|Chantecaille Long Lasting Eyeshadow |
in Peony $28 for starter for refillable compact
How do I know when I can't live without something? When I use it down to the nub, or have to eek out the remnants with a Q-tip or makeup sponge and then buy it again and again.
One example is my lip pencil---Nothing can or ever will come close to the utter, rosy nude perfection of its color and semi dry consistency of MAC's Soar. I've tried and failed and now I just buy it bulk.
I love the look of a very full lid. The best way I have found to achieve that, is with a barely pink hued shadow, that is not matte but doesn't shimmer. I have scoured. The difference is very subtle. It can't be too beige or too bright. I have bought and returned at least a dozen, each time thinking I found, "the one".
And then I did...
I don't love spending upper stratosphere prices on makeup. It rankles me. I am a true Libra. We are balance seekers and it tips the scales towards silliness for me, when makeup is exorbitantly priced. I think Chantecaille's entire line of color is exquisitely inviting; everything is lush and softly hued. Nothing jars the eye.
I spotted Chantecailles's beautiful palette of shadows and honed immediately onto "Peony", a creamy pink that has the barest hint of iridescence--more of a glow really.
|DivaDebbi wears Chantecailles Peony Eyeshadow|
In an effort to use what was left in my compact, I dampened a shadow brush to extract the remains. To my delight, it applies stunningly when wet, yielding a bit more depth and coverage. Researching it tonight, I learned it is actually intended to be used both wet and dry.
So yes, it's a splurge, (which I have tried and failed to duplicate at the drug store), but all things considered,it's a small price to pay for perfection.