Chantecaille's Lip Veil keeps my lips from getting dry as hell.

By Erin Lukas
Nov 07, 2019 @ 2:15 pm
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The Splurge is our recurring column dedicated to expensive beauty products that are actually worth it. This week, why we're rebuying Chantecaille's Lip Veil, despite the $48 price tag. 

As a beauty editor it's part of my job to test products — and I try a lot of them. Anyone who has seen my beauty stash when they've been over to my apartment can confirm this fact. While I come across of ton of good hair, makeup, and skincare products that live up to their claims, I rarely use any of them down to the last drop, because I'm usually always on to something new. But I have made a few exceptions.

Case in point: I'm currently on my third tube of Chantecaille's Lip Veil, because, yes, it's actually that good.

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Lip Veil first came into my life at an event Chantecaille held for its 2018 fall launches. Over a year has passed, but I'm still wearing Honeypot, a pink-based nude, almost every day. The other 15 available color options include everything from rich berry to warm coral — something for everyone.

If you're wondering what makes this lipstick stand out from the rest, it's the fact that the finish is buildable. One coat gives you a sheer look, while a couple adds a satin-y veil of color, like the name implies. The formula is also super nourishing thanks to sustainably-sourced baobab oil, a hydrating antioxidant that softens lips and seals in moisture. Because of this ingredient, my lips feel smooth as soon as I swipe it on, and they stay that way for the entire day.  

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So, what's the catch? A solid hydrating lipstick that comes in amazing shades and actually keeps my lips smooth for hours comes with a price. Chantecaille's Lip Veil rings in at $48 a tube. That being said, many moisturizing lipsticks are like lip balms: They'll instantly make your lips soft, but the relief is only temporary — making this product totally worth it.

I, for one, definitely don't mind spending a little extra on a lipstick if it means my lips are going look soft, smooth, and plump this winter.

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