Saturday, October 19, 2013

Chantecaille Diamonds Eye Shadow Trio from the Holiday 2013 Collection

Today, I napped most of the day. Given the chance, I catch up on my "good sleep" on lazy Saturdays. I took a mid-day nap intermission, though, and visited Neiman Marcus Mazza Gallerie, where Jeannine pulled out her testers of Chantecaille Holiday 2013. You may remember that I had featured my photos of color copies of the collection in September. Today, I got to see the real deal - and drooled. I pre-ordered two of the Diamonds Eye Shadow Trio ($60). What if I were to ever run out? It was worth breaking my "no back-ups rule."

The photo above was taken in the store. It shows a re-promoted compact, the exquisite Diamonds Eye Shadow Trio, the three Lipsticks featured in the collection (Agave [new], Cassia, and Cerise), and a beautiful red Lip Definer. I zeroed right in on those diamonds.

All three shades are exquisite. These shimmering beauties will be adorning my eyelids the second I get my hands on my own palette. I really wanted to swatch them and take photos, despite the fact that there was heavy cloud cover. I did take swatch photos outside Neiman Marcus, but the sun was not cooperating. So, I left the swatches on my arm and headed home. As soon as I got to Geico, one block away, a hazy sun started to pop out for seconds at a time. I swung a fast right, stopped in their massive parking lot, and starting snapping photos. I was going to do whatever it took to get photos.

I swatched with a sponge-tipped applicator, starting with the light shade on the left, and working toward the right as I applied the shadows down my arm. Chantecaille covered each "diamond" shade with a unique twist. Even though these photos aren't perfectly bright, I hope they will give you the idea that the palette is a shimmering treasure.

At the top, you will see the slightly yellow, platinum shade. This yellow diamond will stun you. The taupe diamond is extraordinary. It's one of the prettiest shimmering taupes I've ever seen. The bronze/copper diamond is a perfect shade for everyone - and so trendy.

Because my photos aren't as bright as I'd like, you can't really see the extraordinary life in each shade. They radiate light, and you will too when you wear them.

The unique glistening hybrid formula feels like a silky cream and delivers pure color, which does not flake or stray. It adheres like a cream. Apply it, and it stays where you put it. That's always a pleasure with shimming shadows.

Jeannine Barnes at Neiman Marcus hopes to receive the new colors within the next two weeks. Give her a call at (202) 966-9700, extension 2289, if you would like to pre-order, as I did. The collection will be available on Chantecaille's Web site and at all Chantecaille counters. Are you as excited as I am?

Photos by Best Things in Beauty

23 comments:

Ellen Peck said...

Yes! I just posted under the September post, but I swatched this in Bergdorf and LOVED it. I will be getting it as soon as it comes out (I'm first on their list of people to call!) I can't wait.

Sara said...

Wow that taupe is gorgeous! Thank you for your persistence in obtaining these photos! -Sara

Sabrina said...

Oh my that is SO BEAUTIFUL!!! Thanks for swatching for us.

Jo said...

Hi CG, I just want to confirm that the highlighter is the same one as last year. The one in your picture today looks more pink. I'm hoping this is the same as last year so I won't have something else to put on my shopping list. What do you think of the Agave lipstick?

Gauri said...

CG, I can't believe it!!! This has become one of my favorite palette...

Charleston Girl said...

Jo, this is not the same palette. I think you will see in person. The packaging is different too, natch.

Charleston Girl said...

Thanks, Sabrina. Switching was an ordeal today, but I was driven...literally. :)

Charleston Girl said...

I saw that, Ellen. I think it's kind if ratty to tease us with testers before the real thing is ready. :)

Charleston Girl said...

Sara, that taupe will wear out first in my palette.

kissandmakeupsbeautyblog.com said...

Nice-looking trio! Thanks for the swatches!

Jenny said...

I just saw this was available to buy on Beautyhabit last night and got so excited. It's been on my to-buy list ever since you first featured it. Thanks for the swatches!

Eileen said...

Hi Jo,

Are you referring to the highlighter on the left? That's the Les Petales de Rose from last year. It's being repromoted. So, if you already have that one, you're off the hook--at least for the highlighter! LOL

Christina said...

Your photos are really good. I think they are too frosty for me. Too bad two of them are not matt and one as a nice glow shimmer. I find Cle de Peau is the same, but I enjoyed reading this post and the recent Cle de Peau.

I can't wait for the Cle de Peau blush to be available in Canada and I bought a couple of lipsticks already.

Thank you so much for posting both brands. Both have a wonderful reputation.

lovethescents said...

I'm still lemming last year's Fete Trio and now this! Sigh......

LilyBiscuit said...

I love that taupe too! I'm buying this for sure now :)

Jem McL said...

Lovin this collection!

Jo said...

Hi Eileen,

Thanks, I should have looked at my Petales from last year before posting. After I looked at it I realized it was the same. I'm so glad to be off the hook for that! LOL There's so much more I want so it's good to be taking one off the list rather than putting one on. I must have that eye shadow palette.

Eileen said...

Hi Jo,

I felt the same about taking it off my list especially since I've now added the Armani Eccentrico highlighter! I'm such a sucker for a pretty holiday glow :-)

Have a great week!

Charleston Girl said...

Jo, you don't need the re-promotes. Neither do I. I think many people missed that pink highlighting powder. Thus, it's back.

mamavalveeta03 said...

Very, very pretty! I want to check out the lipcolors since I'm relatively new to purchasing Chantecaille (even though I've known about it for a long time!).

Bonnie C. said...

Oh wow, that yellow diamond looks so yummy! :-) Plus, if it has "diamond" in its name or description it definitely grabs my attention. :-) Thanks for the swatches, I'm sure you're counting down the days until your own arrives. :-)

SharonZ said...

Hi... I've been reading your wonderful blog for ages but never commented before. I too am a fan of Chantecaille shadows and I wonder if you could please share an opinion on the 2013 Diamonds.

How similar are the taupe and bronze to my existing SEL and the Bronze shadow that was in the elephant palette?? Does the new formula justify the splurge??

I think you are also a fan of Sel... curious to know the difference (since testers have not arrived yet in Canada).

Many thanks !!

Judi Morcos said...

Bought this from Barney's New York because of your swatches. Just beautiful! Thank you!Judi