Chanel Joues Contranste 89 Canaille
When introduced in 2014, this limited edition color was clearly described as a "burnt orange" by Chanel. It looked orange from the pan and swatched orange so that I even featured Canaille in an orange-themed collective post before. Canaille is an intense and gorgeous color which totally deserves a spot in my blush collection. However, I assumed it would be one of my novelty items (like Chanel Joues Contraste Rouge - reviewed here) and never thought I would reach for it as often as I do now.
To my surprise, Canaille appears more of an amber on my cheeks. (No, amber and orange are not the same thing. ) Which makes this formidably pigmented color so much more wearable for me.
I pulled out my other amber-y blush NARS Unlawful (reviewed here) for comparison. Canaille is more pigmented with subtle shimmer. You can slapdash with Unlawful, but I must say Canaille produces more desirable effects if you can afford more time for application.
Nowadays deep purple smokey eyes are not enough to liven the complexion if I am decided on a light neutral lip color for the day. I need glowing flushed cheeks on top of deeper smokey eyes to look alive. I often choose Canaille for the purpose.
An example here:
Base: Lunasol Skin Modeling Liquid Foundation in OC01 (available on eBay), Chacott Finishing Powder in Clear, Rouge Bunny Rouge Highlighting Powder in Goddess
Eyebrow: ebony drawing pencil
Eyes: Urban Decay Primer Potion Anti-Aging, L'Oreal Voluminous Smoldering Line in Grey, Stila eyeshadow Tone, Etude House Look At My Eyes in Romance in Budapest, Prestige Total Intensity eyeliner in Powerful Purple, Etude House Pink Skull Curl Fix Mascara (available on eBay)
Cheeks: Chanel Joues Contraste 89 Canaille (available on eBay)
Canaille goes nicely with a floppy hat, too. (I bought it for under $17 on sale from Nordstrom. For the price, it is amazing. I highly recommend it.)
I am continuously impressed by Chanel Joues Contraste blushes. I tend to overlook the occasional shortcomings of Chanel formulations for their uniquely beautiful colors. It is not the case for this unexpectedly amazing blush.