Heavy and cakey powders are history. Now it’s all about giving healthy and natural finish to your complexion. At first I wasn’t too sure how I like this ‘makeover’ - I just love my full coverage too much. However, I am happy to report that a few months down the line and a new gorgeous Chanel product added to my stash, I was sold. Meet the crème de la crème of face powders – the ever so gorgeous Chanel Les Beiges (here). Oh dear, where do I even begin – this beauty is absolutely amazing and such a little miracle worker. It adds very sheer, yet luminous healthy glow to the skin and sets your makeup in place. Forget about heavy finish and the old ‘powdery face’ look – Les Beiges looks like second layer of perfect skin, which is so natural and light that you need a magnifying glass to even tell that you are wearing powder. At the same time it somehow manages to mattify the skin and make it look airbrushed, whilst still keeping everything radiant. It’s magic, I tell you!
Les Beiges is über finely milled and as I said, it is almost translucent so if you’re looking for something to add coverage, I’d suggest you look elsewhere. If you fancy something undetectable and light that just blurs the skin and keeps the oils at bay for hours and hours though – this Chanel baby is your best bet. The incredible soft and smooth texture of the powder makes it apply like charm and it blends so seamlessly into the skin. Also, no dry patches accentuated, no fine lines and pores nowhere to be seen. It’s love. I don’t know whether it’s because of the sheer coverage or what but the shade B20 is the perfect match for my skin and I couldn’t be happier. Just a little swirl of the brush into the gorgeously scented (but not overpowering) pan and I am left with beautiful glowy skin that screams healthy and doesn’t look overdone. Oh, and did I mention that the powder has SPF 15? Fantastic! I know that this gem is on the pricy side and may break the bank but for the incredible results if gives I am willing to pay more. If you are on a budget though but fancy getting your mitts on something similar to Les Beiges, I highly suggest you try the Bourjois Healthy Balance Powder (here). It is as close to a dupe as I could find and is just a fraction of the price. Score!
Have you tried Chanel Les Beiges before? Which is your favorite luxury powder?