I’ve got to admit that it was instant love when I tried the forthcoming Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Foundation. It’s exactly the right base for me because in my view it falls somewhere between a foundation and a BB. And I do love a BB. It’s a natural looking finish but with the extra weight of a foundation and despite having ‘glow’ in the title, it’s not a high sheen cover at all. The texture isn’t runny; more like a moisturiser texture than a traditional foundation texture.
On the skin, it feels barely there and despite having a polymer that resists sweat and sebum, my skin feels as though it’s ‘breathing’ properly. As you might imagine, the formula relies heavily on light refraction – in this case, titanium dioxide absorbs light rays to reflect their white components and transmit their red which in theory gives skin a rosy glow. I’ll have to put my hands up to say that if this is actually happening, it didn’t make that much of a difference – I did not look as though I’d just returned from a healthy walk through the woods!
However, I would say that Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Foundation is a bit of a radiance maker. My skin looked fresh but not dewy. Of course, the formula has hyaluronic acid and plenty of it, so that’s always going to be a winner for my skin and despite the sebum/sweat control element, which can often make formulas run to dry, it is gorgeously comfortable. It also lasted all day. Above, from bottom to top in the swatch: 50, 30, 20 and 40 which all seem on the warm/beige side to me (I am 40 – it’s the perfect skin tone match). There are 14 shades, the darkest of which is No.121 (some of the deeper shades are not available in Asia) and the lightest is No.10, but I didn’t see either of these.
This shade is 32 and is a much pinker tone than my other samples, so it does seem at first sight as though there is something for everyone. It’s definitely an age-inclusive base – anyone can wear this, but as a general tip, I think you get better results from applying with a brush so you can really buff it into your skin.
I don’t have enough praise for Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Foundation – it’s like trying on a dress that is the perfect fit and cut straight away. I don’t have a price yet for this, and I believe it’s launching at the end of January.
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Oh my word this sounds like everything I look for in a foundation – very excited for this launch!
Thanks for the heads up Jane! x
Wowwww !! Chanel always find something new so amazing !!!!
Especially with their make-up products…
Very nice swatch & review sweety, I ‘m so excited to buy and test this incredible foundation.
Its formula with a SPF seems to be nice for a glowing effect ’cause titanium dioxide absorbs light rays for sure ! Almost as a BB…you ‘re right !
But what about its ingredient list ?? Can you tell me or send me a picture of it please ? It is very interesting for me because I am a student in cosmetic formulation so I like to decorticate all product formulas…
Thanks so much,
Oh my word, I want it and I want it now! 🙂
I managed to get my paws on the rouge noir mascara after you gave it the thumbs up. I love it. this looks like the next “must try”!!!
Thanks so much for your review. It sounds promising. Any chance you have the ingredient list? Keeping my fingers crossed since I have super sensitive skin and cannot use many commonly used ingredients.
I love the sound of it, because it’s a lightweight formula (as you said something between BB and a foundation) and even on your skin it looks amazing. Something light but at the same time time it’s still a foundation.
I tried this, love it and I think I am 40 too. (Are we the same skin tone?) I like it because it has a bit of a yellow undertone and in the past Chanel foundations have been too pink on me. i noticed your instagram commenters said the same.
OMG this is SOOO exciting! I LOVE Chanel foundations and I LOVE Les Beiges powder. Is that a Les Beiges makeup bag I see in the background too? Do you happen to know if they will be on sale too? Thanks,
I don’t think so Mathew.. 🙁
Any idea what the sunscreen agent(s) are?
No, not at this stage – I will try and find out for you as you aren’t the only person to ask. x
Thanks so much!! xoxo
Hi Jane, I loved this review! For rerefence, what’s your MAC shade? In the swatches, 40 might be my shade for my medium skin with yellow undertones. But what do you think?
NC30 but my tone changes a lot…
Oh, I must try this! Chanel certainly gets foundation right.
Hi!!!! I want to order this new foundation but I don’t have any store close to me for pick my right shade. I hope u can help me, I already have the aqua vitalumiere in 02 is a little dark in the winter time but now is a little light. I sow some swatches and the Less beige seams to be a little darker than the others Chanel foundations am I right? If yes, do u think I can get the 20 ? And the # that ends in 1 are for yellow undertone? I have yellow undertone. Thank u
Hi there.. I’m really sorry, I can’t recommend a shade without actually seeing your skin and I don’t have in depth knowledge of the full shade line up x