Chantecaille is featured very regularly in both my makeup and skincare routines. It's probably the only brand that has never disappointed me when it comes to philosophy, ingredients, performance and quality. I haven't come across a "dud" just yet!
What surprises me about Chantecaille is the lack of coverage it gets not just in the blogosphere but other media outlets as well! Just like their products - classic, un-trendy and performance driven, Chantecaille remains under the radar, untouched by hype; carving a niche spot among its loyal customers!
Nonetheless, a little more exposure couldn't hurt!
Chantecaille Future Skin foundation has been in my vanity rotation for at least a year now and it's probably the one I reach for the most. The gel-like texture and real-skin finish have a lot to do with its success in the fickle world of my makeup stash.
Chantecaille's Future Skin is an innovative oil-free gel foundation with a refreshing, lightweight texture. This unique formula is composed of 60% charged water, which transfers moisture into the skin without the use of oil as an emulsifier. Future Skin is made with reflective circular pigments that provide adjustable coverage (medium to full) and ease the appearance of flaws. It is also loaded with natural botanicals, including aloe, chamomile and arnica, that work to calm irritation and soothe sensitive skin. Rosemary, green tea and rice bran help prevent environmentally caused oxidation
Aqua (Water), Cyclomethicone, Butylene Glycol, Cetyl Dimethicone Copolyol, Dimethicone, Peg-350, Sodium Chloride, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Glycerin, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Laminaria Saccharina Extract, Natto Gum, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Extract, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben; May Contain: Methicone, Stearic Acid, Aluminium Hydroxide, Silica, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Talc, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Mica (CI 77019).
This lovely oil-free gel foundation is a dream to blend even for novices like me and leaves a pretty moist-glow sheen that looks like "skin". The natural finish is partnered with light coverage that will even things out and blur any minor imperfections. Any bigger 'bumps' will need concealer to complete the "rich girl" polished look. Layering it works great and adding an extra coat will successfully increase the coverage without leaving a streaky, caky mess.
The finished product is healthy real skin that doesn't look made-up, which is something I strive for with all my base products.
Another attractive aspect about Chantecaille Future Skin is how great it feels on the skin - it's almost a cooling, soothing sensation, unlike any other foundation experience I've ever had. The skin-loving ingredients actually translate into the "feel" of this gel-cream and makes you feel great about using it.
The shade selection available seems to cater to the light-medium skin tones (mine is porcelain), while those with tan or darker skin mat have a very hard time finding a match. I hope Chantecaille remedies that soon!
The only not-so great thing about this foundation is the extra-ordinary price ($72 for 1 oz) and the fact that you'll most likely have to do a bit of searching to purchase it. Chantecaille counters are scarce so a lot of us have to rely on online shopping to acquire their products.
My final conclusion is obviously more than positive and I would gladly recommend it to all of you. However the price and availability do give me some pause but ultimately it's a great foundation and one I will gladly hoard.
Have you tried Chantecaille Future Skin? What's your most expensive foundation?