Sep 11, 2016

Chanel Joues Contraste Vivacité

The name "vivacity" suits this blush very nicely. Vivacité is a medium-toned fuchsia with a good deal of berry hues. It is definitely one of the brightest blushes I own, but not terribly so that I feel that I need to reserve it for a special occasion. In fact, I've been wearing Vivacité quite often throughout the summer.

 I got Vivacité sight unseen from a good friend's blog sale. It came in mint condition. Score.

It instantly reminded me of the two blushes I already own - NARS Mata Hari(reviewed) and BLKR 413(reviewed). Vivacité actually falls in between these two shades. To those muggles' eyes, they might even look the same especially once blended on face, but Mata Hari has distinct purple undertones and BLKR 413 leans more red as you see below. 

They are quite different, obviously.

This different character of Vivacité is rather appreciated, probably because I (am not a muggle and) love cool-toned pink blushes and more is better. Occasionally I want something a bit more flushed than Mata Hari, and Vivacité is just that. (I've always found BLKR 413 a bit tricky to wear although I can't let it go because of its unique beauty.)

Vivacité feels drier and plays out sheerer compared to other Joues Contraste powder blushes I've tried. It isn't a bad thing since the color itself is quite intense. It blends in with my skin tone easily leaving a natural flush. I can actually use the small brush enclosed without having to worry about clown cheeks.

Overall look with Chanel Joues Contraste Vivacité

Sorry about another long hiatus. This time, I have no excuse but that I didn't really feel like blogging. I even tried to buy a few from the new collections just that I would have something to write about. Maybe I was trying to excite myself about new sparkly things once again, but it didn't work out that way. Only when I realized that I just wanted to talk about and show things I actually enjoy (whether it's new or not), I felt like sitting in front of my old Mac to write something. And for that, this discontinued LE blush from 2014 seemed quite perfect.

Dooney wishes you a great week.
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