Chanel Inspiration 64 Le Blush Creme de Chanel review, swatches, and photos.

Chanel Inspiration 64 Le Blush Creme de Chanel.

Chanel Inspiration 64 Le Blush Creme de Chanel.

My goal for this week was to bag and tag the new Chanel #70 Les Beige powder to use as a bronzer. However, when I went to see the compacts in person, I could not help but detect fragrance in the formula. Acknowledging my distaste for any sort of perfumed scent in my cosmetics, I quickly put the prospect of that purchase out of my heart and head.  To soothe my broken heart, I turned my attention to Chanel Inspiration 64 Le Blush Creme de Chanel ($38 US/ 2.5 g) part of the Fall 2013 Superstition Collection.  If this color/formula was anything like Destiny (61) (reviewed here) I knew I would not have any regrets. *click on each photo to enlarge.

Chanel Inspiration 64 Le Blush Creme de Chanel swatch on the cheeks.

Chanel Inspiration (64) Le Blush Creme de Chanel swatch on the cheeks.

The Color/Pros:

As suspected, Inspiration (64) was just as irresistible and impressive as Destiny (61).  Inspiration (64) is a baby doll pink with a slight lavender undertone.  According to the sales girl at the Chanel counter, this is her #1 seller in the Le Blush Creme range.  I did find this color very fresh and surprisingly similar to the color of naturally flushed cheeks.  The lovely sales associate was sporting Inspiration (64) and it looked spectacular against her blonde hair, blue eyes, porcelain skinned complexion.  Personally, I like to mix Inspiration (64) with Destiny (61) to get a customized deep rosy/pink shade.

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L-R:  Chanel Destiny (61), Chanel Inspiration (64), and both colors blended together.

Chanel Inspiration (64) was extremely long-lasting and lightweight.  The formulation of these cream to powder blushes is extraordinary, they blend into the skin seamlessly.  Dispense with brushes of any kind, fingers are the optimum tool to use with all of the Chanel Le Blush Creme blushes.  Inspiration (64) lasted an impressive ten hours on my cheeks, with gradually fading thereafter.  Chanel has wisely chosen to formulate these blushes without fragrance and parabens. ♥ I simply cannot stress the brilliance of these blushes.

Chanel Inspiration 64 Le Blush Creme de Chanel on the apples of the cheeks.

Chanel Inspiration (64) Le Blush Creme de Chanel on the apples of the cheeks.

The Cons:

As stated in my pervious review of Destiny (61), the amount/price ratio is my primary complaint.  I would have liked to have had more product for the money.  Thankfully, minimal product is needed to obtain full impact, so I do expect my compact to last awhile.  Of course the limited-edition factor does put an additional damper in my otherwise glowing review.  However, Chanel’s limited-edition claim is not strongly enforced (Chanel Graphite nail lacquer is still available two years later).

Chanel Inspiration 64 Le Blush Creme de Chanel swatch the cheeks.

Chanel Inspiration (64) Le Blush Creme de Chanel swatch the cheeks.

Chanel Cosmetics are sold in all fine department stores; Lord & Taylor, Nordstrom, Saks, Bergdorf, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales, Macy’s, and Chanel.com.

THE VERDICT:  If makeup could talk what would it say?

Makeup would tell you a planned trip to the Chanel counter is strongly recommended.  Chanel Inspiration (64) Le Blush Creme de Chanel was an unexpected find.   I will certainly utilize this particular color in abundance during the cooler months, when my skin returns to its former paler glory.  If you have more than one of the Chanel Le blush Cremes, do not hesitate to mix the hues to create a custom color of your own.  The thin mirrored compact packaging also makes these blushes travel friendly.  Case closed.  Up next….Chanel Esprit 88 Rouge Coco Shine review…so many Chanel goodies, so little time to write.  Be well and stay safe.

-M-

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