Friday, October 16, 2009

Chantecaille Lip Gloss



I was pursuing the face powders at the Bergdorf Chantecaille counter when I got distracted by the colors and textures of the lip glosses. Lip colors in pans and pots are not my favorite category because they require using a brush and aren't that convenient when on the go. But it was Chantecaille, after all, and Campari is such a pretty red/rose color.

My one gripe with this lip gloss is that it doesn't come with a brush (compare to Kevyn Aucoin Elegant Lip Gloss), and if you want a Chantecaille lip brush you'll need to pay $28 for one. But the product itself is fabulous. While it has all the properties of a rich, balmy gloss, the pigment and coverage are almost like a semi-sheer liquid lipstick. Actually, it closely resembles the gel-like cream lipsticks in Le Metier de Beaute's Lip Kaleidoscope. It's not too heavy, not sticky at all and soften the lips.

I've found that for my needs, a softer lip brush works better with this gloss. It's pigmented enough that I need to make sure it covers my scar and doesn't collect in it. The results are always pretty, the gloss is an excellent everyday red with medium intensity. I reach for it a lot more than I've expected from a gloss in a pan because it goes with almost everything.

Campari tends to appear in various Chantecaille lip palettes, including the current one which you can see in the picture below (Campari is the one in the middle). The palette is highly covetable and I can see how much fun it can be to mix and customize the colors.


Bottom line: Give me more.

Chantecaille Lip Gloss ($28) is available from the top department stores. I bought mine at Bergdorf Goodman.

Lip gloss photos by me, palette picture from strawberrynet.com.

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