Monday, December 13th, 2010

Chantecaille Spring 2011 Collection

Sea turtles define all that is ancient and magical about our blue planet and yet they are endangered and struggling for survival, their numbers severely reduced from historical levels. Persistent over-exploitation, especially of adult females on nesting beaches, and the widespread collection of eggs are largely responsible for the depleted status of Caribbean species. In addition to this harvesting, the turtles are accidentally captured in active or abandoned fishing gear, resulting in deaths to tens of thousands of turtles annually. Coral reef and seagrass degradation, oil spills, chemical waste, persistent plastic and other marine debris, high density coastal development, and an increase in ocean-based tourism have damaged or eliminated nesting beaches and feeding areas.

Sea turtles once shared the Earth with the dinosaurs, and they have quietly watched the theater of evolution for eons. Among the most migratory of all creatures, they touch the hearts and economies of nearly 100 nations. They have been in the midst of danger for some time, and unfortunately many have been lost due to our lack of action. Today, Chantecaille is honoring the impressive beauty and stature of these gentle giants. Chantecaille continues its mission to support marine wildlife.

Chantecaille is partnering with Dr. Karen Eckert of WIDECAST, who is focused on saving sea turtles in the waters of the Caribbean Sea, including Caribbean island nations and in Central and South America. WIDECAST, the Wider Caribbean Sea Turtle Conservation Network (, is comprised of a network of experts resident in more than 40 Caribbean nations and territories, all working together to realize a future where sea turtles and human communities can live together in balance. Please join us in supporting the conservation efforts of this unique organization.

Sea Turtle Palette ($79.00) (Limited Edition)

This limited edition palette, inspired by the beauty of green sea turtles and their warm, sandy nesting grounds, reflects the fluid ease, billowy freedom and insouciant vintage Parisian chic of fashion. Three Eye Shades and one Cheek Shade reflect the golden warmth of new spring neutrals complimented by an on trend deep sea green eye defining shade. Composed of formulas with the finest pearl and pigment particles to create a natural, satin, sheer veil on the skin with a glowing effect. Eye shades never travel or crease. For the complete Spring look, follow with one of our new long lasting, full color Hydra Chic shades. With the purchase of this refillable palette, 5% of proceeds will help WIDECAST ensure the survival of sea turtles.

New Hydra Chic Shades ($30.00)

To complete this clean, graceful and sophisticated look, Chantecaille created three new Hydra Chic shades. Hydra Chic is a modern full-impact lipstick that is hydrating and luminous with six hours of great color wear. Natural extracts of papaya and orchid help to soften lips and provide anti-oxidant and anti-aging protection. Raist, a natural sugar derivative, provides immediate and comforting hydration.

  • Aster A bright vibrant floral pink shade. Not too cool and not too warm, this pink emphasizes and brightens lips.
  • Canna A soft peach shade warms the face.
  • Willow Impart the sophisticated look of the neutral lip with this deep beige shade.

Availability: Barneys New York, Bergdorf Goodman, Bloomingdale’s, Frédéric Fekkai Salons, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, select Saks Fifth Avenue locations, Space NK, and online at for Spring 2011

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37 thoughts on “Chantecaille Spring 2011 Collection

  1. I LOVE sea turtles…I may have to purchase this!

  2. Ru

    That packaging is absolutly stunning.

  3. Nini

    I couldn’t use this palette, the turtles are just too beautiful!!!!

  4. xiao

    seriously. TO DIE FOR

  5. definitely getting that palette. so gorgeous. maybe a hydrachic too. I have tiger lilly and love it

  6. Isabelle

    How precious!!

  7. Nicole

    Omg turtles! I love turtles so much. That is a gorgeous palette! I’m not sure I can afford it right now, but it’s beautiful regardless.

  8. I want the palette ..just so I can look at it. It’s beautiful!

  9. AnGeLwInGz

    Those colors are almost as beautiful as the sea turtles themselves! I admire Chantecaille for helping good causes.

  10. I lovvvvvee the lipstick shades…

  11. OMG!!! I want this just bc the turtles look so cute!!!

  12. Amanda Dubs

    That is beautiful, soooo expensive though. Not happening for me.

  13. Rosanna

    That palette is gorgeous! I love it *sigh*…too bad these things cost like $95 CAD…..

  14. OMG! Love the turtle palette. Of course I need to have it. And I will get it. 😉

  15. Luna

    Can you show some swatches of this product? I’m not sure if it’s just me that thinks this but Chantecaille seems to market towards more Caucasian and fair skinned women. I’ve never seen any ethnically diverse women modeling on their website. I’m curious to see how pigmented the colors are on someone with a tan to deep skin tone.

  16. Marian

    OMG….I HAVE to have this! I’ve got a serious thing about turtles.

  17. Luna

    that eye pallet is stunning

  18. I think this will be my first Chantecaille purchase, since I adore turtles!! The lippie in the middle also looks like it’s calling my name.

  19. I love turtles as well, I don’t even own one eyeshadow (don’t use them) but … I feel like purchasing this just to keep and stare at. I wish more than 5% will be donated though, I’m sure it wouldn’t hurt.

  20. Roslyn

    Only 5% of the proceeds go to help sea turtles? Forget it. I find narwhals more magical than sea turtles anyways.

  21. Carrie Ann

    I’m glad they’re bringing attention to the cause and I love sea turtles, but gorgeous as that palette is, there’s no way I can afford to spend that much on one little palette. I’d never want to use it and ruin the design, anyway.

  22. Natalie

    Holy crap! I would love to get that palette, but I won’t be able to use it. Way too pretty!!

  23. Claudia Malotti

    love it too much! I need.

  24. LOVE the beautiful quad, and what a great cause towards the endangered sea turtles! ((just wish it was not so expensive))

  25. GinaTheresa

    I totally love this! I would have to buy two – one to use, and one to keep because it’s so beautiful!

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  27. Tiffany

    The packaging is so gorgeous, I wouldn’t want to use it. At that price, i don’t see it happening, but wow!!!

  28. Jackie

    if they cared so much about the cause.. they wouldn’t just donate 5% imagine how much profit they make off of those palettes anyway… if i want to donate, i’ll give the full $80 to the cause, not $4 😐

  29. Svetlana

    I’ve never heard of this brand before but the turtles are just too cute! Love them <3

  30. jenny

    Just wanna point something out… 5% of the purchase price of the palette is about $4. Maybe it’s better to get something cheaper and give a bit more to the turtles :)

  31. Carla

    OMG this is gorgeous!

  32. I love turtles! But I’m hung up on the steep price and that only 5% is going towards saving them. I’d feel more moved if much more of the sale was going if not all. For every eyeshadow purchased $3.95 goes to the Turtles and for every lipstick only $1.50. That’s not much when you think about it.

  33. Ashley D.

    I wonder if the turtles are an over spray… :/ Even so I think I will totally buy doubles of it. one to apply to makeup and one to look at.

  34. Gorgeous. I’ve never bought Chantecaille before because of the price. I am going to have to purchase this one. The colors are pretty and I love sea turtles. They are my favorite animal and my bedroom has all my turtle collection.