Chantecaille Eclat Brilliant Face Powder Review & Swatches

01/08

Chantecaille Eclat Brilliant Face Powder
Chantecaille Eclat Brilliant Face Powder
Chantecaille Eclat Brilliant Face Powder
Chantecaille Eclat Brilliant Face Powder
Chantecaille Eclat Brilliant Face Powder
Chantecaille Eclat Brilliant Face Powder
Chantecaille Eclat Brilliant Face Powder
Chantecaille Eclat Brilliant Face Powder
Chantecaille Eclat Brilliant Face Powder
Chantecaille Eclat Brilliant Face Powder
Chantecaille Eclat Brilliant Face Powder
Chantecaille Eclat Brilliant Face Powder
Chantecaille Eclat Brilliant Face Powder
Chantecaille Eclat Brilliant Face Powder
Chantecaille Eclat Brilliant Face Powder
Chantecaille Eclat Brilliant Face Powder
Chantecaille Eclat Brilliant Face Powder
Chantecaille Eclat Brilliant Face Powder
Chantecaille Eclat Brilliant Face Powder
Chantecaille Eclat Brilliant Face Powder
Chantecaille Eclat Brilliant Face Powder
Chantecaille Eclat Brilliant Face Powder
Chantecaille Eclat Brilliant Face Powder
Chantecaille Eclat Brilliant Face Powder

Eclat Brilliant

Chantecaille Eclat Brilliant Face Powder ($92.00 for 0.19 oz.) is a light-medium gold with strong, warm yellow undertones and a luminous sheen. The texture was smooth to the touch, more firmly-pressed into the pan without being stiff to work with, and it felt consistent with similar, gel-powder like formulations.

These type of formulas work better with moderately dense brushes for initially picking up product, while their major advantages are that the powder itself tends to “melt” more when applied to the skin and there’s no powderiness or excess kicked up in the pan.

It had opaque color coverage in a single layer, but it was easy to dial down the coverage if desired since one just needed to use a lighter hand. The highlighter applied well to bare skin, blended out with ease, and didn’t emphasize my skin’s natural texture. It lasted well for eight and a half hours before fading visibly on me.

Ingredients

Mica, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Squalane, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Glycerin, Polysorbate 20, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan), Xanthan Gum, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Dl-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Silica, Dicalcium Phosphate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Tin Oxide, Titanium Dioxide (Cl 77891), Iron Oxides (Cl 77491)

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About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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It is lovely, but at $90 for a highlighter, not something I’m fawning over and *must* have. I have enough similar such shades of gold highlighter that perform just as beautifully.

Chantecaille prices are not for the faint of heart — that’s for sure. They make wonderful products, and I have a few, but I’m super selective for obvious reasons. Interesting to note that most of the dupes are listed as being more shimmery. I guess I noticed because I prefer a more subtle highlighter. No, I’m not getting this, lol. I’m feeling very lucky that gold is not my color, because so many of the new pretty things are gold.

Today I learned Chantecaille is certified cruelty-free! Makes sense, given their focus on animal conservation, but it’s rare for a luxury brand.

Everything Chantecaille is beautiful, I just had an e-mail showing eye shadows with lovely photos of wild animals on the lid. I can’t say I wasn’t tempted, but some of the time I can resist.
This highlighter is too warm for me, so I don’t feel tempted at all but it is beautiful and the packaging is gorgeous,

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