Friday, July 13, 2012

Blushing with Chanel: Brume d'Or & Rose Initiale

Chanel Brume d'Or

Chanel Rose Initiale

Some time last year, I started being very discerning with my Chanel purchases. It was when the Ombres Tissees highlighter was released and I eagerly bought most of that collection, trusting that Chanel wouldn't do me wrong, and of course I hated every single thing I purchased.

Since then I've been really hard on Chanel releases. I realized purchasing Chanel was actually more about the name than the actual items (because I was frequently paying $95 for just an okay highlighter) and my priority has always been (okay okay, has shifted to) quality rather than packaging.

L-R: Chanel Rose Initiate, Tarte Exposed, Chanel Brume d'Or

Chanel Brume d'Or

I consider it a success that when the Bombay Express de Chanel collection hit the online store, I was only attracted to Brume d'Or and not the fancy highlighter. In the pan the blush is a scary looking brown, but when applied it draws the rose tones out from the skin to a very flattering summer flush. I really don't know why I love this so much, but I do.

Chanel Rose Initiale

As for Rose Initiale from the fall collection, it's a slightly cool-leaning pink blush that is light enough to go very well with the smokey looks we'll definitely be sporting come fall.

I've always had a soft spot for Chanel blushes. The line is filled with finely milled, universal shades, and it's the one thing that's never let me down. All Chanel blushes feature a strong fragrance that dissipates after application.

For some reason the ingredients in both blushes differ. I suspect because Brume d'Or features the baked (Euro) version whereas Rose Initiale is the regular US version of the blush:

Brumes d'Or (click to enlarge)

Rose Initiale (click to enlarge)

Chanel Brume d'Or and Rose Initiale retails for $43. The Bombay Express de Chanel collection is only available online and in boutiques, while the fall collection should be available at Chanel counters everywhere.

14 comments:

  1. CHEEKZ!! Brumes looks amazing on you! So does the Rose one, but you are right that Brumes one is unique. I think I'll look at it in person!

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  2. You look great with both! I like how Brumes d'Or gives you such sculpted cheeks! The US version is apparently different from everywhere else, though I've never owned any to really compare!

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  3. I was So surprised How much I loved the Brumes Or Blush, and I almost did not order it. I sent the Highlighter back I really did not care for it. ( I wanted to Love it but did not :( )

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  4. Thanks for the ingredients, Wandz ;) Good for you for being more selective in your purchases! I wonder if my mum would like one of these...

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  5. Trakee- :D :D Brumes is fun!

    Sunny- Yeah it is, like the eye quads. I prefer the US version because it doesn't kick up as much powder, personally...

    Nancy Pierson- right?! I think i love it so much because it's so surprisingly wearable for something that looks so brown in the pan

    Larie- All for you ;D

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  6. You're making me want to get brown blushes! But I bet I can't pull them off as well as you. -_-'

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  7. Pretty as always, Xiao! I got Rose Initiale too and love it (though I do have to be careful not to overappy as I am experiencing a lot of redness right now and find that this particular blush accentuates it a lot!)

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  8. Would you recommend Brumes d'Or or Tarte Exposed? They look so similar I doubt I need both :)

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  9. I love chanel blushes but I have to say chanel collections over all have been medicore imo especially the lipsticks . Last collection I went crazy over was the byzantine one ... boy did I go crazy ! brume d or is lovely on you , they used to make a jc in nude it was the most perfect nude beige blush on the planet. xoxo

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  10. They're both so pretty. I was attracted to Brumes d'Or, too. I think you did well!

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  11. Rose Initiale is lovely on you but Brumes d'Or gives you cheekbones up to there!

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  12. You make me want Chanel blushes. Is Brume d'Or only available online at Chanel or will it be out at counters?

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  13. Thanks for the ingredients. My skin hates the baked JCs unfortunately. :(

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  14. hi!! greetings from cincinnati!!! i love your blog!!! after looking at the ingredients, i may never purchase a chanel blush again!! the list of irritants go on and on especially, the u.s. version. i've been experiencing skin issues of late....these ingredients are a no no for problematic skin!! thankyou for the great review and pictures!! xo.

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