Thursday, December 27, 2012

Chanel Joues Contraste 76 Frivole


There were two items that intrigued me from Chanel Spring 2013: the pink liner and the blush. I skipped on the liner because I didn't like their eye pencil formulas and I procured the blush because of the bright, happy color.

Sometimes I wish I gave a little more forethought to my purchases (though this is why I am particular about a store's return policies) because I realized after that Chanel Joues Contraste 76 Frivole ($42) bore striking resemblance to NARS Liberté, which I already own.



L-R: Chanel Frivole, NARS Liberté, Paul & Joe Color Powder CS in Inseparables

I swatched both blushes heavily to make sure I had a true representation of the shades. Frivole and Liberté are similar though not exact dupes. Frivole is a peachier orange while Liberté leans more red.

When applied to the cheeks, the difference is barely noticeable. If I was to be a stickler about it, I'd say Frivole pulls just a tad more orange and is comparatively less wearable on me (but remember, I'm neutral cool). I think it's because Liberté draws out the pink in my skintone. That said, unless you were looking at both cheeks with a macro lens (like below) you wouldn't notice.


Chanel Frivole


NARS Liberté


Chanel Frivole


NARS Liberté

Thus, I'd say those who already own Liberté can skip Frivole, unless you have a particular preference for Chanel blush formulas.

Funny anecdote about the beanie: I had lunch with a reader a few days ago (hi Joanne!). When I told her I didn't drink coffee, she reacted in surprise. She pegged me as this cool coffee-drinking hipster-dressing type based on my blog, which... couldn't be further away from the truth. Except I bought this beanie and it totally fitted into that mould. This beanie - the color, the style - does not fit my regular "style." In fact, it clashes with just about everything in my wardrobe. I was originally going to post this up and ask if I should return it, but for some reason now I love it way too much, so I removed the price tag and all you guys get are pictures of me wearing it. There.


Products Used:
Shu Uemura Mechanical Brow Pencil in Seal Brown
Guerlain 'Meteorites' Illuminating and Mattifying Face Powder 02 Teint Beige
Le Métier de Beauté Peau Vierge Correcteur in Light/Medium
Le Métier de Beauté Eye Brightening and Setting Powder
NARS 'Pro Prime' Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Base
Guerlain Écrin 4 Couleurs 502 Coup de Foudre
THREE Flash Performance Pencil Eyeliner in 08 Eye On
Eyeko Black Magic Mascara Drama & Curl
NARS Liberté Blush
Chanel Joues Contraste 76 Frivole
Burberry Lip Mist No.212 Nude Peach

15 comments:

  1. Since I don't own Liberte, I'm still really interested in Frivole!

    Also, since when did coffee-drinking become a hipster phenomenon? LOL

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    1. I guess it's just the coffee-drinking I didn't fulfill, but based on my outfit at the meeting the hipster part was shot down too :P

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  2. I'm with Sunny, since I don't own the NARS blush I'm almost positive I'll invest in Frivole.

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  3. Funny, when I first saw pics of Frivole, I thought it looked a lot like Liberte. I don't own either, but I'm not sure that either would work on my fair/ neutral-cool skin. Since both will be permanent, I guess there's no rush for me to decide.

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    1. Indeed! (Prudence I didn't have...)

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  4. I think both blushes look great on you! I don't own either, but Liberte might show up a little better on me since it is just a tad deeper in tone.

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    1. The red tones in Liberte makes it just a little bit more wearable on me!

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  5. Your skin looks amazing and the blush is really pretty :)

    Just a bit concerned about the odd lumps on your neck, it might be worth going to the doctor to get the all clear that there is nothing wrong.

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    1. I have very prominent veins :( but I'm probably due for a check-up anyway

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  6. I passed on Liberte because of some of the ingredients in the NARS blushes (I already own five but have stopped buying them since I discovered this), but I did like the look of it - I'll have to try out Frivole I think first as it may be horrid on me, but it intrigues me nonetheless! I think you can pull off both howver, Xiao!

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  7. Thumbs up on the beanie ;) I would say I like Frivole better for myself, but on you I like the coloring of Liberte better. That said, they are extremely close and I can wear neither so... /helpless shrug

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  8. I love the beanie! If that makes me a hipster then so be it (yes I drink coffee religiously)

    I like Liberte on you better but Frivole intrigues me.

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  9. I really like the look of Frivole, then again I go weak in the knees for anything orange! I hesitated with Liberte as I thought it might be too red and my cheeks easily flare up anyway, so I appreciate the comparison :) Oh and I've been meaning to say - your haircut is so chic! I love it.

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  10. This *is* a happy colour. :) I think it's still too red for me, so it won't agree with my tendency to flush easily. By the way, I dig the hat!

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