The display, shown above, shows two new shades of Lip Chic, accompanied by one re-promote, totally new Mermaid Eye Colors, and a few re-promoted favorites I already own, like Luster Liquid Lumière. Naturally, I started playing with colors immediately and found a few I couldn't live without.
Let's start with Mermaid Eye Colors ($34). My first reaction was, "Oh no - not more sparkly pot eye shadow colors!" Everyone makes them now, right? It wasn't until I tried them that I realized they are distinguished by their gleam. They do not add a glitter bomb to my eyes. I was smitten and left the counter with three of four shades. So much for my initial reaction!
- Creamy, powdery feel makes it easy to apply with the fingertips or a brush
- Richly pigmented hues shimmer with a rich metallic sheen
- Buildable metallics mix beautifully with opaque shadows
- Exceptional adherence for long-lasting, even coverage
I took swatch photos of my three new eye shadows in full mid-day sunshine. I applied the shades with a sponge-tipped applicator, starting with Lagoon at the top, Seashell in the middle, and finishing with Triton at the bottom. The direct sun makes the shades sparkle, but in person, they gleam with a beautiful sheen.
Seashell, the soft gold, is a wonderful, all-purpose gold. It is an excellent shade for both warm and cool skin types. Triton. shown at the bottom on my arm, was an immediate choice. It's a wonderful neutral - not too silvery, not mauve, just a pretty color that will flatter anyone's eyes.
Lip Chic ($36) that spoke to me was Gypsy Rose, a new shade. Lip Chic's lightweight and hydrating formula makes it one of my favorite lipsticks. Gypsy Rose is a charmer. I took a swatch photo in full sun, applying the swatch directly from the tube.
This exceptionally comfortable formula is easy to apply and creates an even finish that is shiny, but never sticky. Lip Chic leaves lips appearing fuller and decidedly more youthful in appearance, but never irritated [like plumpers leave your lips feeling]. Lip Chic combines the high shine and plumping effects of a gloss with the rich, even coverage of a lipstick. It applies with an incredibly soft, lightweight texture as it helps to smooth the appearance of lips
I featured Luster Liquid Lumière in 2014. You can read about it here.The Hi-Def Summer Bronzer on the display was an HD Perfecting Powder. Perhaps the bronzer had not arrived. I do not know yet whether it is one of the existing Chantecaille bronzers or a new one.
I think there's something in Chantecaille's Summer Collection for everyone. If you get a chance, stop by a counter and check it out. If you need help, you can call Jeannine at (202) 966-9700. Ask the operator for the Chantecaille counter, then ask for Jeannine. She would love to help you select products and colors that will be "right" for you - and she's good at it. There is an InCircle GWP if you spend $350. Incentive?
Update: I literally just got an e-mail from Chantecaille describing their Summer 2016 bronzers! You can see it here.
Photos by Best Things in Beauty