This was my first Chanel purchase and I took a leap of faith because I bought this sight unseen.
I've come to the conclusion that I just can't wear pink or tawny blushes because they just end up looking muddy on me. I have redness on my cheeks that is excentuated when I wear pink blush, so i've been leaning towards more natural/glowy blushes. This one is exactly that! It gives you that 'something' that enhances your face but doesn't overpower it.
The only reason I'm giving this a 4 instead of a 5 is because the blush is highly fragranced, which I find weird. To add to that, its rose scented, which is one of my least favorite smells of all time. You can smell roses for a bit after you put this on, but the scent does eventually fade away. Although its fragranced, it hasn't irritated my skin.
As perfect and gorgeous as everyone else has mentioned. It truly seems like a universally flattering color for any skin tone. I have tons of blushes, a good majority of them Chanel, and this has easily become one of my most reached for shades. I'm very pale and I love how subtle and glowing this is on me. It's the peachy-pink color I had always hoped Nars Orgasm would be.
This has a brightening effect and is so natural looking. Very lit-from-within. Looks beautiful when paired with a warm, delicate highlighter.
Even though Chanel blushes are slightly perfumed, I never have a problem with irritation or breakouts. My skin is very sensitive and these always work well on me. So finely milled and silky so it goes on evenly and smoothly. Superior quality in every way. Love it!
The best ever peachy color for my NC10-15 skintone. It looks super natural and cute in picture and in person. I will say the lasting power is just second to Nars, but a lot more natural then Nars. I don't like it is baked because it is so hard to pick up the color since most of my makeup brushes are natural bristles. I think they will need some stiffer makeup brush to use with.
I adore this blush, both in terms of formula and color. The shade is a soft baby peach with a hint of pink that does wonders for my extremely fair, cool-toned complexion. It is versatile enough to be paired with virtually every eye and lip look imaginable. I personally have paired espiegle with a smoky eye, a nude/neutral eye, a plum eye, and a bronze eye. I have also paired it with rose-toned lippies, nude lippies, coral lippies, pink lippies . . . you get the idea. This blush has a very subtle shimmer throughout that simply illuminates the skin without ever actually appearing obviously shimmery. I am typically not a fan of shimmery blushes–I find them to be unnatural and unflattering on me. Espiegle is, however, the rare exception, as while it does have some shimmer, it is extremely refined and delicate, thereby allowing the blush to blend seamlessly into the skin without accentuating pores, etc. I also love how evenly espiegle applies–even though it is a lighter shade, the powder is so finely-milled and pigmented that you get fantastic color payoff from a single swipe of your brush. The staying power is also excellent–this lasts for a minimum of six to eight hours without any cream blush base, and lasts practically forever (or at least until you wash it off) if it is layer over a good cream or gel blush. As for the scent, I personally love roses and I find the subtle rose fragrance of most Chanel cosmetics to be lovely. I have never experienced any irritation from the fragrance contained in joues contraste blushes, despite having extremely sensitive skin. I can, however, imagine that some people might have an issue with the idea of using fragranced blush, especially if they are not keen on rose scents. I will absolutely repurchase this, as it is an HG product for me.
So happy with this blush! When I ran out of Reflex, I never found anything to replace it until now. This is even better! I feared it would be glittery, but it's not at all. Perfect, lovely, glowing peach.
aaah. Chanel. Love. They nailed it yet again. This is one of the most beautiful blushes I have used. I have many other JCs and this immediately became my absolute favourite.
For reference, I am NC30 and have light-medium golden tones. I though this wouldn't show up at all and the colour payoff would be poor but quite to the contrary, it is much more pigmented than I expected from JC, applies like butter and stays during the day. It looks like a flat light pink in the pan but it has a very fine gold sheen which looks very natural and gorgeous three-dimensional finish. Some days I apply it over Vitalumiere Aqua straightaway, some days over VLA plus Suqqu translucent glow powder, some days over VLA plus bronzer. It looks perfect with either, never cakes up, moves or oxidizes.
I have read some people complaining about the smell, but I've always loved the rose scent of JCs and actually it suits this rosy pink colour beautifully.
The packaging is classic Chanel. Recently they replaced the little black brushes with another and the new one somehow works with Espiegle. I normally use it with my Bobbi Brown blush brush, but I prefer to use the little brush when I'm applying it over bronzer as it picks up more colour.
I guess it looks perfect on paler women but it looks amazingly good on medium gold or olive complexions, too.
I am absolutely in love with this blush. I had bought it back when the Spring collection first came out and as soon as I saw it I KNEW it was made for me. I have extremely pale skin (NC 4 or 5) and was also very reluctant to wear it in the colder months but it gives my skin the glow and freshness it needs so I think anyone with very light skin could also wear it throughout the year. The texture is very silky so it can be blended easily and the gold glitter isn't very noticeable on the skin. It has the signature Chanel floral scent but it isn't very strong in my opinion. It is pricey but that's what you get for paying for designer makeup; on the bright it does give you a little more product than the average blush. Also the package does kind of feel light and a bit cheap but it's also black and sleek and comes in a velvet pouch. I definitely recommend this blush and I'm glad it's now in the permanent line!
LOVE, LOVE this blush. It just add a beautiful glow to the face. I was so surprise the effect it made on me! (for reference i'm NC25 MAC, with golden tone) In a hurry I only put some foundation, mascara, Espiegle and Orange Euphorique from Guerlain and Voila! It was really natural but still really stylish! I just loved the effect. It is a must buy!
Love this! This blush is for many different shades, i'm medium olive toned and this comes up so beautifully. i know it looks orange in the pan but it comes out to be a pretty soft apricot. It looks gorgeous for spring and summer with a nice tan. the only problem is that the color does fade during the day on me, but i also put very litltle because i like only a hint of color. it also has a nice floral scent. this would work on pale skin as well as my skin. i don't know if it will show up on dark skin, but maybe you just need to put more than usual.
such a beautiful color, i cannot praise this enough.
- relatively sheer, but can be built up
- gives a gorgeous glow without being glittery.
- mostly peachy, with just a bit of pink
- very springy, vibrant, yet natural
- in my opinion, this is the most beautiful of all the chanel blush shades
- goes on evenly and lasts all day
- the only downside is the price (50$ in my country)
- also, i dont think this would suit darker complexions since it is rather light. anyone that is medium and/or up would probably have a hard time getting this color to show up