Chantecaille • Tango in Argentina • Palettes
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Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
Gaucho Pure Pearl Eye Shade - shimmery plummy brown powder e/s
Mandevilla cheek shade - rosy pink creme blush with shimmer
El Sol Pure Pearl Eye Shade - shimmery golden wheat/champagne powder e/s
Product - Simply gorgeous trio. At first, gold and brown e/s with a rosy pink blush sounds pretty boring - but this is a palette you have to see in person. Gaucho is a complex color, mixing rich neutral-toned brown with plummy tones and plummy shimmer. El Sol is a lovely golden wheat shade that is not a gaudy gold and not a boring plain champagne. Mandevilla is a neutral rosy pink, not too deep and not too bright. The blush works for me (AAB/NC25), but may be more of a highlighter on darker skintones. Overall the palette is definitely neutral toned, though some retail photos made me think it might be warmer.
Packaging - 3-pan palette with brush well and full size mirror under the lid. The exterior has a shiny silver mirror finish. The included brush is more like a concealer brush than a traditional e/s brush; the hairs are synthetic and the brush is shaped flat and long with a rounded tip. And it's not really the right shape for a lip brush, if the cheek shade is intended for use on lips as well. A very odd brush, indeed; I wonder what Chantecaille thinking.
Overall - Lovely, though a bit indulgent at $75 (and still available on Chantecaille.com as of today).
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Love Love Love the palette, the dark color is the best eyeliner color, great for brunettes. its too bad the company discontinued this palette and at this point it is very hard to find.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Another incredibly expensive palette offering from Chantecaille which is (gulp!) completely worth the price. It's my fail-safe go-to palette that you can use during the day or at night and in any season. The palette is housed in a sleek but sturdy silver case (fingerprints galore but I digress) with a very large, high quality mirror. The brush is completely weird - it looks like a concealer brush that has lost its stiffness and is useless for anything except to apply the eyeshadow as a wash - you can't contour or line with it. Onto the good stuff - you get three pans - a gold eyeshadow that can also be used to highlight, a eggplant-colored eyeshadow with soft shimmers that can be used as a wash, to contour, and/or as a liner, plus a very pretty rosy cream blush that is more of an allover color than just a blush - it's a nice lip stain as well. As with many of her palettes, these colors are interesting because they are neither warm nor cool but at the same time, they are not neutral either. In other words, they are colors that can work on all sorts of skintones. The textures of the shadows are creamy powders - they blend so well and they stay put. You can apply the blush with your fingers but I like using a skunk brush to get an airbrushed "lit-from'within" look. The colors are perfectly coordinated to work together and they give you such a festive look - softly shimmering eyes and glowy cheeks. Something about the look makes me think of Christmastime, Christmas in Miami but it could also totally work on a hot summer night, or a daytime look too. .There's something about this palette that makes the sum greater than the individual parts - and I'm looking forward to being able to re-use the palette once I use up its current contents. It's amazing how versatile just three colors are. I prefer this palette to the Fall 2007 Passementaries palette - you get 3x as much color but somehow it's just not as mesmerizing.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
I am in LOVE!!!!!!! This is such a wonderful palette. Luxe textures on the eyeshadows (so silky!) and the blush cream, and beautiful versatile colors all around. The case is sleek chrome silver w/a huge mirror. Within are two powder eyeshadows - deep plum purple & a light champagne/taupe...they're hard to describe accurately...they go on very sheer with a soft shimmer, and can be intensified if applied wet. Sandwiched between the shadows is a sheer cream to powder blush. It appears darker in the pan than on the skin. Looks to be a warm plummy rose, and it goes on a slightly pearlescent pink. Gives a delicate flush to the cheeks. I apply 2-3 layers to get a nice pop of color. Chantecaille has great quality brushes too within their palettes -- they're not the usual cheap throw away kinds. One of my most luxurious and worthy cosmetic splurges for 2007 :D
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Tango in Argentina is the latest Chantecaille LE 3 pan palette. The palette comes with two powder eye shadows, and one creme blush. The lightest shade is a shimmer gold color, great as hight lighter. I did find that as overall wash, you have to apply with very light hand or it could turn a little bit orange when you build up too much. The darkest shade is a shimmer purple, brownish shade with a hint of burgundy tone to it. I have used this shade as liner, over crease or mix with the light shade for a more natural day time look. The creme blush is a beautiful rose shade. The texture is the same as her blush in Les Trois Lumieres. I have never used up any mu product but if I ever use this up, I would definitely repurchase the darkest eye shade which is very unique and complex.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I held out for a long time for this as it is $75 but the 2 eye shadows are surprisingly unique (much more interesting than the photos) - a shimmery wheat and a shimmery shear purple/brown (that looks greyish-purple on me). They are not a simple brown and cream set as appear in the photos. The aqua blush is a very pretty sheer bright pink - a healthy winter flush. These can be applied lightly for day or layered for night. The eye brush is great, too. Once these colors are done, the tins can be popped out and replaced so the palette can be used again which I like.