Pink Explosion Joues Contraste Powder Blush ($43, Joues Contraste Fards à Joues Poudre in French) is back. This time, it's available in the powder formulation that's common for Chanel's blush launches in the United States. The 2010 formula was baked.
I bought (and featured) the original Pink Explosion. It had reached out from the display and said, "Don't leave here without me!" I felt the same way about the new one. I had to have it when I saw it was available at Chanel.com.
Tumulte, one of the other Chanel blushes I ordered this week. While they are both cool pinks, Pink Explosion is deeper. It's also more sparkly - and powdery in my opinion.
I wish I could show you a comparison photo with my original Pink Explosion. It is packed away, the fate of much of the makeup I was wearing before my December 2010 surgery. I did a quick scan, but it didn't jump out at me from the many boxes I packed for storage. I wouldn't suggest you buy another one, like I did, just because you couldn't locate the 2010 version, but if you are in the mood for a new, bright pink Chanel blush, Pink Explosion could be calling your name.
I purchased all of my new Chanel Joues Contraste Powder Blushes at Chanel's Web site.
They are also available online at Nordstrom. I haven't been to a store
in days, but I suspect they are arriving at all of the Chanel counters. I'm headed over to Neiman Marcus for a fashion and cocktail party tomorrow evening. I'll check then to see if the new blushes have arrived at the counter.
Photos by Best Things in Beauty