Chantecaille Lip Chic in Tea Rose, YOU Can Give Me Lip

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Aloha nui loa

Beautiful Girls, by Kat Reeder
Beautiful Girls, by Kat Reeder, $595

Howzit, girl? Aloha from Hawaii’ne. Our flight got in a few hours ago. We’re at my in-laws place now in Kaneohe, just catching up and watching Entertainment Tonight, LOL!


So sleepy… I’m exhausted. What are you up to right now? Did you watch the Dancing with the Stars grand finale? It hasn’t aired yet here, but I couldn’t wait and looked up the winner online. All I can say is YES! Don’t worry. No spoilers (except in the comments!). πŸ™‚

I’ll be keeping my eyes peeled this week for any interesting makeup and beauty products (and any other cool stuff), taking pics of everything to share. Also while I’m here, some very awesome guest bloggers and friends will be helping out, so stay tuned for reviews this week from Sam, Olga, Audrey and more.

Aloha from Waikiki

Pretty bird

Sweet dreams. It’s time for this tired girl to hit the haaaaay!

But before I go, how about a little look at Chantecaille?

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Chantecaille Lip Chic in Tea Rose on lips

Before you write off Chantecaille Lip Chic in Tea Rose because of its $30 price tag, take a moment to scroll…down. πŸ™‚

Okay, yes, it’s very expensive, and, yes, the whole gloss/lipstick hybrid thing’s been totally done to death (see: Jemma Kidd Hi-Shine Glossticks, Avon Glazewears, MAC Slimshines, the Prescriptives LipShines, etc.), but OH, NELLY! It sure feels great on my cold-burned lips.

Tea Rose is one of 14 permanent shades in Chantecaille’s Lip Chics line of lipsticks designed to smooth, firm and plump puckers.

This shimmery rose has just a hint of red and buildable light-to-medium coverage with a shiny finish.

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Chantecaille Lip Chic in Tea Rose

Unlike most of the glosses in lipstick clothing I’ve tried, non-sticky Chantecaille feels thick, almost like a nourishing bed-time balm or lip treatment.

It’s exceptionally moisturizing, too. I wore Tea Rose all last weekend, and by Sunday nighe ye olde kisser felt hydrated, relieved and soothed.

I also think it’s neat how it doesn’t look as thick as it feels. This would be great first date material. Oh, and speaking of kissing, your date might appreciate the light vanilla scent and flavor just as much as you do. πŸ˜‰

New to the Chantecaille line? It’s a luxury line with makeup in a natural-looking color palette, makeup tools, skincare and fragrance with products ranging from $21 (the price of a refill pan of shadow or liner) to $400 (a face cream). Their schtick? A combination of a highly concentrated botanicals and cutting-edge technology. The founder of the brand, Sylvie Chantecaille, is also the gal who launched the Prescriptives makeup line in 1979.

Wear time’s also pretty great for a gloss-style lipstick; I’ve been getting about four hours.

chantecaille lip chic review swatches photos tea rose product closeup

chantecaille lip chic review swatches photos tea rose box

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chantecaille lip chic review swatches photos tea rose arm swatch

karen of makeup and beauty blog reviews chantecaille lip chic in tea rose lip closeup


The $30 price hurts, but just imagine these shiny lips with a lil’ cream blush and some waterproof mascara… You’d be pool-ready in a hot second!

Oh, and Chantecaille has a special online gift with purchase starting on November 26. If you buy their limited edition Fall 2010 Tiger in the Wild Palette ($78), Chantecaille will throw in a Lip Chic in Tea Rose for free. πŸ™‚

PRICE: $30 for a 0.07-oz tube
AVAILABILITY: At select department stores and online.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Jeni says:

    I am so jealous you’re in my hometown right now! And I love that Kat Reeder painting. I saw a bunch of them I wanted when I was in Hawaii over the summer, but I ended up buying a cheaper print by another artist instead – Heather Brown.
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  2. Olga says:

    Have a great time in Hawaii (as I am sure you will)!!! Did you bring Tabs with you? I left my cat back in Baltimore with my boyfriend, and I miss her (and the boyfriend :-)) so much!!!
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  3. Audrey says:

    Ah, jealous you’re in Hawaii!!! I am definitely happy with tonight’s top two dancers but I was really rooting for #2 to take it… ah well!

    So excited to be helping with the blog this week πŸ™‚

  4. Melissa says:

    Stop by Ala Moana when you’re here and especially the Chanel counter. That’s where I’ll be allll weekend. : )
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  5. Eleonora says:

    LOL this is weird. I just finished watching an Hawaii five-0 episode’re there! Ahah
    have a nice stay! Have fun!

  6. Jessica says:

    I hope you have an amazing time in Hawaii! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

  7. Advah says:

    I can’t believe this is a lipstick – it looks so much like a gloss!!

    Enjoy Hawaii and holiday, it all sounds lovely!

  8. Fieran says:

    Have fun in Hawaii and Happy Thanksgiving in advance Karen!

  9. Lucie says:

    Hawaii? No fair! Have fun!

    I personally like my lipsticks lipsticky and my gloss glossy so the lipstick-gloss hybrid doesn’t appeal to me, but I’m lovin’ your nude face here, and the bangs. Very chic. πŸ™‚

  10. gio says:

    I hope you have a great time in a Hawaii!

    This looks more like a gloss than a lipstick, which I really like. The price, though, not so much.
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  11. Kim says:

    It is beautiful, but for $30 it had better be!

    Have a great time in Hawaii and don’t forget to smuggle home some turkey and gravy for Tabs. He’s sure to be put out and demanding offerings when you get back. πŸ™‚ Happy Thanksgiving!

  12. Nina says:

    that is sooo pretty! πŸ™‚

    have fun, karen!

  13. Sharon says:

    Welcome back to the beautiful rock!

    • Karen says:

      Thanks, Sharon!

      It’s great to be some place warm. πŸ™‚ What’s the weather like out your way? It’s been rainy and overcast here on the east side all morning.

      • Sharon says:

        i live in mililani. it’s usually sunny, with an occasional light rain over here. but i slept the day away today. lol!

        enjoy your stay, Karen!

        • Karen says:

          I think I’ll probably end up sleeping half the day away today — that usually happens when I overload on carbs, LOL!

          Have a very happy Thanksgiving!

  14. Ruchita says:

    The color is very pretty! I like that it is moisturizing b/c the dry winter air always dries out my skin. Have a wonderful (warm) time in Hawaii! It is one of my favorite vacation places. πŸ™‚

  15. Tracy says:

    Have a GREAT trip! Relax! Have Fun! And watch out for Volcano zombies! πŸ˜‰
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  16. Mallory says:

    You’re lucky, we just started having nice weather again! It has been kind of rainy and stormy… But, then again, if you are in Kaneohe it’s always pretty wet there!

  17. JJ says:

    You and Hawaii look great πŸ™‚

    I am very curious if you wore makeup during your flight. Maybe you can write an article about makeup and airplane travel?

    Anyway, have a great holiday πŸ™‚

  18. Deb says:

    Enjoy Hawaii!! And I agree with JJ – what do you do for travel makeup?

    OMG I am so happy about Dancing with the Stars, too!
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  19. Glosslizard says:

    Those look so pretty, I might have to splurge on one of those! Non-sticky and moisturizing is perfect for windy days with long hair!

  20. XtinaRoxx says:

    U lucky duck. U get to shop at the ABC’s stores and the International Marketplace. I miss Oahu and the pineapple float at Dole Plantation. Yummy yum

    • Karen says:

      Hi XtinaRoxx,

      Those stores are fun! I end up mostly going to Long’s and the Windward Mall, though, since both are right down the street from my in-law’s house. πŸ™‚

      When did you visit Oahu?

      • XtinaRoxx says:

        I went in 2005. I was visiting friends who was going to school at HPU. Anywhoo. Just to let u kno i luvz ur blog and Happy Thanksgiving.

  21. Vonvon says:

    Have a great vacation, Karen! πŸ™‚
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  22. Iris says:

    Hey, I was just in Kaneohe last week! I have find myself craving the the kalua pig from Keneke’s, which my sister and I stumbled upon during our drive to China Wall πŸ˜€

  23. This colour and the texture of the lipstick looks absolutely divine. Have you tried any other colours from the range? Tea Rose suits you perfectly too.
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  24. luv2smilexo says:

    lovee this. I’m such a huge chantecaille fanatic!
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