February 2, 2011 4 Comments
Though fairly new on the makeup scene, luxury brand Chantecaille is the brand of skin care and cosmetics as of late, attracting new devotees both on and off the red carpet. Chantecaille quickly became a new favorite for makeup artists, celebs and makeup junkies with their pure and potent formulated offerings (Angelina Jolie was seen applying their Brilliant Gloss lip gloss in Love at the Golden Globes.) They offer both makeup and skin care that focuses not only on hiding the imperfections but also healing and reversing the causes of aging (without testing on animals.) Their makeup is very natural and natural looking, especially the foundation formulas which go on almost translucently but offer the right amount of coverage. Chantecaille is named after its creators, a New York-based family that started the brand because of their desire to create a product that reflected their own spiritual and holistic focus on life and beauty. Chantecaille has always sought to raise awareness of environmental concerns by giving back to the bountiful nature that serves as its muse. Makeup palates inspired by nature, such as the Butterfly/ Les Papillons collection eye shadows were created in 2005 to fund the protection of the Monarch butterfly’s winter habitats. Since then, many ‘Cause-metics’ collections have been launched as their “continued passion and commitment to the oceans and to endangered species grows stronger and stronger.”
Chantecaille is available at fine stores such as Bergdorf’s, Saks and Bloomingdales, as well as their online store. I really loved browsing their website because not only was I totally intrigued by their color palates and products, but they also offer very comprehensive Application Instructions next to each makeup look. Though a bit pricey compared to most other beauty products on the market, a good portion of the sale goes to help nature and wildlife foundations, making this a product that delivers beautiful results while doing good.