I know I am a little late to finally try and share about my picks from the Chantecaille Hummingbird Collection which launched this spring. It is a limited-edition collection. I have been using three products from the collection for the last few days and they are as beautiful as the cause behind their launch. As we know, The Amazon Rainforest is one of the most biodiverse spots on the earth and home to over 1500 species of bird. For the Hummingbird, the forests of Colombia are key habitat to over 150 species. And if the first is healthy, Hummingbirds are flourishing but currently, it is not the case – the forests are vanishing.
Chantecaille has partnered with Amazon Conservation Team who work with indigenous and local communities across the region to protect tropical forests and strengthen the traditional culture. Each Lip Chic from the Hummingbird collection helps indigenous women protect the spectacular biodiversity of the Andean Amazon.
Chantecaille Hummingbird Eye Quartet is a limited edition compact inspired by the flickering magic of a hummingbird’s colourful wings. The collectible compacts reveal rich eye shades that create shimmering, sophisticated looks that define and flatter most of the skin tones and eyes colours. Chantecaille Hummingbird Eye Quartet in Warm has below four shades:
top left – a glimmering peach (highlight)
top right – matte neutral brown (base)
bottom left – cool shimmering slate (liner)
bottom right – chromatic gold with iridescent pink pearl (all-over lid)
The formula of the eyeshadows is very smooth and creamy. They are very easy to apply and blend easily. The formula is very pigmented and with a very nice longevity. The shades in the quartet can be used on their or can be layered. The different finishes, as you see in swatches too, creates a prismatic jewel-toned effect when viewed from different angles, the same way as hummingbird’s feathers glint in the sunlight. I have used the shimmering eyeshadows with my finger as well as with a brush but prefer to apply the matte shade with a brush.
Chantecaille Lip Chic Supporting Amazon Conservation Team, as mentioned earlier in this article, will give back to Amazon Conservation Team to support their work preserving the hummingbird’s rain forest habitat and strengthening traditional culture. Lip Chic is a weightless, glossy, and smoothing lipstick. It is infused with Hyaluronic Acid and results in soft, nourished, and supple lips. I have two shades on rotation and both are perfect for a neutral or a fresh look – Honeysuckle (dusty rose) and Lupine (soft cool pink). The formula is very comfortable and easy to wear. It does not settle in the lines nor does it accentuates the lines.
Overall, I am very impressed with the collection. I highly recommend checking it out – a must-have collection this year. The formulas, the shades, and the cause – everything is incredible. The collection is limited-edition and I see it is still available with the below-mentioned retailers in Canada. I also reviewed the Vibrant Oceans Collection from the brand here in case you missed reading it. Chantecaille products including the Hummingbird Collection is available at Holt Renfrew, Nordstrom, and Saks Fifth Avenue.*Press samples