[unpaid/sample/affiliate/ad] While I was posting my series on past collections from the late 90’s and early 2000’s, a familiar comment was that hardly any brands pay attention to product detail now in the way that they used to. Also, in the same vein, Chantecaille cropped up as being almost the only current brand that is replicating that complexity and creativity.
Chantecaille has made nature charities their focus and its a point of difference that serves them well in terms of creativity – endless wildlife to replicate and highlight. This summer, it’s the plight of sea creatures and sales of the highlight palette will support WildAid – in fact, the picture of the whale shark that you see (there is also a manta ray option) is taken by WildAid photographer, Shawn Heinrichs.
There’s a simple wave design on the actual make up. In this option of the Radiance Chic Cheek & Highlight Duo (surprisingly difficult to say out loud – have a go!) there’s a peachy pink blush and illuminating gold highlighter.
I rather like the undulations on the powders. Chantecaille formulas are always lovely – powders are a gel-powder format which gives the colour a little more vibrancy and softness.
The Lip Tint Hydrating Balms (there are four shades) are exactly the kind of lip product that I love. Couldn’t be more perfect, in fact. They give a dewy tint that’s moisturising and lip softening while giving a veil of colour that’s just enough to embellish the lip without being full-on. Funnily enough, I still get excited when these arrive because they’re lovely every time. I should mention that you don’t get a lot of tint for £30 and being balmy, they go down at an alarming pace, but they feel satisfyingly luxurious.
From bottom to top: Beach Rose (lip), Calendula (lip) followed by the blush (Rose) then highlighter. The palettes are notoriously pricey – this is no different at £79. The Hydrating Balms are newly launched at SpaceNK HERE, non-affiliate HERE. The Radiance Palette has yet to make an appearance but it will be any day now.
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