I've dabbled with Chanel scents...Coco, Coco Mademoiselle, and I've tried hard to be tempted by Chanel's cosmetic offerings, but they always looked to me to be all branding, packaging and no substance. I still think this about most of their eyeshadow quads which seem horrendous quality when swatched in store. Their latest ones seems to be a little better, but not enough to tempt me.
But I was passing through Gatwick a few days before my birthday last month and decided to bite the bullet and nab a duty free Chanel blush I've had my eye on for a while - Pink Explosion. I thought it was one my friend had, but turns out she actually has Rose Petale. Oh well! I paid £26 something for it in DF, but it's normally £31. Eeep.
I really love this blush. It smells of roses, is quite finely milled and buildable. Even the quality of the little brush has improved on what it used to be (I compared with said friends'). The colour is an extremely bright pink in the pan, but on the cheeks looks very natural. For some reason I don't mind the glitter - it's very fine and doubles as a cheekbone highlight. Best thing about it? I love taking it out for a touch up on the tube. Can't beat the glamour of a Chanel compact and the little velvet pouch.
The pictures aren't my normal quality as I took them in a badly lit cruise ship cabin.