With the release of the new Chanel Vitalumière Loose Powder Foundation came two new limited edition shades of Joues Contraste, #80 Jersey and #170 Rose Glacier.
Though I was tempted to pick
up Rose Glacier (pink with golden shimmer), I settled on
Jersey (£31) as I was interested in trying the pressed powder
version (usually released in the US) instead
of the European baked formula (interestingly both
versions are made in France).
Actually I was surprised to see
the pressed US formula out here, makes you wonder if the
brand is planning to have just one formula, like they have
done with the eyeshadow palettes recently.
Compared to the baked, the pressed has a smoother, less dry/powdery texture (though still not creamy) and
pigment is quicker to build. One thing I don't like is the very strong scent.
Onto the shade and Jersey is a warm, rusty rosey brown
with subtle gold shimmer. I find it quite pigmented and if I over apply, it can take on a bit of a orange tone,
though I suspect this will likely only happen with those who
have very pale skin like me.
It applies quite smoothly and
lasts about 6 hours before I notice fading. I've read a few
posts on forums that wondered if the shade was similar to the
Tom Ford Stroked Contouring Cheek Colour Duo. Whilst there in
a similar colour family, from the swatches below (Tom Ford on
the right) you can see that the Tom Ford is deeper and warmer.
I'm pleased with this blush, its a nice warming shade that
seems to work with a variety of looks. I do prefer the texture
and application of the pressed versus the baked, so if you are
use to the baked formula this might be an interesting one to
I bought this from Boots