|Would buy this product again.||77%|
This product has been discontinued
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
[NW10/15; dark brown hair, golden brown eyes]
Negative (lipstick reduction) first since that's my personality: The brush is atrocious (I used it the first time when I was so impatient to try this blush that I swiped in on while in a changeroom at Winners) and the price is ungodly ($47 Cnd).
Now the glowing review: This blush is soft pink perfection. I feel pretty wearing it. It does not mimic my natural flush (which is much redder-- Outlaw is a good match) but expresses what I wish my flush was. On very pale skin this gives a ballerina look... a fresh, soft, youthful sheen. The powder melts into skin (but not into grease) and positively glows.
I am not a blush fanatic and have been getting by with Outlaw for years, thinking I was doing the right thing.
Narcisse has changed my life! Many thanks to the helpful MUAers who steered me to this gem. I have always loved Chanel and this is yet more evidence my heart's impulses are right-on!
Ref: NW10, dark brown hair, golden brown eyes
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Curly, Medium Eyes: Green
I have been on a search for the perfect pink glow that was not OTT or obvious, just pretty, and this is it. It is a gorgeous, true pink. I have (and do love, just not as much as this) MAC Dollymix and NARS Angelika. All three claim to give a pretty pink flush however next to this beauty the Angelika is very purple and the Dollymix is very hot pink.
The price is steep but it is worth it!! I love love love my new Narcisse blush!! People say that this isn't very pigmented---but i believe it is. It just isnt a very obnoxious color to begin with (like dollymix is) so it is pigmented considering that it is a LIGHT pink blush :)
I am NW20 for reference.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Good, very true pink color. Everyone should own this color - I have not found it in any other brand! It looks like a very pretty natural flush on the skin - somehow it makes you look like you are glowing! I do have to layer it a couple of times in order to get it to show up, but I do not mind this as it is worth it! If I layer over another color (either a powder or a gel/cream, I sometimes use Chanel Tweed Rose, sometimes MAC Just a Pinch, sometimes one of many BB Pot Rouges), it will stay on all day. If I don't layer, it does tend to fade after lunch. I have to say also, this is the only JC I have that the rose smell bothers me. I don't know why, but it seems stronger than any other one I have. It goes away as soon as I shut the compact, but it bothers me enough to mention. It will not make me stop using though!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I swapped for this blush and have NC15 coloring. The Narcisse has all of the hallmarks of a JC - good pigment, staying power, silky texture, and an odd smell. :-)
While I *liked* it, I swapped it away. Why? The pink has too much purple in it to be a truly flattering flush of color for me. It's an obvious "you're wearing blush" look that doesn't compliment me enough to validate my keeping it around. While not horrid by any means, I really try to have MU that enhances my coloring - not the profit margin of Chanel or any other company.
The Rose Petale JC was much more of a fit - a beautiful glow and natural color.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Dry, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
This is a perfect pink blush for someone with fair cool skin. It doesn't go on overwhelmingly (though a little goes a long way). It looks very natural and lasts as long as any blush I've ever tried.
Now, the price, the scent, and the carmine are almost stoppers for me, so they can't be diminished completely. I wouldn't "buy it" again because it contains carmine and I really try hard not to buy products with that - however, I *might* swap for it again (and I would certainly keep it if purchased as a gift) because it is JUST THAT GOOD - and that is saying a lot.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
this is my favorite, must-have, HG (holy grail), love-of-my-life blush. it really is all that and a bag of potato chips!
it gives the PERFECT pink glow to my light skin (nw20 in MAC). its very subtle and natural for hot bright it looks in the pot.
what i love about JC blushes, is that it gives a subtle sheen and glow without being shimmery. the texture of this blush is so soft, but not too soft.
and who doesnt feel just a bit more classy when you pull out a chanel compact?
this blush is perfection. :)
i cannot rave about it more!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Black Eyes: Black
This blush is just amazing. I bought "Aglow" by Clinique at the counter a year ago, because the SA told me it was the most natural color ever made by a cosmetics company, and that it was the closest thing to a natural flush on the skin. Well, she was right... when it came to my friend, who has very warm-tones in her skin. Even now, I can recommend "Aglow" for warmer skin tones. It looks absolutely beautiful! If Narcisse did not work for you because it was so light, do try "Aglow!" As for myself, well, let's just say that it didn't matter which brush I used, "Aglow" made me look garishly "aglow."
And then, I bought "Narcisse" on the recommendations of my cousin who is a makeup artist whose clients are 100% Asian. She told me that most blushes made by Western cosmetics brands do not produce a natural flush on the skin. She opened her blush kit, and out came four Chanel blush compacts. All of them were "Narcisse." She carries around some MAC blushes, but most of her blush kit is Shiseido Maquillage, Kanebo, Kose, Shu Uemura, Shiseido Majorlica, and RMK. Those brands carry superior colors, and I can attest to the sheer blush application by those brands, but alas, I do not own any blushes from any of the mentioned companies. I have only swatched them on the back of my hand... and can attest to the prettiness of each brand.
Back to the point at hand, I bought Chanel "Narcisse" for myself. There was a discount at my local DFS, and along with my friend's Chanel employee discount, I got the compact for $26 USD. A great DEAL that I was so happy to receive, because Chanel rarely has discounts on their items, but this time they made an exception for the makeup items! Yes, it made me a very very happy shopper!
I have very light Asian skin, but use powder bronzer to look "tanned." Now this is where Narcisse comes in. I don't use Narcisse solely as a blush. The only time I use Narcisse as a blush is when I am not using bronzer, but when I do use brozner, Narcisse becomes my highlighter. The application is wonderfully sheer, and two light swipes of Narcisse on top of my bronzer application makes my cheeks just glow, like I have really just got off the plane from Capri. Please note that the bronzer I use does not contain any shimmer. I use a very matte bronzer from Neutrogena. Very cheap, and IMO, so much better than Guerlain's. Narcisse provides the perfect complement to highlight the matte application of the Neutrogena bronzer. I highly recommend this method, ladies, if you use a matte bronzer, but hate the shimmer that comes with it. Narcisse provides the perfect highlight and flush. Will I buy it again? OF COURSE!
The compact is just so pretty. The Chanel logo is just absolutely classic, so it's definitely fun to whip it out when you're with a bunch of your girlfriends! I haven't hit pan on any of my blushes yet, so here's to me hitting pan on Narcisse!!!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Me: LLL NC15-20/Highly Sensitive Dry-ish Skin. I have olive green undertones to my skin but a tendency to surface redness. I should mention that my Narcisse JC was the Euro formula as there seems to be some discrepancy with colours and sometime texture in terms of Euro vs US JCs.
First off, I will start by saying I love JCs! I find they have a beautiful texture and they give the look of the colour coming from within. The lasting power is excellent. The packaging is luxe and gorgeous cos hey, it is chanel! I have found nearly all my HG blushes in the Chanel JC line and have tried nearly all of the colours except those really HTF or discontinued berfore my time. The only con is the price, cos again its chanel so yes they are expensive! But well worth it imho.
When I first tried Narcisse after many MUA'ers advising me that I would love it, I was disapointed and didnt get the hype. It was just a pale pink blush. Meh. But I decided to keep using it and after a week of using it every day I was in love. It just works for my colouring incredibly well. It is the perfect glowy angelic cool pink flush. I have actually had compliments on this blush! It is subtle yet "there" in a really cute girly way. It is a lighter toned blush than many other JCs so I can afford to be a tad heavier handed with it, by using my angled blush brush instead of a stippling brush but it doesnt require layering. I am definitely glad I gave this a chance since I would now classify it as a HG.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
I adore this blush. I am a PPP (lighter than NW10, Kevyn Aucoin SSE 01), and this gives me a gorgeous soft pink color with the slightest peachy cast to it. What I love most, which some other reviewers have mentioned, is that it creates an incredible glowing effect, especially over La Mer powder, but in general, no matter what I'm wearing. But there is no shimmer to worry about. Holy grail blush for me and it got me addicted to JCs.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
LOVE Narcisse. I find it to be a very pretty and natural finish. Even on my fair complexion I do tend to be reasonably heavy handed with this color but love the glow it leaves. Yes, glow not unnatural looking sparkles! I often use this as a finish to my other blushes. IMHO I believe the "jouse contraste" range of Chanel blushes (the round ones) are a very fine product and are my HG's of blush.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Narcisse is the perfect everyday winter blush for when I am at my palest (NC25). Every other blush, even many of my Bobbi Brown shades which look natural enough in the pan was giving me clown cheeks. Even neutral, browner colors like Chanel Mocha JC are giving me the dirty cheek look. That's where Narcisse comes in. I ordered it last spring, when my skin was a bit darker, and it wasn't the best shade for me then. I can't stop looking at the way it looks on my pale skin. Maybe that's why they called it Narcisse.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
This blush is HG for me. Narcisse imparts a soft, glowy look to my cheeks that's very subtle and natural. After using this blush a couple times, I realized how great a blush can be and got rid of all the ones that weren't carrying their weight in my m/u drawer. The packaging is clunky and the price is ridiculous, but for my NW20 skin, this blush does exactly what m/u is supposed to--it makes me look like a prettier, more polished version of myself.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
So I heard and read lots of raving reviews on the Chanel JC blushes. I love soft, pale pink glowy blushes (my favourites are Benefit Dandelion, MAC Well Dressed and Clinique Iced Lotus) so I decided to buy #Narcisse (Euro version). I have cool- to neutral toned NW10 skin and I have dry, sensitive Rosacean skin so I have to be cautious regarding ingredients, fragrance and colours. But this blush does live up to the hype! It's a gorgeous, pretty soft pale pink with some silvery glow to it. Very smooth texture, nice, non-offensive rose fragrance and easy to blend. It didn't irritate my sensitive skin. I have to admit it looks quite similar to MAC Satin Blush in #Well Dressed but #Narcisse is a slightly cooler, paler pink. It comes in a nice mirrored pan but the included brush is quite worthless. This blush is certainly worth its price and I highly recommend trying this blush! IMO it would suit fair complexions best; I doubt it would show up on darker complexions. Good job Chanel! Update: I decided to put this beauty up for swap because I still prefer MAC #Well Dressed; #Narcisse is just a tad too cool on my cool- to neutral toned skin. But I most certainly will get another JC! *Pics in My Profile*
Ingredients: talc, fragrance, bentonite, zea mays (corn) starch, sodium methylparaben. May contain: red 6, red 7 lake, red 34 lake, yellow 5 lake, red 28 lake, carmine, ultramarines, bismuth oxychloride, iron oxides, ferric ferrocynanide, manganese violet, titanium dioxide, mica.
Age: Unknown Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Medium Eyes: Brown
If I could only have 1 blush to use for the rest of my life, this would be it. I love Narcisse so much! It is the perfect shade of soft, pale pink. On my NC20/Laura Mercier Cream Ivory in Silk Creme complexion it goes on sheer, but is buildable. I have yet to find a good dupe of this shade. Yes, I would buy this again and again and again!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I have dozens of blushes, but only a few that I really love, and Narcisse is in that group. Its a sweet, girly light pink with pearly shimmer that makes my cheeks glow once applied. I feel like it lights up my fair complexion. Its a true pink, not cool or warm. The texture is soft, and doesn't sit on top of your skin like some blushes do. It lasts all day on my dry skin. I don't mind the rose scent, I can't smell it once I apply.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Green
A+++!!! Exceptional product. While snooping at my local Chanel counter I was hunted down by SA and tricked into trying on this blush. Very finely milled, not chalky and covers like a dream although it does require some build up. The best part = the colour!!! It's truly beautiful baby pink which shouldn't have worked on my warm-ish skin, but did. I find the silvery (?) highlighting effect that somehow shows up on my pale skin absolutely unique. Rose water scent is a big bonus for me, while the packaging is not something that I'm swooning over, crossed C's or not. The brush is embarrassing. That aside, I simply adore this.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This is i think the most pretty softpink blush there is!!!
I'm a nw15 and this gives me such a healthy wonderfull glow! i use it in combination with mac's studio fix powder(which is my hg!)
I love the fact that is has a shimmer but you can use i for a natural look or layer it with a more shimmery highlighter! I love to apply luna over it for more radiance!!!
overall; wonderfull blush, like the classic CHANEL compact and ofcourse the rose scent!, don't like the brush it comes with!
Its a nice buy when yours as pale as i am!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Other Eyes: Green
Edit: swapping away. I prefer BB Pot Rouge. I just really do not like *any* shimmer in blush. I finally caved & bought this today. I have used and loved Dandelion for years, but the gold shimmer bugs me. Narcisse has some shimmer too, but it's pink and not nearly as disco-ball as Dandelion. Way expensive and I can't believe the lousy brush they give you. In fact, I hate the packaging. Like the big mirror, but the pan should be flat and wide. Oh well. There is nothing else that compares.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
For an NW20 blushes can go terrribly right or terribly wrong. This one ;purchase I was entirely skeptical about paying 42 dollars for but I definately think that if I could have one blush, this would prob be it--speaking of my fall/winter skin. It shows like a light flush on me--and sometimes I get a little tiny peachy undertone depending on what else I am wearing. It is buildable and I could possibly get away with wearing just a tiny bit but I do two swipes. Not chalky at all very smooth and creamy like. I do not care too much for the rosewater scent--I think it smells totally fake and chalky. The packaging is meh. I think that it it were not domed in such a smal space users would not have problems with cracking. I apply with mac 129SE-from travel set and I sometimes do like to apply a tiny bit of bb shimmerbrick in peony with a fan brush as this is more matte on me.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
This is my HG light pink blush. IMO, the blush is fairly neutral and can work on warm, cool, and neutral skintones. I bought this blush when it first came out last winter and just recently hit pan. I use it probably 5x a week. The color is a very soft, pale and pretty pink. It works very well with my fair complexion. It is lightly scented but not overpowering at all. I use a blush brush I bought from Sephora with it. I do not recommend using the little brush Chanel includes with this product. It is much to small.
For reference, I'm a PPP, brunette, with green eyes. I have normal to dry skin and never break out.