful looking one.

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63 REVELATION is a warm peachy pink. It is a no brainer soft pink shade that is easy to wear when you are on the go.

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Comparison Swatches with Addiction Cheek Stick Amazing; Stila Convertible Gerbera, YSL Cream Blush 9 (reviewed here), Stila Convertible Lilliumchanel-cream-blush-63-revelation-65-affinite-comparison-swatches

FOTD 1 wearing shade 65 AFFINITE

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FOTD 2 wearing shade 63 REVELATION

chanel-cream-blush-63-revelation-review-swatch-fotd-1Other products used:

RMK Foundation, Lunasol Summer Eyes 2013, YSL Lipstick PINK IN PARIS in FOTD 1, and CORAIL INCANDESCENT in FOTD 2  (reviewed here)

Bottom Line: If these blushes can make me look like ‘have slept for 8 hours’ (which indeed I only sleep less than 5 hours a day…), then they really are doing something magical that’s worth the splurge. I bought the Chanel Cream Blush at David Jones for $60 each. Both shades are available here in the US. You can also get them from Harrods with international shipping and VAT Tax deduction available.

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Yukari September 29, 2013 at 3:15 pm

I am interested in trying them…but wonder how they swatch & compare to the Armani blushing fabrics?
Would they seems too similar?

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Shopping Obsession September 29, 2013 at 5:07 pm

both blushes look so great on you. I got the one in 62 Presage(a more coral color) and really love the texture and how little goes such a long way and the staying power is also impressive.

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Martha September 29, 2013 at 5:24 pm

Both colors are lovely on you! I have Presage and Inspiration so far. Revelation is definitely a consideration next :)

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Tina September 29, 2013 at 9:44 pm

I have the cream blush in Revelation…I like it but it’s too subtle on my slightly tanner complexion. see….http://www.ourwonderlust.com/ourwonderlust/chanel-cream-blush.html

It looks better on you!

xoxo

Tina

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Tina September 29, 2013 at 11:20 pm

You look gorgeous wearing both shades! I recently got Revelation, need to start playing around with it!:)

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Makeupremastered September 30, 2013 at 6:32 am

Hi
I am loving my Chanel cream blushes ! I bought Presage and Fantastic -the two LE shades-but that pretty pink you have on you cheeks is calling my name!

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Nelly October 1, 2013 at 6:28 am

Wooww!! Your face is glowing.. You look too fresh for someone who just gave birth…Gorgeous!! I’m wondering, will it look patchy or ruin the loose powder that is applied all over the face? thanks

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Eileen October 1, 2013 at 4:13 pm

Hi Nelly,

These have been out for several months in the US and the preferred method of application seems to be to lightly pat the color on with the fingers and then blend it out with a brush. My personal choice is to use Chanel’s blending brush but reviewers and commenters have reported excellent results using many different brushes. This new Chanel formulation is quite saturated in color so start with less than you think you’ll need. It’s buildable so you can always add more. Lightly pat the color on your cheek and then use a clean blending brush to blend it out and soften the edges. You’ll have a lovely, naturel-looking “real skin” glow that’s hard to beat.

Now, to answer your question, LOL, this formula dries and sets much faster than traditional cream blushers. It is not sticky or tacky and will not interfere with your finishing powder. I always set my makeup with a light dusting of ultra fine finishing powder and I’ve never had any problems with Chanel’s cream blush “grabbing” my powder or the powder disturbing my blush application.

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nelly October 2, 2013 at 12:39 am

Thanks so much Eileen!! that is a complete answer to my question. Yes, I had problem with cream blush before that it grabbed the finishing powder that I applied. Maybe it was just me didn’t know how to apply cream blushes =P I might try this one from Chanel :)

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Reika October 11, 2013 at 11:31 am

Nelly, I am 100% agree with Eileen. Chanel cream blush is very easy to apply, and I can easily achieve a natural flush look with my fingers. Should give it a try with a brush next time!

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Nelly October 13, 2013 at 11:29 am

I have bought this blush in Revelation. It appears really pink in me than peach, but love it!! the Chanel SA put it on me using brush and it looks very natural & easy to blend. But I like to use my finger. Thanks for the recommendation & advise, Reika & Eileen. Without your review, I wouldn’t know that Chanel makes these very lovely cream blushes.

Cindy October 7, 2013 at 1:37 pm

Hi Reika

You are such a stunning woman! I love Affinite on you :)

Cindy

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Rowena October 9, 2013 at 3:29 pm

May I ask what lens you use for your head shots? you are so pretty!

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Reika October 11, 2013 at 11:27 am

Hi Rowena I am using the Canon 80-200 mm lens. Hope it helps :-)

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Popblush October 10, 2013 at 10:53 am

Both FOTD’s look amazing! Both blushes are such flattering shades on you especially Affinite – looks so radiant and has a youthful glow.

Wow you only sleep 5 hours a day? Definitely doesn’t look like that!

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Jangsty October 13, 2013 at 12:00 pm

you look amazing and both colors compliment your skin tone! I own both and love them too

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Jen W October 19, 2013 at 3:33 am

Love the look of both of these on you. I currently the shade in Destiny and wearing it to death!

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Cyn December 6, 2013 at 5:56 pm

Lovely!
What eyelashes are you wearing? It looks so long but very natural at the same time, love it!

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Melinda December 7, 2013 at 6:05 am

I love your eye makeup in these photos. Can I ask what you did and the product names/colors you used?

Thanks!

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Shikha March 3, 2014 at 10:51 am

beautiful shade.. I tried finding 63 shade at duty free shop at KL, India however there were out of stock

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