This was my first palette from Chantecaille and i have to say that it is amazing. The other 2 MUAers have done a fantastic job descriving them so i won't go into the details. Would repurchase if it was available.
I use MUA primarily as a research resource, and rarely post. However, this palette is so outstanding that I'm compelled to come on here and write a review. I hadn't originally planned to get this but after experiencing other Chantecaille shadows and reading some of the reviews I couldn't help but pull the trigger on this palette. For weeks I didn't touch it, thinking it either a) too pretty to use, or b) too light/frosty/cool for me (warm FFF, brown eyes, blonde hair). After reading about the overspray I finally got up the nerve to ruin the beautiful shadow patterns and try it. Wow. The lighter color looks silver in the pan, but once swiped it comes out a neutral semi-matte light creme. The middle color reads a sparkley grey in the pan but once swiped goes on a beautiful, almost indescribable grey. Gunmetal? it has a bit of a warm tone to it, maybe pewter, with subtle shimmer. The darkest color reads a bright cornflower blue (to me anyway), but once swiped is a gorgeous deep greyish-blue, that is highly pigmented and makes a fantastic liner. This makes for a fantastic smokey eye! The blush is to die for once you get past the overspray...a happy warm peach. I can't say enough about this palette.. the only downside is that it's LE and once I use it up...it's gone.
I have only one word to describe this limited-edition palette: SUBLIME. For the first time in a long time, the product that arrived at my doorstep actually resembled the promo picture. The palette does not come in a box; it comes wrapped in protective padded paper that is then slipped inside a navy silk drawstring pouch. Unlike the nickel mirrored packaging of the potted glosses and Ma palettes, the Tiger palette is a slightly less-reflective, shiny steely grey--like the color of the Lip Chic tubes. So lovely!
Inside are three eyeshadows and a blush. The eyeshadow colors are Cream, Pewter, Indigo, and a blush called Persimmon. All the shadows have a faint pearlized shimmer that melts into the skin and just gleams; the formulation lies somewhere between the Lasting and Shine eyeshadow texture and would be perfect for skin of any age. Cream (the base) is a neutral fleshy beige; Pewter (lid) is a cool-neutral light-grey taupe, and Indigo (definer) is a deep-but-sheer navy (do I detect a hint of plum?). All colors are semi-sheer, can easily be layered for more depth, and all blend absolutely seamlessly together.
The eyeshadow colors were all love at first sight, but the Persimmon blush was a little scary at first. The overspray makes all colors in the palette appear bright and sharp, almost harsh, and the lifeguard-orange heat of that blush looked completely incongruous next to the cool-neutral eyeshadows. Knowing I was about to enter the point of no return, I swiped the surface and applied to the back of my hand. Yep, orange. I swiped again, and a soft coral emerged. I swiped yet again, and suddenly the blush transformed into a subtle, soft apricot-pink color that looked surprisingly good on my very fair, cool-neutral (pink-porcelain) skin.
Worn together as designed, this palette creates a subtle but sophisticated look that glows. Absolutely gorgeous, refined, and classic. I said I would buy again, but by the time I use it up and want it another, it will be long gone. If you like a subdued but polished look, don't let this one get away.