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July 26 2014

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Chantecaille’s Petal Pusher

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Chantecaille is well-known in the luxury market for its quality makeup formulas and a color range that tends to favor natural enhancement over shock value. But play word association with most beauty aficionados, and the brand’s lasting legacy might come down to these three syllables: embossing. Chantecaille’s ability to create multi-pan palettes with designs—endangered Bengali tigers, humpback whales, sea turtles, et al.—so gorgeous that you really have to think twice before actually applying them has become one of the mother-daughter operation’s biggest selling points. This holiday season will see the release of a new, limited-edition Les Petales compact, a highlighting powder with pastel flecks all set in in a gorgeous motif meant to resemble a pile of rose petals. The soft-touch pigment that was created to mimic the texture of the velvety bloom boasts hints of lavender, mint green, lemon yellow, and dark pink, which mingle with the ballet slipper base to create a subtle, iridescent glow across cheekbones and down the bridge of the nose. We strongly suggest you overcome any initial reservations you may have and swirl your brush across the surface at will.

$74, available for preorder at www.saks.com.

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