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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Chantecaille Save the Bees Palette, Spring 2014, Swatches and Review

It's the bee's knees.

 Chantecaille's Save the Bees palette is everything I hoped that it would be. In fact, I'm smitten with the entire collection. For Spring 2014 Chantecaille has found yet another worthy cause. They are donating 5% of proceeds to the Xerces Society to help protect bees and our environment.

Chantecaille Spring 2014

The Buzz from Chantecaille

Acting as Nature's pollinators, Bees have played an extremely vital role in our terrestrial ecosystems for millions of years. Unfortunately, in the past century, a number of bee populations have gone extinct as a result of disease outbreak, monocultures like corn and soy and repeated use of dangerous pesticides. Their dramatic decline not only threatens our harvests and livelihoods, but serves as a serious warning sign that our environmental attitude and practice must change. 

To read more about what you can do, follow the the link here.


Chantecaille Spring 2014
Chantecaille Spring 2014 collection

Chantecaille Save the Bees Review
Chantecaille Save the Bees palette close up

Chantecaille Save the Bees Review
It comes with a wildflower seed pack

Chantecaille Save the Bees
From top: Honey, Beehive, Sky, Nectar, Nectar sheered out

Chantecaille Save the Bees swatch
Chantecaille Save the Bees Palette swatched in full sun

Chantecaille Save the Bees
Chantecaille Save the Bees swatch

Chantecaille Save the Bees
Chantecaille Save the Bees swatch

Chantecaille Save the Bees swatch
Chantecaille Save the Bees swatch

Chantecaille Save the Bees
From left: Honey, Beehive, Sky, Nectar applied heavily, Nectar applied normally

This palette is such a breath of fresh air. I haven't been going gaga over the variations of peach, electric pink, mint green, and purple that have already been released for Spring. It just hasn't been doing it for me. When I think of Spring makeup, I think of warm pink, honey, brown, and as you all know, I love sky blue. This is my new favorite palette.

The palette includes four shades: Honey, Beehive, Nectar, and Sky

Honey is both a highlighter and an eyeshadow. I love that they included a multipurpose color. This has a very fine shimmer that just gives it a beautiful glow on your skin.

Beehive is the perfect gray/brown. It's the color of a beehive and is aptly named. It's not matte. It has just enough life to it to keep it pretty and interesting.

Sky is so, so, pretty. It's a pale shimmering blue that you can use in your inner corners or as an all over lid color. The texture is so creamy it's nicer than some of my cream eyeshadows.

Nectar is a perfect warm pink/coral. This is the color for spring.

The palette costs $83 and is refillable. I purchased this from Bergdorf Goodman in New York while they had the gift with purchase going. It's now available online at Chantecaille, Nordstrom, and most retailers that sell Chantecaille. I believe Bloomingdale's still has a gift with purchase with a $50 Chantecaille purchase.

For me, it's love. I love the entire collection. I'll post swatches of the rest of the collection this week. So, check back!

4 comments:

  1. Oh Rosie, this is so pretty! If it weren't for the blue shade, I would buy it in a heartbeat. I have a rule about palettes -- every shade in them must be usable or I won't "allow" myself to buy them. As a pale redhead, that blue would be hideous on me, and I just can't see spending that kind of money and not being able to use every last bit of it! :(

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  2. I suspect a lot of people feel that way about this palette. You're absolutely right. At this price point, every single shade should be perfect for you. I'm loving the pale blue, but pale blue is one of my favorite colors. I'm always nervous when I think about blue eye shadow. Mimi from The Drew Carey Show always comes to mind...scary. So, so scary. However, this is a lot more subtle and easily looks more modern. Thank goodness. :) Have you looked at The Coral Reefs palette? That might be more suited to you!

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    1. I just ordered Coral Reefs tonight! Saks had the palette and the Sunrise lip chic still in stock, so I went for it. I don't worry too much about the palette being 2 years old, but I am a little concerned about the lip chic having "turned", especially since Chantecaille uses all-natural ingredients. But I figured it was worth the risk -- I plan to take this palette on a vacation we have coming up later this spring, and it will be so nice to have a coordinated look all in one palette and with one lip product! Usually I bring way too many "looks" and only end up using one of them for the whole trip anyway, because I get lazy when I'm on vacation.

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    2. I'm happy to hear that. I hope you like it! I recently experienced that "turned" smell you described with China Rose with one of my older lip chics. I was confused at first, and then realized it was exactly what you had described. I wouldn't worry about Sunrise having already turned though. I ordered one a few months ago, and it was still fresh. I do the same thing as far as packing. I"ll pack a "look" for every conceivable situation...and then only rely on the basics each day. Please tell me how you like the palette and Sunrise!

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