The blush has a beautiful design that is similar to the striped bronzers that were released in last Summer's Collection. This also comes with a small brush that is separate from the compact. As usual, Chanel's mini brushes are soft, not scratchy or harsh on the face.
Ingredients in the blush:
Blush Horizon de Chanel can be best described as 2 blushes and a highlighter all in one. The top part of the blush has 3 stripes - garnet, medium rose pink, and a white highlighter. The bottom half of the blush has garnet, a peachy pink, and a shimmery light pink.
In bright sunlight, you can see the shimmers in each stripe. This is exactly what you can expect to see after application. When I first used it, I found myself looking like a little disco ball under the sun. I also find that it emphasizes my pores greatly due to the shimmers when my skin is dry or blotchy. Under normal skin conditions where my face is moisturized and clear (acne free), the blush provides a nice pink soft glow.
Here are the swatches of the individual stripes:
In different lighting:
The combination of all the stripes create a glowy pink shade with small flecks of shimmers. You can adjust the amount of peach or pink by layering the different color stripes. For those who want more pink, use the first half of the blush. If you're looking for a peachy look, use more of the bottom half of the blush.
In natural light:
In sunset lighting:
Overall, I like Blush Horizon de Chanel because it is very pretty. The blush is quite pigmented so use with moderation to avoid getting clown cheeks. I like the soft glow of the blush and the option of getting either peach or pink shades. With that being said, I don't particularly think this is a revolutionary product in any way because it is a similar concept to Guerlain's Blush G (reviewed here). You can certainly dupe these shades with other products at a lower price point. However, it will take at least 3 other products to provide the same effect/colors as Blush Horizon de Chanel.
Bottom Line: Blush Horizon de Chanel is a nice item to add to your collection whether you're new to Chanel or a veteran to the line. It is not necessarily a must-have if you're on a budget or already own a lot of blushes that are similar to these shades. If you're new to makeup, this is definitely not a bad product to start with. Think of it as spending $58USD for 2 blushes with a soft glow, which is cheaper than purchasing 2 Joues Constraste at $43USD a piece.
Have you picked up Blush de Horizon yet? Do you think it is a must-have?