CHANTECAILLE describes their Lip Chics as a revolutionary hybrid that combines the high shine and plumping effects of a gloss with the rich, even coverage of a lipstick. It goes on with an incredibly soft, lightweight texture as it helps to smooth and firm the lips. This exceptionally comfortable formula is easy to apply in an even finish that is shiny but never sticky. Lip Chic leaves lips fuller and decidedly more youthful in appearance, but never irritated.
Price ~ GBP20
Packaging ~ Shiny dark grayish tube. The cap has a really good reflective surface for one to apply the lippie. Tube is easily scratched – Just a couple of days with my ONE other item (lip gloss) in my small lippe pouch has ended up with scratches on the tube. Oh am really peeved that my tea rose lippie didn’t come with its own pouch…its something i expected since all Chantecaille products does – its like a Chantecaille trade mark. The pouch justified the exorbitant prices since the pouch gave that extra feeling of ‘special-ness’. But am told Chantecaille are moving away from providing those extra pouches because they are trying to be more environmental friendly and reduce wastage.
There’s a total of twelve shades available: –
- Tea Rose
- Sari rose
- China Rose
- Bourbon Rose
Effect ~ This feels like lip balm but is non sticky and lightweight. It is very comfortable on the lips that I often forget that I have anything on my lips. Excellent hydration properties – I do not need to use a separate lip balm with this. I think there’s probably shea butter in the product. I associate the strong vanilla smell which does fade away after a while with shea butter.Coverage is similar to a lipstick, you get pigmented colour and yet it gives the effect of a gloss – your lips have a lovely slighty glossy sheen with this on. Totally amazing lip product!
Very highly recommended if you like your lips to be hydrated with have a pigmented sheen without the heavy look of a lipstick nor the glossy look from lipglosses. In the words of makeup language – This is my Holly Grail! Just be aware of the high price tag and the strong urge to collect all of them once you have tried one!
Hope this helps!