Les Tendres De Chanel in Les Roses

May 2, 2011

Today I have something really exciting to show you – it is the Les Tendres De Chanel in Les Roses.  As far as I know, it is limited edition and is only exclusive to Hong Kong for now. It really has got my pulse racing when I first saw it at the counter – a highlighter and a beautiful pink blush combined into one product by Chanel is just a dream product for me!

chanel-les-tendres-de-chanel-les-roses-1The box

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A close-up shot, it has the same 4 band design as the Soleil Tan de Chanel 4 Facettes Bronzers (from Chanel Spring 2011 collection). The only difference is the brush is made of soft white goat hair instead of black.

chanel-les-tendres-de-chanel-les-roses-2Swatched from top to bottom,

– the top 2 shades  being the face highlighters

– the bottom 2 shades being the blushes

– all colors mixed together is  swatched on the far right

chanel-les-tendres-de-chanel-les-roses-swatchThis is how it looks on me – I applied with all the colors mixed together on my cheeks, and then applied the white shade across my cheekbones as highlighter. The texture is soft and pigmented enough to show up as a visible highlighter or blush with one swipe with the brush.

When applied swirled together, it delivers a beautiful soft pink glow to my face with luminosity and dimension. I was a little wary of the white shade to be mixed in or used as a highlighter at the start, as it looked quite frosty when swatched on my arm. I was wrong, the effect is  soft and glowy against my skin tone when applied light handed, without making my face look shiny or frosty.

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I have quite an extensive collection of blushes, this one definitely tops my favorite. I can’t remember how much exactly it was in Hong Kong Dollars, think it was roughly around  AUD$55, almost half the price of how much it would be in Australia!

{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

Me my best and I May 3, 2011 at 12:53 pm

So delicately pretty. Makes your skin look beautiful!

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Reika May 4, 2011 at 2:41 am

Thanks Julie. I find pink blushes always brighten up my complexion a little.

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Lina May 3, 2011 at 1:36 pm

Hi, I love your blog! Been going through your old posts he he

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Reika May 4, 2011 at 2:39 am

Thank you soo much for your support Lina. I am really flattered 🙂

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nicci May 12, 2011 at 6:28 am

you are so lucky! I am in the US and the colors that came out were too dark for my taste 🙁 I keep searching for this on Ebay hoping to find it! It looks gorgeous on you!

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Reika May 12, 2011 at 1:36 pm

Hehe.. I felt very lucky too 😛 I know how it feels when you miss out on a limited edition by Chanel. I missed out on the jade nail polish and I saw it on sale for $200 on ebay!!
Good lucky on finding one 🙂

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Jennifer May 14, 2011 at 3:02 am

I haven’t seen this in HK stores yet! *gasps*

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Reika May 14, 2011 at 12:42 pm

Hi Jennifer thanks for visiting my blog 🙂 I am a long time follower of your blog!
What??!! I thought it is only exclusive to HK..I bought mine at the HK airport, there was a sign indicating this product is HongKong exclusive.

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David Po September 5, 2011 at 1:02 am

For what it’s worth, I just picked up this set through Duty Free during a flight from Vancouver to Hong Kong with Cathay Pacific. While that’s technically not exactly ‘in’ Hong Kong, I guess it’s another confirmed location to pick up this set 🙂 Not sure if many people are going to hop aboard an international flight just to pick this up…..but at least if anybody has an upcoming CX flight take a peek in the Duty Free catalog, you may be surprised!

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aksaiyo May 19, 2011 at 4:05 am

hey there! Could you tell me it’s Chinese name? I want to have a friend look for it there, and it’s much easier to find if I only knew the Chinese 🙂 Thanks!

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Reika May 19, 2011 at 12:48 pm

Hi akasaiyo, the chinese name is 柔和頰彩 – I bought it at the hongkong airport.

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aksaiyo May 28, 2011 at 3:11 am

I found it! I found it on the duty free on the plane to Taiwan though. I suspect it might be an Asian Travel exclusive then? I’ve poked around Taiwanese Chanel counters and haven’t seen any.
Thanks for all the help!

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Reika May 28, 2011 at 12:25 pm

congrats aksaiyo! I hope you love it as much as I do.
Thanks for letting me know..I think you are right..maybe it’s only available at duty free…

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Jessica May 28, 2011 at 5:47 am

Beautiful! I have the Bronze Rose palette and love it. So jealous of you Hong Kong ladies for having access to this!

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Xam April 23, 2012 at 12:03 am

Hi, I have this Chanel blush and it was an instant fave of mine. I remembered that I kept it for a while before using it since i was still using a different blush product that time. ^-^

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