Today’s product is something I’d been coveted for the longest time. Chantecaille is one of the premium makeup brands with a price tag to prove, and the product in question today is Chantecaille Just Skin Tinted Moisturiser SPF 15, which retails at a whopping price of £61 (price seems to have gone up from when it was first launched a few years ago at £55). The rather ridiculous price tag was the main reason why I held out from buying this product for so long; I just couldn’t justified spending that kind of money on a tinted moisturiser. Despite the steep price everybody seems to be raving endlessly about it, so recently I decided to bite the bullet and find out once and for all what the fuss was all about.
What I notice immediately is that Chantecaille Just Skin definitely offers more coverage than your standard tinted moisturiser. I would say the coverage is medium and buildable. But the beauty of Chantecaille Just Skin, as the name suggests, is that despite the amount of coverage it can give, it still feels very lightweight as if it is just your skin and hardly anything else. Chantecaille Just Skin has a slightly thicker, gel-like texture that can be easily applied and blended with your hand (like a moisturiser). It’s the thicker and more pigmented consistency that gives greater coverage and also makes your skin appear more polished. Another thing I notice immediately is the amount of luminosity and glow that Just Skin can give, and it is this beautiful finish of a naturally healthy radiant skin that truly reflects its worth in my opinion. Just Skin is definitely catered for people who prefer a natural look. It doesn’t come in a massive range of shades but it seems to colour adapt really well to the skin. I’m in the shade ‘Glow’, which seems to go on too light at first but once I blend it in to the skin the shade really adapts perfectly to my skin tone.
Chantecaille Just Skin comes packaged in a handy and travel-friendly tube, but very well-designed, sturdy, and not prone to uncontrollable spillage (unlike most tube packaged products that tend to spill and get messy easily). I think personally this product is unique and beautiful enough for me to cough up £61 for it (but again I am a crazy lady when it comes to beauty and makeup!) Something else similar that I can think of would be Nars’ and Laura Mercier’s tinted moisturisers, if you feel the Chantecaille’s price point is too high for your budget. But if you really crave a unique formula that will give you a beautiful healthy skin-like effect, then I promise that Chantecaille Just Skin will be worth your while.