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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Chanel Jardin de Chanel Blush Camélia Rosé | Rêverie Parisienne Collection | Spring 2015 | Swatches, Photos and Review

Chanel Jardin de Chanel Blush Camélia Rosé, Rêverie Parisienne Spring 2015 Collection
Chanel Camélia Rosé

With the Rêverie Parisienne (Parisian Dream) for Spring 2015, Chanel brings us two new blushes, one Angélique, a Joues Contraste, and the other is Jardin de Chanel Blush Camélia Rosé, a breathtaking limited edition creation. The collection is inspired by the gardens of Paris in springtime, where love and romance bloom and grow, in shades of coral and rosy pinks, both soft and bright.


Chanel Jardin de Chanel Blush Camélia Rosé, Rêverie Parisienne Spring 2015 Collection
Chanel Camélia Rosé

The Jardin de Chanel Blush Camélia Rosé ($55 for 0.1oz/3g) is another Chanel piece inspired by Coco Chanel's favorite camellia flower. The blush has a stepped, 3-dimensional surface, which depicts camellia flowers. The flowers' petals rise and descend into different levels, almost like tiers. The blush combines two shades of warm, rosy pink, one light, one deep. Each camellia is either a deep or a light shade of pink, with the blush being mostly light pink overall and just a few of the camellias being darker. When swirled together, the shades combine to create a light medium, warm, rosy reddish pink with a satiny matte finish. Though there is luminous sheen visible in the pan, it doesn't really show up on the skin, though at some angles you can see a slight incandescent glow and subtle sparkle.


Chanel Jardin de Chanel Blush Camélia Rosé, Rêverie Parisienne Spring 2015 Collection
Chanel Camélia Rosé

Chanel Jardin de Chanel Blush Camélia Rosé swatches, Rêverie Parisienne Spring 2015 Collection
Chanel Camélia Rosé Swatches

Chanel Jardin de Chanel Blush Camélia Rosé swatches, Rêverie Parisienne Spring 2015 Collection
Chanel Camélia Rosé Swatch

Chanel Jardin de Chanel Blush Camélia Rosé, Rêverie Parisienne Spring 2015 Collection
Chanel Camélia Rosé

Camélia Rosé has a soft, smooth, creamy texture which is fragranced with the classic Chanel scent of roses. The uneven surface of the powder makes it a bit difficult to swirl a brush across the powder and have the colors combine evenly and uniformly. I found it to show up well on my fair (NC5-10/B10) skin and have good color payoff with buildable color, though it is quite powdery and kicks up quite a lot of excess powder. It also might be a little light for those with darker skin tones. While the compact is the same size as Joues Contraste blushes, Camélia Rosé contains only half as much product and costs $10 more. When I've worn it, it's lasted about eight hours on me before I noticed any fading.

I pulled a few other similar blushes to Camélia Rosé:
Chanel Rose Ecrin
Armani #506 Blush
Chanel Rose Initiale


Chanel Jardin de Chanel Blush Camélia Rosé swatch comparison, Rêverie Parisienne Spring 2015 Collection
Chanel Camélia Rosé Swatch Comparison

Chanel Jardin de Chanel Blush Camélia Rosé, Rêverie Parisienne Spring 2015 Collection
Chanel Camélia Rosé

When I first got Camélia Rosé, I thought it was stunning and extraordinary - a must have. In fact I even purchased a backup before I tried it. Now that I've had a chance to play around with it for a few days, I'm a little torn. Though Camélia Rosé itself is unique, the color is easily dupable and the pigmentation and lasting power aren't as good as they could be. It is also quite expensive for the amount of product you get. It is priced $550/oz compared to other Joues Contraste blushes which are $214/oz. If you're a Chanel collector (like I am), then I would consider this a must-have, otherwise, I would recommended testing it at the counter first to see if it's beauty is worth the price.

For more reviews and swatches, check out Temptalia, The Beauty Look Book and Wondegondigo.

I purchased Jardin de Chanel Blush Camélia Rosé from Neiman Marcus. It is also available at Nordstrom, Bloomingdale's, Saks, Bergdorf Goodman and Chanel.

Have you picked up anything from Chanel's spring collection?

10 comments:

  1. This is undoubtedly so beautiful! The color is so a pretty one..But, I'd say it is more a collectable item, as the blush itself is pretty 'generic' in terms of quality. I swatched it yesterday at the Chanel counter and I was not really impressed as the blush is very hard pressed :/

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  2. This has been really helpful, I've been on the fence about this and like you say the colour does look dupable. We don't get the collection here till the 23rd Jan but think I can skip this, actually not sure I'll pick up much from the collection. I don't like the look of Dior or Guerlain spring ones either really, only the Burberry one has caught my eye so far x

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  3. Hi Cassandrapamela,
    I would have to agree with you. I think Camélia Rosé is more for collectors while Angelique is for everyone. While everyone may want Camélia Rosé, because of how beautiful it is, I don't think everyone will purchase it, because of how little you get for the price. Between Camélia Rosé and Angelique, my favorite is Angelique.

    Jenny

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  4. Hi Clare,
    I like a lot of the rest of the collection - Angelique, the Rouge Coco Shines, the polishes. I wasn't drawn to either of the palettes so I skipped them for now. Unless you are a Chanel collector, I think you can skip Camélia Rosé. I found quite a few similar blushes and Camélia Rosé had the least pigmentation out of all of them. Most of Dior looks like a pass for me too, except for perhaps the polishes and the Peach Splendor Blush (I wonder how close it is to Starlight). Guerlain has a few interesting pieces - the Météorites Perles de Blush and the Météorites Compacts (though 02 Clair looks exactly like the Crazy Paris Pressed Météorites Compact). I haven't seen much of Burberry's spring collection. YSL's collection looks beautiful! I usually am not drawn to unusual palettes, but this one is calling my name. Unfortunately, I don't think the powder will be available here.
    Jenny

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  5. Hi Jenny,

    It does seem that after the initial enthusiasm for Camélia Rose, reviews
    are now not looking as good, I'm sure I'll end up getting something
    from the collection, can't seem to resist Chanel :) I replied on my Dior
    post about the Peach Splendor as think its more colour intense than
    starlight, though it loos light in the backstage beauty pictures there
    was a swatch on instagram with it and it looked like a peach,
    more like a blush?

    I did initally like the idea of the Météorites Perles de Blush but after
    reviews have come in looks like it might be a bit too bright pink for
    me. The YSL pink powder is out here online, I'd need to see it in person
    though as YSL have a tendency to go a bit glittery with their face
    powders
    x

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  6. Hi Clare,
    I've been getting that a lot of people are disappointed in Camélia Rosé too. Reviews on the other pieces seem to be somewhat mixed. (I can't resist Chanel either) Thanks for the information/thoughts about Peach Splendor. I'll probably pass on it then, ad try to get Starlight. I'm undecided on anything from Guerlain. I'm most likely to pick up the Pressed Météorites Compact. I've always been a sucker for Guerlain powders. I would love to hear your thoughts about the YSL pink powder once you've seen it. I know what you mean about the glitter though. I wish it was available here. At least the palette is on it's way to me. When I saw it, I was reminded of Suqqu Ex-16 Benichagasane - so I hope it's similar.
    Jenny

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  7. Pretty!! Bummer that it is so pricey and that you are finding it very dupe-able. Are you going to take the backup back??

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  8. Hi Joyce,
    I like Camélia Rosé, I just don't love it, if you know what I mean. I feel it's a little too overpriced for the amount of product you receive. As for returning my backup - I'm surprised no one else asked that, lol - but yes, I did return it. I don't like returning things and try to avoid it, but I hadn't touched it, so I felt alright doing so in this case.
    Jenny

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  9. I think that is perfectly all right! :) And yes I totally know what you mean!

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  10. Hi Missyrocks,
    Thank you. I'm glad I could help!
    <3
    Jenny

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