{new & swatched} Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette

~purchased by me~

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I am beyond excited. I just got the box from the delivery person and here it is!

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I have all of the ambient lighting blushes and use them on rotation (that’s how much I love them).  Now it’s easier to travel as the ambient lighting powder palette has now it’s travel buddy. And the swatch photo below is swatched heavily to show the color. And this is what I love about these blushes. The quality is consistent.

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The powder is fine, applies smooth and silky and easy to apply and blend. The color selection in this palette is perfect for those looking into owning their first own blush palette. It includes Luminous Flush (champagne rose, permanent), Incandescent Electra (cool peach, limited edition in this palette) and Mood Exposure (soft plum, permanent). It will definitely suit a variety of skin tones, in different looks.

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I got mine at Sephora during the VIB Rouge Sneak Peak for $58. It will be available for sale beginning October 1. Regular individual ambient lighting blush is 0.15 oz at $35 each and in the palette, each blush is 0.11 oz (x3 per palette) for $58. Definitely worth it. I highly recommend you to avail of this limited edition palette as soon as it is available.

xo, Emilie

Chanel Joues Contraste in 160 Innocence

~ purchased by me ~

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My only pick from Chanel’s Fall 2014 Beauty Collection, Collection Etats Poetique, is this beautiful Joues Contraste powder blush in Innocence.

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This slightly warm pink, matte blush is devoid of shimmer. Perfect for everyday wear. The texture though is not what I have come to expect of Chanel Joues Contraste. It is slightly drier than usual, therefore you need to dig in a little bit to get some product on your brush. While this may prove to be disappointing for some, it may just be what the doctor ordered for those heavy handed makeup newbies. It’s hard to overdo it with this color and texture.

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While the texture is not superb, I find myself using it often to give myself that pinched cheek flush. At $45 each, it is expensive for a product that’s not up to its usual quality. Color is not that unique so I suggest finding a dupe. Or you can check out the comparison swatch below and maybe you would find Rose Petale or Rose Initiale more to your liking.

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Here’s a variation of my usual everyday face. I believe I have Laura Mercier Caviar Stick in Cocoa smudged on the lid, Chanel Joues Contraste Innocence on the cheeks and Fresh Lip Gloss in Rose on the lips.

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xo, Emilie