Thursday, January 9, 2014

Chantecaille Cheek Shade Elephant Fun

Chantecaille's Elephant Fun cheek shade was part of my September Space NK order, but it was back ordered and arrived maybe 6 weeks later.  It's a lovely little thing with an embossed baby elephant in a soft apricot with an overlay of shimmer.  When I say little, I also mean in size, as it will fit in the palm of your hand with room to spare. 
If you're looking to make a statement with your cheek color, this is not the one to go with.  The shimmer comes off immediately (which is not a bad thing), and what's left is a satin finish that looks so natural on the skin.
It lays down a soft wash of peachy apricot and would be hard to overdo.  It shows up on my cold weather pale skin, but I doubt it would on those with medium/dark skin tones.  The texture is really lovely, no doubt due to Chantecaille's micro-particle technology, which produces an ultra-light, ultra-fine powder.  I was impressed with how it wore, as I could still see color at the end of the day, which can be hit or miss with my oily skin.
Shade (click to enlarge and see the lovely glow)
Chantecaille is a luxury/high-end brand with an admirable eco-consciousness, and 5% of the $38 I paid for the Elephant cheek shade goes to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, an organization that rescues, fosters and releases baby elephants orphaned by ivory poaching.  A quick search showed this blush from Chantecaille's fall 2012 collection is still available at Barnaby's New York.  Beyond that, I saw a listing for $59.99 on Amazon, and that was about it!


  1. SO SO gorgeous!! The blush, and you!! :)

  2. Oh wow that's just gorgeous, if I had the money I would just collect chantecaille stuff :p

    1. They do make some beautiful products. I'll probably add a few more to my collection at some point.

  3. god it hurts to look at this blusher! It's so gorgeous!!!