Review and Swatches: Le Blush Crème de Chanel in Affinité, Révélation, Présage

Le Blush Crème de Chanel Affinité, Révélation, Présage
Left – Right: Le Blush Crème de Chanel Affinité, Révélation, Présage

Le Blush Crème de Chanel is something of a quandary for me. I’ve owned and used three of them (Affinité, Révélation, Présage) since September last year, and have played around with primers, foundation, application methods, etc and to me, they are just ok products. I was about to give up on them when, at years’ end, these blushes make so many ‘best of 2013’ lists, and there I go experimenting some more. By God, I will make these work!

But alas, non. Il n’est pas destiné à être – it’s not meant to be.

The problem is the lasting power. They fade after 2-3 hours. By afternoon there is nothing on my cheeks. I’ve tried various combinations of primers, foundations, application methods, but the three sisters Affinité, Révélation, and Présage just don’t want to roll with moi. I have to pile it on to make them last a while, but in the morning such pile is just ridiculous looking. Which is a shame, as the colors are lovely and they are easy to apply. Unexpectedly, I loved Révélation most (when I though Présage would be the one) – the color is lovely on the lips or cheeks, a pale pink on me, not too warm, buildable, and works across a multitude of eye looks.

I hope you will have better luck with them.

Left to right: Affinité, Révélation, Présage
Left to right: Affinité, Revélation, Présage (click to enlarge)