CHANEL Les Tissages de Chanel in 100 Tweed Coralline and 110 Tweed Cherry Blossom
These blushes are limited edition and currently available exclusively on Chanel.com. I saw these released earlier in Asia in the Énergies et Pureté collection (here) and waiting patiently for them to be available in the US. There's actually quite a few showstopper pieces in the collection, especially the Plissé Lumière highlighter! I seem to always fall in love with those beautiful highlighters but I don't use highlighters in pans very often and really, I don't want a lifetime supply of any more products!
I have seem to have accumulated a lifetime supply of blush though. The Les Tissage blushes have not been in the line for a few years, though they've released limited edition ones from time to time. I've not owned any before but have heard these were well loved by many people. I mean, good enough reason for me to get both of these, right??
The tweed textured pans are super pretty. The metallic "threads" (gold in the Coralline, silver in the Cherry Blossom) running through are an overspray. It brushes off pretty easily and actually, the super scratchy brush included in the compact are pretty nifty at doing that. But boy, makes a mess with glitter everywhere.
What surprised me the most about the Tissage formula was just how intense the colors applied. I'm used to the Joues Contraste ones which are generally lighter in pigmentation and silky smooth (I mainly have the US non-baked ones, though I have a few baked ones, like Fleur de Lotus).
Both Tweed Coralline and Tweed Cherry Blossom were very saturated that a light hand is needed. I completed over-did Cherry Blossom on my first outing and I wasn't pleased with the sun burnt look. The Tissages have a softer formula which also produces a lot of dust, but the application on the skin isn't floury or dusty looking. They both had great longevity (more so for Cherry Blossom) with all-day wear with some slight fading at 7 and 8 hours in.
They seem to show a little shimmer in the swatches below, but that's the overspray I was unsuccessful in sweeping away. :`( I'm 99% sure that the colors are matte. <-- what horrible blogging uncertain nonsense is this?! I'm telling you the oversprays are tenacious!
- Tweed Coralline is an intense medium warm peach. It has white in the base of the color, which makes the color apply richly on the skin, but might be challenging for some cooler skin tones to wear. It shows up intensely on my skin and would show nicely on light to darker skin tones.
- Tweed Cherry Blossom is a bright (and intense!) cool cherry pink. The strong pigmentation screams for you softest blush brush. I still got sunburnt clown with my heavy handedness. :O)
Hmm, I feel a little bit like I'm phoning this post in and it's because these blushes are not really blowing me away with amazingness. Each are beautiful, if not unique shades and the intensity of color is nice.
Have you guys already checked out this collection and these new Tissage blushes from Chanel? What did you think? I'm wondering if I should have gone with my original inkling and gone for the highlighter (or maybe nothing at all).