I have always been a bit skeptical about cool-toned blushes. While I wear certain cool-toned eyeshadows and lipsticks with ease, each time I swatch a blush that leans cool, some kind of alarm goes off in my head: “No way, this is going to clash and it’s going to clash bad.” Then Chanel Inspiration and Affinité Le Blush Crème de Chanel happened!
Chanel Inspiration Le Blush Crème de Chanel (64) is a light pink with a blue undertone. Like the other Chanel cream blushes, it is matte (no shimmer). However, since it is a cream, it has a satin rather than matte finish on the skin. It blends easily and lasts all day. Even though this is a lighter shade (lightest in the range), I don’t need to pile it on for it to show up on my skin tone (I am closer to NC 30 for the moment). However, if you are a couple of shades darker, I can see it becoming a problem.
Affinité (65) is a medium raspberry pink. It is very pigmented and bright. Fortunately, like every other Chanel cream blush I have tried, it blends easily so you can opt for a softer look if you want. It has some serious lasting power as well!
You can see Inspiration swatched in the middle, and Affinité on the right (Présage on the left):
Here are the two shades blended out:
In real life, both of them look neutral enough on my skin tone. Inspiration is the type of blush that will go with absolutely everything. Despite the fact that it is light and cool-toned, it doesn’t look unnatural or ashy on me. Affinité should work for many skin tones and undertones. It pairs well with bright pink and berry lipsticks!
You have seen Inspiration on my cheeks here:
Bottom line: I don’t really know what else I should say to convince you that you need to check out these Chanel Le Blush Crème de Chanel! They blend well, last well, and from what I can see, they would work on all kinds of skin tones! If you want something that will go with everything, check out Inspiration. Like bright pinks? Affinité has got you covered!
Have you checked these out already? What did you pick up? I’m trying very hard to resist Révélation!
Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx