Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Foundation Review - ReallyRee
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Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Foundation Review

6 Apr 2016 (Updated: 19 Jan 2019)

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The name of this foundation completely made me buy it. I know that the Les Beiges line is all about that naturally perfect skin look and as for healthy glow? Well that’s what I dream of! I have been testing the new Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Foundation for a few days. Here’s how I got on. I have before and after photos for you to check out.

chanel les beiges healthy glow foundation
Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Foundation Review

The only other foundation from Chanel I have tried is Vitalumiere Aqua which was recommended to me by my friend Fleur. I did really like it, but I didn’t fall in love with it because I just found it a little too sheer for me. When I had a little play with Les Beiges in store, I knew that it was more my type of skin base – it has the kind of thicker, creamier texture that my skin really likes. Here’s what Chanel are saying about it.

Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Foundation Features

chanel les beiges healthy glow foundation
Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Foundation Review
  • Invisible foundation that creates a natural healthy glow
  • Gives skin the radiance of a day spent outdoors with “Healthy Glow Booster” mineral pigments
  • Protects from harsh environmental conditions with Kalanchoe extract and UV filters (SPF25)
  • Soft and comfortable texture glides over the skin and melts away
  • Texture becomes imperceptible and allows the skin to breathe
  • Soft Focus powders even out the complexion and give a sheer finish
  • Hyaluronic acid derivative provides an instant sensation of hydration and comfort that lasts all day long

As I said, I love the texture. It is creamy, yet light and feels really nice on the skin. I found that shade No 20 was the perfect match for my skin tone.

Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Foundation Swatch No 20

chanel les beiges healthy glow foundation swatch
Swatch – No 20

Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Foundation – Before/After

Before:

chanel les beiges healthy glow foundation
Before

After:

chanel les beiges healthy glow foundation
After

The first couple of times I tried this, I used one of my fave brushes, the Bobbi Brown Full Coverage Face Brush, and it just wasn’t working too well for me. I found it a bit streaky and that it kind of sat on top of my skin. For the last couple of days, I have gone back to basics with fingers and everything is going so much better. I have been really working it in with my fingers tips and this really helps it to become one with the skin and invisibly blend away.

I find that I do have to set it with powder, especially on my t-zone which does get oily throughout the day. It isn’t the longest lasting foundation ever, but I find that is usually the compromise you have to make with a glowy foundation like this. A little bit of powder every few hours stays on top of the situation I find. Without powder, oilier skins will need a top up or two.

chanel les beiges healthy glow foundation
Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Foundation Review
chanel les beige healthy glow foundation
Chanel Les Beige Healthy Glow Foundation Review

I love that it has SPF25. It still feels really light on the skin and the finish is beautiful – really great on my enlarged pores and definitely worth the few extra minutes really working it in to the skin then setting it. There’s no buyers remorse at all here. I will continue to use it.

Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Foundation is £36. You can order it online HERE.

Also on my face in the photo above – The Anastasia Glow Kit in That Glow, Guerlain Precious Light Concealer (my fave at the moment), Revlon Matte Liquid Lipstick in Seduction and D&G Passioneyes Waterproof Mascara (great for curly lashes).

Any questions, just shout!

Ree

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