Inspiration, they are too dark/bright for me and very hard to blend out to bring down the intensity. They don't even have the creaminess to blend easily.
Nicki Hashemi, whose coloring is much darker and bolder than mine, demonstrated how she applies them, with a sponge applicator. I watched as she worked pretty hard to blend Affinité. I don't want to struggle with my makeup, especially when I can use one of Chantecaille's or Le Métier de Beauté's gorgeous cream blushes so easily. Nicki did recommend one particular Chanel brush for a light, easy application: the Blending Foundation Brush #7 ($54). I do not own that brush, so there's no way for me to validate her advice. I trust that she's right because it makes sense.
I was really looking forward to these new blushes, so I'm bummed that they are too dramatic for my tastes.
Photos by Best Things in Beauty; brush photo courtesy of Chanel