Hope your all feeling good. I finally got my hands on the Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Powder, by Chanel last week. It is a creation by Peter Phillips, who designed it for women that don’ t have a naturally warm skin tone.
This compact is going to be ideal for Spring and Summer. Has an SPF 15/PA++ (protects against free radicals). It gives very sheer colour to the face, not quite in the same way a bronzing powder does; this is more subtle, like when you have been for a brisk walk outdoors in the country.
The powder is superfine so it can be used all day without building up or caking on the face, while controlling oil and shine.
It felt like velvet when i ran my finger over it; a beautiful powder which i have been using to set my makeup and it hasn’t dried out my skin like some do. It does have a mild fragrance to it, as do most Chanel products and although i have very sensitive skin, it hasn’t caused any issue at all.
I love the cream compact with black intertwining C’s; it’s very unique and will be easy to find in the makeup drawer. As you can see, it’s quite a big palette but, it’s not too heavy, so not bad for the bigger handbag. 12gm/£38.
It also comes with a half moon brush. I actually think the brush is lovely. It feels super soft on the skin and is made with natural hair. You will probably need a larger powder/Kabuki brush for initial application and Chanel are selling a new Kabuki brush with this. The review on the Chanel Les Beiges Kabuki Brush is here.
I got the shade 30 but could have easily wore the shade 40. The darker the colour, the more it is going to show up on your skin and i recommend that you aim darker if you want it to show up more like a bronzer. There is 5 shades available starting from 10 to 50, which are designed for paler and Asian skin tones.
You can try it at the Chanel counter to find the perfect match for your skin tone because it’s officially on sale today in the UK. Yeah!
I couldn’t compare it to any other product i have either because it is quite unique. More of a tan shade and illuminating than any of my translucent powders i own and not as dark as my Dior Healthy Glow tanning powder, which is a tanning and contouring powder.
There you have it. I recommend you check this powder out if you have paler skin like myself . Look forward to catching up with you all very soon. Take care. 😉