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…
I really do prefer the Chantecaille for the texture. The LMB has beautiful colors but I don’t like the feeling they leave on my skin. They also don’t prove to be as long lasting. I think all in all I am more of a powder girl!
btw: I’m still trying to see those lines…. ????????????????
I love cream blushes when they last, so I am not the only one that has problems to make the LMdB last… 🙂 and if I build too much then I look a bit too greasy… but I have to say they photograph quite well when they have just been applied !
Oh I have so many lines… I was watching Lisa Eldridge yesterday, her skin is really amazing and looks so incredibly young ! She probably took great care of it, I love that. Unfortunately I did not take care of mine, too much sun damage and not the right moisturizing products early enough… sad…
I have two frsh tints : Poppy and Coral nymph. I like them quite a lot even if I find poppy a little bit too bright. On me they last moderately if I powder on top but then you won’t have the glowy finish. I love how easy they are to blend and natural looking. Indeed they are quite sticky, in France we kiss on both cheeks all the time and I feel always uncomfortable when I have these on my cheeks. Packaging is a nightmare, I’ve already broke the poppy box.
I should check Coy of Chantecaille, it seems a more expensive dupe for Coral nymph. Where do you buy your chantecaille products ?
That’s my problem, I have tried to powder on top but then I really don’t like the result afterwards, and the purpose of a cream blush is to NOT have so much work 🙂
Many people still say they don’t find it sticky but I left home with Chantecaille on one cheek and LM on the other (I take my testing to the extreme) they never notice at work… 😀
I could really feel the difference.
I don’t remember where I bought them, either Saks or Nordstrom but I had them forwarded to me at the time, which made the price even more high !
Is Chantecaille available in Galleries la fayette ? I saw Le Metier available there when I was in Paris.. or was it Printemps shopping mall ?? argh I don’t remember !!!
Galeries Lafayette sell very little beauty items on line. I’ll ask my husband to check both lines the next time he goes to Paris.
I was all set for a shopping trip to Selfridges to buy your highly recommended RMK blusher 04 in Coral Beige ( which isn’t available on-line , only 01 ,02 and 3 from feelunique ) when I read this review .
I have never found a blusher I’ve felt completely comfortable with , Benefit benetint ,Terry Blush velout Apple Glow , MAC Pinch o’ Peach and Liz Earle’s Nectar are a few I have .
Which gets your highest praise please ?
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Hi Helen, I haven’t used the Mac one for a while, same for Benetint, I think I may have a small bottle somewhere, let me check them out again and come back to you.
Oh you know what ? I was in John Lewis in July and I saw the Liz Earl Nectar (the powder and the cream blush if I remember) but I do remember it was the shade Nectar, I loved it, what a gorgeous color and finish ! I did not buy it because honestly I did not know Liz E. before and wanted to check it out before I purchased, sometimes I don’t buy and then I regret 🙁 but it looked really nice ! I think if the online review are good I would definitely get it, the shade seems absolutely fresh and flattering ! Funny that you mention it now !
I have the Dune because I love the gold-beige shade but the dark green I don’t find it very unique, the very little gold particles in the green shade will disappear quickly and leaves a “blah” nearly black shade behind, not a flattering shade on my eyes, so I don’t know what to tell you, I don’t use this green shade, but I use all of the other Hourglass, my favorite Hourglass eyeshadows are the neo classic palette and the gypsy. Are you looking for green eyeshadows at the moment ?
Sorry my wording wasn’t clear – I meant should I go ahead with the RMK 04 Holy Grail Blusher , which looks fabulous on you , or the new Chantecaille . I have the Liz Earle Nectar , but I also bought her brush with it , and I’m learning that the brush is as important , if not more so , than the product !!!!! sO which blusher brush would you recommend as well as either the RMK 04 / Chantecaille .
With the Dune , it was exactly as you say , the pale gold colour looks gorgeous , but I won’t get it as not particularly wanting a green eyeshadow . The Rouge Bunny Rouge is lovely , just as you said it would be , not settling into the fine lines .
Perhaps you can suggest the kind of eye shadow I would really like : one with the texture of the R.B.R.A Major (kind to late 50s eye-lid ) , with perhaps the colour of the Tom Ford Spice , or something green-gold .My eyes are brown with green flecks , and I’d like something that would bring out the green . I have the NARS Kyoto eye pencil , which I love , and the colour ( though the application is very poor )of MAC’s Desires and Devices Superslick Eyeliner ,so something bronzy/goldy/ green : it would be wonderful if you could come up with something like that !!!!,
Hi Helen, sure I can, please give me some time and I will upload a pic with some suggestions specially for you 🙂 I think I know what you are looking for, hopefully I have something similar in my stash 🙂 To start with, you should check out the Laura Mercier caviar stick that I love and I think the color is what you are looking for, some swatches here : http://karlasugar.net/2011/08/laura-mercier-fall-2011-smoky-eye-collection/laura-mercier-caviar-pencils-heavy/ It’s a fantastic texture and such a gorgeous color !
I am right now taking the pics for the post of my favorite matte-ish eyeshadows (there are many…), takes some time to prepare the post but with some luck tonight I will be able to upload it, if not, then it will be uploaded tomorrow.
oooohhh ! Looking forward to it so much ! Am going to Selfridges on Tuesday to buy the RMK 04 Coral Beige blusher you recommend so highly , so can swag you eyeshadow recommendations too 😀 thanks ! Helen
oh fantastic ! I will do my best to give you some recommendations latest Monday evening 🙂
Looking forward very much to your matte eye shadow reviews .Re the RMK 04Coral Beige blusher ,having read your comments about products being unavailable at Selfridges counters , I tried to order it from beautybay , but only 01 , 02 and 03 are available , which is really odd, no ? So the only other way to get my hands on it was through ichibancho ( wrong spelling I think sorry ) which cost £40 as opposed to £26 at beautybay .Can’t wait ! And now , of course , having read your blush brushes recommendations ,feel compelled to a Tom Ford brush to apply it !!!!!! This quest is like an onion , once you get one layer , another layer presents itself !!!
It’s always like that, once you start it’s a neverending story…
I posted some suggestions for you in my last post, please have a look 🙂
PS Thanks for recommending the Rouge Bunny Rouge eye shadow which I now have in A Major- fantastic . I’m thinking of getting the Hourglass Dune , would you say the khaki colour is good , with not too much shimmer , as I have mature skin . Thanks Helen
oh ok I see now, RMK 100% !! I could live without the Chantecaille but not without the RMK… 🙂
You are right, the brushes are even more important !
You look gorgeous & don’t give all the credit to the blushes:)
My fave blushes at the moment….MAC Hipness & Lancome Mandarin Sky ( sent to me as a surprise by a dear friend:))
I love tthe cream blush glow but I wear them on their own so seldom.
I never have / take the time to touch up during my work day and cream blushes just don’t have enough staying power on my skin without a powder blush on top:(
😀 thank you !!!
Mac HIpness is absolutely gorgeous, by the way, since we are talking Mac, I also love Mac Instant Chic ! Such a shame these are LE !!!
Hmm, interesting, thanks for the info – I’ve been wanting to try the LMdB tints but haven’t yet – I’ll have to investigate the Chantecaille too!