I'm trying really hard nowadays not to buy makeup that isn't unique to my collection. I've never been one for owning tons of dupes anyway, so unless a product truly stands out to me, I try to pass on it, reminding myself how many products end up getting sold in a blog sale when I realize they're just more of the same. But then CHANEL Alezane from their Fall 2015 collection happened.
CHANEL Joues Contraste Powder Blush in Alezane
CHANEL Joues Contraste Powder Blush in Alezane is a coppery rose with golden shimmer. The more swatches and reviews I saw online of Alezane, the more unique I realized it was. I kept trying to use my method of deferring unnecessary purchases that I discussed in my Satiating Makeup Cravings post, but I didn't really have any blushes that were similar.
Alezane is smooth, but not powdery, and it has good pigmentation without being over-the-top and difficult to use. It has golden shimmer that is somewhat sparsely distributed throughout the blush, so it doesn't come across sparkly on the cheeks at all. The shade itself is incredibly flattering in the summer on a more tanned complexion, but it's also one I see looking gorgeous in the fall, too, with its warm, copper tones. It's the only blush I brought with me when I visited Vancouver, BC this past weekend, and I never missed any of my other blushes. It's beautiful.
Below are blushes in my collection I thought might be similar, but turns out, they're not.
L to R: Tarte Exposed, Benefit Rockateur, CHANEL Alezane, Clinique Fig Pop
Wearing CHANEL Joues Contraste Powder Blush in Alezane
So far, in terms of 2015 blush releases, CHANEL Alezane is the one to beat.