Chantecaille Future Skin Foundation Review

July 17, 2013

The Chantecaille Future Skin Foundation will always have a special place in my heart. It is the product that drove me into the whole frenzy of high end makeup. I bought my first future skin foundation when I was in high school and have been repurchasing it ever since! Back then it was a lot of money for a high school student, but I’d rather buy less other things so I could afford this foundation, as it was considered as a revolutionary foundation and it truly outperformed every other foundation I had used.


Fast forward to now, I have a greater exposure to a lot of high end foundations these days, and this foundation still remains one of my holy grail products. I love the image of the brand in general – it is one of the very few exclusive high end cosmetic companies that still runs in a family, and they are renowned for their unique approach to natural beauty with their high concentration of natural botanical formulas. They don’t do as much advertising as other giant cosmetic companies do, so you know most of your money is paying for the supreme quality of their products!

What does Chantecaille say:

An innovative, oil free gel foundation containing 60% charged water and seaweed. Skin looks totally perfected and dewy; sebum is balanced. Aloe, Chamomile and Mica calm irritation. Rosemary, Green Tea and Rice Bran help prevent oxidation. Adjust coverage from medium to full.

My Thoughts:

The texture of this foundation is a hybrid between gel and cream. Ultra lightweight, and it does not feel like you are wearing makeup at all when it is applied. It goes on smoothly and melts into your skin,  and it does not enhance any dry patches or pores. It makes your skin look flawless, dewy and illuminated. The coverage is sheer to medium – I would use less than a pea size of it for daytime wear for a “no makeup makeup look”, and it is buildable to an airbrushed and flawless finish (and with a bit of help of concealer if required). The beauty of this foundation is that it always applies and sets beautifully no matter what your skin condition is. My skin has transformed from combo-oily to normal-dry throughout all the years, and this is the only foundation that just works with it. It helps to control oil on the t-zone and lasts all day without any oxidation when my skin was oily, whereas it also feels really hydrating and gives this soft glow to my dry skin.

My shade is Alabaster

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Bottom Line: My HG foundation. A luxurious foundation that is suitable for most skin types (even for very sensitive) all year round as Chantecaille is known for its natural and botanically based formulas.  It is expensive, but a little bit of it goes a long way, and a tub will last you a long time. I have used many products from the Chantecaille line, and if I can only recommend one product from this brand, it’s gotta be this one!

The Chantecaille Future Skin Foundation is available here in the US, or here with worldwide free shipping.


{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Jenni @ lifeandlensofbeauty July 17, 2013 at 3:35 pm

It sounds really revolutionary – i gotta play with it when at the counter next time!

I guess the degree of coverage is more suitable for people with problem-free skin ^^””


bellyhead July 17, 2013 at 3:57 pm

One of my absolute favorites, too! It looks so fabulously like beautiful skin. 🙂


Eileen July 17, 2013 at 4:50 pm

This is a lovely, light feeling, superior foundation that comes in an extensive range of shades with different undertones. I used to wear this several years ago when my skin was more normal to dry. I’m in my late sixties now, though, with truly dry skin and so this foundation is no longer as comfortable as it used to be. Nowadays, I need something much more emollient like La Mer. My only complaint with Future Skin is its packaging. Why a jar when it could just as easily be in a pump? There are plenty of ways to work around the contamination issue associated with jars, but it is a bit of nuisance–unless you’re one of those people who don’t care that much about the cleanliness of your cosmetics.


Nina R. July 26, 2013 at 1:44 pm

Hi Rei – Loved the Feather Factor interview! Could you share with us your preferred method of applying the Future Skin? Do you use a brush or your fingers? Thank you!


Reika July 26, 2013 at 2:19 pm

Thank you 🙂 I use fingers to apply this foundation most of the time, and sometimes I use the Tom Ford cream foundation brush with it if I am after an airbrushed finish.


aki August 12, 2013 at 10:58 am

Hi Rei,

Do you think the MAC stippling brush would be a good match with this foundation? I asked the lady at the counter and she said a standard flat foundation brush would be the best choice (But I’m concerned with little ‘strikes” with those brushes) …. I’m looking to buy my first foundation brush, what would be your suggestion ?


Kelly June 19, 2014 at 2:02 pm

Hi Reika,

Thanks for your review! I have been considering this purchase for some time, since I am in love with Chantecaille’s tinted moisturizer. You said it doesn’t oxidize on your skin during the day — do you wear a primer underneath before applying foundation? Do you find it necessary to apply any additional moisturizer, or just the foundation itself?


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