These two Chantecaille items, the Shine Eye Shadow in Jungle and Kohl Pencil in Green, were part of a recent Neiman Marcus GWP event. Both colors are part of he regular Chantecaille line, which makes the gift feel very nice.
The Shine eye shadows pack both shimmer and pigment. Jungle is a fantastic evening khaki-green color that brightens up the eyes, gives a pop of color and blends beautifully with neutrals like ivory or champagne for an elegant look. It can be used in the crease or along the lashes and also create a modern smoky eye. The texture is silky and applies as flawlessly as every Chantecaille eye shadow I've tried so far. The color is intense and requires a light hand and a good brush. Lasting power is excellent- used over a primer nothing can make it crease, flake or budge, and there's no shimmer fallout.
I'm loving kohl pencils and pigments lately. Nothing beats their intensity and dramatic effect. I avoid black, though, because it tends to look too much- my eyes and lashes are dark enough as it is, so I prefer to soften the look with other colors. Green is perfect for most people with brown eyes- it brings out any hazel or gold flecks we might have. This Kohl Pencil from Chantecaille is especially lovely. I find that it's a bit lighter than Chanel Black Jade, so I'm happy to have them both. The texture is soft and creamy, so application is easy with no tugging and pulling and the result is a dark line in a rich shade that can be smudged a little or blended with an eye shadow.
Chantecaille Shine Eye Shadows ($28) and Kohl Pencils ($22) are available from Saks, Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus. As I've mentioned above, I received both as a GWP.
All photos by me with the help of my sweet Thomas.