Blush Fiends: Springtime Blush

For our second edition of Blush Fiends, we decided to feature a blush for Spring. I love the flowers that bloom during Springtime. The greens, the colours, the pastels. However, I hated the season. It gave me coughing fits, it gave me hay fevers, my nose was constantly red and swollen, my eyes were constantly watery. I was at a lecture, and I was coughing non stop, I couldn’t breathe. Every one was looking at me like I was a freak.

Anyway, back to the blush. One of my favourite flowers has to be the orange Gerbera. It’s a type of daisy and I find it bright and cheerful. I used to buy a bunch of it and put it in my dorm room and I’d feel happy immediately. This shade is not as bright, but it does explain why I love it, doesn’t it?



It’s orange / coral!! I bring you Chanel Frivole, from their latest Spring collection. I’d say this is a coral because it’s not really orange and there is a hint of pink in it, but I tell you, I hate that term coral and I know I’m not alone (hi Larie! *wave*). I get confused when people use the term coral red, coral pink, coral whatever. I don’t get it. So, I’m not even gonna try. All I know is that this looks good πŸ™‚


frivole back


This baked blush is not hard or sheer at all. It is rather pigmented and I find that the formula is quite soft. I wonder if it’s the new formula that everyone’s been talking about, but the downside is that it kicks up a bit of powder. Instead of tapping my brush on Frivole and apply it on my cheeks immediately, I take more product from the pan, swirl the product at the back of my hand to work the product into the brush, then lightly apply it on my cheeks. I find that this method allows smoother application, no patchiness, and I can add the intensity slowly. When I swirl the brush at the back of my hand, most of the product is taken off there. Have you tried this?

For this post, I got rid of my lazy bug and did some comparison for you. Here is what it looks like, compared to Diorblush Tender Coral and Bobbi Brown Cabo Coral Pot Rouge.


blush comparison

comparison swatch


Cabo Coral is a tad bit darker while Tender Coral is more pink. Frivole is brighter and more orange and it brightens my complexion quite well. I’d say Frivole is in between Bobbi Brown Cabo Coral and Bobbi Brown Calypso Coral. I bet I could get pretty close by mixing the two. Why didn’t I think of that when I was taking the pictures? Hmph! Below, I wear it with Chanel Notorious to contour. I am also wearing a new foundation that is O.M.G… it’s liquid foundation that is like my skin, only better. I will talk about it one day, I promise.


frivole fotd


What do you think? Spring enough for ya?

Do check out what my fellow blush fiends have for you!

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xoxo Lily



  • Petrina

    I love blush ! My fave makeup product and Chanel blushers are my favourite! Sadly this coral shade is not for me but it looks very pretty on you

    • Why is it not for you, Petrina? Too warm? Too orange?

  • I still want Frivole! It’s everything that I don’t have yet. It looks a bit more orange on me and all the current coral blushes that I currently own are more pink. It looks lovely on you Lily, it gives you a summery vibe, really like it! ^^

    • Darn! It’s supposed to be a Spring vibe. I guess I should have featured pink like the rest. LOL! I have lots of pink blushes too. So, I told myself that if I were to add blushes in my collection, it cannot be a pink – well, not a pink that I already have anyway.

  • Parita

    its such a pretty shade!! and seriously you’ve got to tell me the foundation you are wearing! its flawless!

    • LOL! You have to watch this space. I’ll let you know in due time. I have to test it out properly, but so far, I LOVE it.

  • lyn

    Nice pick, Lily! I was tempted to get this blush but it didn’t quite work with my skin tone. Was a tad bit warm on me. Cooler pinks (or even purple) seem to suit me better. It looks lovely on you though!

    • The SA at Chanel applied this on me and I had to have it. I picked up Ultra Rose at the same time. I couldn’t resist the bright pink!!

  • Ahhh I’m so tempted to pick this up TODAY! The only problem is I have a whole bunch of similar shades, and I’m aiming at diversifying my stash a bit. Decisions decisions…

    • I don’t have enough of these shades. I have lots of pink though. I think this will look lovely on you. You always rock corals!!

  • I like that you chose a warm shade of blush for spring time. It works! It’s a beautiful shade on you πŸ™‚

    • Thanks Tine πŸ™‚

  • Beautiful shades πŸ™‚ what foundATION!!

    • Haha!It’s a liquid foundation πŸ˜›

  • Everyone is loving this one, and it looks great on you! Very spring. I couldn’t even focus on anything, let alone a spring blush…I don’t think spring makes much of an impact on me, usually.

    • Spring doesn’t impact me much either. I’m not a fan of pastels or pink… but come Fall, I die. LOVE Fall collections!

  • Oooh!! I love how it warms up your complexion! =D Your skin looks amazing my dear! xxx

    • Thanks Sukie. It’s the bright light, the awesome new foundation and lots of concealer πŸ™‚

  • Hahah so cute that you mentioned that you dislike the term “coral”. When I heard coral, it straightly reminds me of “orange” which I dislike for my blush shade. But it looks so refreshing on you Lily, I like it πŸ˜€

    • Yeah, coral does mean orange to me, but apparently, it’s not. It’s supposed to be pink + orange + red. I say “Whatever” to that. LOL!

  • BooBooNinja

    This is a refreshing colour. I dig, I dig!
    I am *also* digging your foundation. Can’t wait until you spill the beans. πŸ™‚

    • Lol. Will talk about it after I test it out properly but so far so good!

  • Tracy@Beauty Reflections

    Really pretty on you! I love bright coral cheeks!

    • Thanks Tracy πŸ™‚

  • Liz

    I think this was a worthy purchase. πŸ™‚

    I’m definitely not giving this enough attention, but you have reminded me to enjoy it while it lasts. Just looking at the colour makes me so happy!

    • This is a gorgeous shade! Have to wear it more often