For this summer Chantecaille introduces their third Le Chrome Luxe Eye Duo. Gardens of Marrakech (£48) contains Crocus, a dusty lavender with a satin finish and Lantern, a golden brown/bronze with metallic finish.
The duo comes housed in a beautiful metallic grey
compact with a shimmery C. I was surprised how big the compact was
(roughly 8cm by 8cm) and the dome shaped eyeshadows are a good size
as well (4g .14oz).
The texture is lovely; finely
milled, with a lightweight, silky smooth feel and application.
The colours are highly pigmented, blend effortlessly and can be
used lightly for a more subtle shimmer/glow effect or
layered/used wet if you prefer a more dramatic metal look. Even
without a primer I find these do not crease.
I'm not normally a fan of metallic finishes but Lantern is the
best I have ever tried. Where it outperforms over metallic shadows for
me is that its more refined as it does not accentuate lid lines
nor look gaudy on and you can adjust the intensity to allow you
to wear the level of metallic you are comfortable with. Its
really a stand out shade and I have to admit that I just gazed
at it for a while on swatching.
Swatched below dry then damp,
Swatched below dry with Crocus over Lantern
Shown below with the shadows used dry,
Suffice to say I really rate this duo, the colours are
interesting and I find the formula faultless.
I bought this from http://uk.spacenk.com/women/