The original version was released in the Fall of 2010 and was a limited edition blush in the European baked formula. I realize that many people prefer the softer US versions (read: not baked), but I have always had a fondness for Chanel's baked blushes despite the fact that they are harder than their US counterparts. The "new" Pink Explosion, on the other hand, while made in France, is of the US non-baked variety. This should be great news to those who prefer that formula, but apparently along with a change in the formula there is a bit of a difference in the color as well.
Amy from Café Makeup not only is the first to have swatches, but this brilliant blogger has even provided Pink Explosion fanatics with a side by side comparison between the "old" and the "new" Pink Explosions! Be sure to take a look at her feature-- it is fantastic!
Both of the above pictures are the "old" Pink Explosion from my stash. Click here to see it compared to other mid-toned cool pink blushes.
Which version do you prefer? Will you be buying the new Pink Explosion? I will- how could I resist?! I also want the new shade Tumulte (#70)! There has been a noticeable absence of clean clear cool toned pinks in Chanel's Joues Contraste line-up- so I am thrilled that this has now been remedied. Now if Chanel would only re-release Narcisse (#44) in the US- then I would be happy beyond words!
It is now available!
$43.00 at Chanel and where Chanel is sold.