Chanel calls it an embellishing filter for the face and, while some may roll their eyes, I think it’s a pretty accurate claim
When Chanel launched its Les Beiges powder in March last year, it immediately became the only bronzer I have ever really loved. And it loves me back: it never makes me look tangoed, just effortlessly healthy and glowing.
This year, the brand expands on the franchise: on May 9th, Chanel launch two new Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi Colour powders, and the All-in-One Healthy Glow Fluid with SPF 15.
Kirstie showed me a photo of the powder and my knees went weak, but I’ve yet to see it properly IRL. But the base? Well it’s been on my mug all week, lifting both my spirits and complexion like a gift from the sun god himself. (On reflection: probably a goddess. Sol or Sunna was the Norse goddess of the sun, who rode in a flying horse-drawn carriage. Too much tangent?)
The weather has also, miraculously, played ball – which is why I’m squinting here in the glorious morning sunshine – though the product is intended to be used year-round.
Chanel calls it an embellishing filter for the face and, while some may roll their eyes (stop rolling your eyes, Kirstie!), I think it’s a pretty accurate claim. While the coverage here is sheer, it’s combined with an instant sun-kissed effect that flatters and evens out my skintone.
The texture is also gorgeous; fresh and light, almost gel-like, blending effortlessly for a pretty, healthy glow. It’s not remotely sticky or shimmery, but gives a sheer and dewy freshness to the skin – due, in part, to the hyaluronic acid. This is one of my favourite ingredients because it helps plump up my dehydrated skin, and smooth out my crinkly forehead.
Available in six shades – I’m wearing #30, third in line from light to dark (#10 should suit a lot of Celtic types) – it comes in a handy, travel-friendly 30 ml tube. It’s €40 and I’m liking it a lot. Are you?
FULL COLLECTION DETAILS
Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi Powder SPF 15, €52 (limited edition, seen in the top image)
- No.1 Light Harmony
- No.2 Light Harmony
Les Beiges Healthy Glow Fluid 30ml, €40
- No.10, No.20, No.30, No.40, No.50, No.60