Chanel Joues Contraste Ultra Rose for the Ultra Hip…

… or something. LOL! I picked this up a while back, before the makeup ban. I’ve just been pushing this back, because I don’t know if you can still get this. Apparently, some Chanel stores still carry it. I accidentally picked this up. Really. I didn’t plan it. I was browsing Frivole, and then this bright pop of pink caught my attention. I knew I had to get it even though I didn’t try it on. I knew it would look awesome!


ultra rose 1

ultra rose 3


Can you see how bright the pink is? Here. Another shot for ya.


ultra rose 2


Have I mentioned I love bright and bold blushes? Yeah, I think I have. As Chanel blushes go, this one is super pigmented. I have to use my Lunasol blush brush to apply because that brush is very soft and fluffy. It doesn’t pick up a lot of product and blends well. I really don’t recommend using a dense brush for Ultra Rose, unless you’re going on stage where you need people from 10 feet away see your rosy cheeks. With feathery light strokes and a very gentle hand, this blush looks absolutely amazing!

To my naked eye, this looks fuchsia, and leans cool. I took the liberty to swatch this alongside a few other pinks so you can have a better view of the shade. Ultra Rose is not as fuchsia as it is in its baked glory, and I wish it was. In the photos below, Ultra Rose is compared to MAC Cremeblend blush Florida, Bobbi Brown Pale Pink powder blush and MAC Well Dressed. They are all cooler pinks. There is also Chanel Tumulte which is a little warmer, but that’s to show you how sheer it is compared to Ultra Rose.


swatch flash swatches


I think this was released late last year (correct me if I’m wrong) and it was part of a small collection that was released rather quietly. I read that this is a permanent in some countries so that’s also a reason I feel more comfortable telling you about this. I asked one of the Chanel SAs here and she said this was limited edition. Knowing how reliable they are from my few experiences, this might be a permanent for all you know.

I hope you enjoyed today’s post, because I’ll be back with more Dior Birds of Paradise soon. I want to get all the swatches out before the collection is gone 🙂


xoxo Lily



  • Wow you are very adventurous with your blush choices, Lily! I don’t ever purchase cool-toned blushes, I am a warm-blush kinda gal through and through 😛 But even I must admit that this blush is gorgeous! I want to see what it looks like on you!!! 😀

    • Hey Becca, the FOTD is scheduled for Wednesday, together with the review of Lancome x Alber Elbaz eye palette. Even though this blush is cool toned, it still works on me. You should definitely try it out. Warm skin tones can pull off cooler blushes too!

  • Ooh, this pink is gorgeous!! Thanks for the comparison swatches, too! You are awesome.

    • And you’re awesome for commenting! 😀

  • THANK YOU for showing it! OMG it’s so PRETTY!!! I have to see if it’s still here!

    • I hope you’ll find it. I think it’ll look super flattering with your silver hair

  • Ultra Rose looks beautiful! I have to admit: I’m become really lazy lately and haven’t been reaching for my brighter blushes as much because I don’t have the patience to apply them with the care and attention they require, but I still love looking at them 😀

    • You’re right with the work involved. With the right fluffy brush though, half the battle is won ;-P

  • Keith Khoo

    Good afternoon Lily, do you plan to apply Ultra Rose on your cheeks and take pictures? I think its quite a beautiful color. The other Chanel blush-color I like is 69 Fleur de Lotus (Limited Edition). So beautiful on fair/medium Asian skin tone. Mac’s Florida reminds me of Nars’ Desire.

    • Hi Keith, yes, a scheduled FOTD is due this Wednesday 🙂 I don’t have NARS Desire, but if it’s as bold as Florida, I’m in! Thanks for letting me know

      • Keith Khoo

        Thanks very much, Lily!

  • Claire

    Ultra Rose is SO pretty! I immediately fell on love with this one! it feels so smooth and silky as well 🙂

    • It’s gorgeous, isn’t it? I think it goes well with red lips and minimal eyes. Gorgeous!

  • BooBooNinja

    Lily, I would love to play in your blush collection. This is a beauty.

    • Come play! The more the merrier 🙂

  • =,( I went to my usual store and they are no longer selling this. But thanks for sharing, Lily. Looking forward to your next post.

    • Aww, that’s too bad, Laura. Perhaps you could get it online?

  • Oh whoa, look at Florida! I’ve been a bit more into blushes lately, but I’m still not sure I want to try that! VERY pigmented blushes still scare me a little! Ultra Rose on the other hand looks quite wearable, but still pops!

    • HAHA… yes, Ultra Rose looks rather tame compared to Florida 🙂 Both are really bright on the cheeks though!

  • Kiss & Make-up

    Wowza, this is brrrright! 🙂 It’s a bit on the cool side for me. But pretty nonetheless.

    • Love bright blushes! 😀

  • Such a beautiful color! I can’t wait to see how it looks on you! I don’t think I coule pull it off myself, Tumulte would be more “me”. Looking forward to Wednesday. 😀

    • It’s really not so scary when worn. I use the tiniest bit and the key is blending. It can be a very nice subtle pop of pink 🙂

  • Catherine @ bcrueltyfree

    Hooray for bright blushes!! I love them too (though I love neutrals as well… ok, I like most blushes…) I kind of love how Chanel blushes look in the pan… something about the texture is so gorgeous. Some cool pinks can clash on my warm-toned skin, but some have a really brightening affect.

    • Sometimes, clashes can look really good too 🙂 Yay for bright blushes!

  • This looks gorgeous, I love the texture if these. I wonder what a cooler tones blush would look like on me, maybe ill try and break the rules.

    • Rules are meant to be broken, Taylor 🙂

  • Liz

    It looks much softer in the pan than it does in the swatch. Otherwise I would have to track it down. If Chanel ever comes out with a blush like Florida, I’d plunk my money down to get it. 😀

    • If Chanel ever comes out with anything like Florida, I’d run to get it immediately too. HAHA!

  • AhCapp

    Hiya Lily!

    I have this blush and guess what, I love it! I got it by accident when the sales recommended it to me. I told her I tend to get the usual boring coral natural looking blushes most times and that’s when she recommended ultra rose to me. 🙂 been using it for the past 2months and love it a lot!
    I think I have fallen in love with Chanel blushes now. Next on my list? Frivole? 😉 do you have any recommendation? :))

    Thank you so much for sharing!

    • Oh, so glad you love Ultra Rose too! And YES! Get Frivole while you still can. I love that one too 🙂