Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Powder

The outer box it comes in is light beige which helps those of us dummies

I am just as susceptible to hype as any other woman, but the force of this one really took me by surprise. As did the sheer perseverance  with which I made it possible to get one in my hands. I’m talking, of course, about the Chanel Les Beiges. A new permanent range in the Chanel makeup line that aims at getting that quintessentially French look: carefree, put-together, with a healthy glow. Much of the internet beauty world has been agog about the Healthy Glow Sheer Powder (above) and its glow-inducing powers.

But. And that is a big But. It’s not available in the United States (yet). One tweet, and 12 days later, I had a compact in my trembling hands, thanks to a lovely reader from Norway. I paid through the nose for international shipping, but I didn’t care. This powder was finally mine.

Now, as to my thoughts: yes, it’s lovely. It’s finely milled and buffs on so nicely that you can’t even tell I’m wearing powder at all. It’s less glow-y, however, and more of a hybrid between a powder foundation and a matte bronzer. Buffing this on doesn’t provide much coverage at all, but it does warm up my skin so nicely in a way that the very fair-skinned can appreciate. Some bronzers are just too dark and we end up looking like Oompa-Loompas. This gives me a natural, Healthy Glow (haw haw) while remaining matte, and virtually invisible on the skin. I’m stowing away my translucent powders for the summer, people. Les Beiges is all I’ll carry from now ’til Winter.

Also, just wanted to let you know about my meetup today in Los Angeles! Info below:

Click Here to purchase Chanel Les Beiges.

Inside reveals a classic black velvet pouch with the CC logo heat embossed on one side.

A closer look.

Love love LOVE the gorgeous light beige top lid. The rest is black all around.

Pull it out and reveal (gasp!) the gorgeous packaging.

The gorgeous powder. This is #20.

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  1. Melissa
    06.26.2013 / 12:02 am

    what color did you get!

  2. marlaslife
    06.26.2013 / 9:42 am

    I would love to see a swatch of this.

    • 06.26.2013 / 7:02 pm

      Ill try and post a swatch on Instagram!

  3. 06.26.2013 / 11:15 am

    I’d get it just for the packaging! And don’t you just love the internet….One tweet later lol.

    • 06.26.2013 / 7:00 pm

      Truly is a miraculous thing!

  4. 06.26.2013 / 1:43 pm

    Thanks for sharing this product. I need to try it out.If you get a sec, check out my latest summer look ‘Summer Eyelet’. Great for summer time.

    Have a wonderful day!

  5. 06.26.2013 / 2:17 pm

    I’ve been hearing so much about this powder! Good to hear your thoughts on it, still can’t convince myself to pay shipping. I’ll just have to wait until it comes stateside 🙂

    • 06.26.2013 / 7:01 pm

      I would definitely recommend waiting. Not worth the shipping in the long run. But worth the price of the product alone!

  6. 06.26.2013 / 10:19 pm

    I can’t wait until it comes here! I’ve been hearing a lot about it as well and it sounds like a really good powder! Looks like I still have to wait at least a month though.

  7. 06.29.2013 / 12:51 am

    Have you tried the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders? If so, how does this Chanel compare?
    Thank You!

  8. 07.09.2013 / 9:42 pm

    I had no idea this wasn’t available in the US. Now I will make sure to pick up some before I move back to the US.

  9. Cancerian
    08.02.2013 / 11:11 am

    I just used this product on clients last night. I found it to be a magnificant combination over the VitaLumiere Aqua Foundation (a sheer, light foundation by Chanel). I use this foundation all year round because of my preference for sheer natural coverage. I think LES BEIGES will be a great way to carry me over into the fall and winter. I matched it closely to the clients color (although Chanel suggest going a bit darker as bronzer as well). I think it will be a great replacement/change to the Peche Tendre I was using. Definately worth a try! It does provide a glow without shimmer which is nice. My next purchase will be a few shades up as a bronzer. For now, loving the true match as a finishing powder.

  10. Eilla
    08.31.2013 / 2:49 pm

    How does this look with flash photography since it has SPF 15 in it?

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