Chantecaille Lasting Eye Shade Iron Ore review and swatches.

Chantecaille Lasting Eye Shade Iron Ore.

Chantecaille Lasting Eye Shade Iron Ore.

Chantecaille Beaute is a relatively new brand to me.  Despite all the rave reviews from other beauty bloggers, I never paid much attention to any of their new collections.  The company is family owned and operated, their passion for the environment and adding natural botanicals to their products is commendable.  Chantecaille eyeshadows in particular, are renowned for quality and wear.  The eye shades are separated by three categories: shine eye shades (shimmer), iridescent eye shades (metallic) and lasting eye shades (matte/matte with suspended shimmers).  Out of all the shades, Chantecaille Lasting Eye Shade Iron Ore ($25 USD/2.5g) was the boldest and most “me” color offered.  Will this new glistening crater of darkness be the start of another brand obsession?

Chantecaille Lasting Eye Shade Iron Ore.

Chantecaille Lasting Eye Shade Iron Ore.

Chantecaille Lasting Eye Shade Iron Ore.

Chantecaille Lasting Eye Shade Iron Ore.

Chantecaille Lasting Eye Shade Iron Ore blurred to show the multi-colored shimmers.

Chantecaille Lasting Eye Shade Iron Ore blurred to show the multi-colored shimmers.

The Pros of Chantecaille Iron Ore Lasting Eye Shade:

  1. Beautiful deep khaki-brown matte shade with suspended multi-colored micro-shimmer.
  2. Velvety smooth formula.
  3. Highly pigmented.
  4. Can be applied dry for sheer coverage or wet for intense color payoff.
  5. Fingers can also be used for intense color payoff.
  6. When used with a dampened angle brush, Iron Ore makes a dynamite upper lash line eyeliner.
  7. Applies smoothly despite the drier matte formulation.
  8. Slight staining effect after color has been removed.
  9. Lasts for 10 hours + (with Nars eyeshadow primer) without any fading or creasing.
  10. Multi-colored shimmers adhere beautifully to the skin without any fallout throughout the day.
  11. Polished shimmers are well-balanced with the matte base color for sophisticated results.
  12. Cruelty-free, no animal devired ingredients.
  13. Formulated without parabens or mineral oil (however, BHT is an ingredient).

The Cons of Chantecaille Iron Ore Lasting Eye Shade:

  1. If applied in excess, on deep set eyes and hooded eyes, this highly pigmented shade can transfer to the crease.
  2. Sparkles are barely detectable if the shadow is heavily blended.
  3. Due to the soft/dry texture, residual powder does kick-up with a dry brush.
  4. Empty silver compact is sold separately.
  5. My ingredient list differs from that on Nordstrom.com.
Chantecaille Lasting Eye Shade Iron Ore.

Chantecaille Lasting Eye Shade Iron Ore.

Chantecaille Iron Ore can be used all over the mobile lid for quite a dramatic eye look.  Pair this bold look with a paler shade of lip color to balance out the overall look.

Chantecaille Lasting Eye Shade Iron Ore.

Chantecaille Lasting Eye Shade Iron Ore.

For those who seek a more professional approach, apply Bobbi Brown Bone 2 on the mobile lid and Chantecaille Iron Ore on the upper lash line and outer corners.  Add black liquid liner and a bright lip color to complete the look.

Chantecaille Lasting Eye Shade Iron Ore ingredient list.

Chantecaille Lasting Eye Shade Iron Ore ingredient list.

Ingredient list on Nordstrom.com:

Talc, Dimethicone, Silica, Polyethylene, Phenyl Trimethicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Nylon-12, Cetyl Peg/Ppg-10/1 Dimethicone, Chlorphenesin, Potassium Sorbate, Ptfe, Lauroyl Lysine, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Polyperfluoromethylisopropyl Ether, Zinc Stearate, Tetrasodium Edta; May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891, Iron Oxides(CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Carmine (CI 75470), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI 77742), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI 77289), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090).

My ingredient list differs greatly from that listed on Nordstrom.com.  Iron Ore does not contain Ginseng, but does contain low levels of BHT (preservative) and alcohol.

Chantecaille Beaute can be found at Nordstrom, Saks, Neiman Marcus, Barneys and chantecaille.com.

THE VERDICT:  If makeup could talk what would it say?

Makeup would tell you Chantecaille Lasting Eye Shade Iron Ore has met all of my expectations.  The rich matte base color, finely textured micro-shimmers and fantastic lasting power is a testament to the quality of the eyeshadows.  Truth be told, I also admire their dedication to bring awareness to animal causes.  The spring collection features the Save the Bees Palette, according to Barneys.com, “5% of proceeds will be donated to the Xerces Society to help protect bees and our environment”.  A makeup company that cares for the environment, animals and using quality ingredients (for the most part) to help our epidermis..yeah, I’m officially a Chantecialle groupie 🙂  Be well and stay safe.

-Maria

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