May 6th, 2018
It’s been a very exciting year so far here in Singapore, with many long-coveted brands finally launching physical counters so that fans can go and explore in person. One such brand is Chantecaille, which has been consistently maintaining a low-profile (relatively speaking) focusing instead on producing luxuriously formulated and beautifully designed products. I first encountered Chantecaille in 2006 when I was seeking a lightweight, skin-loving base product to cover my eczema, and the beauty world was in love with Chantecaille’s Just Skin Tinted Moisturizer, long before the Koreans started mass marketing the BB cream. Over years, I’ve fallen for Chantecaille’s Philanthropy initiatives, as they not only provide financial support, but actively promotes awareness of environmental issues in a meaningful way. To celebrate the brand’s 20th anniversary this year, Chantecaille has released a stunning Eye Palette that perfectly encapsulates the natural ideal of beauty that is espoused by the brand.
The Chantecaille 20th Anniversary Eye Palette features 4 highly wearable neutral shades, each bearing either an elephant or lion motive in relief. These are in honor of the 2 philanthropic causes that are closest to founder Sylvie Chantecaille – The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and The Lion Guardians. The palette comes in a highly polished rose gold compact with Sylvie’s signature on the top, and a good-sized mirror inside.
All the shades are buttery soft and a dream to apply! I’ve swatched the shades in clockwise direction, starting from the top left corner:
From left to right, the shades are:
The hues in this palette are softer than my usual style, but the shades are so harmonious, I found it really intuitive to use. I started by sweping Nanu all over my lid, keeping close to the lash line and blending upwards. Next I patted some Selenkey onto the middle of my lid, and finished with Kamok as an inner corner highlight and lined my lower lash line with Nanu. I didn’t incorporate Gawa into the eye makeup, because I wanted to try it on my cheeks!
This is a stunning collector’s piece, and also wears beautifully on the skin. There was no creasing, smudging nor fading even on my oily hooded lids. I am also eyeing those Philanthropy Cheek shades, but there is a waiting list for them! Do check Chantecaille out at Takashimaya in Ngee Ann City if you are in Singapore!
This post featured a product that was generously provided for my consideration. Regardless, all opinions expressed here are my own honest, unbiased views.