Chantecaille Eyeshadow, Part 1

Chantecaille, eyeshadowChantecaille eyeshadows are a thing of beauty. I’ve mentioned it before (when swatching the Bengali palette, for instance), but they’re so finely milled, they’re really a pleasure to swatch (and wear). These potted shadows are $28 each, but you can buy refill pans for $21, as well as 3-pan mirrored palettes for $39.50 (brush included), or 8-pan mirrored palettes for $48 (brush included). Today we’re looking at 1/3 of the current Chantecaille shades.

Chantecaille recently revamped their eyeshadow. They created some new shades and discontinued some old shades — a decision that was partly a company-wide shift to paraben-free products (not to get into a huge discussion, but as far as I know, there is no conclusive science on the dangers of parabens, and they are in everything. I just didn’t want anybody to panic). You might not find the old shades at your counter, but for the moment, you can still find a lot of those colors on their website. As a side-note, Chantecaille’s new lipstick packaging, with the slanted tube, designates a paraben-free product.
Chantecaille, eyeshadow, swatches, Basalt, Sel, Patchouli, Coriander, Zinc, Granite, Crystal, Turquoise, Rose Gold, Jungle, Bois, JasperCrystal is a new shade, a shimmery blue-purple grey. Turquoise is a shimmery aqua. Coriander is a beautiful, soft, rose-dust brown. Rose Gold is a high-shimmer coppery brown. Jungle is shimmery green with a gold sheen. Bois is a shimmery, very warm brown. Jasper is another new shade, shimmery, similar to Bois, but deeper. Then Granite, Zinc, Basalt, Patchouli, and Sel form this cluster of taupey-neutral heaven. Granite is shimmery (and the most sheer of these). Zinc is matte, and cooler than Patchouli, which is slightly warmer, a hair more red. As I’m sure you predicted, I love all five of these. Basalt and Sel are also new shades.

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8 Responses to “Chantecaille Eyeshadow, Part 1”

  • Estelle says:

    >Thank you, Karla! As you well know, I've been DYING to see these. Can't wait for the rest!

  • Houston Living says:

    >Karla, you are so amazing with your reviews, colour descriptions and swatches. I have been introduced to quite a few new "HG" products because of your amazing blog. I'm going to take a look at these. They look like they go on like butta.


  • happyhippo says:

    >Thanks Karla. Can't make my mind up for patcholi, would you say it's warm, natural or cool?

  • Catherine says:

    >So pretty! Taupey-neutral heaven indeed! Thanks, Karla. :D

  • Shiya says:

    >I wonder where I can buy the refills online? any suggestions?

  • KarlaSugar says:

    >Try this link, Shiya:

    If you're in the U.S. Chantecaille's website is offering free shipping until August 12.

  • jojoba says:

    >those colours are dreamy!

  • Sabrina says:

    Fineally someone has the guts to say it! This new hyped-up fear of parabens is ridiculous. They have been used for hundereds of years…. and I gaurantee you NOBODY has died from them, let alone gotten cancer. Maybe we should stop eating blueberrys becuase of the parabens that they contain. *sarcasm

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