Friday, November 23, 2012

Chantecaille Future Skin Review

Hello lovers!

So, on my perpetual quest to uncover my holy grail foundation we have here Chantecaille's Future Skin. I have heard a lot about this foundation over the years- it is by no means a new formula- yet for some reason I never decided to purchase. Chalk it up to the $72.00 price tag or the mixed bag of reviews but  time after time I passed it over in favor of other formulas. Some reviewers said it wasn't long lasting, it appeared greasy, and it gave minimal to zero coverage. I don't know about you, but $72.00 was way to much money to risk on a foundation I wasn't fairly certain I would love. Well thanks to a Nordstroms giftcard and a newfound respect for sheerer, more "second-skin" like formulas of makeup, I took the plunge and ordered this little baby, and I couldn't be happier I did!

Per the Chantecaille website:

- Innovative oil-free gel foundation with refreshing, lightweight texture
- Light-reflective circular pigment provides adjustable coverage
- Contains 60% charged water and seaweed
- Protective field prevents water evaporation, blocks environmental oxidation

Now onto the review!

The texture of this foundations is one of the first facets that had me smitten. It is cooling like aloe gel, has the delicious consistency of a slightly richer CoolWhip, and simply melts into my dry skin. Never does it cling to any flakey patches I may have- It smoothes and hydrates wherever I place its delectable formula.

Shade: Cream
Look at that gorgeous mousse!

The coverage took some getting used to. As an avid user of medium to full coverage foundations (i.e. ByTerry Cover Expert, Rouge Bunny Rouge Milk Aquarelle, NARS Sheer Glow etc.) I was initially wary of such a sheer coverage.  These fears were erased immediately upon application!  It evens the skin, yet remains translucent, letting the areas of good skin shine through so your face does not appear as though suffocated by a mask. Concealer takes care of the rest! 

Now this is where Future Skin truly shines! This foundation looks truly ethereal on the skin and should suit dryer skinned beauties perfectly! It toes the line between dewy and satin, erring on the side of dewy after the six hour mark. It seems to shine in all the right places while remaining acceptable satiny in the danger zones. 
Photos of me wearing the foundation will be down below (after twelve hours of wear!). 

12-hour mark!

I've been wearing this foundation for about two weeks now and I have to say for such a sheer, glowing formula it easily lasts ten hours. I've even pushed it to twelve and although yes, it does appear a bit shiny, based on the picture at left it is still acceptably intact. I really feared that this formula would melt off the skin within a matter of hours... it's a deceptively hearty lil' guy!

Shade Range
I love Chantecaille's shade range. While not gargantuan, it has enough options to suit most skin tones. I love that they split the shades between neutral, cool, and warm- it's one of the factors I appreciate most from a brand. Being an NC25, the shade Cream suits me perfectly. Often times foundations don't have sufficient yellow in them to suit my tastes- thankfully Chantecaille incorporates copious ochre into their warm shades!

In Conclusion
If you're itching to try a different formula now that the weather is slowly turning cold and dry and you can appreciate the translucency of a second-skin formulation, Chantecaille's Future Skin may very well be a match made in foundation heaven! It glows, it calms, it refreshes, and it lasts a very decent amount of time for such a light coverage. Try it out and be sure to let me know what you thought!

Retails for $72.00 at Nordstroms, Saks, or

*All items were purchased with my own money for review purposes. 


  1. I'm still undecided, but it looks lovely on you for sure!

  2. Looks gorgeous...what is your preferred method of application for this foundation?

  3. Waiting to get this... Hopefully by Wednesday... I love a natural but dewy finish... Can't wait to get it!