I was waiting with great anticipation for this collection to be released. I love Les Beiges powders. They are a dream to work with and leave the skin looking almost flawless and air brushed.
The glow sticks look very interesting but i wasn’t interested in any of the nail colours or the lip glosses. They were too pale for my skin tone. The Marinières powders looked lovely and are limited edition, but they are very similar to products i already own.
I picked up two items from the latest collection which i thought were must haves for me.
Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Powder SPF 15/P++, N° 25.
I own Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Powder No 30 already and this gives a bit of colour to the skin, similar to a sheer bronzing powder. The shade 25 is perfect. It gives my pale skin a nice healthy tone while looking like i haven’t applied any type of bronzer.
I thought my Guerlain Joli Teint healthy glow powder would do the same and it does in a way. I think this one is more ideal for my paler winter skin and I love this too. (I am a huge fan of healthy glow powders in general).
Pictured above left; Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Powder number 25 and right number 30; middle left, Number 25 along with Guerlain Joli Teint Healthy Glow Powder, 01 Blonde Clair; right, swatches of all three colours.
Les Beiges powders are fabulous at giving a healthy blurring effect to the skin. Great for my mature skin because i have a few lines setting in these days. Boo!
You could almost call it a very mild botox in a powder, which is great because i’m no fan of botox or needles.
Above left to right: Without Les Beiges Healthy Glow Powder; middle, with Les Beiges no 25; and right, finished with Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Colour Stick Number 21 and Chanel Lip Gloss, 18 Seduction.
Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Colour Stick, Blush N°21.
This is a blush in a stick. They have become very popular over the past year or so.
At the moment, it comes in three numbers or colours. Number 20, a bronze shade; number 21 pink and; number 22 coral. Each offers a sheer hint of colour to the skin with a glowing effect.
I thought the pink would be the most versatile for me, so i went with number 21. The bronzing shade could be great for when you have a tan and the coral is quite a deep warm shade. They are all quite universal and i could have bought all three.
The formula is a cream to powder finish. I noticed that it does stay slightly tacky for a fair while. Quite a bit longer than the Chanel cream blushers, which set within a couple of minutes.
The SA told me that the best way to apply the stick is with the Chanel Kabuki brush straight after you have applied your foundation. The idea is to keep it dewy looking and sheer so it looks like it almost meshes with the skin for a completely natural finish, and she was correct. It works really well that way. I thought it lost a bit of dewiness when applied to completely dry skin.
Above left swatched heavily and right on cheeks.
It does; however, give a satin finish with a healthy glow and no glitter on skin that is still slightly tacky from the application of foundation.
Also, if you can get your hands on one of the Les Beiges Kabuki brushes; go for it. Its one fantastic brush and ideal to apply any powder or cream blush with.
The blush sticks are slightly gimmicky and i’m a little surprised Chanel went with these but i guess they have to keep up with the competition and all brands are now producing blush sticks.
Personally, i am not a blusher freak by any means. I am more of a mascara/lipstick girl. I do really like Chanel powder blushers and i absolutely adore my Chanel cream blusher, Inspiration. I do like the glow stick but it isn’t a ‘must have’.
Which brings me right to the Shock!
Chanel are discontinuing their wonderful cream blushers and the healthy glow sticks are going to be replacing them. I love shade, Inspiration in the cream blush. Its such a shame! Stock up, if you use them.
Oh yes! I’m going to take a short break. After two and a half years blogging on a weekly basis, it’s time! I will be back very soon though.
Please don’t forget about me while i’m gone. :-)
There you have it. Have you bought any of the new Les Beiges? Take care and i will see you all in the near future. ;-)