This is my favorite JC blush yet! a beautiful peachy pink on me with a slight shimmer, that I imagine will pair well with bronzer come summer. Goes on even and smooth and doesn't turn orange and oxidize on me. NC25 for reference. Only downside is the rose smell - Chanel needs to lose it, it's totally unnecessary....
OH GOD.. this blush is just AMAZING..
I LOVE the colour. Its a more peachy,less pink-peachypink colour. Which looks good on a yellow tone/warm skintones. There's shimmer but not too much, just enough to make the skin looks like it has a healthy glow. It smells amazing, like all the joues contrase, smells of roses. The packaging, well, it IS Chanel. Sleek, elegant and sophisticated. It comes with a brush, which at first i thought looked and felt a bit too rough. But after trying and using it a couple of times, its actually pretty good. It picks up lots the colour pretty well, and it doesnt feel rough on the skin at all. i have sensitive skin, so i hate using brushes that are rough and irritates my skin.
Overalls, I would LOVE to repurchase it again. LOVE the colour, the finish, the packaging, smells good, everything!
If you love blush that looks like highlight but just enough color to give you that innocent look.. this is great !
I am sure I will be using this a lot in summer for some lovely shine on my cheeks.
In the shop they keep insisting that this is NOT LE !
I have asked several times and they say it will be in the permanent line ! Anyway, I am not sure about this but if they are right it is very good news for us !!!
Update 14th of March :
I did not know there was such a difference between the European version of this blush and the American version.
My comment up here was for the European version, the baked one. I love this blush so much that I wanted to buy a second one, so I ordered a backup in the USA without even knowing they would be different...
What I can tell today is that the European is more of a highlighter than a blush to me, it gives a nice peachy glow with tiny sparkles (and maybe a silverish/whitish shine, sorry I cannot really describe it well).
The other US version is more opaque but also very beautiful. I could not say which one I prefer because to me these are completely different textures and even look so different on the skin....
Both are gorgeous, but why do they make a different one here ?
Also the european one is 4g (0.14oz) and the USA one is 6g (0.21oz)... same compact, different weight.
YIkes, $43!! I had a hard time getting by the price tag, but after I did I was happy to have picked this up. I got the last one and the MA really had to search for it so it was that much sweeter when she found it. I can't add anything others haven't said. It is a true peach - think MAC Ripe Peach with shimmer. MAC RP was nothing special for me and I ended up swapping it away. But THIS - oh this is so special. It is highly pigmented, buttery soft and just a hint of shimmer for the perfect spring/summer look. I happen to loved rose-scented anything so the fragrance is another plus for me. Those that are sensitive to fragrance may be a little put off, not sure. I would recommend it for sure!!! It is LE so I don't know if I will get the chance to buy it again, but I will try.
EDIT 5/17/11: This is NOT LE like I was told by my SA at the Dillard's counter...grrrrr...anyway I just spotted it on Chanel's website and I see others have already mentioned it is perm. Nice!
I love, love, love this blusher. Its a really nice colour gives a lovely glow but it doesn't scream: I am wearing blusher!! Also the brush that it comes with is pretty good in comparison to brushes that usually come with blushers. The only thing that is kinda too much is the rose scent. But with all the the Chanel stuff the quality is amazing, well I guess it has to be for that price. Would definately recommend getting for fair skintones.
Very light, innocent, natural color. It is better to see its effect on skin in daylight. Don't try it on your hand before buying, but try it on your face. Shimmer glows just a little bit. The color is not as dark as it seems in the pan. Lasting power is good, but I have got normal to dry skin.
Unfortunately it is only 4gr. So little product inside, as all the other Chanel makeups (lipsticks excluded).
Espiègle blush is the newest addition to my blush collection. I immediately fell in love with this - a subtle peach-pinkish shade with light golden shimmer! Simply lovely and wonderful, no more to say! Applied on my skin (fair with light yellow undertones) it remindes me a little bit of Coralista, which I own and love too, but Espiegle is lighter and less pink.
I have a love affair with Joues Contrastes, and this is my newest addition to a growing collection. It's a sister to my favorites - Reflex and In Love - but is arguably more divine.
While Reflex seems deeper, amped up with gold and perhaps even leaning toward orange when swatched beside Espiegle, Espiegle is a subtler peach, as rife with shimmer as Reflex. In Love, on the other hand, has more pink, and is brighter. Espiegle looks as if it might have a hard time showing up on my NC25 skin, and when I first dusted my brush across it worried it would come off too powdery. It was also a little more shimmery than I had originally remembered, and thought it would surely cast a disco ball-esque shine across my face. Thankfully, I was wrong, and it actually appears much more matte than it appears in pan. It lights up my face and warms me, so much that even without bronzer, someone asked if I'd gone away on vacation.
Also: For those who may have missed out on MAC's Ripe Peach - that limited edition ombre peach brush that had eBay sellers laughing all the way to the bank - this is a great alternative (and may I say, an even better choice).
I really like this color. In the pan, it’s the prettiest blush I own. It’s not pink at all, which makes it unique and fresh, but also a tad orange if you overdo it. I enjoy this peach as an alternative to pink blush. While pink says “demure,” peach says “powerful.” Unlike NARS’ Sex Appeal blush, Espiegle has no trouble showing up on my skin. Compared to other blushes I own, it is a bit grainier, which makes it pigmented but it is also slightly more obvious that I am wearing blush. Then there’s the scent– it smells VERY strongly of roses. Some days I like this, some days it smells like an old lady– I’m on the fence.
The packaging is sturdy & chic, I love that there’s a mirror inside, and the brush that it comes with really does work. Of course, the brush isn’t an equal to a full-sized blush brush, but it does the job when you’re traveling, and unlike Benefit blushes, the brush has its own little compartment so it doesn’t get messy. The black compact is so shiny and reflective that it picks up fingerprints easily, but overall the packaging is fab.
A fantastic blush for the spring and to add a touch of youthful glow and radiance to dull skin. For reference, I am indian/euro mix with medium olive skin with yellow undertones. This blush looked a bit too light and 'powdery' in the pan, but once applied it really gave my whole face a lift. Highly recommended - actually prefer it to my tweed coral blushed and I love that!
The whole 2011 Chanel spring range is fab and I spent a small fortune at the counter over the weekend :)