The gods smiled upon me with their latest revelation

Is it a cream, a powder or both? These pressing thoughts jumped about in my mind as my index finger swept across the pan. Chanel's Le Blush Creme de Chanel in Revelation, along with five other shades, is both. Chanel's latest creation delivers a wash of colour to your cheeks -- up the amperage by using your fingers or dial it down by using a liquid foundation brush.

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Swatch of Revelation

Swatch of Revelation

Revelation is a red coral with tawny undertones. For application, I prefer to use a foundation because I find it helps to apply the colour more evenly. In the swatch above you'll notice the colour is fully heightened due to the warmth generated between my finger and the inside of my arm; the heat really helped to draw the colour out.

What's the need for the duo? The powder is what you've always known and grew comfortable and confident with in terms of application. Whereas the cream helps the colour to adhere to your cheeks, naturally of course, and stay the day.

Wearing Chanel's  Revelation

Wearing Chanel's  Revelation

Love the colour, but hate the price tag? Check out MAC's Something Special instead.

The Bagful breakdown:

Total amount for Chanel's Le Blush Creme de Chanel:

Value for money spent (performance and quality):

  • 8 out of 10 bags — A great performer, but a few points had to be taken off for the price.

Would another purchase be on the horizon?:

  • The look of Alchimie definitely makes me swoon.