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Chantecaille Mermaid Eye Colors

Chantecaille Seashell Mermaid Eye Color
Chantecaille Seashell Mermaid Eye Color

Chantecaille Mermaid Eye Color ($34.00 for 0.14 oz.) is supposed to be a “richly pigmented,” “high shine, crease-proof” formula that can be used “wet or dry.” I initially thought it was a cream eyeshadow when I bought it, but it is actually a loosely packed powder–not unlike Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadows or L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadows. The feel and performance was similar across the four shades. The formula was richly pigmented, smooth, blendable, and easy to apply on the lid, but the one area that was less impressive was wear–I did get noticeable creasing after six hours. I tried it over an eyeshadow primer (Smashbox 24-Hour), and it seemed to solve longevity issues, as it lasted until I took it off (12 hours later). They can be used wet or dry, but I did not really find the two methods to differ in terms of results or ease of application.

Chantecaille Seashell Mermaid Eye Color ($34.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a muted, light-medium golden beige with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It was richly pigmented both wet and dry, and the texture was soft, silky, and dense, so a little went a long way on the lid. The color blended out easily but showed signs of creasing after six hours of wear. LORAC Black #2 (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). bareMinerals Ginger Sugar (LE, $14.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Giorgio Armani Gold Ashes (12) (P, $39.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Koosh (LE, $5.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Rich Glance (LE, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Norma Jean (P, $32.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Fashion Beat (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Stila Kitten (P) is lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Sin (P, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Make Up For Ever #13 (P, $23.00) is cooler (80% similar). Anastasia Blush (LE, $12.00) is lighter (80% similar). Tarte Crystal Spark (LE) is lighter (80% similar). Too Faced Devotion (P) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Nude Dip #1 (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chantecaille Triton Mermaid Eye Color ($34.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a medium taupe with cooler, gray overtones and warmer, brown undertones paired with a metallic sheen. It was opaque applied both dry and damp, but the damp application made the base color appear deeper and more intense. The powder was smooth to the touch, dense, and adhered well to bare skin while still blending out nicely. On me, it wore well for six and a half hours before creasing. Tom Ford Beauty Cool (Winter 2016) Eyeshadow #3 (LE) is darker (90% similar). MAC Stroke My Ego (P, $18.50) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #16 (P) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Cloudy Afternoon (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Dior Golden Snow #4 (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Zoeva Outline (P) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I550 Olive Gray (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Cle de Peau Champagne Supernova #3 (P) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Giorgio Armani Terra Sienna #2 (P) is less shimmery (85% similar). NARS Stag Film (LE, $29.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Uncommon (LE) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Satin Taupe (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Dior House of Pinks #4 (LE) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). MAC Big Attitude (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, warmer (80% similar). MAC Divine Rule (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar). MAC Vintage Selection (P, $18.50) is warmer (80% similar). NARS Callisto (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). Clarins Nude #3 (P) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Tarte Steel the Scene (LE) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Urban Decay Angel (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chantecaille Starfish Mermaid Eye Color ($34.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a deep burgundy-brown with warm, red undertones and a metallic sheen. The texture had a really dense, but smooth, feel to it. As the powder loosened from the surface, it felt more like a loose pigment when applied with how intense the coverage was. This shade wore well for six hours on me. NARS Real Surreal (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Roach (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Most Requested (P) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Chanel Fatal (837) (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). MAC Universal Appeal (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Laura Mercier Plumifique (LE) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). bareMinerals Euphoria (P) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Natasha Denona Rosewood (51M) (P, $29.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Dior Destinee (875) (LE, $32.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Kat Von D Queen (LE) is less shimmery, warmer (80% similar). MAC Oh My Mocha! (P, $16.00) is less shimmery (80% similar). Laura Mercier Cherrywood (LE) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar). Estee Lauder Violet Underground #2 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). Giorgio Armani #27 (LE, $33.00) is cooler (80% similar). Sugarpill Countess (P, $13.00) is brighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chantecaille Lagoon Mermaid Eye Color ($34.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a deep green-leaning teal with warm, red-brown undertones and a pearly sheen. This was the least shimmery of the four shades. I didn’t notice a difference in coverage or application when applied dry as compared to damp. The texture was smooth, blendable, and dense as it loosened from the surface of the powder. It was fully pigmented and applied well to bare skin. I saw signs of creasing after six and a half hours of wear. Charlotte Tilbury Cleopatra (P, $32.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Storm Cloud (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Buxom Twilight Tryst (P, $12.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Deep Blue Green (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #7 (LE) is lighter, more muted (80% similar). bareMinerals Editor's Pick (LE) is lighter, more muted (80% similar). Makeup Geek Houdini (P, $9.99) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chantecaille Mermaid Eye Color Seashell
Seashell
Seashell
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
6.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
Chantecaille Mermaid Eye Color Triton
Triton
Triton
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
7
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
Chantecaille Mermaid Eye Color Starfish
Starfish
Starfish
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
6.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
Chantecaille Mermaid Eye Color Lagoon
Lagoon
Lagoon
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
7
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

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Chantecaille Spring 2015 Collection

Chantecaille Spring 2015 Collection
Chantecaille Spring 2015 Collection

The Gaclier Eye Shade Trio ($70.00) (Limited Edition)

Chantecaille The Glacier Eye Shade Trio fuses fashion with philanthropy, creating a limited-edition collection of shades that reflect the landscape of the arctic with delicate hues that symbolize the ice and earth revealed by the melting of the glacier. Each shade is designed with micronized pigments that boost color pureness and formula adherence while a natural spherical polymer creates an effortless application for a smooth, even finish. The shades can be blended and layered to create a soft, sculpted look. Each arctic-inspired shade is embossed with a melting glacier to represent global warming’s effect on our rising sea levels.

  • Polar Light Delicate light taupe with a matte finish
  • Iceberg Icy white shade with light reflecting gold pearl
  • Arctic Dusk Warm lilac gray

Galactic Lip Shine Healing Lip Gloss ($34.00)

Galactic Lip Shine Healing Lip Gloss is an ultra-conditioning lip gloss and serum hybrid by Chantecaille that combines the revitalizing and moisturizing properties of a balm with the radiance and shine of a gloss. It’s infused with a mélange of healing fruit extracts to smooth, protect and condition lips, leaving them feeling extremely soft. Each shade contains unique polychromatic pearl designed to enhance the natural color of your lips. Wear it alone or layer over a lipstick.

  • Aurora Translucent fuchsia with a hint of violet pearl
  • Polaris Glistening clear gloss loaded with unique polychromatic pearl that enhances lips natural color.

Availability: Now at Nordstrom

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Chantecaille Spring 2013 Collection


Chantecaille Spring 2013 Collection

Inspired by runway trends and BLOOM’s passionate commitment to ban shark finning, Chantecaille created the Save the Sharks Palette. Worn with the Lip Chic Rose Délice, the look fuses on-trend colors with the freshness of the ocean.

Save the Sharks Palette ($83.00)

Features three eye shades: Great White, an all over white sandy beige, Grey Reef, a glistening sandy grey and Black Tip, a deep ocean blue. Includes Sea Anemone Cheek Shade, a golden coral color that is universally flattering on all skin tones, inspired by the underwater gardens of the tropical seas. Passionately committed to saving our sharks, the BLOOM Association has successfully orchestrated a top-level ban on all Hong Kong Luxury Hotels from serving shark fin soup. 5% of proceeds from the Save the Sharks Palette will be donated to the BLOOM Association to ban unregulated shark fin trade.

Gel Liner Pencil ($33.00)

  • Hematite
  • Jet
  • Espresso
  • Bronze

Lip Chic Lip Color ($35.00)

  • Daphne
  • Rose Delice

Luminous Gloss ($34.00)

  • Framboise
  • Pink Melon

Availability: Now @ Nordstrom

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Top 10 of 2012: Blushes & Highlighters

Top 10 of 2012: Blushes & Highlighters

Asking me to choose my favorite highlighter, by the way, is akin to making me choose favorites between (fur) children (if I had more than one). There were some seriously ga-ga-glowing highlighters launched this year, too! On the blush front, there were some great shades and formulas I tried and tested, but it was easier to narrow those down.

What was your favorite blush/highlighter from 2012?

Chantecaille Rose Petals (Les Petales de Rose) Illuminating Face Powder

Chantecaille Rose Petals (Les Petales de Rose) Illuminating Face Powder
Chantecaille Rose Petals (Les Petales de Rose) Illuminating Face Powder

A Delicate Highlighter for the Holidays

Chantecaille Rose Petals (Les Petales de Rose) Illuminating Face Powder ($74.00 for 0.42 oz.) is described as a “sheer, flattering glow [for] all skin tones” with “light-perfecting powders [that] provide a veil of subtle radiance, while [being] long-lasting, comfortable.” It’s a pale pink with a golden shimmer-sheen; when it’s layered on heavily, it looks mostly pink, but when sheered out, you’ll see all of the shimmer, sheen, and luminosity come through. NARS Albatross has a similar sheen, but it has more of a creamy white base, rather than a pink-tinged one. MAC Lightscapade has more shimmer, less sheen.
Guerlain Cruel Gardenia is darker, less cool-toned.  The general way it looked on the skin reminded me of the majesty of Guerlain’s Parure de Nuit.

There was something about it that caught my eye when I was browsing Nordstrom, and I impulsively purchased it (which is rarer than you’d expect).  The beauty of this highlighter is in its finish; it’s soft as silk, extremely finely-milled, and melts against the skin to give a natural, luminous highlight that doesn’t accentuate pores but actually softens the overall texture of the skin.  It wore for a full nine hours and hadn’t faded one bit.  It came as no surprise that it was easy to blend on the skin, and it’s the kind of powder that gives off a glow, a sheen, but not shimmer or sparkle.  Unfortunately, all that magic comes at a rather steep price tag!

One bright spot is that the powder contains 0.42 oz., which is twice the size of most blushes, though it’s only 25% or so larger than many highlighters on the market. For all its hefty price tag, the compact is made out of lightweight plastic. Typically, at this price point, you’ll see a packaging upgrade to metal or the like, but not with this product. If you’re familiar with Guerlain’s Meteorites (Pressed) Powders that retail for $56, it’s a similar feel (in regards to packaging) and resulting disappointment. Both are fantastic products and look beautiful on the skin, but for the price, the lack of heft was something I noticed immediately.

Chantecaille Rose Petals (Les Petales de Rose) Illuminating Face Powder

A+
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
100%
Total

Chantecaille Spring 2012 Collection


Chantecaille Spring 2012 Collection

Chantecaille introduces The Coral Reefs Palette in an effort to help gain ongoing support and raise awareness for our ocean’s endangered reefs. The palette captures the pretty, polished, clean and feminine fashion trends of the spring season, creating a healthy, fresh and natural look- a perfect compliment to fashion’s colorful prints and omnipresent pastels and whites. Soft eyes are delicately highlighted with a wash of sheer pastels and anchored by warm bronze hues. Coral pink cheeks are accented with bright citrus and pink lips to complete the radiant youthful glow.

Coral Reefs Palette ($79.00)

Chantecaille proudly joins the Marine Conservation Institute in their efforts to protect 10% of the world’s oceans by 2020. The oceans cover 71% of the earth, providing 80% of our oxygen and food for 3.5 billion people; yet less than one half of one percent of our oceans are protected. The health of the ocean is vital and coral reefs are the alert system. Today three quarter’s of the world’s coral reefs are now at risk due to over fishing, pollution, and global warming. Maintaining 10% of the ocean’s ecosystems as “no take marine protected areas” is the best chance for coral’s survival. Three Eye Shades – Pink Pearl, Reef, and Driftwood and one Cheek Shade in Coral are delicately embossed with a vanishing branch of coral. The beautiful colors of clean and fresh pastels take cues from the Spring catwalks. Comprised of the finest pearl and pigment particles, the palette shades create a natural, satin, sheer veil with a glowing effect. *5 % of all proceeds will be donated to Marine Conservation and their campaign to protect 10% of our oceans by 2020.

Espresso Gel Eyeliner ($32.00)

Last season’s innovative Gel Eye Liner is now available in Espresso, a rich, luxurious and defining brown. Comprised of natural waxes and adherent film formers, the smooth gel formula is housed in an easily sharpened wooden pencil. Water-resistant and long wearing for immediate and impactful, smudge-proof definition that lasts up to six hours. The dual-ended pencil’s brilliant multi-purpose angled brush draws, cleans and defines the perfect line along the lashes. It can also be pulled upwards to create the perfect smoky eye.

Sunrise Lip Chic ($32.00)

Sunrise, a bright coral pink shade, reflects the striking pink and peach petals of the multi-colored Sunrise Rose. The highly emollient formula offers the even coverage of a lipstick with the high shine and plumping effects of a gloss. Added collagen gives lips a boost, leaving them fuller and decidedly more youthful in appearance without any irritation.

Coral Lip Definer ($24.00)

Coral, a flattering papaya lip pencil, that perfectly finishes the season’s bright citrus lips. Rich in Vitamin E, the on trend hue offers a soft, matte, and smudge free look. The time-tested process of extrusion results in a clean, enduring line that blends naturally.

Lucky Brilliant Gloss ($33.00)

Lucky, a soft golden pink, has been added to our best selling Brilliant Gloss collection. The universally flattering shade is inspired by the sheer pinks and pastels of the season. Botanical microspheres with cross-linked sugars will immediately plump lips naturally and safely. A never sticky, innovative jellified system of elastic polymers and emollient oil creates shine and comfort.

availability: February 2012 at Barneys New York, Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Space NK, Frédéric Fekkai Salons, and select Nordstroms, Saks Fifth Avenue and Bloomingdale’s locations. Also available at Chantecaille.com

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