Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Chantecaille Coral Reefs Palette - Review, Pictures, Swatches


Wanna know how I justify the price of the new Chantecaille Coral Reefs Palette? (It's $79 by the way)  Well i just tell myself that It goes to a good cause!  Which is true.  5% of the proceeds benefit the Marine Conservation.  So there. I did a good thing!  Yep. It's what gets me to sleep at night.


OK. But seriously.  What is it about the new Chantecaille Coral Reefs Palette that makes it THAT special?  Well aside from a portion of your purchase going to help with marine conservation the palette itself is stunningly beautiful.  I have collected ALL of the four pan palettes that Chantecaille has released since 2009.  With this one it will make 6 in total.  One more and I'll have a palette for every day of the week.  Now I'm a collector, and maybe you're not, so you're asking me. "But Elvira, What makes this palette different from all the other palettes?"  And to this I will tell you that a) you sound like your reading a cosmetic version of a Passover Haggadah and 2) well...it's not all that different.  OK. Maybe a little.


The differences are slight compared with the other 5 palettes that Chantecaille has released.  The main difference is the Coral Reefs Palette is on the warmer side versus the cooler/neutral side compared to original Sylvie's Personal Palette, Dolphin Palette and The New Classics Palette.  


The eye base color is unique as it has a slightly pinkish hue to it.


The liner color is unique. While it may look similar to that of the New Classics and Sylvie's Personal Palette it is far warmer with absolutely no purple undertones that those palettes had.



There is a CORAL colored blush in this palette like The New Classics, Tiger In The Wild and Turtle Palettes but I think this blush color is different from those. Maybe not different enough to own all of them, but if you passed on the other 3 palettes the Coral Reefs one might be the one to pounce on!


The crease shade, or base if you choose, is similar to that of Turtles, but this one seems to have a slightly more golden tone to it than the Turtles palette, but I still call it a taupe! (it's just a warm taupe! It is. Really! I see that look.  DON'T CRUSH MY DREAMS!)


The quality of the Coral Reefs palette is exceptional. A beautiful coral branch is pressed into each powder and covered with a gold overspray. The buttery soft powder, excellent pigmentation, and exceptional wear is what you expect from Chantecaille products, and this palette is no exception.


Do you NEED this?  Well I'm sure no one NEEDS a $79 palette but I'll tell you what.



  1. If you don't have any other Chantecaille palettes because they have been too cool toned for you, then YES. The Coral Reefs Palette is the one you need.
  2. If you Own The Turtles Palette AND you have a deep, dark coppery brown eyeshadow then you DON'T  need this because the other shades in Turtles are close enough
  3. If you are a collector of Chantecaille palettes, then I don't even need to tell you that YES, you NEED this.  You do!
  4. If this is your first Chantecaille palette, then YES! This is a great one to start with!

Light Cream as base and to highlight, Golden Beige (I call it taupe) in crease, Copper Brown to line under eye and blended into base of crease, UD 24/7 Waterproof Liquid liner in Demolition, Eyeko Mascara

Golden Beige (I call it taupe) as a base, Light Cream to highlight, Copper Brown in crease and to line under eye, UD 24/7 Waterproof Liquid liner in Demolition, Eyeko Mascara.

From the Chantecaille website:
"Chantecaille proudly joins the Marine Conservation Institute in their efforts to protect 10% of the world’s oceans by 2020.

The oceans cover 71% of the earth, providing 80% of our oxygen and food for 3.5 billion people; yet less than one half of one percent of our oceans are protected. The health of the ocean is vital and coral reefs are the alert system.

Today three quarter’s of the world’s coral reefs are now at risk due to over-fishing, pollution, and global warming. Maintaining 10% of the ocean’s ecosystems as “no take marine protected areas” is the best chance for coral’s survival.

Visit www.chantecaille.com/corals to learn what can you do to help.

Sign our petition: Tell the UN to protect the world's corals."

I purchased this palette at Neiman Marcus from Sales Associate extraordinaire Kathy Shoreman.  You can reach Kathy by calling 571-533-4972.  She will be happy to help you purchase this beautiful Chantecaille palette for yourself!

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19 comments:

  1. Ahahahaha! Shoutout to the Haggadah :P These are gorgeous... I almost bought the turtle one for my sister (she collects turtle things).

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    1. If you call around I bet you could still find the turtle one somewhere...but yeah. Any chance to work in the Haggadah is a win!

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  2. Wow that is very beautifull! I cant afford to spend that much tough... But I can see why its worth its price!

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    1. Sorry. I removed your comment because you left a link in your message. As I stated in my comments section "Please do not SPAM me with your blog link or website link. If you wish to be put on my Link Love Page please send me an e-mail directly at heyelvira (at) pinksith (dot) com."

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  4. SOOOOOOOOOOO beautiful. Must have.

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  5. These shades are beautiful! Love the coral design on each pan. The white plastic (?) packaging looks cheap though :( And 5% is kind of a measly amount... that's like a $4 donation :/

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    1. Sure. the donation isn't all that high. I just said I used the donation as a justification. You are certainly welcome to donate your own money if you don't feel the amount Chantecaille gives is sufficient. I like the white packaging. It looks pretty. But to each her own. :-D

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  6. So so pretty not sure I could dare to touch it!

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    1. It is hard for some to actually use Chantecaille palettes. They do loo so pretty. But for the amount of $$ you shell out for it, you better use it. LOL

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  7. That's a gorgeous palette! Luckily for my wallet, I don't do as well with the warmer colors (although I might be willing to try with this one) and I already have about a million coppery browns. However, it looks absolutely amazing on you!

    Shan

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    1. Thanks Shannon! YEP. It is pretty, but if you have dupes it's not worth the $$. (I have dupes, but I like to collect and use them.

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  8. LOL! Elvira, you are not only an awesome blogger writing about all the products we must have, but you are also a funny lady. Here's what I do not like about these palettes--they are so beautiful, I would be very sad to actually use them and mess up the design! :-) Seriously, though, does that bother you?

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    1. It used to bother me, but I quickly realized that life is too short to buy makeup and not use it. Seriously. What's the point of spending money on a product that you will never use. I say enjoy it while you have it, because you can't take it with you!

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  9. It's a beautiful palette. Chantecaille is not available here ( I guess we can find the brand in Paris though ), nice to hear about make-up brands that feel concerned about environment. I really love it.

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    1. There are many other makeup brands that are far more concerned about the environment than Chantecaille, but non that produce items as pretty.

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  10. Hi,

    Do you mean Nvey Eco for example ? It's important for me to know about that because I feel concerned about endangered species ( lemurs, tree kangaroo and here animal welfare ). As I reside in France, I don't have many options as far as Bio make-up is concerned. Chantecaille is only available in Paris, Nvey Eco online.
    Chantecaille is really pretty, " classe " as we say in France, why don't they go mainstream, they're french ! What a pity. By the way I love Pinksith as a name for a blog, great idea !

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