Chantecaille is a beautiful luxury brand and leans heavily towards the pricer end of the foundation scale. You expect wonderful things to happen to your face for the money you shell out and Chantecaille Future Skin Foundation (Alabaster) definitely eases the spending guilt when you see your skin afterwards. A gel foundation, it moulds into the skin and disappears leaving a flawless glowy natural finish. Once it’s on it’s as though your skin is simply flawless, it doesn’t sit on the skin and has a decent medium level coverage that’s lasts throughout the day. And can be built up into a heavier coverage.
The only problem I have is the fact that it’s in a pot which is its only downside. I’ve got around this problem by keeping a little spatula that I got with a face mask, it does make for some faffing.
But it’s ‘no makeup’ makeup in the way that you forget you’ve got anything on and at the end of the day it doesn’t feel too much or like you need to scrub it off, the gel aspect almost makes it feel like skincare in the way it feels. The skin feels moisturised and fresh. And that makes it fully worth investing in, with all the faff and all the pennies.
Do you have a favourite luxury foundation? Let me know!
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I had a two week holiday in Palms Springs, not to go to Coachella (sadly) but to visit my gran. The weather was a bit hit and miss so one of the cloudier days we went for a hike up San Jacinto mountain. You can get a cable car up the mountain and within 10 mins you’re in a completely different climate. There’s a good few hours of easy trails to wander round and some insane views.
Can you spot my little brother pretending to be a troll under the bridge? Let me know if you find him!
Last year I was on a shoot and the makeup artist created pretty much my whole look using Giorgio Armani. There was some solid foundation that still intrigues me to this day. But the most exciting products were the new at the time liquid eye tints. I fell in love with the way they shimmered, the texture and how they blended out. I must have been a super annoying model, constantly opening my eyes to inspect what the poor makeup artist was doing.
I can tell you right now that the colors last in extreme weather conditions. They are almost like liquid lipsticks, once these set that stay in place all day. The shoot was in direct sunlight, it was an incredible location but so unbelievably hot. I was out all day and only had my foundation touched up (that dripped off my face). We were in midsummer heat so 40 degrees Celsius, in a salt mine. And I was wearing full winter outfits. Tights, jumpers, coats, fur. The layering was real. But the eye tints stayed with me throughtout it all.
A few months later, I saw Victoria from InTheFrow was selling some colours she didn’t want on her depop and I snapped them up for a bargain. All four colours reminded me of mermaids and the sea, there’s a silver metallic shimmer behind all of them and as a set work so well together. There’s a dark navy blue (2 Minuet), dark teal (4 Emeraude), light sky blue (3 Jade) and silver (5 Onyx).
I love the colors and wanted to create a look that used all four together. I started by using Jade as my base color, covering my lids. Next to add definition I buffed Emeraude into the crease line and round underneath my eyes, to around half way. I buffed this in and blended the colors out, adding more Emeraude building up to create the smokey look seen here.
Next I moved on to creating the cat flick. This was a bit more complicated. I swiped the product on the back of my hand and using a small flat angled brush I drew in the cat flick. It took a while to achieve this, I had to go over a few times to build up the color.
The eye tints quickly become very washed out when blended. So it can take a while to build up colors to get the strong bold color you see in the bottle.
Finally I swiped Onyx onto the back of my hand, then swirled a fluffy makeup brush into it, making sure there was a small amount of product, I then took it up over my crease line onto my brow bone for a bit of highlight and into the corner of my eyes to highlight the inner corners of my eyes.
I adore these colors but they can take a lot of work to build up. The color Jade is by far the easiest to work and my favorite color. The darker colors don’t come out as pigmented as I’d like. You can build them up but it’s a lot of work. Creating a smokey eye with them is great though and since it’s a liquid texture it sets almost like liquid lipstick and doesn’t shift. The area around my eyes can eat up makeup sometimes but with these it didn’t seem to be a problem. I definitely want to get hold of a few more colours.
Mac Lip Liner in Boldly Bare
Chanel Coco Rouge Lipstick in Adrienne
Chanel Foundation in 30 Beige
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer
Lancôme Hypnose Doll Eyes Waterproof Mascara in BlackBenefit Brow Zing Eyebrow Shaping Kit
Hourglass ambient Lighting Palette
Hourglass Ambient Bronzer
Crop Top PRIMARK | Leather Jacket IRO | Jeans ASOS | Boots ISABEL MARANT | Sunglasses RAY BAN
Crop top season has begun and I couldn’t be happier. Primark do some really great basic crop tops, this one is ribbed and a perfect not to short length. Now to just get a tan. Also I’m in love with these Ridley high waisted jeans from ASOS. Do you own any ASOS jeans? What style is your favourite?
Jumper ZARA | Jeans ZARA | Shoes ZARA | Sunglasses RAY BAN