Saturday, 19 March 2016

Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Foundation

My relationship with Chanel make up has been going on pretty good lately. It was not really good in the past, but now we are working things out together xD.
This newly launched foundation from Chanel has been another example of why I started to fall in love with the brand again.

Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Foundation was launched somewhere in January and has been a talk in the town since the day it was born. I have to admit that I religiously checked on all websites that carry Chanel where I live and once I saw it online, I speedily googled for swatches, opted for 020 ( gladly a good match ) and ordered it with express shipping ( all the things we do for make up, right ladies and gentlemen? ). 

The foundation comes in a sleek frosted bottle with a pump spender. I like the packaging, it's luxurious, it's pretty and it's functional. My shade 020 is a neutral one with a bit of peachy undertone. I received a sample of 030 and yet it is more yellow toned and could suit my complexion better, it is a tad too dark for me at the moment. A mixture of 020 and 030 would be weirdly too pink though, so yes 020 is the closest match for my complexion.

Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Foundation has a rich creamy texture. The texture is thick, but airy and lightweight. It feels velvety on the skin and applies flawlessly. It blends really well too. The foundation provides a solid medium coverage which is what I usually go to for my every day make up. It layers well as long as you keep each layer thin. The finish is the nicest thing from this foundation. It gives a ethereal glow, something you can't just pinpoint but you know it's there. It is not dewy though, the texture is rather a semi matte once it's set, but the glow is there. I don't know what formulation Chanel put into this foundation but it's something I had never experienced before. If you struggle from having dull and lacklustre complexion, you'll be happy with this one.

One downside however - which is sadly rather a big deal for me - is that the foundation is not particularly long wearing on my combination skin. I tried some primers ( Benefit Professional, Bareminerals Prime Time, Sunday Riley Effortless Breathable Tinted Primer ) and none of them really prolonged the longevity. It faded after ca. 4-5 hour so I needed to constantly blot and touch up. I still wear it often whenever I just need to go out for a quick dinner or lunch, but I have to avoid wearing it if I have a long day ahead.

Overall, it is a pretty good foundation from Chanel. The finish is its strongest feature. A good staying power will make it a very strong candidate to be the best foundation of the year ( well I know it's only March xD ), but longevity is a big deal for me.

Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Foundation retails for ca. €49,95 / 30ml.


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