Its been a long time since I have bought a Joues Contraste blush, I noticed a connection with break outs so stopped using them, however, my rationality for picking up Frivole (£31) was that it was so pigmented that I would only need the barest touch, so in theory less on the skin, less likely to break out.
Its a medium bright
orange peach in the compact and applies as such. Though I apply this
very lightly, it can look slightly too dark and is prone to mixing with
my natural redness to make the skin look ruddy.
However, when my
complexion is clearer and I apply it with exactly the right touch, it does add a lovely warm bright flush to the skin. Though it looks
matte on swatching it does have a slight sheen about it.
Swatched below on the left and blended in a lot on the right
Swatched below L-R Tom Ford Love Lust, Chanel Frivole, Chantecaille Fun,
Rouge Bunny Rouge Starina.
Ingredients below (I have not experienced any breaks outs so far).
terms of feel, this is quite smooth, though slightly powdery and a
tiny bit dry. It blends in well and has a good wear time, with only
slight fading after 5 hours.
I'm always caught in two minds about the
Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss, the texture is a bit thick and tacky and
yet they have some beautiful colours in the line up. I couldn't resist
the limited edition Attirance (£25).
Its a warm golden peach with subtle
shimmer. Its quite sheer and makes for a great natural polished lip.
I bought these from Boots.