I did (once again) participate in the Chantecaille limited edition shenanigans, and this time it was worth it. Sea Turtles remains my ever favorite of the palettes, but the Lion palette is definitely giving it a run. The colors are rich and vibrant, and wearable to boot.
So pretty! That bronze is everything. So is the rust. The grey is a shimmer overlay, but goes matte after a use or two. The others remain shimmery.
Love. I love that the colors are wearable but not bland.
The lipstick in Mirage looks brown, but swatches more of a nude pink on me. Looks like my sorta naked lips without my signature pigmentation. Like. But not with the palette. I feel like this color is too light to complement the richness of the palette, so I’ll be playing with maybe darkening it up or bronzing it up to make it match. The good news is, it’s fine on its own. I wore it with just a little TM and mascara and it was lovely. But it washes out with the palette… at least on me.
That’s it for the Lion Collection. The rest was a pass, even the brighter lipsticks which looked great on paper but were impractical on me. I always love bright lipstick in the tube, then inevitably end up reaching for a nude. Such is life.