Chantecaille is a brand that has set a luxurious standard in the world of modern, botanical skincare and cosmetics. Be it the flowers and their amazing natural abilities to heal and work in harmony with the body or the ground-breaking scientific advancement, meticulous formulation and personal commitment. Not just beauty but Chantecaille has also created a philanthropy platform that shines a spotlight on global environmental issues and supports conservation efforts around the globe. With superior textures, brilliant colours and revolutionary formulas, Chantecaille is a true luxury – both inside out. I have been using a few new launches from the brand for the last few days which I am so excited to share with you here.
Luminescent Eye Shades are a part of Africa’s Vanishing Species Collection. The collection of rich, pearlescent eye shadows is inspired by six beautiful creatures—cheetah, elephant, giraffe, lion, pangolin and rhinoceros—that are among Africa’s most endangered. All of these wild animals face common threats from shrinking habitats, conflict with local communities, and the illegal wildlife trade. Chantecaille is supporting six charities across the continent, from Namibia to Kenya, to help secure a future for these vulnerable species and the people who live near them. Out of the total 6 shades, I have 3 shades that I have swatched and detailed below.
Luminescent Eye Shades are pearlescent, light-catching eyeshadow washes the eye with multi-dimensional shimmer. The eyeshades apply well with the flat side of Shade and Sweep Eye Brush to create a shimmering wash of colour on the eyelid. The tapered side works well to blend and highlight the inner corner of the eye and the brow bone. They also work well both dry and wet depending upon how much intensity you want and what finish you are looking for. The formula applies well, did not fall off during the time after applied and set. The longevity is nice – a single dry swipe is good enough to give a little hint of shimmer and colour while it is easily buildable to a more intense finish. The embossing and packaging of the eyeshades is definitely gorgeous and feels related to the cause.
Pangolin – Dusky Lilac shade. ‘The pangolin is a shy, unique creature and is the most trafficked mammal on the planet, coveted for its keratin scales, which are falsely believed to have medicinal properties. The Tikki Hywood Foundation in Zimbabwe focuses on the rescue, rehabilitation and release of the pangolin and other illegally traded animals across Africa.’
Cheetah – Warm Champagne. ‘90% of the world’s cheetah population has vanished in the last century. Based in Namibia, Cheetah Conservation Fund is helping the planet’s fastest mammal win its race for survival by developing conservancies and teaching farmers how to manage goats and sheep with livestock guarding dogs, so humans and animals can thrive together.‘
Lion – Golden copper. ‘Kenya-based Lion Guardians transform Maasai warriors who once killed lions into lion protectors, using their traditional knowledge and new technologies like GPS to monitor lions and protect communities. This empowers local people with both a sense of kinship with lions and the means to participate in their conservation.‘
Shade and Sweep Eye Brush is a new launch from Chantecaille which works pretty well with the Luminescent Eye Shades. It is a unique, tapered brush designed for applying the new eye shades. The exceptional quality and cutting-edge fibres are beyond-soft vegan bristles are engineered to hug the eyelids comfortably, pick up precise amounts of product and give exceptional payoff. It does not irritate the delicate eye area and is so soft.
Lip Veil is a very lightweight lipstick that glides on the lips while providing nourishment along with a coat of pure, bold luminous colour. It is infused with FairWild and organic Baobab oil and leaves lips feeling incredibly smooth and soft. The formula is so beautiful, so smooth, creamy, and never dries out my lips. The pigment is medium-sheer and buildable to full with 2-3 swipes. The shades are beautiful as is the packaging. It has definitely become one of my go-to lip formula as it keeps my lips comfortable and smooth while giving a luminous colour to them.
‘Lip Veil was created to support Space For Giants, a remarkably innovative conservation team working to preserve the safety of elephants in Africa. With only 4% of the African elephant population still alive, protecting them is essential. Lip Veil supports Space for Giants and their work to protect elephants from human conflict and preserve their migration paths across the continent to keep them thriving for future generations.‘
I have swatched below shades which I have been using on rotation – it is hard to choose a favourite – surprisingly they all suit very well with my skin tone.
Protea – A warm, wearable red
Azalea – A muted berry rhubarb
Rock Rose – A subdued, burnt berry
Tamboti – A warm, wearable nude
Baobab – A tawny, mocha peach
Cheek Gelée is a hydrating liquid gel-cream blush that combines the freshness of an emulsion with the lasting power of a stain. It is sheer yet has vibrant pigments that add instant colour and luminosity for a radiant, youthful glow. The shade ‘vibrant’ is a flirty raspberry shade. The formula is very creamy and blends like a dream. It gives a beautiful hint of colour to the cheeks along with luminosity. I apply a small amount onto the face using fingertips and blend out.
Overall, as I mentioned earlier in this post, it is hard for me to choose a favourite, the new launches from Chantecaille have definitely become a part of my everyday makeup. Beautiful formulas and amazing cause – highly recommend you to check these out. Chantecaille Beauty is available at Holt Renfrew, Nordstrom, and Saks Fifth Avenue.*Press samples