The natural ingredients and Chantecaille’s dedication towards organic products and overall “skin health” really intrigued me.
What they say
‘’An innovative, oil free gel foundation containing 60% charged water and seaweed. Skin looks totally perfected and dewy; sebum is balanced. Aloe, Chamomile, and Arnica calm irritation. Rosemary, Green Tea and Rice Bran help prevent oxidation. Adjustable coverage from medium to full.’’
The formula is very lightweight and has a gel-like consistency as the name of product suggests. The hold is firm – not watery. Upon contact with the skin, it has a cooling and refreshing sensation – thanks to the lovely ingredients such as Aloe and Chamomile.
Although they say the foundation is “medium to full coverage” I feel like one layer of foundation isn’t enough to get that coverage. The gel foundation is more of a tinted moisturiser or a “your skin but better” foundation. I think this foundation will add a natural glow to anyone who already has perfect or near perfect skin. Not only am I naturally heavy handed, I felt like I needed a lot of foundation to get the coverage level that I wanted.
I like how this foundation evens up my skin tone and how light it feels on my skin. It also has a satin finish which is something quite unique. However, it doesn’t help to conceal very well. Therefore I would recommend you use this with a good concealer if you have any problematic areas.
I really don’t like the packaging of this product. Not only is it unsuited for travel, but I think it’s harder for products in pots to remain hygienic. Personally, I also tend to be too heavy handed with product when it comes in a format like this so I feel like I’m wasting it with my haphazard daily application. I would have much preferred a pump or tube in terms of dispensing this.
The Shine Test
Nothing stays matte and fresh in Dubai’s hot and humid weather. So, when it comes to oil control, I didn’t dare to expect much. On a scale of 1-10 (10 being excellent), I would probably give this foundation’s oil control department a 5 because oil and shine seeped through in merely 3 hours – even in air-conditioned environments.
I like this foundation for a nice light coverage and I do use it often. It is better when you are having a ‘good skin day’. If you have particularly dry skin I do think this would have the ability to cling to dry patches, so be aware of that. I like to use a spatula that came with a cleanser that I have now run out of to dispense the product. The idea of sticking my fingers in the jar makes me feel icky all those germies!
Is it worth the money – AED 359?
If you typically have very good skin and just want that evened out, healthy glow – absolutely!
You can pick it up from Bloomingdales in Dubai!
Love, Kel x
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