Chantecaille Sunlight Face Illuminator Review & Swatches

01/09

Chantecaille Sunlight Face Illuminator
Chantecaille Sunlight Face Illuminator
Chantecaille Sunlight Face Illuminator
Chantecaille Sunlight Face Illuminator
Chantecaille Sunlight Face Illuminator
Chantecaille Sunlight Face Illuminator
Chantecaille Sunlight Face Illuminator
Chantecaille Sunlight Face Illuminator
Chantecaille Sunlight Face Illuminator
Chantecaille Sunlight Face Illuminator
Chantecaille Sunlight Face Illuminator
Chantecaille Sunlight Face Illuminator
Chantecaille Sunlight Face Illuminator
Chantecaille Sunlight Face Illuminator
Chantecaille Sunlight Face Illuminator
Chantecaille Sunlight Face Illuminator
Chantecaille Sunlight Face Illuminator
Chantecaille Sunlight Face Illuminator
Chantecaille Sunlight Face Illuminator
Chantecaille Sunlight Face Illuminator
Chantecaille Sunlight Face Illuminator
Chantecaille Sunlight Face Illuminator
Chantecaille Sunlight Face Illuminator
Chantecaille Sunlight Face Illuminator
Chantecaille Sunlight Face Illuminator
Chantecaille Sunlight Face Illuminator
Chantecaille Sunlight Face Illuminator

Sunlight

Chantecaille Sunlight Face Illuminator ($45.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a soft orange with a sparkling, golden sheen. It had medium coverage, which was buildable to semi-opaque coverage, with fine shimmer that managed to sparkle and reflect light well but did not read glittery on my skin. The texture was drier to the touch and didn’t feel as “luxe” to the touch as I would expect at this price point, but it looked fantastic applied and blended out with ease in practice. It’s more like a highlighting bronzer (for some skin tones) than strictly a highlighter. The brand doesn’t offer much insight into coverage, only with respect to the finish (“beachy glow”). It wore well for eight hours on me before fading slightly.

P.S. — Please note the compact size/product size, as it is smaller than most highlighting products on the market.

Ingredients

Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, C12-20 Acid Peg-8 Ester, Glycerin, Mica, Silica, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Hdi/trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Polysorbate 80, Xanthan Gum, Squalane, Caprylyl Glycol, 1,2-hexanediol, Dicalcium Phosphate Dihydrate, Hexylene Glycol, Tin Oxide, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol [+/-: Iron Oxides (Ci 77491/ci 77492/ci 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891)]

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Product Availability

Chantecaille Sunlight $45.00/0.11 OZ.
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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Too Faced Born This Way Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • Hourglass Ravine Eyeshadow Palette
  • Hourglass Aura Scattered Light Glitter Eyeshadow
  • Hourglass Blaze Scattered Light Glitter Eyeshadow
  • Hourglass Foil Scattered Light Glitter Eyeshadow
  • Hourglass Reflect Scattered Light Glitter Eyeshadow
  • Hourglass Smoke Scattered Light Glitter Eyeshadow
  • Urban Decay Perversion 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil
On lips:
  • MAC Body-con Lipglass

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 very lovely applied, but also a more “generic” type of shade. So, for that reason alone, this is a no-go for me. Besides, I think I may have drowned myself in highlighters over here!

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