Finally a palette from Chantecaille that I really think is worth the price. This is new for autumn and as the name says, is the New Classic Palette. It isn't one of the special limited edition ones where a percentage of the price goes to a specific charity, so you don't get any two toned effect turtles etc. What you do get is 3 wearable everyday eyeshadows and a good blusher. There are some embossed Cs on each pan and a slight shimmer overspray, but once that wears off, you are left with a more subtle shimmer.
As I have green eyes, I love anything with a hint of purple/mauve about it, so this palette is perfect for me. You get a nice beige shimmer, a beautiful cool taupe and my favourite, an eggplant shimmer which can be used as shadow or liner.
|Clockwise from top left: Beige, cool taupe, pinky peach blush, eggplant (looks more obviously aubergine in real life)|
My only disappointment is the blusher. Don't get me wrong, it is great quality and a nice shade, but a little warm for my liking and it looks almost identical to the blusher included in the Turtles palette. It is similar to Nars Orgasm but with less obvious shimmer. Compared side by side, the turtles' blush is a touch more coral, and the one included in the Classic Palette a bit more pink, but there is not much in it at all. I would have preferred a soft mauve pink shade like Rouge Bunny Rouge Gracilis, or even something like Delicata (more neutral). That is what I would pair the eyeshadows with.
I have complained in the past about the price of Chantecaille palettes as in the US they are about 1/3 cheaper and although I do still think they are overpriced, this is by far my favourite out of the 5 I own. I know I will get the wear from it so the price is easier to justify.
Glancing down at the Classic Palette and the Turtles' Palette side by side, it occurs to me that you may think a few of the eye shadows are the same as well as the blush. In reality this is not the case. The Turtles' Palette is very warm and the Classic palette is definitely cool and taupe based, rather than brown based.
Two new Lip Chics have also been released for Autumn, one of which looks like a gorgeous cherry, and I can't wait to place an order the moment Space NK gets them in stock. Chantecaille Lip Chics are one of my favourite lip formulas, great for dry lips like mine and not as high maintenance as lipstick. They also smell divine! Definitely worth a look if you are in Space NK.