The last time Chanel released a cream blush it was part of the 2010 Collection Essentielle de Chanel Paris-L.A. palette (a very mediocre set, though the blush itself was pretty good). For Fall 2013 Chanel brings us an exciting range of six cream blushes, Le Blush Creme de Chanel. The colors are pretty and elegant, and the texture is luxurious and easy to blend . The color tenacity is phenomenal, which is not always a given when we're talking cream blushes. The finish is matte and semi-sheer. There are no shimmery particles, and you can wear the blushes as lightly (Amy from Cafe Makeup calls it a watercolor quality and I agree) or as intensely as you desire.The texture is similar to Chanel Tan de Soleil, the popular cream bronzer (see below), which makes sense: Chane already had a winner with this texture.
Applied with a finger, unblended:
Blended with a blush brush (Hakuhodo 210):
Comparison between application with a dense blush brush and a duo-fiber brush:
Here's a comparison of Destiny Le Blush Creme de Chanel to the classic Chanel Tan de Soleil bronzing makeup base. You can see that the bronzer is much more gold, while Destiny is almost coppery. Those who found Tan de Soleil too yellow may want to test destiny. I like to mix them together.
Le Blush Creme de Chanel for Fall 2013 ($38) is already at some counters (Saks, Neiman, and Nordstrom) and also available online from Nordtrom.com.