Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Chanel Joues Contraste Powder Blush in Frivole from the Spring 2013 Precieux de Printemps de Chanel Collection
Loyd Cassler, my fabulous and talented friend, told me not to overlook Frivole. He took a fluffy blush brush - exactly what we should use to apply it - and showed me on his arm how pretty it is when applied appropriately. He described it as a healthy flush. As usual, he was right. Frivole applied is a breath of spring air. Lesson learned - it happens all the time - what makeup looks like in the compact, tube, whatever should not be your guide to evaluating color.
My challenge was to swatch it in a way that would show you how pretty it is when applied as it should be. I took a sponge-tipped applicator, which was all I had at hand as the sun started to drop below the tree line, and applied Frivole as lightly as possible with a sponge and blended. Take a look at my swatch photos. I see a pretty peach.
Frivole now has a unique place of honor among all my pink and rose Chanel blushes. I will save it for spring. When the tulips bloom, Frivolee will enter my daily rotation. It will be the perfect shade to warm up my pasty end-of-winter look.
When you check out the Spring 2013 Precieux de Printemps de Chanel Collection, try Frivole on your skin. Don't make the same mistake I almost made.
The early spring collection from Chanel has just started to arrive at Chanel counters. I purchased my initial items at Saks Chevy Chase. If you absolutely cannot wait for this collection to arrive at your local Chanel counter, give Georgia, Loyd, or Maria a call at (240) 497-5363.
Photos by Best Things in Beauty