I had two reviews in the pipeline today, the Chantecaille Cheek Creme and Le Metier de Beauté Crème Fresh tint for lips and cheeks, I thought I could post a comparison of the two 🙂
The main difference between them is that the LMdB are also meant to be used on the lips, but since anyway I don’t like the feeling on the lips at all, I will compare only the “cheek” usage of these.
For reference there is a pic at the end of the post with Coral Nymph on the lips but it’s like a frosty/icy finish, not very forgiving, sits on the lips and it does also settle into the lip lines, I did not find the application flattering at all. At this moment I have the worst lips ever and I know that doesn’t help but I had the same problem with very smooth lips. However I saw pictures of bloggers wearing it and it looked nice… on them ! It doesn’t really dry the lips out and I can keep it for a while but even if that’s not a bad multipurpose product, I will not use it on my lips.
The packaging is totally different, I like that Chantecaille has a cute packaging, small and easy to carry, BUT, LMdB contains 5g and costs Usd 28, Chantecaille costs Usd 34 and contains 3g, you get definitely much more product in the LMdB.
The Chantecaille has a mirror inside.
The official description of Chantecaille :
White Lily Bulb and Peach extracts sheild delicate skin from harmful anti-oxidants
Velvety smooth texture melts into skin for a natural glow-from-within look
Emolliant formula glides on easily for gentle, buildable color
Designed for easy finger application
The official description of LMdB :
A luxurious hydrating formula that instantly imparts a radiant glow to the lips or cheeks. Smoothed over makeup or applied nude, like a traditional powder blush, this crème-based tint goes on soft, relaxing into the skin, instead of laying on top. Enhances the natural vitality of cheeks and lips with a natural looking, glitter-free effervescence. This superior formula, designed to evaporate on the skin, leaves no paraben or silicone residue, to creating the effect of a true, natural blush or just bitten lips. Water resistant for use as a natural lip stain or for a brilliant shine.
I have already used them sorry… they look a bit ugly on the pics :
The back is slightly different, Poppy came from the US and the other 2 from the UK.
This is a picture I took when I received them, they were still new. The Poppy had melted a little bit during the transport and actually I wouldn’t recommend to take them with you and leave them in your car… The Chantecaille seem a little bit more heat resistant…
Heavy swatches :
More blended swatches :
The LMdB has a more glossy (icy) finish, less natural than the Chantecaille. The Chantecaille has a more velvety, still dewy finish on the skin, with very little micro shimmer particules, on my cheeks the Chantecaille lasts longer and feels lighter. If you wear a Chantecaille on one cheek and the LMdB on the other, you clearly feel the difference ! Compared to the Chantecaille, the LMdB feels more sticky, or at least it does on my cheeks.
I tend to reach for the Chantecaille more often, easier and faster to apply on the go with the fingertips, better and more pigmented finish, I don’t need to build up the application so much.
The LMdB claim to be water resistant but they don’t last that long on me and I have dry skin. When I really want to go “Long-Lasting” cream blush, then I pick up the Chantecaille Aquablush, once set, it won’t move and will last all day. It feels so fresh when applied but it has to be blended immediately, I use a stippling brush to blend and even the application. You can see a swatch of this Aquablush in “Charming” on the very left of the picture below :
I prefer the Chantecaille, but they are insanely expensive…