Thursday, April 24, 2014

Chanel Joues Contraste in 88 Vivacite - Swatches, Photos, Review, Comparisons + Face of the Day

And to think that when I received my first Chanel Joues Contraste blush from Mister Bovary, I announced that it would only be a yearly purchase...introducing 88 Vivacite, my 4th Chanel JC.
I only heard about the new blush shades being released a day before I saw these on counter, and I really didn't have to think twice about it because I had a voucher with Vivacite's name written all over it! Two new powder shades were released alongside the Perfection Lumiere Velvet foundation, with the second being 89 Canaille which I was at first not tempted by, but now have on my wishlist after hearing Jessica rave about it in this video
Vivacite is a beautiful and bright magenta shade that is heavily pigmented. I apply this (and in fact apply each of my Chanel JC's) with the Real Techniques Stippling Brush, and a light tap is recommended to not disturb the powder too much. The colour blended with ease and lasted all day, which I expected with the experience of my other Chanel blushes in mind. It brightened up my face and left a matte finish that was still quite satin, unlike my Pink Explosion JC which contains silver shimmer that you can see upon swatching.
Being such a bright shade, I can imagine many beauty lovers being intimidated by the colour and tone of this blush. I've laid it alongside some similar shades from my blush drawers to give a comparison for you, and as you will see in my face swatch further down this can be worn with ease even on the palest complexion.

It is probably the most matte of the blushes shown here, but I think you can see in the face swatch below how it gives off a sheen to the cheek (I don't have any powder or highlighter on in this post, just Vivacite popped over my Covergirl foundation)

Other Products Used:
Covergirl Outlast foundation in 810
Too Faced Ringleader + Gangster (Pretty Rebels palette)
Rimmel Scandaleyes Rockin' Curves mascara*
Sisley Phyto-Lip Twist in 4 Pinky*

Chanel Joues Contraste blush in 88 Vivacite is available on counters now and retails for approx. $50 AUD. I highly recommend it for a beautiful magenta flush that brightens up the face, the Chanel JC formula really is worth swooning over!
Emma @ emmabovarybeauty
*Marked items were provided for consideration.


  1. These are definitely your kinds of colors! You look so fresh - and lashes for days, Emma!

  2. Absolutely LOVE this shade! Such a gorgeous rosy pink! I love how it just glows on your skin!

  3. The colour looks lovely on you :)

  4. This colour really suits you! I've never tried a Chanel blush, I'm also worried I might like them!

  5. Bright pink blushers forever deceive me because they look so intimidatingly bright in the pan! I have one and - yep - looks scary in the pan but looks gorgeously soft on the cheeks. Nice Chanel blush collection you're building there! And yes, I'm definitely loving the soft pink glow on you :)

  6. Suits you so well - very Pretty!!

  7. Beautiful blushes and lady! I picked this up but am not sure about keeping it. I also have my eye on Pink Explosion as well, so the comparison is ever so useful. And that dark shade on the BYS is just WOW.

  8. I usually stay far FAR away from bright intense blushes because I can get a little heavy handed when it comes to application, but this wears so beautiful! It suits you so well Emma!


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