The limited edition Chantecaille Les Délices de Roses Palette ($52) was introduced last fall, along with the new lipstick formula, Hydra Chic. Like Les Dauphins palettes, this compact comes in a pinkish-beige, satin-like, drawstring bag (no box).
The mirrored palette contains three full-sized pans of lip gloss, all in shades of neutral/warm pink and all of which contain subtle gold shimmers. Unfortunately, there are no pin holes on the bottom of the palette, so it isn't reusable, like the limited edition eye/cheek quads are (or like Chantecaille's Ma Petite Palette). Of course you could probably use a drill and alcohol to loosen the glue, but it would take much patience, and I know I'd probably botch it up. Chantecaille sells the unfilled 3-well compact for $42, so the lack of reuse in this one is an egregious (petty) design flaw.
Unlike Chantecaille's 5-pan gloss palettes, none of the colors in this trio has a name. The gloss at far left is a very sheer light pink with yellow undertones; the middle gloss is warm mauve pink; and the gloss on the right is a slightly deeper coral pink.
|Nail polish is Chanel Morning Rose 557|
|Mr. Wenskins wonders if he's pretty enough|
|Indoors, natural light|
After Flopsy finishes his cookie (crumbs on the windowsill) he wonders what all the fuss is about.
|Does this pink make me look fat?|
Bottom line: Very pretty but horrifically overpriced, given each gloss looks sheer on the lips and that the palette cannot be reused.
All photos mine.