Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Chantecaille Lip Chic- Ceylon and Damask

Chantecaille Lip Chic lip color is one of those wonderful hybrid products- a cross between a lipstick and a lip gloss with a balm effect, just to make things feel more luxurious. The pigmentation level is worthy of a lipstick, even if the coverage is sheer. There's enough shine to make us perk up and look alive even on a dreary morning and it wears like a balm- very moisturizing and just a little bit heavy.

Lip Chic feels very nice, especially when fighting dryness and looks beautiful. It doesn't stay on past your first cup of tea (it leaves a telling print on the cup), so expect to reapply every couple of hours. I don't really mind- wearing a rich color that feels like a balm is good enough, and the lipstick format makes it easy to carry and apply on the go.

For comparison- the color payoff is much better in this Chantecaille product than in YSL Gloss Volupte. The latter is several degrees sheerer.

The colors I chose were Ceylon, a brown based red, and Damask, a berry burgundy that has become my absolute favorite. I keep one in each of the purses in my current rotation, and it's more or less my signature color lately.

Chantecaille Lip Chic ($30) is available from Barneys, Bergdorf Goodman, Saks and Neiman Marcus.

All photos are mine.


  1. I had the Sari Rose and a brighter shade (I forget) and sold them both because of a lack of staying power...

  2. Jamilla, I can see why you'd be annoyed with the formula. It works for me because I absolutely need intense moisturizing, and Lip Chic gives that in spades. Too many beautiful lipsticks feel too dry and/or settle into the little scar on my bottom lip.

  3. Thanks for the great swatches...I love these and want a warm berry...Damask looks like it might be it!


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