Chanel’s Les Beiges line has established the gold standard for effortless makeup, and the new Healthy Glow Foundation has set the bar even higher than before. This is a reformulation of the previous foundation bearing the same name, and is completely different in my opinion. Both hydrating and long wearing, the Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Foundation is effortless sophistication epitomised.
Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Foundation aims to give us the ideal fresh and radiant post-vacation skin everyday (something we all need a bit of help achieving since an actual vacation is unlikely). It is enriched with plant-based glycerin to keep skin hydrated all day long. Chanel also uses Kalanchoe extract from a Madagascar plant known for its climatic adaptation capacities, to create a barrier against pollution and protect skin. A selection of plant-based oils deliver radiance and comfort to the skin.
The heart of the formula unites cleverly dosed pigments to discreetly even out the complexion, a duo of polymers to blur imperfections, erase pores and fill fine lines, as well as a reflecting powder to guarantee skin’s radiance. Finally, a silica powder forms an invisible film on the skin and maintains the impeccable makeup result for 12 hours.
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As you can see from the comparative image above, Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Foundation is incredibly skin-like, you can hardly tell that I am wearing makeup! Regardless, it evens out the skin tone beautifully, erasing red patches and brightening dark undereye shadows. You can make out that I have several pimples on my chin, and whilst the foundation does not completely erase them, it balances out the redness sufficiently that I can live without an additional concealer. I love that it leaves my skin with a healthy, luminous glow; and does not emphasise my dry lines. Compared to the previous generation of this foundation [reviewed here], the new Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Foundation is much lighter in texture, easier to blend and more comfortable to wear over long periods.
The biggest attraction for the Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Foundation is that it comes in 35 shades across the recently extended Beige Dore (“BD”) and Beige Rose (“BR”) families. The BD range warms up the skin with luminous golden shimmers, and BR range delivers a fresh rosy effect. In the picture above I was wearing the classic B20 shade, but BD21 works equally well (if not even better).
Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Foundation is out in stores now. Do check it out in stores for a personalised match if you can!
This post features products that were generously provided for my consideration. Regardless, all opinions expressed here are my own honest, unbiased views.
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