Review of Chanel Joues Contraste in Espiegle by maliastyle
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).