This is nothing special. It goes on as a creamy gel type. The coverage is okay and buildable. It does tend to disappear and fade as the day goes on. I don't mind paying for something that's worth it, but this just isn't worth it. :(
I stopped to pick up another bottle of Armani Luminous Silk, but stopped by the Chantecaille counter on the way. I wore Future Skin many years ago and thought I'd stop and have another look. This gel foundation feels nice on the skin. It is not heavy and does not leave a shiny finish. I remember loving the way it looked on my skin, but it simply does not compare to LSF. I tried both foundations on, and the FS looks absolutely flat on my skin.
It never irriatated my skin, and I was also able to wear FS in the summer when my combination skin goes into oil production overload!
Expensive. But it is very very very good product. You will have what you paid for especially for oil/Combin skin types. It lasts for 10 hours. Do not need to put too much. just a little will do.
Almost perfect...I like the texture, the effect on my complexion. Some pores might be emphasized on close examination but generally my skin looks wonderful with this makeup, and I don't have wonderful skin...more like acne/dry from acne meds. Absolutely no breakouts since using this foundation over the last month. Will likely buy again, there is room for improvement, but I imagine it will be a long time before I find a better fit of coverage and natural glow.
*Update: decided not to repurchase,I used up a lot in 6 weeks. Does not last,tends to recede. I became shiney/oily look. I find Cle de Peau less dewy but longer wearing, retains a matte finish all day. Still think 3.7-4 stars is appropriate ranking, given initial look, ingredients, dewy finish, tolerability for sensitive skin.
*8 month update: yes, you use up a lot fast. But I am still dipping into my leftovers of this, especially perfect in the winter when my cle de peau is feeling a bit dry. This foundation makes my skin feel perfect! Upping it to 5 stars, it's proven the test of time!
Hands down the best foundation I've ever used. I first got this at 17, in Shea. it goes on creamy and gives a creamy complexion. I also use it as a concealer, plus the color was right on for me. in this case for me, shelling out the cash for expensive makeup I did get my money's worth.
I've always been curious about this foundation. The price is what puts me off. I always thought of this brand as a bit snobbish. You know. You pay for the name more than for quality. Sort of like a status symbol more than a truly good product. Anyway, I was in Sun Valley this weekend and I got a sample from the shop that sells it. The color is totally wrong. The SA gave me the darkest color (Nude). I must say I was surprised as I am light-medium with yellow undertones. However, the light in the shop was ghastly and somehow the Nude looked good. When I tried it at home, I hated it. Oompa Loompa doesn't even begin to describe it. That's the color. The consistency is a bit better. It does not feel (or look) like someone spread butter on my face, and the coverage is decent though not exactly brilliant. I don't know. Maybe if I get a better color, I'll like it better. But I still balk at the price. :( If some of you lovely ladies know a place where I can get this for a more civilized price, I would appreciate the details.
I love this foundation. I'm not a foundation girl - I am fortunate to have flawless skin but this...is amazing.
This is a case of a little goes a long way - I've applied it using a sponge, fingers and most recently a Prescriptive's foundation brush. I've had this for awhile and I used to revisit it for special *times* but now I find I reach for it more often.
The coverage is light and dreamy but it still packs a punch. It doesn't sit on top of the skin nor does it seep into the poors - it simply covers and glows.
As far as color match - it's perfect. I'm a strange bird as far as skin color/tone - I have heavy gold/honey undertones and a NC44 coloring - lots of foundations go on light and adjust or too dark and wash me out but this one is absolutely perfect.
If I ever run out...I'd buy again without hesitation.
I am 32 mixed Black and Italian yellow/ orange undertone
I wear the color Hazel (Hard to find color)
and loose powder in shadow.
Love the coverage
I have oily t zone my nose and forehead very oily
But under control due to DDF skincare. Mixed sensitive and oily/combo skin
Love the coverage... i am not a foundation wearer
I only wear cream blush, mascara, due to oily skin and due to being inbetween most brand colors and it can become costly to buy two foundations just to blend for the right color..
This is the best color match better then perspectives, or channel
Or MAC for me
Blends into my skin make it look flawless
And nice a sheer with a glow effect...
I will review again when
I have worn it over the heat wave we are having in southern CA
To see how it works in the extreme heat...
Over all great, not to impressed with the jar, but it is okay just use a
Q-Tip to get the amount you need out of the jar...
And use a foundation brush,
i also ordere the loose powder in shadow
great as well works to cover my shinny nose
touch up twice a day..
I use Dior Show foundation brush great / and a cheap brand from target for 4.99 total beauty foundation brushes no name brand... both are good...
I hope the review helped someone ; )
I found the perfect color match for summer winter Hazel/ Banana
Hazel had red/pink undertones good for summer when I am a little red from the sun and banana is a definite orange/yellow color
For the fall/winter.
Okay I also found the perfect way to apply the foundation as well.
I pat it into your skin with my finger if in a rush or I use a fanned out foundation brush and pat it into your skin...
Then I follow up with La Mar the Powder in Translucent and
My skin looks flawless...
LOVE FUTURE SKIN,
Oh and per the rep at the counter at NM they are going to expand their color palette to include for more variat
I have been a lurker. This is my first review. I have found my HG foundation. My shade is vanilla. Finding the shade for my skintone was more then half the battle. I admit I have near perfect skin. This product bumps it up to flawless. I am normal to dry, slightly oily t-zone and light freckles. I tried this at NM in Palo Alto. The counter mgr Amy has been great. She gave me a generous sample to try and by the way she is a great makeup artist. I have since bought other products, each time being given generous samples of skin care which I will review. Expensive? Way! Not a stranger to higher end products. Tried most. I currently use this on top of Perricone's Solar Protection for face.
I use a foundation brush and let it set for 2 mins. Then I pat with sponge and lightly dust with BE feather light mineral veil. This foundation is not touted as long wearing, which I was looking for. I have been more than happy with the staying power. Looks fresh from sunup to sundown. I put in alot of hours. No caking or melting or transfer on my white shirts. This keeps my skin hydrated all day without looking overly shiny. It also works well when you need to do more than one layer.
The color vanilla is a level 2 neutral. I have used BE fairly light and MUFE face and body #20. Most lines were too yellow and dark or the neutrals turned orange. This blends perfect.
The packaging does not bother me. With the jar you can get every last drop, but maybe a pump would be better. I just use a q-tip so as not to contaminate jar. I chose this product as my first review because I am impressed by how well it works.
Edit: This does not work for me anymore. It is on my swap list. The color is too light and it is not hydrating enough. My skin has warmed up a shade and is prone to dehydration. I have switched to BB Moisturizing Cream Compact in 3.5 Warm Beige.
One think I love about this site is that, when I try out new product I make up my mind about it and notice likes and dislikes. Then I go to the Prodcut Reviews and I start reading… and most of the people found the same likes/dislikes!
This is great because it means that
1) I am reviewing the same product the others do
2) I a not alone in my findings :o)
That said…Chantecaille is a truly marvellous foundation. Really one of a kind!
I have it in Alabaster and it perfectly matches my fair skin tone (I’m MAC NC15), so well that I do not have to spread it below the jaw line to blend it with my neck, as I always do with other foundations.
The texture is rich-like, creamy in the jar - but you then discover that it’s water (gel) based and it really melts under your fingers and blends in perfectly…
Very smooth (moisturizes a lot), very light weight gives you that healthy, sophisticated glow… really a second, but more luminous skin! I am in love with this foundation!!!
I have applied it toady topping it with Becca Sesame loose powder and the result is AWSOME! I am in love with this foundation (and with that powder)!!!
The only defect I can find is that, I need to apply concealer on my discolorated (melasma) areas as Chantecaille does not cover them properly – but I guess its aim is achieving a natural looks and not a mask.
This one is really not maskey, nor cakey.
Really gorgeous..! ( yes, it’s expensive… but for the extra good looking skin you obtain I guess it’s worth every gram!)