FOTD: Gone Back to Chantecaille

I still love so much about this brand, particularly the classic offerings. Chantecaille can get beside itself sometimes with overpriced mediocre palettes that only use 5% of charitable donations to entice us into the mediocrity (I know… some brands do that with NO charitable contributions). But for the most part, I’m ever a fan. One of the stores I frequent jokes that I’m their best Chantecaille customer. I’ll be that.

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For this FOTD, I went back to Future Skin (Banana is my color). I love this foundation to pieces. The finish is so fresh and skin-like and the coverage is blur-perfect. I love that it’s oil free but doesn’t dry the crap outta my skin. I just hate the packaging. Still so cheap and raggedy and unsanitary. They need to put this stuff in a  pump and be done with it. No one wants to fuss with a messy pot all the damn time. That’s honestly why it gets passed over when I’m in a hurry. I don’t have time to mess with it and make sure I’m not letting grossness in while I’m trying to get goodness out. I honestly don’t understand why they’ve opted out of bottles for all of their skin products. Those heinous little tubes they use aren’t cute either.

I used a Beauty Blender to sheer it all the way out, and then highighted with a sheer layer of Ardere Concealer in #5. I set it all with Viseart Loose Powder in Cedrat. Blush is the darkest bronze (which has a plum shimmer) from the Viseart Plum/Bronze Palette.

Eyes are courtesy of the Chantecaille Le Chrome Lux Eye Duo in Tibet (the best of the bunch). I also have Gardens of Marrakesh… and to be honest I may get the rest of them. The formulation is insane, and the color payoff is so gorgeous. Lips are Louboutin Matte in Zoulou (still my favorite of all of them) patted out with fingers to stain over sheer gloss. The eyes were so shiny that I just didn’t want the overall look to translate as ‘piled on.’

I’ll break down the new Chantecaille Lion Palette in a bit. It’s better than the last effort (Magnolia); still not as good as my favorite (Sea Turtles). But you know I’m here for it. I just… am.

FOTD: Burgundy Smoke

I went back to the Chanel Spring 2012 Ecolosion Quad for this. These shadows are so amazing… just gorgeous.

FACE
Chantecaille Future Skin (Banana)
Chantecaille Loose Powder (Shadow)
Chantecaille Aqua Blush in Charming
Chantecaille Aqua Blush in Brilliance (highlight)
EYES
Chanel Eclosion Quad:
Burgundy on lids and under waterline
Taupe blended through the crease
Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Pencil in Zero on lashline and waterline
Armani Eyes to Kill Stretch Mascara
LIPS
Chantecaille Hydra Chic Lipstick in Willow

FOTD: Future Skin

I LOVE this Chantecaille Future Skin Foundation! The ONLY thing holding it back is this ugly little jar and the lack of applicator. But otherwise… omg. I put it on again today and was just blown away by the feel and coverage:

My skin is like … DANCING about how lovely this foundation feels. No weight whatsoever. I almost want to write Chantecaille and say: “Put it in a tube, and expand your color range!” They could take over the world with this foundation… no joke.

FACE
Chantecaille Future Skin Foundation (Banana)
Chanel Loose Powder (Dore)
Rock & Republic Blush in Call Me
EYES
Sleek Molten Metal in Pewter (lashline to brow)
IMAN Eye Defining Powder in Wicked (lid)
IMAN Eye Defining Powder in Black Magic (waterline)
By Terry Terrybly Mascara
LIPS
Chanel Rouge Allure Lip Gloss in Insouciance


Covet-Worthy: Chantecaille Future Skin

Oily skin girls… REJOICE! Well, sort of. Let me explain. There’s good news and bad news about this foundation, and I’ll share both.

I’m late to the party trying this foundation, and I’m sorry for that… because it ROCKS. I thought that it was a cream foundation for normal to dry skin. WRONG. It’s a gel foundation for oily skin… supposed to soothe the skin with goodies like Arnica, and leave you flawless all at once.

I messed up the box a bit playing around. Sorry ’bout that.

There are a small series of strikes against this product. I’ll begin with its size. Not big. Not by a long shot. One ounce. I was actually surprised by the size of the product. I figure, for $60, I should probably get a little more:

When you open the box, what you get is a little PLASTIC jar of foundation. Plastic? For real? Chantecaille… come ON! Even Armani gives you a fantastic glass jar (and twice as much product).

So I’m holding this lil’ plastic cheap-looking jar and giving it the side eye because there isn’t so much as a freakin’ SPATULA in the box to apply it…

And then I put it on:

That’s it. That’s me with just the foundation on . Well, there’s some castor oil on my lashes (which is why they look so black and shiny) and some lip balm on my lips. But otherwise, that’s it. The stuff looks like skin, and you feel NOTHING. It’s medium to full coverage.

Funny thing is, the camera is picking up a ‘shine’ but there’s not really any. I kept checking my reflection after taking the shot, and there’s no shine to the naked eye. You could wear this and walk out the door and no one would know that you have any foundation on.

I love this… like more than Armani (which is for normal to dry skin). My shade is Banana… there is one shade darker called Suntan, which is equivalent to Guerlain Dore 25

This foundation is covet-worthy because of what it can do. I LOVE the addition of natural ingredients (Seaweed, Arnica, Chamomile, Aloe, Rosemary) and I’m impressed with the coverage and feel of this foundation. It’s wonderful

If you can match yourself to this color line, get one, because it’s totally worth it. But DO NOT try this foundation sight-unseen. Get a swatch or a sample or something. It’s a lot of money to spend on something that might not match. So match it first!