A cosmetics connoisseur from France, Sylvie Chantecaille honed her beauty chops during a 20-year stint at Estée Lauder, where she was the first to develop foundations for all races as founder of their Prescriptives brand.
In 1997, she poured her primping passion into her own brand with Chantecaille Beauté, an upscale makeup, skincare and fragrance line she launched with her daughter Olivia. The products are packed with natural, organic ingredients like pure botanicals, flowers, essential oils and vitamins—but before you start getting Birkenstocks on the brain, know that each formula is backed by serious technological expertise (and encased in ultra-chic, super-sleek packaging).
For Chantecaille, quality is crucial (she's been known to spend years refining formulas before deeming them worthy of the Chantecaille name), and her products are about more than just painting on a pretty face: "If you're going to have a luxury makeup line, the least you can do is to make it do something good for you," she says. "Fantastic colors just aren't enough."
This belief is evident in products like the Bio Lift Concealer stick, which hides not only imperfections, but also your age with a core of contraction-relaxing hexapeptides. And the icing on the, uh…eye shadow? All of her products have SPF—and you KNOW we're suckers for sun protection.