This month, Chantecaille introduces the Coral Reefs Palette in an effort to help gain ongoing support and raise awareness for our ocean’s endangered reefs. The palette captures the pretty, polished, clean, and feminine fashion trends of the spring season, creating a healthy, fresh, and natural look - a perfect compliment to fashion’s colorful prints and omnipresent pastels and whites.
Soft eyes are delicately highlighted with a wash of sheer pastels and anchored by warm bronze hues. Coral pink cheeks are accented with bright citrus and pink lips to complete the radiant youthful glow.
Chantecaille has proudly joined the Marine Conservation Institute in their efforts to protect 10% of the world’s oceans by 2020. The oceans cover 71% of the earth, providing 80% of our oxygen and food for 3.5 billion people; yet less than one half of one percent of our oceans are protected. The health of the ocean is vital, and coral reefs are the alert system. Today three quarter’s of the world’s coral reefs are at risk due to over-fishing, pollution, and global warming. Maintaining 10% of the ocean’s ecosystems as “no-take marine protected areas” is the best chance for coral’s survival.
The Coral Reef Palette ($79) offers three eye shades, Pink Pearl, Reef, and Driftwood and one cheek shade in Coral, all delicately embossed with a vanishing branch of coral. The beautiful colors of clean and fresh pastels take their cues from the spring catwalks. Comprised of the finest pearl and pigment particles, the palette shades create a natural, stain, sheer veil with a glowing effect. I'm already onboard for the cruise. I need three of them! Five percent of the proceeds from the sale of the Coral Reef Palette will be donated to the Marine Conservation Institute.
Last season’s innovative Gel Eye Liner ($32) is now available in Espresso, a rich, luxurious, and defining brown. Comprised of natural waxes and adherent film formers, the smooth gel formula is housed in an easily sharpened wooden pencil. This liner is water-resistant and long wearing for immediate and impactful, smudge-proof definition that lasts up to six hours. The dual-ended pencil’s brilliant multipurpose angled brush draws, cleans, and defines the perfect line along the lashes. It can also be pulled upwards to create the perfect smoky eye.
Sunrise Lip Chic ($22), a bright coral-pink shade, reflects the striking pink and peach petals of the multicolored Sunrise Rose. The highly emollient formula offers the even coverage of a lipstick with the high shine and plumping effects of a gloss. Added collagen gives the lips a boost, leaving them fuller and decidedly more youthful in appearance without any irritation. Even though this shade doesn't look like a natural for me, I'll bet it's going to look smashing. It will be amazing on coral lovers.
Coral Lip Definer ($24), a flattering papaya lip pencil, perfectly finishes the season’s bright citrus lips. Rich in vitamin E, the on-trend hue offers a soft, matte, and smudge-free look. The time-tested "process of extrusion" results in a clean, enduring line that blends naturally.
Lucky Brilliant Gloss ($32), a soft golden pink, has been added to Chantecaille's best-selling Brilliant Gloss collection. The universally flattering shade is inspired by the sheer pinks and pastels of the season. Botanical microspheres with cross-linked sugars will immediately plump the lips naturally and safely. A never-sticky, innovative, jellified system of elastic polymers and emollient oil creates shine and comfort.
The collection will be available this month at Barneys New York, Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Space NK, Frédéric Fekkai Salons, and select Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Bloomingdale’s locations. Naturally, it will also be available at Chantecaille.com.
Update 2/13: The Coral Reefs Palette is now available at Chantecaille's Web site.
Photos courtesy of Chantecaille