When spring rolled around this year, I fought the good fight and tried to resist buying any new makeup. But then I saw the Chanel Blush Duo in Tweed Effect and I was done. Total goner. These blush palettes weave blush with just the right amount of silver or gold pearly highlighter. The end result is ethereal and vibrant and perfect for warmer weather. Had to have them. Had to, y’all.
Chanel’s iconic tweed in blush form is available in 5 shades:
- Tweed Pink
- Tweed Corail
- Tweed Pink Paradise
- Tweed Coralline
- Tweed Cherry Blossom
(The last two are the only ones left on Chanel’s site, and the ones we’re looking at today.)
I purchased Tweed Coralline and Tweed Cherry Blossom because I literally swooned when I saw a picture of them–the colors are that glorious! And they’re so much better in person.
Tweed Coralline is a mix of bright orange coral blended with a golden pearly highlighter.
Tweed Cherry Blossom is a mix of rosy reddish pink blush mixed with a silver pearly highlighter.
Chanel’s description of these tweed blushes says they are “for lovely sheer makeup”—I will note that the two colors I own are heavily pigmented. Gloriously, richly, densely pigmented. A very little goes a long way. Tweed Coralline and Tweed Cherry Blossom are not for the faint of heart, so keep that in mind when choosing your shade. You need a light hand for these.
As with all Chanel blushes, these are so lovely and unique. The lasting power is fabulous on my oily skin–a solid 6 hours of almost fresh wear and still color remaining when I go to wash my face at night. These have a good bit of shimmer, but in a radiant way, not a disco ball way. Seriously, the shimmer is too stunning for words.
These are some of the most gorgeous blushes out there right now. But do yourself a favor–don’t use the included brush. It deposits entirely too much product, doesn’t blend at all, and it’s scratchy as all get out. These apply best with a light and fluffy brush that barely touches the product.
Aren’t you just dying over how gorgeous these are? What spring makeup did you splurge on? I want to hear ALL about it–seriously, enable me, people!
Krista lives in the middle of nowhere with her amazing hubby and two codependent dogs that love to hate each other. She enjoys dance parties of one and last minute road trips, prays for Angela Lansbury’s immortality and can never own enough blush. She averages one “Silence of the Lambs” quote a week and feels no shame over this. Perhaps she should.
skin tone: NW15
skin type: sensitive/oily
favorite beauty product: Blush, lots and lots of blush