I have had 4 of these blushes. I have had Crepitant (swapped away), Reflex, Fantasia and Golden Sun. Fantasia, Reflex and Golden Sun are all sheer. I dont think they are silky as Lancome blushes and many lower end blushes. But they look more beautiful and natural on as you need to layer the color. The sheerer textures are also foolproof. I have experienced that many blushes that are very smooth and silky look unnatural on. These are all glowy and last long time on me. I think Clinique blushes have similar texture. I love Clinique blushes too. There is also this one shade that had and obviously different texture to these other three. The shade Crepitant was more finely milled, very pigmented and silky than the sheer versions of blush. It was sure very pigmened but shade was just a little too much for my PPP skin. Would I buy again? Yes.
I bought this in #12 Souffle. Looks dark in the compact but on cheeks it is a beautiful warm yet irridescent tawny-rose hue. Stunning for Winter/Fall. Makes your complexion really glow which is rare for blushes to do! Goes on smoothly with just the right amount of pigment. Looks great when I have less of a tan. It has made me a die-hard fan of Chanel blush!
I have this in cocoa, and it's a very pretty pink-brown-tiny bit of orange color with no shimmer, very matte. Beautiful.
You don't know what you had till it's gone... I recently bought a blush from Lancome, and only then did I realise how good Chanel blushes really are. Silky smooth! Not powdery, and 10 times more natural looking. The packaging is also very nice. If only Chanel hadn't discontinued my fav color! :( Will most certainly buy Chanel again!
I've been using this blush since the mid-1980s and still have a "Sandalwood" and a "Cherry" (& would love to find another of the last). Quality? Excellent. Price? Initial outlay is high but per use cost is low as these last FoReVeR!(recommend applying w/ a light hand as color can be intense).
Current favorites are (I'm a yellowy PPP):
Sensual beige (all-around neutral)
Rose Bronze (light warm pink)
Caprice (very light neutral pink)
(All of the above are more matte than iridescent).
I like the discontinued Mauve for a cool *matte* pink (need a very light hand when applying) & Cherry for a night-time iridescent flushed cherry/watermelonish color (simply lovely).
Golden Sun is a dark version of Tempting Beige (great w/ tans; also has an ever so more slightly pinkish than peach cast).
I have bought & found Fantasia (too intense & peach), Cedar Rose (too intense), Angel Rose (too intense), and Mocha (too brown/muted) wrong for my yellowish PPP skin.
This is the BEST powder blush. My sister has worked for nearly every cosmetics line, and steered me to this one in "TEMPTING BEIGE" - she says it works for every skin color, somehow! I am very very fair with a redness problem, and this is lovely on me. I never would have chosen this color on my own -doesn't look very "blush-y" but give it a try - it looks great and very natural!
I have tried several shades now. Like everyone mentions, a little goes a long way because these are very pigmented blushes. Some of the colors look "odd" in the box(too dark, too red, too purple or brown) but look terrific once you actually try them on. My skin is naturally quite fair but I do use self-tanner about once a week. The most amazing characteristic of these blushes is that they produce a perfect amount of sheen that looks neither glittery nor too shiny--just the right amount of a "radiant dewy glow" that I love (especially as I get older). The colors that looked best on me have been Golden Sun (this looks like my natural skin with a slight sunburn or after working out), Reflex (very radiant coral-peach type color that looks good with bright eyes and neutral lips), and Tempting Beige (this color actually looks gorgeous in the package, too, and is a nice neutral beige-nude).
i love this blush! mine is red fire but i think they discontinued it now. its really pigmented so you gotta watch out (esp. in my blush's color w/c is totally red).its also silky smooth so it feels really good on your cheeks. im thinking that its those powder to cream blushes. the brush that came along with it is pretty ridiculous tho. its really tiny so i don't use it.
Worth every penny! I have a goodly amount of redness to my complexion, so this blush in Tempting Beige brings some color to the cheekbones without adding more red. This is just a beautiful shade to wear with everything.
I have this in Flamme (14) and it's a flaming red, perfect for a stunning evening make up. I find the package itself very poor, with a little, cheap, almost useless brush. I expected more of this. The color itself it wonderful, but not easy to apply as it's quite stubbern compared to my EL blush.