Wednesday, 9 December 2009

The Beauty Spot: Olivia & Alex Chantecaille

I am honoured to introduce today's Beauty Spot interviewees, Olivia and Alex Chantecaille, two of the driving forces behind one of the most luxurious and hard-working beauty ranges on the market today, Chantecaille.

The high-end range of skincare and make-up (and spa treatments) from the US, housed in exquisite lilac packaging, is created with women very much in mind. Combining modern technology and traditional knowledge of the healing properties of plants and herbs this range treats, balances and protects - the products also look fabulous in your bathroom cabinet or in your cosmetic case.

We're now firmly into the winter season here in the UK (dipping temperatures and central heating), what tips can you bring us from New York about how to keep your skin healthy and glowing during these cold months?
The winter months can be very harsh on skin, I recommend staying hydrated by using a richer moisturiser, such as Biodynamic Lifting cream which contains hydrating desert plants and anti-aging Hexapeptide to fight wrinkles. Then, I would spray the face regularly throughout the day with Chantecaille Rosewater which weightlessly adds moisture and vitamin C, perfect under or over makeup. Finally, adding a hydrating mask once or twice a week can be a real skin saver. I love our Jasmine and Lily Healing mask.

Describe the Chantecaille make-up look this season. What products do we need to achieve it?
Our look for the season is very chic and sophisticated with warm plum/brown eyes and a soft berry lip. The new Sylvie Palette is the ideal eye palette for this look and our new Lip Chic in heirloom gives the polish of a lipstick with the shine of a gloss.

Where do you draw inspiration from for your collections?
We get design inspiration from nature, especially the ocean and colour ideas from fashion trends.

What exciting plans does the brand have on the horizon?
What's next for us is a strong expansion globally and we are relaunching our fragrance category with a completely new look and additional scents. - for more details on the Chantecaille spa services

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