Chantecaille Vanishing Species + Future Skin Foundation

Chantecaille Vanishing Species + Future Skin Foundation
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he Chantecaille Africa’s Vanishing Species Collection shines the spotlight on wild animals who are endangered, and in need of our help. I picked up the Pangolin and Elephant shadows, and the Lip Veil in Tamboti.  I also tried on their Future Skin Gel Foundation. A percentage from sales of the eyeshadows, and lipstick, in their Fall 2019 collection will go to foundations supporting each animal.  For this blog, I’m wearing our Breezy Tee Aztec Print Stretch Head Wrap.

Chantecaille Vanishing Species + Future Skin Foundation

Chantecaille Vanishing Species + Future Skin Foundation
Chantecaille Vanishing Species + Future Skin Foundation

Chantecaille Vanishing Species + Future Skin Foundation

I will be honest, from the moment Chantecaille released photos of this collection, I was enamored, but the moment I found out money would go to wild animals in trouble, I was sold.

  Chantecaille’s commitment to wildlife is something I’ve admired, and something they’ve long been known for. As someone obsessed with wildlife, this was a collection after my own heart.

First up I tried on the Future Skin Gel Foundation.  This is an absolutely beautiful foundation, for my 40 something year old mature skin.  The medium to full coverage foundation does not emphasize anything I don’t want it to, and is incredibly lightweight.It has the most natural finish, and leaves you with a subtle glow. I am a fan of applying it with my fingers, because I yield the most natural finish that way.  A little bit goes a long way.

Chantecaille Future Skin Gel Foundation
Chantecaille Future Skin Gel Foundation
Chantecaille Future Skin Gel Foundation
Chantecaille Future Skin Gel Foundation

Next up was the Luminescent Eye Shade in Pangolin.  This is a beautiful mauve/violet shimmer shadow.  A little bit goes a long way, and you get instant color payoff.  It blends out beautifully, but it should be noted there is a fair amount of glitter in this shadow. Thankfully, it’s milled finely enough, that it still looks sophisticated on the eye. But, there is fallout.  So, perhaps a glue would work well for this color. If you love a good sparkly eyeshadow, that is still refined, Pangolin is lovely.

Chantecaille Vanishing Species + Future Skin Foundation

The Foundation that supports the Pangolins is The Tikki Hywood Foundation in Zimbabwe focuses on the rescue, rehabilitation and release of the pangolin and other illegally traded animals across Africa.  Pangolins are the world’s most trafficked mammal. Their scales have keratin, and many people believe their scales have medicinal properties.  Science says otherwise. They are also considered a delicacy, in parts of Africa. So, the foundation is doing important work to keep the species alive.  5% of the sales of this line will go to this foundation.

Chantecaille Vanishing Species + Future Skin Foundation
Chantecaille Vanishing Species + Future Skin Foundation
Chantecaille Vanishing Species + Future Skin Foundation

Then I tried the Luminescent Eye Shade in Elephant.  It was love at first swipe.  The color is a Grey/Taupe and it is a beautiful, smokey color on the eye.  Unlike the pangolin, there is not as much glitter or fallout. In fact, I didn’t experience any fallout with the Elephant shadow.  It really is a stunning color, and the micro glitter gives it an extra layer. I also used this color in the crease with the pangolin shade.  I preferred the mauve shadow that way. It added even more interest to the eyes, and dimmed the purple down a bit, and it was more my speed.  

The organization for the elephants is Space For Giants, and they protect elephants in their habitat and the communities that surround them by investing in parcels of land, providing frontline security, boosting wildlife crime convictions, and stopping elephants from raiding people’s crops by building “smart fences” across Kenya, Gabon, Uganda and Botswana.  Elephants are my other favorite elephant, so the survival of their species is particularly important to me. Chantecaille will donate 5% from the sale of these shadows to this organization. 

Chantecaille Vanishing Species + Future Skin Foundation
Chantecaille Vanishing Species + Future Skin Foundation
Chantecaille Vanishing Species + Future Skin Foundation

Finally, I got the new Lip Veil in Tamboti.  This lipstick is named after the Tamboti trees, found in Southern Africa, and are a protected species.  The lipstick is described as a, “wearable nude.” Who doesn’t love a nude lipstick?  It is definitely a nude on my lip, and it gives the most beautiful flush of color.  I like it both with, and without, a lip liner.

The most impressive thing about this Lip Veil is the formula.  This is the most moisturizing, nourishing lipstick. It feels FANTASTIC on the lips, and they really have a winning formula.  Once you feel it once, you want to go back for more. A portion of the sales of all Lip Veils go to Space For Giants too, in an effort to stop elephants from being killed.  

Chantecaille Vanishing Species + Future Skin Foundation
Chantecaille Lip Veil in Tamboti
Chantecaille Lip Veil in Tamboti

As for this collection, the shadows are beautiful, and even more beautiful is Chantecaille’s mission to give back to these animals that are in danger of vanishing.  Beautiful products and a beautiful cause. Well done, Chantecaille.

Chantecaille Vanishing Species + Future Skin Foundation

Chantecaille Vanishing Species + Future Skin Foundation

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