I’m a bit late coming to the Chanel Les Beiges party, but, WOW, am I glad I did!
I’d heard lots about this much-loved collection, but for some reason – mainly because I always default to my much-loved Bobbi Brown base and bronzers – I hadn’t got around to finding out what its devotees love about it. Including a girlfriend who said I totally HAD to try Les Beiges Healthy Glow Fluid SPF 15 (£34), whenever I said how well she was looking.
And now I’m not wearing anything else!
Once tried- along with the Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Powder SPF 15 (£38) – I can see why this base and the powder have such a loyal following.
First, the fluid: it gives the barest , sheerest wash of colour which makes skin look ‘finished’ but still ultra-natural. It comes in 6 shades and I went for 50, the darkest, and it gives my olive skin a great wash of much-needed colour (particularly as I’m trying to give my skin a break from facial self-tanners, something I’m coming to in a post soon!).
I’ve been wearing it with the powder, which finishes things off with an incredibly natural-looking sunkissed effect much like (if not, even better!) than when I use my usual self-tanner and bronzing make-up.
But with a lot less faff!
The powder comes with its own dome-shaped applicator brush, which I’ve been using (often, the ones which come with a compact aren’t big enough to do a great job) and I’ve found it works really well.
As a bonus, the beige (of course) Chanel packaging and glossy compact (for the powder) is, in itself, such a lovely touch of glam!