Friday, May 8, 2015

Chanel Les Beiges | My Holy Grail Product

Chanel LES BEIGES Healthy Glow Sheer Powder link
There was a lot of hype around the release of Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Powder and I tentatively jumped on the bandwagon, panicked and jumped right back off it. I kicked myself when I'd finally decided to make the leap and it had sold out everywhere.

Finally in September 2013 I managed to get my hands on Shade No 30 and instantly fell in love.

First we have the gorgeous compact. Somewhat larger than those I've had before and of course the main difference being it's cream and black packaging rather than the traditional black and white we're used to seeing.

At the time of purchasing I wasn't really much of a powder nor heavy foundation wearer which was part of why I dithered so much. Would it be too light to wear alone? And do I need a setting powder as pricey as this? The answer to both is yes.

As a base powder I certainly find it too light but it does give the skin something of a glow for those no make up days. On days when I'm not interested in layering on make up yet want to look a little healthy as the name would suggest I can reach for this compact but it's a setting powder where it really comes into it's own.

Whatever foundation I am wearing this is the powder I solely use to set things in place and add a little something extra to my look. So finely milled is this powder that it doesn't leave the skin caked in powder. Off out after work and my make up needs to be refreshed, Chanel Les Beiges to the rescue.

I can leave my make up bag behind without any concern, small clutch bag with limited space ok then but it will be filled with a lipstick and this compact. It's the product I can no longer be without.

As well as it's holy grail status for it's functionality I could also name this post 'the product that never ends'. Many may bulk at paying £39 for a powder but I should let you know that despite it's daily use I did not hit pan on this powder until July 2014. In Spetember that same year, with the powder still going strong but 'pan growing larger' I decided to pick up a new one in Duty Free thinking I would save myself a few pennies on this must have product.

Well it's May 2015 and the powder is still going! So much so that I've now passed onto my mum to try after she treated herself to Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Fluid (which I too am a fan of and you can read about here).

I'm rather tempted now to treat myself to a darker shade and try it as a bronzer as I'm such a fan of this product and know how long it'll last. And you know the brushes inside compacts that are often cast aside, well Chanel even got theirs right. I tend to use the enclosed brush more often than any other and it's the perfect shape for setting concealer under the eyes.

So it's pretty much a big thumbs up for Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Powder - even if the name is unnecessarily long. Have you tried this 'wonder powder' from Chanel or would you like to?

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  1. This sounds great - will check it out for sure! X

  2. It sounds like a great powder - I love Chanel packaging x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness x

  3. It sounds amazing, I'll certainly give it a try!

  4. It's a no from me, I'm afraid - just couldn't bring myself to spend that sort of money on a powder. Now if it were an eyeshadow palette, of course, I'd probably be all over it ...!! x

    1. I can understand that. Bourjois have what is apparently a very good dupe of this x

  5. This sounds lovely and Chanel packaging are always so nice and minimalistic. I have never try these powders. At the moment, I use Yves Rocher Youthful Glow Powder and Bobbi Brown or Rimmel Bronzer on top :) xx

    Alexandra | Glam O’Clock

    1. I need to get more of my bronzers out as we move towards Summer.


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