A Touch of Chanel Blusher – Irréelle Blush in Tea Rose

by PJ on Tuesday, December 25, 2007

in -Chanel, makeup, makeup - blusher, stash focus

(Chanel Irréelle Blush in 80 Tea Rose)

Merry Christmas everyone!

Today I share my thoughts with you about one of my favorite makeup items. Chanel’s Irréelle Blush in Tea Rose is undoubtedly one of my favorite blushers.
(I really like the Chanel Irrèelle items, and I have the eyeshadows (single and duo), bronzing/shading powder, highlighter, and this lovely blusher.)

Tea Rose was out in spring 2005. I decided to use my Boots points on this after I tested it at the counter for many times. Initially, it looked either a bit too pink or a bit too pale. (I don’t really like putting counter testers on my face.) But, after even more testing, I decided that this shade should look good on me. (This is the Chanel blusher I mentioned in the post where my friend thought I was hypnotizing the sales assistant, who gave me all the skincare samples I asked for.)

When I put this blusher on my face for the first time, it actually looked better than I thought, and I wished I had made my decision a little sooner. It is a sheer and delicate pink with an essentially matte finish and a very subtle luminosity. It looks very natural and the finish doesn’t appear chalky.

For my complexion, this blusher stands on a great position in the cool-warm spectrum, and this is usually the blush I go for when I want a soft and effortlessly natural look. (I tend to go for soft matte pinks just slightly on the cool side anyway, but this shade suits me particularly well.)

One small complaint about this blusher is that the powder seems almost too firmly pressed, and, after a while, my blusher brush is not really able to pick up the powder very well. So, even for a sheer finish, it needs a bit of building up. But, simply because of this, the look is almost always very natural, as the powder goes on a little bit at a time. So the finish is even and seamless.

The brush that comes with the compact is quite coarse and I never use it. I hope Chanel will improve this.

Overall I love this blusher, and this is the one I usually travel with. The compact is not the slimmest by far, but, for me, I can’t go wrong with the look it gives me. Plus, the pouch protects the compact from scratches. A win-win for me indeed!

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Anna Sui Face Color Accent in 400
(looks naughty, but surprisingly wearable)

Chanel: The Perfect Black
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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

CC Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Merry Christmas!

I want to share with you a good news, Lavshuca has a counter in HK finally… :)


PJ Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Hello CC,

Merry Christmas to you too!

It is great to know that Lavshuca has a counter in Hong Kong! Lavshuca has been doing so well in the last couple of years and it is great to see that it has been more and more available in East Asia! :)

Thank you very much for your comment again! Happy holidays!


psychoexgirlfriend Friday, December 28, 2007

Merry Christmas PJ! Thanks for the Chanel blush recommendation! I love blush and am always looking for different kinds of blush to try!


PJ Sunday, December 30, 2007

Hello Psychoexgirlfriend,

I hope you had a great Christmas!

You are very welcome. I am never sure I am in a position to recommend products. But I am always eager to share my thoughts about products that I like (or dislike), and I hope they might be of some help…:)

There are still some blushers I have that I haven’t talked about, so do please come back every now and then!

Thank you for leaving your comment again! :)


www.mybeautyblog.de Thursday, February 12, 2009

Hi PJ :-)
I love the colour and the golden glimmer (I have 26 Neroli Rose) but I am really disappointed with it. It does not give neither much colour nor shimmer, the brush I threw away immediately and it was pretty expensive… I am pretty fair so I do not need much colour, but this blush is invisible.
Happy for you though that you are satisfied with your colour!


PJ Tuesday, February 17, 2009


I can perfectly understand your point. I think Neroli Rose is a somewhat similar shade to Tea Rose and it seems to be quite subtle as well.

Also, with the Irréelle Blush range, I think, after some time, the brush does have to dig in to pick up the color. Otherwise it can take a while for the color to show on the cheeks.

But still I am pleased with Tea Rose. The color suits me very well and it is still one of my favorite blushers.

Thank you for sharing your thoughts again! :)


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