HD Perfecting Powder ($72) is remarkable. Created especially for high- definition cameras, Chantecaille’s revolutionary skin smoothing powder goes on without a trace, leaving only a flawless, matte (but not lifeless) finish. The hydrating formula is available in one universal shade that looks white in the pan, invisible when applied, and approrpriate for all skin tones. Worn over makeup, the translucent powder gently sets foundation, ensuring long-lasting wear. Worn over moisturizer, it adds an evenness to the complexion that might make you think about skipping foundation more often.
I was blown away by how perfect it made me look the first time I tried
it at Neiman Marcus. Jeannine Barnes had managed to get her hands on a
tester early, and she had it available at a media event. I applied it
right there, over my makeup at an event, and was stunned at how flawless
and polished it made me look.
The non-drying, colorless formula goes onto my skin with a slight white
veil. The white disappears almost immediately, leaving behind
air-brushed skin. How good does it get? The powder softens
imperfections on the skin - like my hairline sun spots - instantly
erases pores (not much of a problem for me, but I know they plague
others), and adds luminosity and radiance. Like all great powders, it
evens out the complexion, while never settling into fine lines (ahem, I
hate to mention them). It actually blurs lines.
Chantecaille says the weightless feel is an "ultra-gliding texture" that
blends into the skin like a fluid. I'm not sure I understand that
concept, but the powder does blend into my skin perfectly.
HD Perfecting Powder was formulated with new micro-fine perfecting
powders that are undetectable under high-definition cameras or by the
naked eye. This powder will give your skin a flawless, natural finish.
Some quote unquote HD products promise the news anchor look without
delivering anything unique. Chantecaille has delivered a powder I will
wear daily, and I don't wear powder on normal days.
I have one to give away. How can you enter to win this giveaway contest (technically a
sweepstakes)? Just leave a comment on this feature (not in another
BTiB post). After you comment here, feel free to send me an
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You can never be too careful about sharing an e-mail
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You can earn extra entries. Follow this blog (through an e-mail
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your comment how you follow. You don't have to follow to
enter. I want everyone to have a chance, but I also want to
reward my followers. I must be able to track this entry.
You can earn a third entry by tweeting this contest. You must include "@BTiBeauty" (without the quotes) and the contest title and link
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don't, that entry won't count. I will tweet the contest early
this evening, and you can simply retweet it to earn that
second entry - if that's easier.
You will automatically earn a fourth entry if you have commented here during the last two weeks. I will know if you have.
The deadline for entries will be Saturday, June 29,
at midnight. I will use a random number generator
(random.org) to select the winner. I will e-mail the winner on Sunday. The winner will have 48 hours to reply to my
message and provide a shipping address. After 48 hours, the
prize will be forfeited, and another winner will be selected.
Make sure to check your e-mail - and look in your spam folder -
when the contest ends.
This contest is open to anyone anywhere. Here are the terms. If the product is lost or stolen in transit, I may not be able to replace it.
The winner must be able to provide me with a "mailable address,"
meaning the U.S. Post Office recognizes it or its street, province, and
other "elements" the way the winner provides them. I've had some
trouble with both U.S. and international addresses lately.
For all the legalese related to this contest, please see the
Contests/Sweepstakes page at the top of the blog. Good luck! Please
remember that I am now moderating comments. It could be awhile before
Photo courtesy of Chantecaille