Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

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

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20 thoughts on “Chantecaille Spring 2012 Collection

  1. Elle

    SO BEAUTIFUL~!! ^^

  2. AnGeLwInGz

    Sorry, but I have to rant. For once I’d like to see Chantecaille make it possible for more people to help their causes. Every collection they preach and boast about how a portion of their profits will go to a cause – yet they’ll only give $3.95 out of this $79 (most people cannot afford this) product to help save the coral reefs. If one were to offer to donate $3.95 to Marine Conservation on their own, it probably wouldn’t even be accepted. If Mac can manage to run their own aids charity on a $14.50 lip gloss, Chantecaille can afford to donate a little more than 5% on a $79 eyeshadow palette.

    • AnGeLwInGz

      btw I checked Marine Conservation Institute’s website. They require a minimum $10 donation.

    • Liz

      I agree completely. I mean the idea of paying 79$ for that eyeshadow palette is absurd alone. Especially since you can pay half the price and get a great quality palette with more than 4 shadows.

      • totally agree, its just a tiny proportion. The palettes beautiful and though I could probably never justify spending that on a quad, I’d probably be more inclined to if they donated a much higher percentage.

    • Thanks for making this excellent point. A lot of times we see “charity” and think it’s a good thing – and that’s what companies want us to do. But sometimes they’re only giving a pittance in order to sell themselves better. It’s still better than no charity at all, but your comparison to Mac is excellent.

    • Ellie

      Wow thanks for putting this into perspective for me! the palette is gorgeous but the price is absurd, especially when most of it doesn’t even go towards the cause

    • Cara

      By the way, it says 5% of proceeds, not revenue. Proceeds can be “gross”, which in this case is the sale price of $79, or it can be “net”, meaning minus all expenses. If they’re talking about net proceeds, you’re looking at WAY LESS than $3.95 per palette.

    • Judy

      I agree. I went and bought the sea turtle ones. In Canada, with tax the palette came to just over $97. I was curious and went to see how much of it they ACTUALLY give to conserve and was highly disappointed at how low it is.

    • nikki

      im 100% with you on this..there products are an absurb amount of money and yet they are giving basically pennies to the “charity” they preach about ..sooo frustrating.

  3. Alexandra Aimee

    This collection is so much more in line with what I am felling for Spring then all of the collections with so much glitter I feel like we are headed back into dangerous frost territory. Very lovely!

  4. Dominique

    Glad to learn about this brand ( environmental friendly ), I will take a look at the Bon Marché when I go to Paris ! Prices are high but why not ? Endangered species are important to me, make-up too.
    Thanks Christine !

  5. PJ

    Im sorry that I missed out on last year’s turtle palette! (and swore that I would get this year’s palette) But, I kinda liked the variety of shades last year better. I recently tried my first Chantecaille product (lip chic in amaryllis– and am crving another one. (I love it)

    • PJ

      Bought the sunrise lip chic. The SA said ” it is the right way to do coral”. Now, Im seriously thinking about finding and purchasing the rose that inspired it. I will be wearing this color for a long time. Breathtaking. So falling in love with this brand!

  6. Dinitchka

    I am ALWAYS a sucker for their printed eye shadows or powders. I just wish more of the money I spend on these beautiful products would go to the cause they are working on.

  7. Ivy

    Every time I see this promo image I try to figure out why it disturbs me. I think I got it: This woman is making such a happy expression yet there are no expression lines on her face. Not even the kind the perfect skin of a child would have. Nothing. So unfortunate that Chantecaille believes this is necessary for us to think she’s beautiful.

    • AAK3

      I’m so glad u said it!!! I have been buying her palettes for several years (save money & don’t buy clothes a few months), & see same model with no expression lines. Its very hard also to see eyeshadow colors on her eyes. Glad they show u how in her site. Shadows are buttery soft, well pigmented, last all day & colors well coordinated. Looks better on.

      • PJ

        I always thought that the model was (IS) Olivia Chantecaille herself. She is stunningly beautiful, yes.