3.09.2013

Pink, Pink, and More Pink, ft. Chanel Rose Initiale.



Evidently, I'm having a bit of a pink moment right now, which is perfect because I've been meaning to talk about one of my favorite pink blushes, Chanel Jouer Contraste Blush in Rose Initiale.


Rose Initiale is my first and only Chanel blush (not to say that won't change sometime ;), and to be honest, I kind of bought it on a whim. Pink isn't really my go-to shade for blush, as I tend to prefer something a bit more peachy or coral usually. However, everytime I asked for Chanel blush shade recommendations on Twitter (you can see I've contemplated adding one to my collection for quite some time now), Rose Initiale was always among the few shades people loved and recommended for me. So, finally, one day I caved.



Rose Initiale is a warm, medium pink with sparse, micro-shimmer that I can detect up close in the pan but not on the skin. On skin, it translates to the slightest sheen instead of shimmer. I think it's a great pink blush for everyday and definitely not Barbie-esque in any way.


Today, I applied Rose Initiale toward the backs of my cheeks rather than directly on the apples of my cheeks, as I find that especially with darker pinks, it can often cause the face to look too made up.


For the rest of my face, I used the Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation in 130 Shell for the first time today, so we'll see how it wears on my skin. I will say that I really like the natural finish, right off the bat. I followed up with my NARS Radiant Creamy Concealers (Honey under eyes and Custard on the rest of my face) and dusted a bit of the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Diffused Light just down my t-zone, since I want to be able to see how the foundation holds up without powder too.


On my eyes, I used my LORAC PRO Palette (shades Nude, Light Pink, Mauve and Deep Purple) with the Stila Smudge Crayon in Pink Violet on my lower lash line. I typically don't love pink tones around my eyes, but Pink Violet is gorgeous. For mascara, I used my usual Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Volumizing mascara.

To finish off, I have the Too Faced Lip Cream in Razzle Dazzle Rose, which I can already tell will become a fast favorite. I was on the market for the perfect medium pink lipstick for everyday, and although I'm still interested in MAC Speed Dial (anyone have it and love it?), for the time being, I'm more than content with Razzle Dazzle Rose filling that void instead. And Too Faced's Lip Cream formula is perfection. Literally, perfection.

And in case any of you don't already have the LORAC PRO Palette, don't forget to enter my giveaway! It really is an amazing, must-have palette :) Click here for the giveaway post.

Hope you all have a fantastic weekend! ♥


26 comments:

  1. Very pretty :) I have this blush as well, but not after carefully debating for a long time!

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  2. Ahhh Rose Initiale is SO pretty on you! I reach for this shade SO often. It's my go-to when I wear red lipsticks, mostly because it's quite neutral while the grand majority of my blushes lean warm. I was really eyeing Frivole, but I already own some that are similar enough so I didn't splurge. Love your eye look as well!

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  3. This look is beautiful on you! Love how the foundation looks, I'm curious to try it noww

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  4. You look so fresh Tiffany! I really love the purple tones, they really brighten up your eyes and Rose Initiale is so perfect on you, it's not too pink at all! I'm really super curious about the new revlond foundation, it looks good on paper but will it really work? ^^

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  5. I usually don't go fo pink blushes either, but I love that shade on you! Looks very natural, fresh and sweet!

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  6. Oh MY, that blush! I thought it was Frivole in the top pic (my first Chanel blush, I'm obsessed!) You'd love. You need ;-)

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  7. Love this look! Especially the eye colour. x

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  8. I think this blush looks really great on you Tiffany! It makes your skin look really fresh and beautiful!


    xo
    aly

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  9. Hi Tiffany, What a gorgeous look! And I love how well it pairs with your beautiful cardigan :)

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  10. Thank you, Dovey! I always get so many compliments when I wear this cardigan...I think because the color is so bright and cheerful! :)

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  11. Thanks, Alice! I think I ended up with an unintentional cut crease look :)

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  12. REALLY?! Ok, it's on my wishlist now! Thanks, Jessica :D

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  13. Thank you, Martha! I don't know why but I usually just think more corally or peachy blushes suit me better, but there's a time and a place for everything (including pink blushes), isn't there? ;)

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  14. Thank you, Teri! Usually if I'm going to go with color on my eyes, it tends to be purple...I think it suits my brown eyes the best. And we'll see about the foundation! Day 1 yielded good results and first impressions :)

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  15. Thank you, Vida! Today was my first day using it, but I was definitely impressed! My skin didn't get nearly as oily as I had anticipated. Love the finish too :)

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  16. Thanks, Sunny! Jessica recommended Frivole to me in a comment above, so I'm really curious to check it out now! So glad Rose Initiale works so wonderfully for you, though :)

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  17. Thanks, girl! And do you love it? Do you have other Chanel blushes too? I might be interested in expanding my collection in the future :D

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  18. I love that palette. Which one is it?


    Gorgeous look!


    Beth @ BethBlogsBeauty.com
    Xx

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  19. Beautiful look! You make pink work really well. Do you plan on doing a separate review on the Nars concealers? x

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  20. Thank you, Beth! It's the LORAC PRO Palette :)

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  21. Thank you, Lindsay! And yes, I'm planning on popping up a review this weekend :)

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  22. Love the look! The blush is so pretty and love your lip color! :)

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  23. Thank you so much! I think it's going to be one of my new favorite pink lipsticks :)

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  24. Pretty!! :) Rose Initiale was my first Chanel blush too! I actually don't use it ever, really, because like you I favor very warm, peachy or coral-y tones. But now your post is inspiring me to dig it back out and start playing again! Just in time for spring! :D

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  25. Yay! Don't you love when you rediscover things you already have in your collection? :) By the way, do you have Chanel Frivole? I don't, but that may be a good one for us peachy/coral blush lovers :D

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