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Chantecaille Holiday Precious Metal Collection 2023

October 23, 2023

Chantecaille Holiday Precious Metal Collection 2023

Holiday beauty is here in full swing and today I have a look at the Chantecaille Precious Metal Collection for Holiday 2023. I picked up four of the items from the collection and have a review + swatches today. I believe everything is in limited-edition packaging although you can find the gloss shade in the regular standard packaging. I haven’t paid much attention to previous holiday collections so I’m not entirely sure if any of these are repromotes but they’re all new to me.

Chantecaille Holiday Precious Metal Collection 2023 swatches

Precious Gold Illuminating Powder

Chantecaille launched a beautiful gold highlighter this season called the Precious Gold Illuminating Powder ($102). It has a super fine shimmer with a soft gold champagne glow. I think it’s just absolutely stunning – it blends beautifully on the skin for a flattering radiant look. Pigment is easy to layer and blend. The finish is very smooth and doesn’t emphasize pores. The color itself looks like it can be easily duped but I love the undertone and finish. I’m not in love with the price, even with the special limited-edition packaging. I do think it’s one I can see myself wearing a lot.

Chantecaille Precious Gold Illuminating Powder

Chantecaille Precious Gold Illuminating Powder

Above wearing:

Radiant Gold Eye Shimmer in Gold Leaf

Chantecaille Radiant Gold Eye Shimmer in Gold Leaf

The one product that seems to have the most buzz is the Radiant Gold Eye Shimmer in Gold Leaf ($68). In the compact it has a stripe pattern with a pink and gold shimmer. The pink is an overspray and underneath you have a duo-chrome pink, gold, orange kind of shimmer. It has a stunning pink gold shimmer perfect for a party look.

I love a good sparkle topper shadow and have quite a few favorites that are even more glitzy than this one. For some reason I find this one a little too sparkly and glittery for my taste. It photographs beautifully and on camera it looks absolutely stunning. In real life it’s too glitzy for me, but I may be the only person who thinks this. Every review I’ve seen and read is glowing – so if you love a good sparkly pink gold eye look, definitely check it out at your local counter if you can.

Swatches below to some other Chantecaille Luminescent Eye Shades and also a couple similar options in cream format to the Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Eyeshadow in Incandescent and Charlotte Tilbury Eyes to Mesmerize in Sunlit Gold.

Chantecaille eyeshadow swatch comparisons

Lip Cristal in Rose Quartz

The Lip Cristal in Rose Quartz ($52) also has so much buzz it’s pretty much sold out everywhere. This one is a beautiful frosted mauve shimmer with a sparkling overspray on the exterior. It’s beautiful for sure and the color is pigmented and eye catching with the frost. I found this one too frosty for my taste and I’m can’t really pinpoint the exact reason why I’m not a fan of this on me. I think the metallic finish is a bit too sharp and harsh on my skin and lip tone. It reminds me of a cooler-toned version of MAC “O” Frost Lipstick. You can definitely soften the frost by adding a bit of gloss on top.

Chantecaille Lip Cristal in Rose Quartz

Chantecaille Lip Cristal in Rose Quartz

Brilliant Lip Gloss in Blithe

Chantecaille Brilliant Lip Gloss in Blithe

Last we have a look at the Brilliant Lip Gloss in Blithe ($40). This is available in the regular standard packaging for their gloss. It’s a very sheer milky pink with golden shimmer. It offers high shine with a smooth texture. Pigment is barely there but you can get a subtle milky pink glow with this.

Chantecaille Brilliant Lip Gloss in Blithe

Chantecaille Holiday Precious Metal Collection 2023

Overall I think the collection offers a beautiful cohesive look for holiday. The stand out for me is the Precious Gold Illuminating Powder even if it’s not super unique and incredibly expensive. I think it’s very flattering in the undertone and shimmer.

The other items are beautiful, especially for any upcoming holiday parties or if you want to add some extra glam and sparkle to your life. For me the gloss pulls too sheer to justify the splurge. The lipstick is a pass for me. The eyeshadow is something I feel I can save for special dressy occasions but not a must for me.

Have you checked out the Chantecaille Holiday collection? What did you think? I’m curious to hear what you thought about the shimmers in this launch!

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I bought mine from Nordstrom. Also available at Chantecaille, Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue.


Chantecaille Wild Meadows Collection for Spring 2023

February 18, 2023

Chantecaille Wild Meadows for Spring 2023

Chantecaille recently launched their new limited-edition Wild Meadows Collection for spring. This year they celebrate their 25th Anniversary! The collection has a floral-inspired theme with fresh pinks, pastel tones and some pretty coral shades. The pieces are limited-edition and available now at Chantecaille and Neiman Marcus.

In this collection:

Every item is just stunning from the beautiful packaging to the high-quality textures and beautiful pigments. Colors are fresh and bright. I think this is a collection well worth checking out!

Wild Meadows Eye Quad

The Wild Meadows Eye Quad has four shades including a shimmering pale gold, a baby pink shimmer, metallic warm taupe sparkle and the most beautiful soft matte brown. The only downside to this one is that the pans are extremely small, especially for the price, but the texture and pigment is exceptionally stunning.

Chantecaille Wild Meadows Eye Quad swatches

Wild Meadows Blush

There are two shades of Wild Meadows Blush in this collection. They have a very smooth texture and apply flawlessly. Apple Blossom is a warm pink and Anemone is a raspberry with a tiny bit of shimmer. Both are beautiful on the complexion and are easy to build. They give the complexion life without looking overdone.

Chantecaille Wild Meadows Blush

Chantecaille Wild Meadows Blush

Lip Chic

Chantecaille Lip Chic

The Lip Chics are the most beautiful pieces in the collection (in my opinion). If you’re a fan of Chantecaille lipsticks you know the Lip Chic has a really pretty creamy texture, hydrating feel, comfortable finish and buildable pigment. You girls know I gravitate towards neutrals so of course I love Meadow a soft peachy nude. The other two are bright but still wearable. Carpathia is a bright apricot. Crocus is a vibrant raspberry pink – not really a shade I would wear but still pretty.

Chantecaille Wild Meadows Lip Chic

Looks below wearing:

Meadow Lipstick

Chantecaille Lip Chic Meadow

Chantecaille Lip Chic Meadow


Carpathia Lipstick

Chantecaille Lip Chic Carpathia

Chantecaille Lip Chic Carpathia


Crocus Lipstick

Chantecaille Lip Chic Crocus

Chantecaille Lip Chic Crocus

Chantecaille Wild Meadows for Spring 2023

Overall a beautiful collection with fresh wearable colors for spring. I love that Chantecaille launches new colors that remain true to brand and very different from what other lines launch. The pieces are on the expensive side but the quality of each piece is exceptional. If it’s in your budget to splurge I think you will absolutely love the spring collection.

Available now at Chantecaille and Neiman Marcus. Have you checked out anything from the collection? What are your favorites from Chantecaille?

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Wild Meadows collection provided for review.


Chantecaille Sunbeam Collection Summer 2022

June 10, 2022

Chantecaille Sunbeam Collection Summer 2022

above: Makeup Bag + Sunnies

I purchased all three summer pieces from the Chantecaille Sunbeam Collection and love every single item. They’re quite pricey but the colors are beautiful and easy to wear. I love the lip tints for an effortless wash of color and the highlighter is a stunner. The neon green/yellow packaging is fun for summer too. I ordered mine from Chantecaille.

Lip Tint Hydrating Balms

Chantecaille Lip Tint Hydrating Balms

There are two Lip Tint Hydrating Balms ($35 each for 1 g/0.03 oz) which are super petite and small. They’re incredibly expensive given the amount of product you get. If you’re willing to splurge I think the colors and formula are excellent.

Marigold is a perfect neutral everyday pink rose. Sunflower is a soft mocha. Colors are medium in coverage. Texture is smooth. Formula is hydrating. No detectable scent. Lasting power is medium since they’re a balm with a glossy formula.

They have about the same coverage and shine as the ones packaged in the blue tubes from the Vibrant Oceans collection a couple years ago.

Swatches in indirect light:

Chantecaille Sunbeam Collection Swatches


Chantecaille Lip Tint Hydrating Balm Marigold

Chantecaille Lip Tint Hydrating Balm Sunflower

Sunbeam Cheek and Eye Shade

Chantecaille Sunbeam Cheek and Eye Shade

The Sunbeam Cheek and Eye Shade ($82) is a stunning highlighter in a multi dimensional color. It has a beautiful champagne, bronze, pink glow – so hard to describe and photos don’t do it justice. It’s definitely a unique one in my book. It has that smooth gel/powder formula and can be used on eyes and cheeks.

Chantecaille Sunbeam Cheek and Eye Shade

Swatches in sunlight:

Chantecaille Sunbeam Collection Swatches

Sharing a look at a few other favorites I’m wearing including the Future Skin Cushion Foundation in Nude, Perfect Blur Finishing Powder in Light/Medium, Real Bronze Bronzer in Sirena, Luminescent Eye Shades in Cheetah and Giraffe (also swatched Lion). I think the items are 100% worth the splurge as I purchased all of these and have repurchased the cushion and powder. I do think they’re overpriced but I really love the quality, texture, colors and wear them often.

Chantecaille Favorites Sabrina

Chantecaille Favorites Sabrina swatches

Chantecaille Sunbeam Collection Summer 2022

If you’ve been wondering whether the new summer collection items are worth the splurge, I think they are. You can find the summer items available at Chantecaille and Neiman Marcus. Nordstrom still has the lip balms. Colors are limited-edition so if you have your eye on them I’d recommend purchasing soon.

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Did you check out the new colors? What did you think?


Chantecaille Safari Collection – Fall 2020

September 18, 2020

Chantecaille Safari Collection Review | The Beauty Look Book

I have a look at the new Chantecaille Safari Collection today and it features one eyeshadow trio and three lip colors created to support Space for Giants. If you’re looking for some nice fall transition colors nice for an everyday polished look I highly recommend giving this collection a look! You can find the collection at Chantecaille, Blue Mercury, Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom.

Safari Collection Eye Trio

Chantecaille Safari Eye Trio

The Safari Collection Eye Trio ($75) is a limited-edition palette and is a bit harder to find right now as it has sold out online at Chantecaille but still available at Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus. I was happy to be able to find it and am completely obsessed! The three shades include:

  • Nanu a soft shimmering taupe
  • Red Earth is a shimmery reddish copper plum
  • Selenkey is a shimmery gold

Each shadow has a tiny bit of overspray on the embossed elephant pattern. The shadows have medium pigment, a super soft texture and a luminous finish. The palette is easy to wear for a wide range of skin tones and I think it will be flattering whether you are warm or cool toned. They work effortlessly to layer and blend – I think the texture and formula are beautiful! Lasting power is very good – they stay put with minimal fading until the end of the day. That being said, if you can’t track this down don’t worry – I think the colors are easy to replicate with other brands for a similar vibe.

I personally find the Luminescent Eye Shades more special and unique for their sparkling luster and pigment. I swatched Elephant, Lion and Giraffe next to the trio for comparison.

Chantecaille Safari Eye Trio vs Luminescent Eye Shade

Chantecaille Safari Eye Trio vs Luminescent Eye Shade swatches

Lip Veil

Chantecaille Lip Veil Safari Collection

I think this is my first time trying the Chantecaille Lip Veil formula and I’m head over heels in love. It has the comfortable feel of a balm but pigment of a lipstick. It’s the perfect hybrid of shine and lipstick in one. I am definitely going to have to try other shades. These are very expensive but I think the formula is excellent. Since they are a shiny formula lasting power isn’t going to be super long, but it’s one of the formulas I don’t mind reapplying. It stayed put for a few hours before I noticed the color showing signs of fading. UPDATE: Colors just popped up online at Nordstrom too! In the Safari Collection we have:

  • Plumeria a soft pink-plum
  • Acacia a gorgeous pink plum rose
  • Tamarind a medium brown cinnamon

I normally feel like I cannot wear browns on my lips but Tamarind has enough warmth to give it some life!

Chantecaille Safari Collection Lip Veil

Looks with each lip color, first wearing Plumeria, also wearing:

Chantecaille Lip Veil Plumeria Look


Acacia, a soft plum

Chantecaille Lip Veil Acacia


Tamarind, a cinnamon plum

Chantecaille Lip Veil Tamarind

I think the Lip Veils are the stand outs for me for both the color and formula. I find that most cool-toned mauves are too blue on my skin, but I really like how Plumeria looks. I think Acacia and Tamarind are perfect naturally flattering colors for the transition to the fall season, and I feel like they’re classic enough I can wear them in Florida where summer weather lasts until November sometimes.

You can find the Chantecaille Safari Collection out now at Chantecaille, Blue Mercury, Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom.

Have you tried anything from this collection yet? What did you think?


Safari Lip Veils, Faux Cils and Luster Eyeliner provided for review.