From all the Spring palette releases, there was one that stood out to me, that’s the Chantecaille Save the Bees palette. After my friend Lydia mentioned this new release, my curiosity grew and when I happened to see the Chantecaille palette in person at Neiman Marcus, my heart skipped a beat. There it was in all it’s glory, the definition of Spring itself!
So my palette adventures didn’t just end there, I actually had the pleasure of meeting the person who co designed it 😀 Fernando Cadavid, the global makeup artist of Chantecaille. He along with Olivia Chantecaille come up with the seasons most sort after colour mixes in the form of palettes, lipsticks and cheek products. Now doesn’t that sound like one amazing job?!!!
Even with all his success Mr. Cadavid is such a charming person, and I am glad I got to spend some time with him learning more about Chantecaille. He even matched me to Future skin foundation which he highly recommended I try! Truly a memorable experience..
Below is a little collage of the Neiman marcus Spring makeup trend event I attended.
Moving on to the good stuff, what you have been waiting for 😉 this is what the palette looks like when unboxed.
They say god is in the details and this palette surely is heavenly! The mirrored honeycomb pattern with the beautiful bee icon on it is something that makes this palette feel very special. And I love that this palette shuts closed very firmly, no chance of it randomly opening up and getting scratched by the contents of your handbag/makeup bag in case you happen to be taking this with you for touch ups.
As you can see, the palette comes with four different colours. Two of which are meant as eyeshadows, one highlighter and the last as a blush shade. All of them have a little golden bee sitting on top of it. This is an overspray and comes off once you use it.
I sneakily did all the swatching and makeup look by using just the sides so I don’t mess up my pretty bees!
*Note that all the colours in this palette are Limited Edition.
Honey – A shimmering warm gold shade, it had exceptional pigmentation. I used it not only as a highlight but also as a wash of colour for the entire lid. It looks amazing, and best of all, zero fallout while application!
Beehive – This is a medium grey brown shade with shimmer, also with good pigmentation. Silky to the touch and works as a great crease colour for adding depth to your eye makeup look. Again no fallout.
Sky – A sheer, light blue iridescent shade. My favourite from this whole palette! Absolutely stunning. It’s ability to open up the eyes and make them look bright and awake was phenomenal. When I swatched all these colours they felt soo fine and lightweight with no powderiness. I just love the quality!
Nectar – A warm coral pink. I loved this more than I expected. Coming from someone who hoards coral blushes, I found that I didn’t really have an exact dupe for this in my stash. This too had good pigmentation with no powderiness.
Overall I love the quality of all 4 shades. They are very well pigmented and and found no creasing while I wore them. They show up vividly and last all day long without fading.
This palette contains 12g .42 oz of product, retails for $83
It is a Limited Edition release for Spring 2014 and I purchased mine at Neiman Marcus. It’s also available at Barneys as well as Space NK online.
I also want to mention that 5% of the proceeds from this palette are donated to The Xerces Society to help protect bees and our environment. Beauty for a cause 🙂
Thank you for stopping by, and wishing you all a wonderful weekend!
6 thoughts on “Save the Bees Palette by Chantecaille”
Ah.. You make me want this! Although I probably wouldn’t get much use out of it personally. It looks amazing on you. I love your entire look in that photo too! Always so beautiful 🙂
I think the Save the Sharks is more up your alley! The colours are more you 😀
You need at least one Chantecaille palette in your life!
Hi Michelle, I just discovered and followed your blog today-which is absolutely lovely and set out so well! Your photos are beautiful too!
I have the Chantecaille ‘Wild Horses’ palette and it is So beautiful I can’t bear to touch it!!! This is absolutely lovely, I am seriously tempted!!
Stacey Expat Make-Up Addict
Hi Stacey, thank you so much for your kind words, and thank you for following me.
I too am crazy in love with this palette. Although it swatches nice, I wasn’t too sure how it translates on to the lids. But it’s pretty awesome! haha
If you already love Chantecaille palettes, i’d say you’d regret it if you pass this up. I don’t plan to miss out on any in the future. This certainly isn’t my last one!
Pastels look so good on you! Love the pop of blue on your inner corners!
Thank you so much! The blue is my favourite colour from that palette.. it’s GORGEOUS! 😀