The foundation of fall beauty is fresh, glowing skin. As someone with perpetually dry skin, I intentionally curate my beauty routine with products that will keep my skin looking luminous and feeling hydrated during the autumn months. To help me achieve my skincare and makeup goals, I'm turning to Chantecaille. The brand is known for luxurious, botanically focused skincare and cosmetics (which have long been a favorite among editors, beauty pros, and celebrities). Chantecaille’s Radiance Elixir and Future Skin are powerhouse botanical products that will carry me and my skin through the fall and beyond. Below find out more about the products that helped me achieve my healthiest and happiest skin yet.
My Go-To Products
I've been looking for a highly effective illuminating serum, and I've found my match in the Radiance Elixir. When it comes to skincare, I tend to be picky about what I put on my skin. But this serum has won me over for a few reasons. It's free of all of the harsh chemicals I don't want on my skin (think: phthalates, sulfate detergents, parabens, etc.) and loaded with a blend of nourishing ingredients. The infusion of pure botanicals enhances my skin's natural glow. The formula also has skin-awakening peptides, which help keep my parched skin moisturized and look refreshed even if I didn't get a full eight hours of sleep. Thanks to colorless carotenoids and lipopeptides in the serum, slathering this serum onto my skin also helps calm any redness I'm experiencing and plump fine lines.
When I'm not wearing makeup, I like to add two drops of the Radiance Elixir to my moisturizer. The light, silky serum instantly soaks into my skin and gives it a "lit-from-within" look. If I plan to wear makeup, I'll mix the serum with my foundation to create an ultra-luminous finish. After experiencing its glow-boosting magic, the Radiance Elixir is a product I don't ever want to go without (and I don't plan to).
For a foundation to earn my praise, it has to meet a few requirements. It has to be lightweight, made with skin-loving ingredients, and long-lasting. Future Skin checks all of those boxes. Chantecaille's founder, Sylvie Chantecaille, is known as the beauty industry's foundation whisperer, so she naturally developed Future Skin with next-level attention to detail. The oil-free gel foundation is made with 60% water, which allows it to feel weightless on my skin and deliver the intense hydration my skin needs. Additionally, Chantecaille formulated this foundation with soothing botanicals, including aloe, chamomile, and arnica. Rosemary, green tea, and rice bran were tapped to prevent environmentally caused oxidation. Bottom line: the foundation's formula is a dream for people with dry and sensitive skin like myself.
Once my skin is prepped, I apply the foundation (in the shade Shea) using my fingers and blend it with my makeup sponge. The results are nothing short of impressive. The foundation is made with reflective circular pigments, allowing it to provide buildable medium-to-full coverage. I'm someone who prefers a sheer finish, so one layer of foundation delivers the skin-like look I'm going for. My face always looks fresh and glowy post-application. And most importantly, it feels dewy and moisturized. I usually keep several foundations in rotation, but Future Skin has proven to be all I need this fall.
When I want a more "finished" look, I turn to Chantecaille's Lip Chics. I'm obsessed with the plumping formula that has a glossy finish and a hydrating feel. I apply a swipe of Red Juniper, which the brand aptly describes as a classic red berry, and it helps tie together the easiest, dewiest fall routine ever.
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