The moment that I saw the new lip products from Chantecaille, I knew that I had to have the Lip Chic in Daphne ($35.00 .07 oz.) and the Luminous Gloss in Pink Melon ($34.00 0.26 oz.). I don't remember telling anyone just how badly that I wanted both, so you can imagine my unmitigated delight when my friend Nicolle gave them to me for my birthday!
These shades may look unassuming, but trust me they are stunning!
The Lip Chic formula is moisturizing and unbelievably comfortable on the lips, and has the perfect amount of cushion. As with so many hybrid formula lipsticks, the wear time tends to be shorter than more pigmented traditional lipstick formulas- though I do find that I get about 2-3 hours of wear out of this formula.
- The perfect combination of gloss and lipstick
- High shine meets rich, even coverage
- Added collagen gives lips a plumping boost
The Luminous Gloss formula is a long-wearing lip gloss- especially compared to the Chantecaille Brilliant Gloss formula. Luminous Gloss is a bit thicker, tackier, and longer wearing than the Brilliant Glosses, but it is by no means uncomfortably sticky. Instead, it is a very comfortable lip gloss that leaves the lips hydrated, smooth, and lusciously shiny!
- An entirely new formulation that offers up to 6 hours of long lasting shine
- Innovative shiny polymers created a fluid 3-d like glass effect for volume
- Water binding molecules hydrate and smoothe lips
- New flexible doe foot applicator
- Paraben free
Lip Chic in Daphne is pearlized peachy pink perfection. Luminous Gloss in Pink Melon is described as a soft sparkling pink. Layered together they form the perfect pink pout.
Daphne and Pink Melon are delightful worn individually, but I find them all the more stunning when paired together.
Top to Bottom: Pink Melon on top of Daphne, Pink Melon, & Daphne
Every time that I swatch horizontally, I find myself thinking about Mark Rothko paintings. Interestingly, I initially started beauty blogging as a diversion from writing and researching in my field- but have since found that whether discussing the aesthetics of cosmetics or paintings, that there is a point of convergence between these seemingly disparate art forms (for a more concise explanation click here). Don't get me wrong, I would by far prefer to look at a Rothko canvas than one of my swatches, but I find it curious that stacked swatches always evoke Rothko for me. Then again, maybe I just need to get out more!
|Mark Rothko. White Center (1950). Source|
Ingredients (top: Lip Chic, and bottom: Luminous Gloss):
Available where Chantecaille is sold.