Chanel Tumulte, Malice, Pink Explosion, and Plum AttractionJoues Contraste Swatches and Review

Friday, April 20, 2012

Chanel launched 3 new and 1 re-promoted Joues Contraste Powder Blushes last month.  These retail for $43USD and can be purchased both online and in stores. Pink Explosion first came out in the baked formula (reviewed here) in an Asia Exclusive collection last year.  Chanel brought this back but in the US formula that we all love.  Tumulte, Malice, and Plum Attraction are all new shades.


The new Pink Explosion seems to be darker and richer in color compared to the one from last year.  Tumulte is lighter in comparison and does not have noticeable shimmers like PE. Malice is a dark coral with red undertones.  Plum Attraction is a rich plum with fine shimmers.


With all four blushes, you will get rich pigmentation. Chanel excels at making very wearable and flattering shades.  The texture is soft but not chalky.  You can see the shimmers in Pink Explosion and Plum Attraction under direct sunlight.


Overall, I am a huge fan of Chanel's Joues Contraste Powder blushes. I don't think you can go wrong with any of the shades.  Plum Attraction can be sheered out for a soft plum or almost bronzer like effect.  Malice is a soft beautiful coral shade while Pink Explosion and Tumulte will be especially beautiful on light skin tones.

Bottom Line: These are beautiful shades to definitely check out.  I personally did not pick any of them up quite yet because they are part of the permanent line.  I will eventually go back to pick up Tumulte and Malice. I find the US formula much easier to work with compared to the baked formula. If you missed out on Pink Explosion the first time, you'll now have plenty of chances to pick it up.

11 comments:

Mylinda said...

I like Chanel's US formula JC but for some reason find that I almost never reach for the few that I have. Seems like the Tweeds get more of my love. I totally agree with your picks though. Malice and Tumulte look like they will be very flattering :) I enjoy the swatches, always!

Rola said...

I usually go for coral shades, so I think I will need to check out the pinks. Both Pink Explosion and Tumulte are lovely.

Kumiko Mae said...

Tumulte is sooooo so nice!!!

Naomi said...

Great photos ;) Gorgeous blushes, but thankful they are permanent! Phew! Haha, want to save up for Burberry's limited edition Sheer Glow Powder & can't wait to see swatches of the 4 new Lip Mist.

Jacqueline said...

I really like Malice, I want that!

My Bathroom/Wardrobe Is My Castle said...

Malice is a dream came true! Looks great; thank you also for the other swatches.
You have an amazing blog, found you this morning and I'm a new follower now.

XOXO

Eden-Avalon said...

Malice is the prettiest but it also doesn't look remarkably unique.

Emm said...

I like malice ...that sounds weird considering the name

resham said...

Love Malice!! Thank you for the swatches...

Tina said...

How does Plum Attraction compare to Mac Fever? Thanks so much for the nice swatches :)

Kristie said...

Hi Tina. My apologies, I don't have MAC Fever to provide a comparison to Plum Attraction.

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