Readers, I finally saw Chantecaille’s fall collection in person and it is lovely (oh why did I think it would be otherwise?).
The promotional photo of the Tiger in the Wild palette is very misleading. It looks like you’re getting a slate blue eyeshadow and a very orange blush (the blush is called Persimmon and the promo pic really looks like a persimmon). Actually, the shades are satin beige, gently shimmery grey-fawn, and matte near-black. The blush is a beautiful warm pink. When you buy a compact, the shades have a shimmery overspray. This disappears on first use, and won’t affect the way the product applies at all.
The palette is $78 (of which 5% will go to a charity to save tigers), and like the Dolphins palette, the pans are removable. So you can swap out a shade at your leisure, and keep using the compact after you’ve used everything in it. (That’s a very good thing, because Chantecaille’s palettes are extremely expensive.)
There are two new Lip Chics: Capucine and Anais. Putting on a Lip Chic is like putting on the nicest, most heavenly balm you’ve ever felt. Capucine is a bright coral; Anais is a sheer peach (less orange than Geranium; less pink than Camellia). The sheer lipsticks are $30 each.
Classic lipgloss is a warm pink, and surprisingly opaque for a Chantecaille Brilliant gloss. It is $28.
There’s also a new Le Stylo (liquid, felt-tipped-pen-style eyeliner, $26): Indigo (black-blue). And there’s a new shade of Faux Cils mascara, blackened blue-purple Viola ($38).