Chantecaille! The first time I knew anything about Chantecaille was when I saw their gorgeous Coral eyeshadow palette. Since then, there’s been one with dolphins, turtles and tiger heads on them. Very artistic, very gorgeous to look at and… you guessed it… very pricey!
I checked out the brand when I was in Hong Kong a few years ago – its our nearest Chantecaille counter and the prices left me reeling. So, when I was trawling my regular Strawberrynet haunt one day and saw a Chantecaille lipgloss on 50% sale, I just had to give it a go.
The colour is Guava which research online told me was a nice pinky red and that it wasn’t sticky. The only downside is that it comes in a pan form, and so you need a lip brush to apply this. Well, fingers can work too… but that would be messy.
The packaging is sleek. Its like a little UFO sitting in the palm of your hand. Oh and its small too.
Its small and its flat and it really does not contain a lot of product. I used a lip brush and already I can imagine that if I keep at the same spot for 2 applications, I’d hit the bottom. Perhaps that isn’t such a bad thing? 😛
It feels a little like a lip balm going on the lips – its got that creamy balm feel. Not that goopy slippy slidey feel of regular watery lipgloss… if you know what I mean. The colour is sheer for layer 1 but you can already see the colour show up on your lips. Apply 2 layers and you get a lovely sheer lip colour that isn’t glossy nor goopy, but quite an elegant texture.
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The colour is a light pink-red on the lips and was perfect to tone down that super bright eye I sported. It isn’t super moisturizing but it isn’t drying either and having SPF15 is nice too. Is it worth its US$32 price tag? Honestly? Nah. But at 50% off, it was worth having a gander 🙂
In a nutshell
This is a lovely balmy lip gloss that applies without feeling sticky or goopy and imparts a good amount of colour for a gloss texture. The packaging is sleek and slim but you will need a lip brush to apply, although you can use your fingers in a pinch. Chantecaille products are generally very pricey.
Pros: Lovely non sticky balmy texture, No scent, Nice light natural colour as seen in the pan
Cons: Pricey, Packaging in a pan is a little impractical
I am a little curious why this is called Guava. In fact, I notice that anything named Guava tends to be pink-red. When someone tells me “Guava” I tend to think “green” because the skin of the guava is green. Perhaps they are referring to the guavas with pink flesh? That isn’t very common here – its mostly white on the inside – the guavas I eat anyway. So can anyone shed light on this? 🙂
Reaching a little here, but has anyone tried anything from Chantecaille that despite the hefty pricetag, you think is worth having a go at? I hear good things about their loose powder. Perhaps I’ll just stalk Strawberrynet more often to see what other goodies they bring in 😛
Chantecaille Lip Gloss retails at US$32. This was purchased online at Strawberrynet at a discount.
What is the 30 Days of Lip Swatches project? I will be showcasing and reviewing 30 lipsticks or lip glosses in the coming days. Lip products was chosen by popular vote from the readers. You may find all 30 days of lip swatches or follow it by clicking on the Lips category.
Previously : Day 25 of 30 : Etude House Miss Tangerine Sweet Shower Lips