If you are thinking you don’t need another red lipstick you are mistaken. I recently purchased Chantecaille’s new Lip Cristal in “Carnelian” from the limited edition Polar Ice collection. Its a stunning sparkling ruby red, the bullet itself resembles a lush velvet texture infused with multicolored glitter. The finish of the lipstick isn’t matte however, it is beautiful metallic shine that is nourishing on the lips, as it fades it leaves the loveliest hint of glimmer to the lips. With the sparkle effect you get you would think that the formula would be a little gritty but it’s literally weightless – you can’t feel any texture on your lips at all! It does go on a little sheer and I like more opacity and precision so I purchased their lipliner in “Desire”, a true red with a water-proof formula to go with it. The packaging is also cute as hell, its white with a square magnetic closure (similar to the Nars Audacious lipsticks) with an icy blue polar bear on it. Adorable. There are also two other colors of lipsticks, “Citrine”, a peachy orange shimmer and “Tourmaline” a pink sparkle. It also includes three opalescent nail polishes and a stunning eyeshadow palette.
This is by far the prettiest lipstick I’ve ever seen AND I can actually feel good about this purchase because for everyone of these lipsticks sold, the company will plant a tree to help battle global warming. They state “The effect of trees on the atmosphere has proven to counter-act these warming effects, making young forests the hope for the future of our planet. TheAttenborough Foundation has pledged to create an “Attenborough Canopy” and plant trees in Kenya as a protective measure against the growing crisis of global warming.”
This is a limited edition collection and stock is going fast! I picked mine up at my local Bluemercury store in South Beach but I know all Bluemercury stores will ship anywhere in the country for free. Get your hands on this lipstick if you can. You’re not gonna want to miss out on this collection.