Hello Gypsies! Apologies for my long absence on here but I am still trying to get my blog back to normal. It was hacked pretty bad and things got shuffled around and some reviews were lost but what can I do. I hope it is now back on track and will make a soft comeback with a review on the Chantecaille High Defintion Powder in Bronze ($74.)
What is it? According to their website, it is described as a revolutionary skin smoothing powder that leaves skin flawless and matte and works great in front of high definition cameras. It can be worn over makeup or alone as it is translucent and long wearing. A translucent version was originally launched few seasons ago so the latest shade “bronze” launched earlier this summer. I decided to give it a try as I have always been lucky with the Powder Foundation and feel their powders in general are finelly milled and feel very luxurious. Let us first take a look at the gorgeous art-deco compact that looks like it was dipped in silver and pretty enough to use as a vanity accessory.
As you can see, it is aesthetically appealing but how did it perform? The powder felt and performed like a high-quality powder is expected to and provided a natural and flawless finish on my normal/dry skin. I used it over my Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder foundation ($45) as I felt when it was used alone, my skin looked slightly dry and uneven. The result was an even, medium coverage with little shine and gorgeous finish. The shade “bronze” can be deceiving as one might assume it is used as a bronzer and not powder so which is it? The answer is both answers are correct. On light/fair skin tones, this powder would look like a natural, light/medium bronzer with a golden undertone and a natural look. On medium skins like myself, it is used as a powder as it blends so well into my N35 skin tone. Darker skin tones will have to skip this as it is too light and can potentially turn ashy and look unnatural. It lasted a good six hours before I saw some separation due to high heat and the moisture that built. I can see this as a great “t-zone” powder to even out my skin and prevent shine.
Verdict? This really is a beautiful powder that doesn’t disappoint but unfortunately is limited to only fair/medium skin tones. I have no regrets purchasing this powder and will continue using it during these unbearable heat waves this summer.