I want to say this is Chanel Summer makeup 2014, mostly because like you I'm so sick of winter I want the other extreme. Plus Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi-Colour SPF 15 powders and Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Fluid SPF 15 seem summery. And look at Giselle. No winter there. She looks like late Spring maybe, or early summer? In any case, this new Les Beiges Healthy Glow collection lands on counters May 5th.
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Chanel Les Beiges All-in-One Healthy Glow Fluid SPF 15 ($48) is an illuminator, not a foundation or tinted moisturizer. It comes in six shades, from N° 10 to N° 60, and is designed to go on bare skin, although if you want to add it to your tinted moisturizer or BB cream or CC cream or foundation, certainly you can.
Actually, Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow fluid is more like a super-sheer illuminating liquid bronzer. See why I want to call it Chanel Summer 2014 makeup although it's not called that in the press material? This is N° 20, which would be my shade in the standard Les Beiges powder (I use N° 30 as sculpting powder/bronzer.)
The SPF 15, by the way, seems to be titanium dioxide, a mineral filter that protects against UVB (burn rays) and short UVA (aging) rays. Translation: it's not the best sun protection you can get, but it's better than nothing. (Better than this would be titanium dioxide + zinc oxide; zinc oxide deflects UVB and longer UVA rays than titanium dioxide does.)
A powder + "Soft Focus" gel formula, Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow fluid blurs the complexion as it adds a discreet glowing warmth, and contains a hyaluronic acid derivative for a little moisture hit.
And here is Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow fluid in N° 20 after a quick blend. Worth mentioning: its fruity floral scent -- peach, watermelon, jasmine, white musk -- is a bit too strong for this nose (I'm not one for much scent in my face products, skincare or makeup).
Chanel Les Beiges Retractable Kabuki Brush ($52) Very soft, travel friendly, purse-safe.
This shot shows how white the bristles really are. Pretty.
Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi-Colour SPF 15 ($64) Available in two shades, again, these just sing-song Chanel Summer makeup 2014, don't they? Or maybe I'm hearing things. Staff may have spiked my tea with something ominous; I wouldn't put it past her. I don't know why she doesn't plague Liza or Cranky or Karen like she plagues me.
Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi-Colour SPF 15 in 01. The highlight shade has a subtle shimmer. Use it alone along tops of cheekbones, down the centre of the nose, on the bow of the lips, or mix it with the middle shade (shimmer-free) to create a soft glow. The bottom shade is nice as a blush; blend with the powder for added warmth.
Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi-Colour SPF 15 in 02. This is one of those palettes you can use as eye shadow, too. The highlighter shade is softly shimmery, as it is in 01; the medium and deep shades are velvety. You get the idea, right?
Now let's hope Mother Nature gets the idea too.
Chanel Les Beiges will be available May 5th at department stores and Murale.