Blush Fiends for Fall

What colours do you think of when it’s Fall / Autumn? Golds, maroons, burgundies, khakis… rich beautiful arrays of shades that mother nature has to offer and it’s all love. Fall is my favourite season, and it’s the same when it comes to makeup collections. Today, I want to feature an old blush that is rich and bold, not for the faint hearted or the heavy handed. I present to you Rouge.

I have a few Chanel Joues Contraste, and I do like how wearable and sheer most of them are. This one is different. This one is rather pigmented and you’ll see why.


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Isn’t this too bold, you think? Clown cheeks? My skin is quite pale with yellow undertones but my face gets red very easily. So, to be able to wear this decadent blush, I have to make sure to place the blush strategically. Also, it helps to use the fluffiest brush with most of the product taken off at the back of my hand. For this, I use the Lunasol blush brush which sheers out the pigments.


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I make sure my face is powdered to enable easy blending and when this blush is placed on the face, it’s a glorious flush of red. Of course, someone with much deeper skin colour will be able to wear it with ease. Why go through so much hassle just for a blush? Because of the result. It’s nothing any pinks or corals can do. This is RED and here is how it looks on me. I wore it bolder for it to show on camera, but in real life, it’ll be something even subtler.


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Would you wear a blush as bold as this? Do check out what my other blush fiends picked!


xoxo Lily



  • OOO Rouge is so pretty on you! I have played with a friend’s Rouge, and I just don’t find it as blendable as I’d want such a strong shade to be. Maybe I was doing something wrong though! It was also before I got my LMdB blush brush which blends almost everything pretty easily. Maybe I should try again 🙂

    • I think bolder shades are always more difficult to blend, and that’s why I always make sure I powder my cheeks to avoid any sticky base. It’s so much easier! Also, the Lunasol blush brush helps blend out the blush perfectly 🙂 You really should try it again. Rouge is a beautiful shade!

  • Liz

    Good choice! I love Rouge for fall. 😀

    • Glad you approve, Aunt Liz 🙂

  • It’s hard for me to wear cool red blushes, but this one is really pretty! 😀

    • It is. Looks like molten lava in the pan!

  • Hannah

    I have a few red blushes and I love the flush red blushes give me but I didn’t have the courage to wear Rouge again after I ended up with red blotchy cheeks at the first attempt. So thanks for your application tip! 😀

    • I hope you try it again Hannah. This one is gorgeous.

  • SO PRETTY on you LIly!! This is one Chanel blush I wish I’d gotten! Blush fiend regret haha! It’s a terrible thing!

    • Ugh don’t get me started on regrets. Too many! Lol

  • What a coincidence! Last week I got the Bobbu Brown berry blush, its riiculously red pigmented too, sort of like this but without shiny bits. The bad thing is that I love blush so I have to go REALLY light with it. But I love it! I don’t know if its the novelty, but I can’t stop wearing it since I got it.
    Its funny though, how these intense rouges if worn properly I think look slightly “natural” (lol) like mega-blushing yourself. It looks sweet on you!

    • Mega blushing is an apt description! And Bobbi Brown Berry is on my wishlist. So pretty 🙂

  • Catherine @ bcrueltyfree

    WOW this is really just phenomenal looking in the pan. It looks lovely on as well, I love red blushes applied lightly. I really like the trick of taking most off on your hand before applying to your cheek, it definitely helps avoid over-applying

    • I’m glad that little tip helped. It looks beautiful in the pan doesn’t it? I love looking at it 🙂

  • eeee so pretty!! 🙂

    • Thanks Joyce. It is a pretty blush isn’t it?

  • Jennifer

    That’s quite revolutionary of blush application. You can carry it off well. Accentuates your cheekbone really well too.

    • Thanks Jennifer. It’s also very much due to the lighting when I was taking the photo 🙂

  • As a blush fiend…I would totally wear this! Love it!

    • I love it too 🙂

  • Hello Lily,
    I have this blush in my stash too, and have been keeping it for 2 years of I’m not wrong. This blush is very pigmented but the shade is nice. Love this 🙂

    • Definitely love <3 I don't wear it often enough though!

  • I have natural redness on my cheeks so for the same reason I stay away from red blushes…it just makes them look even more redder 🙁

    • I have redness on my face too, but I tone it down with a yellow based foundation before applying this blush… and it works 🙂

  • Nida Moughal

    I love red toned blushes this one looks gorgeous.

    • Thanks Nida. Have you tried this? It’s really flattering 🙂