Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Chanel Malice Blush Swatches and Review

It's that time of year again...time for new Chanel blushes!! I have purchased one so far, Chanel Malice, and have it for your viewing today. I chose this one, in part, because the display at my store wasn't reachable, so there was no playing with them and swatching at the counter. I felt Malice would be the one that was the most different from my other blushes. I have a bazillion pink blushes....because I love I imagine I'll be back to the counter soon to investigate the others; in the meantime, let's look at Chanel Malice.
Chanel Malice Blush

Malice is a beautiful coral color with golden microshimmer that adds shine, not glitter, to your cheeks. It applies smoothly, as do all Chanel blushes, with virtually no fallout. You can see, swatched on my arm, that the gold doesn't make an obvious statement but provides sheen. I desperately need sheen for my dry skin.
Chase Malice Blush Swatches

This first time I wore this blush, I applied it heavily with the brush it came with, in order for it to show well in pictures. The lighting is a little screwy, but this picture gives you the basic idea. You know in the Wizard of Oz where from behind the curtain, the Wizard says "pay no attention to the man behing the curtain"? Well, use that voice and hear me say "pay no attention to the terrible lack of concealor on the undereye area!"

The next time I wore it, I took some better photos. But I must warn you...I was letting my hair air-dry that day asmy shoulder isn't healed enough from injury and surgery to hold a blow dryer and my husband wasn't home to give me the princess treatment. It's scary hair, which is normally mildly curly and has had a Keratin smoothing treatment. Don't say you haven't been warned!!



In the last two photos, I used my Mac 168 blush brush to apply Malice. A regular blush brush is preferable to me than the one provided by Chanel, but it will do in a pinch. Malice says it's made in France, but it has the pressed US version that is powder free, rather than the powderous European baked versions. I prefer that; it's easier to apply. It will set you back a mere $43 USD and is available at Nordstrom, Chanel online and other major department stores.

(The rest of my face in the second set is Mac Mineralized SPF15 foundation NW20, TIGI Love Affair High Intensity Eyeshadow Quad <3, Dior Cherie Bow Addict Extreme Lipstick with a little Dior Glow Addict Ultra-Gloss).
(I have an affiliate relationship with Nordstrom.  Links are provided for your ease.  All items were purchased with my husband's hard earned cash.)
Have you checked out the new Chanel blushes yet?  What is your favorite check combination for this spring?


  1. This blush looks lovely on you! I have some Chanel makeup, but surprisingly no blushes.

    1. Thank you. Their blushes are probably one of my favorite Chanel products, although I'm pretty partial to the lipsticks, too. But there's just none of them that are ever wrong. They last a long time and the wear is all day, so it's a good value at that price tag.

  2. You look lovely in the pictures! The blush most certainly suits you. I only own one chanel blush in Tweed Rose. I'll look for this one next time I'm in Bloomies.

    1. Thank you. I think I have three of the Tweed blushes. I don't use them as much as I do the round ones, but they sure have some pretty ones, don't they?

  3. You look amazing in these photos and I quite like the curly hair, very sassy! Of course, the blush is glorious and out of my price range :).

  4. Curly hair is to be cherished and appreciated. Your hair looks lovely drying naturally.


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