I must admit.. There are lots of drafts sitting quietly on my blog which I have not followed up and posted. One of those posts is this Chantecaille The New Classic Palette. I have been wanting to get Chantecaille palette for a long time and I choose Chantecaille Classic as my first as it was on sale for £50.
I love the packaging of the Chantecaille The New Classic palette. It is packaged in a metal case, the size is rather big and it is actually the biggest quad I have owned. The quad is hefty and casing is reflective. There’s a “C” pattern in every eyeshadow inside this palette. There’s one thing that actually bothers me.. There was no satin/fabric pouch given together with the palette. For the price of £75 (I bought it at £50 in Harrods during New Year season), I thought it would be nicer if I got an eyeshadow quad that comes with a fabric pouch.
The shades in this palette has a thin shimmer overspray. After the first swatch, the shimmer faded and I can see the true color of each shade. The eyeshadow palette has a net weight of 12g which I consider to be one of the palette that carry the heaviest amount of product.
Chantecaille new classic palette consists of 4 shades :
- Base/Highlighting color – Valerian : The base shade is a ivory white with a subtle shimmer
- Eye Color – Thistle : is a taupe – plummy shade with a satiny finish
- Eye Liner – Lavender: On the pan, it looks like it’s a very deep plum shade. However when swatched under indoor lighting, it looks like a very dark grey shade on my arm. This shade has a satiny finish too.
- Cheek Shade – Rose: The shade turned up to be a soft peachy pink rather than rosy pink on me.
The texture of the eyeshadow is very smooth. Although it is not the softest eyeshadow I have every tried, the smoothness of this eyeshadow is really mind blowing! The pigmentation of Valerian is fine but nothing extra ordinary; It was rather sheer at first, I have to swipe it twice – thrice to get the color to come out. But for the rest, the color comes out to be fine. I experienced no fall out at all during application and the eye shadow sets nicely.
For the kind of pigmentation this palette has, I feel like this palette is more suitable for people who wants an easy to go palette that could never go wrong. The shades can be sheer when it is used lightly, hence it is hard to find yourself in a situation where you have applied too much. In the look I created below, I used my finger to apply Valerian all over my lid as a base color. Then I applied Thistle on my lower lid lightly and finally used Lavender on my outer crease and blend it out. To finish the look, I add one more layer of Valerian to make the eye look more contrast.
I still would like to try other Chantecaille eye shadow quad particularly the “Save the bees” and the “wild horses” palette. But given the fact that the eyeshadow quad is so expensive, I shall wait for a while before I splurge on another Chantecaille
Have you ever tried any Chantecaille palette? What’s your experience with it?
Thank you for reading!