Friday, October 16, 2015

Chantecaille Protect the Wolves Collection: Patience Lip Chic



Happy Friday everyone! Whew, it's been a hectic week at the office and I am so grateful the weekend is finally here! Today I present to you Chantecaille's Lip Chic in the shade Patience ($36/.07 oz), which is the final piece I purchased from the Protect the Wolves collection for Fall 2015.

I preface this post by saying that I am not a fan of sheer, glossy, balm-like lipsticks. I tend to go for opaque satin, creamy or matte formulas that last for hours and require very little touch up. This is because 1) I am lazy, and 2) I have minor lip lines and it is rare to find a glossy lip product that does not migrate or bleed into lines (not a good look!).

However, I do own a couple lighter-weight lipsticks that I love, such as Chanel's Rouge Coco Shine in the shade Interlude and Sonia Kashuk's Shine Luxe Sheer Lip Color in Sheer Pink Lust. Chantecaille's Lip Chic formula reminds me a lot of the Sonia Kashuk, which is a favorite of mine to use when I want a bit of shine without using an actual lip gloss.




Patience is a lovely light, neutral brownish pink that is an ideal complement to the rest of the items in the Protect the Wolves collection. It coordinates beautifully with the smoky eye look that can be created with the Eye Trio and pairs perfectly with the Ella Cheek Shade. The formula is quite sheer, with a pleasant, sweet vanilla marshmallow-like scent, and provides a glossy finish. It feels great on the lips and is not heavy or sticky.



In the swatches above and below, I had applied the color heavily using many layers, but you can still see how my skin is visible underneath in some areas. I would recommend this product as a more "grown up" and longer-lasting alternative to lip gloss. 


Wearing the Protect the Wolves Eye Trio, Ella Cheek Shade, and Patience Lip Chic

This shade is chameleon-like as its tone can easily change from a dusty rose-nude to a warm brown-nude, depending on the lip pencil you choose to pair with it. I used a lip pencil in a light caramel shade for added definition, because I found that on my pale face, this shade alone just didn't provide enough color. The added pigment from the lip pencil made all the difference, and my thoughts quickly changed from mild disappointment to, "Hey, this might just work out for me after all!" 

Patience Lip Chic with MAC's Etcetera Pro Longwear Lip Pencil 

Have you tried any of the products from the Protect the Wolves collection? If so, let me know your thoughts in the comments! I am now thinking that I might "need" the Black Forest eye liner to go with the eye trio! As always, thank you for visiting and I hope you all have a great weekend!


10 comments:

  1. These are gorgeous looks, Shannon! I love that emerald liner with the eye shadow color combination! I am the opposite - I prefer a glossy, sheer lip most of the time, since for me they are less maintenance and also maybe feel a bit more casual for me.

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    1. Hi Larie! Thanks so much! :) I really like the look of glosses and sheer lipsticks but wish I didn't have fine lines--I can still wear them as long as I have a good liner or one of those clear lip pencils that prevent bleeding. I remember when I was younger there was a time when I only wore lip gloss! :)

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  2. This would easily be my sort of nude - I am sooo loving it on you! I did do a sneaky purchase a while ago and bought the blush from the Protect The Wolves collection because it's such a lovely muted shade and I don't have to worry about colour overload on my cheeks :)

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    1. Hi Vita, Thank you!! :) I also love the blush from this collection -- it's so wearable, matches with just about any lipstick, and never looks overdone!

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  3. Love this shade! Chantecaille Lip Chics are one of my all time favourite formulas. Rose Delice would be my top pick, very pigmented but so comfortable x
    The Beauty Bloss

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    1. Rose Delice sounds pretty! I will definitely look for it the next time I'm at the Chantecaille counter :)

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  4. Gorgeous warm toned nude! This collection is so flattering on you! I own one chantecaille lipstick and it's a staple in my rotation of daily lipsticks. A few more in my collection couldn't hurt ;)

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    1. Thanks so much for the kind comment Maeve! Chantecaille has some lovely shades to choose from! :)

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  5. Hi! Long time reader, first time commenter here :)
    I just wanted to say, I credit you for my discovering Chantecaille. I've only recently dipped my toes into the brand (hello, beautiful Ella cheek shade! - and speaking as someone who has always had blusher fails and gave up on blushers for years, this has made a HUGE difference in my life).
    Coming back to your posts, I'm going to Space NK this Monday to pick up either this shade or the Arctic Rose (if they still have it) and possibly the Black Forest Eye Liner.
    I'm also considering the Save the Wolves Palette as it's just my cup of tea!

    Sorry for the long comment, I just wanted you to know how much of a difference your blog can make for someone like me - taught early that 'make-up is bad' and only learning in her early 30s how amazing makeup can be.

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    1. Hi Madalina, Thank you so much! I love Ella blush too - it looks quite natural and seems to go with any other lipstick/eyeshadow :) Chantecaille is a favorite of mine and I am glad to hear that you are enjoying the brand and makeup in general! I've always liked makeup and color and continue to learn different application techniques from other bloggers and YouTube tutorials. Makeup really makes a difference for me, as I am pale and don't look very healthy without it! LOL. Thanks again for the nice comment! :)

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