Chantecaille has done it again. First they got me with their whale palette, La Baleine Bleue. Then it was the sea turtles. And now--baby elephants! How can one resist?
If you find you're feeling bad about the splurge, perhaps some of your guilt will be assuaged knowing that five percent of the proceeds will be donated to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Founded in 1977 and based in Kenya, one of the Trust's missions is to rescue and foster young elephants (and other wildlife) orphaned by poachers.
The shimmer on the elephant is only a fine layer of over spray that will wear off in the first use or so.
- Chantecaille - Cheek Shade: Delight
- Estee Lauder - Pure Color Blush: Peach Passion
- MAC - Supercontinental
- Dior - Passion Fruit
- Chantecaille - Elephant Cheek Shade: Fun
- Chantecaille - Cheek Shade: Sea Turtle Palette
Chantecaille's blushes are a quite a bit smaller than those of the other brands shown above. The Chantecaille pan contains .13 oz of product, while the standard-size MAC blush pan contains .21 oz of product. This is not really a negative for me, as I like Chantecaille's compact and lightweight packaging and I tend to switch blush colors frequently, so even a product as small as this will last me for a long while.
Let's take a look at the elephant side by side with the sea turtle. The elephant does look somewhat similar--both are warm peachy shades, but there are definite differences in tone, and the elephant has a satin finish, whereas the sea turtle has a shimmery finish. Both have the lovely, soft, and finely-milled Chantecaille texture.
The swatch below is a more realistic representation of the color. This blush is not a whole lot darker than my skin, which can be a desirable quality in a blush for everyday wear. It doesn't have major impact, but it's what I consider a "can't go wrong" type of shade: easy to apply, hard to overdo, and does a decent job of brightening the face.