|Left to right: Chantecaille Lip Chic in Amaryllis, Zinnia, Bourbon Rose, Heirloom - photo taken in natural light|
|Left to right: Chantecaille Lip Chic in Amaryllis, Zinnia, Bourbon Rose, Heirloom (photo taken in artificial light)|
The Lip Chics are similar to the Lipstick Queen Saint range, in that they are less pigmented than ordinary lipsticks but therefore more moisturising and glossy. I don't like lip gloss for the sole reason that when I wear my long hair down outside, the wind blows and it gets stuck to my lips. Not a great look. So no more lip gloss for me. However, I am a person of extremes, I either like a glossy lipstick or a matte (yes, i know matte lipsticks are the most unforgiving on dry lips like mine, I make no sense!).
The Chantecaille Lip Chics come in a reasonable colour selection but the main thing I notice about them is their glorious vanilla scent. They are easy to apply and give me just the right amount of colour for when I don't want to look too done, in other words when my Tom Fords are having a day off!
|Left to right: Swatches - Amaryllis, Zinnia, Bourbon Rose, Heirloom|
|Amaryllis applied to the lips|
|Zinnia applied to the lips|
|Bourbon Rose applied to the lips|
|Heirloom applied to the lips|
My only gripe with the product is the price. They were £25 each and are now £27 each since the VAT increase. In America, they are a more reasonable £19. Everything from Chantecaille is expensive but these are good quality, much better than cheaper versions I own from brands like No.7 and as I wear them everyday, I can justify the price.
I was about to say that I would recommend them to anyone, but I feel I need to adjust that slightly since I stopped by the Chanel counter on Friday and saw the new Coco Rouge Shines. They are available in a mass of colours and although they seem sheerer, I prefer their more balm like texture to the Chantecaille, and they are cheaper at £22. Both are great products and you can see my review on the Chanel Rouge Coco Shines here.
You can purchase Chantecaille Lip Chics online from Space NK or Nordstrom in the US.
Chanel Rouge Coco Shine should be available on counters nationwide.