I know I am a little late to finally try and share about my picks from the Chantecaille Hummingbird Collection which launched this spring. It is a limited-edition collection. I have been using three products from the collection for the last few days and they are as beautiful as the cause behind their launch. As we know, The Amazon Rainforest is one of the most biodiverse spots on the earth and home to over 1500 species of bird. For the Hummingbird, the forests of Colombia are key habitat to over 150 species. And if the first is healthy, Hummingbirds are flourishing but currently, it is not the case – the forests are vanishing.
Chantecaille has partnered with Amazon Conservation Team who work with indigenous and local communities across the region to protect tropical forests and strengthen the traditional culture. Each Lip Chic from the Hummingbird collection helps indigenous women protect the spectacular biodiversity of the Andean Amazon.
Chantecaille Hummingbird Eye Quartet is a limited edition compact inspired by the flickering magic of a hummingbird’s colourful wings. The collectible compacts reveal rich eye shades that create shimmering, sophisticated looks that define and flatter most of the skin tones and eyes colours. Chantecaille Hummingbird Eye Quartet in Warm has below four shades:
top left – a glimmering peach (highlight)
top right – matte neutral brown (base)
bottom left – cool shimmering slate (liner)
bottom right – chromatic gold with iridescent pink pearl (all-over lid)
The formula of the eyeshadows is very smooth and creamy. They are very easy to apply and blend easily. The formula is very pigmented and with a very nice longevity. The shades in the quartet can be used on their or can be layered. The different finishes, as you see in swatches too, creates a prismatic jewel-toned effect when viewed from different angles, the same way as hummingbird’s feathers glint in the sunlight. I have used the shimmering eyeshadows with my finger as well as with a brush but prefer to apply the matte shade with a brush.
Chantecaille Lip Chic Supporting Amazon Conservation Team, as mentioned earlier in this article, will give back to Amazon Conservation Team to support their work preserving the hummingbird’s rain forest habitat and strengthening traditional culture. Lip Chic is a weightless, glossy, and smoothing lipstick. It is infused with Hyaluronic Acid and results in soft, nourished, and supple lips. I have two shades on rotation and both are perfect for a neutral or a fresh look – Honeysuckle (dusty rose) and Lupine (soft cool pink). The formula is very comfortable and easy to wear. It does not settle in the lines nor does it accentuates the lines.
Overall, I am very impressed with the collection. I highly recommend checking it out – a must-have collection this year. The formulas, the shades, and the cause – everything is incredible. The collection is limited-edition and I see it is still available with the below-mentioned retailers in Canada. I also reviewed the Vibrant Oceans Collection from the brand here in case you missed reading it. Chantecaille products including the Hummingbird Collection is available at Holt Renfrew, Nordstrom, and Saks Fifth Avenue.*Press samples
Nars has launched Orgasm X Collection. I am so excited to share the newest additions to the Orgasm Collection or I should say the extended Orgasm Collection called Orgasm X Collection. The performance, formula, and pigments of Nars powder formula’s have always met my expectations. I can safely say that the more I have tried and used from Nars, the more I like the products. My personal experience is that Nars powder formulas and pigments are one of the best and there is consistency in everything they launch – the formulas are of superior quality and unique shades. The formulas are buildable, easily blendable, and much loved. Coming back to the newest launches.
Nars Orgasm X Collection is all about the deeply flattering pink shade that suits all skin tones and it is not just the name, but the shade that makes you blush. I have reviewed the past Nars Orgasm launches here and here for your reference. Nars Orgasm X Collection consists of Orgasm X Blush (swatched in this post), Orgasm X Cheek Palette (reviewed and swatched in this post), Orgasm Quad Eyeshadows in 2 shades(reviewed and swatched in this post), Oil-infused Lip Tint (reviewed and swatched in shade Orgasm X), Mini Orgasm Eyeshadow palette, Ultimate Orgasm Set.
Orgasm X Cheek Palette is a limited ediiton cheek palette with 3 universally flattering shades. It features the new Orgasm X Blush and the cult-favourite Orgasm Blush, plus Orgasm Highlighting Powder. The formula is very smooth and creamy, applies and blends well into the skin. The powder formulas are very pigmented and the shades are so beautiful, definitely, I can see it suiting most of the skin tones.
Below are the shades with description:
Orgasm Highlighting Powder – golden shimmer
Orgasm Blush – peachy pink with golden shimmer
Orgasm X Blush – shimmering deep coral pink with gold pearl
If you have used Orgasm blush in the past, the new Orgasm X is a little deep and has more shimmer compared to the original one. The gold highlighter is beautiful, looks very natural on the skin and is buildable to give an intense look. I do prefer a light hand on all three as the formula is very pigmented. The longevity is pretty good, it stays put all day. I have noticed a little fall out from the shimmer shades but is totally manageable by tapping the excess off the brush while applying – no other issues.
Quad Eyeshadows Palettes in 2 limited edition palettes in two new shades inspired by Orgasm and new Orgasm X. The quads have formulas with matte, shimmer, and shine finishes as explained below:
Orgasm Quad Eyeshadow:
Golden Shimmer (top left)
Light Pink (top right)
Shimmering Light Cocoa (bottom left)
Matte Coral (bottom right)
Orgasm X Quad Eyeshadow:
Pink rust shimmer (top left)
Sparkling amber (top right)
Dusty rose matte (bottom left)
Black with red shimmer (bottom right)
Oil-infused Lip Tint is a lip-oil tint that delivers a sheer wash of colour and a moisturizing feel to the lips. The formula is lightweight, non-greasy and is very comfortable on the lips. I reviewed the same formula in the post for Bronzing Collection 2020 here. I am still loving it and so happy to have this shade in my collection. Oil-infused Lip Tint in Orgasm X is a limited edition shade and is a sheer shimmering deep coral with gold pearl.
Overall, amazing launches that I am excited to use more. Nars products including the Orgasm X Collection is available at narscosmetics.ca and Sephora.ca. The collection will be available at Nordstrom, Hudson’s Bay, and Shoppersdrugmart.ca and beautyBoutique by Shoppers Drug Mart in August 2020.*Press samples
Chantecaille Vibrant Oceans Collection launched recently just in time for summer. The Vibrant Oceans Collection supports WildAid to support its mission to reduce the global consumption of wildlife products. As with other products and limited edition launches from Chantecaille, this cause that Chantecaille supports is close to my heart. I know, with the daily routine and busy life, sometimes we are not able to connect or support the cause directly but through the brands like Chantecaille, it feels good inside to support and also to know the different organizations around the globe supporting the various causes which we might not even be aware of sometimes.
“Global consumption of wild animals poses a threat to certain species and to human health from zoonotic disease outbreaks. Some marine species are especially vulnerable. Whale sharks—the ocean’s gentle giants—are hunted for their meat and fins, while intelligent manta rays are overfished for their gill plates, used in health tonics.”, per the official website. And because it has never been clearer that protecting wildlife also means protecting ourselves.
Chantecaille Vibrant Oceans Collection has Radiance Chic Cheek and Highlighter Duo – 2 palettes & Lip Tint Hydrating Balm in 4 shades.
Chantecaille Radiance Chic Cheek and Highlighter duo in a palette have a radiant colour paired with a lustrous highlighter. The formula is very creamy and smooth, applies and blends easily. The radiant colour is very soft and adds a pop of colour to the cheeks. The highlighter adds a beautiful radiance to the high points of the face. Together, the duo works well both on cheeks and eyes. I love how easy they both are to apply, either separately or together by dipping the same brush in each and applying. There are two palettes with shades as described below:
Radiance Chic Cheek and Highlighter Duo in Coral Manta Ray has a soft peachy champagne highlighter and burnished apricot blush. Radiance Chic Cheek and Highlighter Duo in Rose Whale Shark has a pale gold highlighter and vivid pink blush. Both the palettes are so beautiful and wearable.
On my medium skin tone with golden undertones, both the palettes work very well but I have been reaching out for the Coral palette more. They are perfect for everyday use as well for a soft glamour look. Both the radiant colour and the highlighter have pretty good longevity. The colour formula is very forgiving, even a little heavy hand blends nicely to give a soft natural look.
Chantecaille Lip Tint Hydrating Balm is a sheer, lightweight, and hydrating tinted lip balm. It nourishes lips, makes them comfortable, smooth, and supple. I love the subtle tint it provides, looks so natural and beautiful. It has become my go-to these days. I use it on its own as lip care or as a lip tint. It keeps my lips soft and hydrated even after it has worn off. There are 4 shades available in this Lip Tint Hydrating Balm, I have been loving two shades which I have swatched – Madeira which is a sheer red and Verbena which is a sheer plum. Both the shades look amazing on my medium skin tone.
Overall, a beautiful collection of amazing products and is definitely my favourite summer launch this year until now. Chantecaille products including the summer 2020 – Vibrant Oceans Collection is available at Holt Renfrew, Nordstrom, and Saks Fifth Avenue.*Press samples