Chantecaille's Lip Chic ($32) shades for fall are now available online at Chantecaille's Web site, and they arrived at my local Neiman Marcus store this weekend. One of my favorite lipstick formulas, Lip Chic offers the perfect combination of lipstick and lip gloss in one tube (meaning one simple application). Lip Chic offers a high, glossy shine and brilliant finish in a light texture for a pretty lips while you're wearing it. It also sports collagen, hyaluronic acid, and tripeptide-29, which will condition and gently plump your lips.
Last week, I was able to give you a sneak peek at Chantecaille's color collection for Fall 2011. Today, I can show you the Calla Lily and Violetta Lip Chics. I'm very excited to have them - and excited to be able to share the photos with you. The tube of Calla Lily is shown at right. The tube of Violetta is shown at left. Both shades look deceivingly dark in the tubes, but they are perfect shades on the lips (in my opinion). They will light up your face.
I took a lot of swatch photos to show you the shades at various angles to the sun. I put three in this feature, hoping to show you how pretty these lip colors are.
Calla Lily is shown at the top of my arm with Violetta below in all photos. You'll see that they are very different, giving you two distinct looks for fall. Calla Lily is a warm rose-pink with a tiny hint of brown. Violetta is fuchsia or raspberry to my eye. On my lips, it's about as dark a shade as I like to wear. It's extremely flattering, pulling out the blue in my eyes. You be the judge by the swatches.
You can see how beautifully sheer these Lip Chics are. For me, that translates into lip perfection. Both offer a gleam and subtle shine - not shimmery, simply stunning. They feel fabulously creamy on the lips, and the color is long-lasting for a sheer lipstick.
I can already envision Calla Lily and Violetta with the New Classic Palette for eyes and cheeks, another fall wonder we expect to see soon. Can't wait!
For now, you can find these new Lip Chic shades, along with all the other beauties, at this Chantecaille link. If they arrived at my local Neiman Marcus counter, they are bound to be at your favorite counter soon.
Even though the fall promotional photo showed them at $34, I paid $32 at Neiman Marcus, and that's the price at the Chantecaille Web site.
Photo at top courtesy of Chantecaille; other photos by Best Things in Beauty