Sometimes I try a new beauty or skincare product that makes me stop in my tracks and think “I will never need another kind of ________ ever again”. Not often, but it happens. Well, it happened. Chanel has created all the products I need to create the #nomakeupmakeup look I love so much. Easy, quick, flawless and fool proof in one collection.
CHANEL released a cushion foundation this year as part of their Les Beiges Healthy Glow collection and it is magnificent. The whole collection is fantastic and perfect for me and my skin tone and literally makes me feel like I don’t need any other makeup. I’ve been a fan of the Healthy Glow Sheer Powder since it was released (basically photoshop for your face), and the latest addition, Healthy Glow Luminous Powder , is the best way to achieve a subtle glow while evening skin tone. So I was thrilled to review more items from this gorgeous line from CHANEL.
The CHANEL Healthy Glow Gel Touch Foundation is my dream foundation product. I’ve never found anything that was light enough to make me want to have it all over my face, that made my skin feel like it could breath, and that didn’t feel like a mask. The consistency is quite thin and liquid, but it is in a cushion formula (sorry no photos, it always looked a mess after I got the sponge into it!) and feels like a little goes a long way. The gel formula is amazing. It adds a glow to skin – not a shine, not a shimmer – yet a glow. See my hands below – first one has nothing on it. The second one has the Gel Touch Foundation (shade 40) blended out. Amazing. For reference, Biddy is wearing #20. It was too light for me, so I went to the counter and tried #30. It ended up being too pink, and I ended up with the #40 which is a little bit tan but blended out it gives the glow I love. Honestly CHANEL Gel Touch Foundation is the only tinted product that truly disappears on my skin just leaving it glowing. Biddy fell in love too – said it just makes skin “perfect”. So far there are no refills, so at $70 CAD, buying a whole new compact each time is pricey. Hoping CHANEL puts out a refill. From what I’ve heard from my friends who work the counters, the only complaint about the Gel Touch they have heard is from people who like medium to full coverage and they find it too light. So if you want light coverage, it’s the one for you!
They released a Healthy Glow Les Beiges shadow collection, which is basically a neutral shadow lovers dream and must have for lovers of a natural and soft eye look. Honestly I could live with ONLY these shades and be happy forever. My daughter Biddy used all but the darkest shade here, with just a touch of CHANEL brown mascara. Gorgeous!
CHANEL Healthy Glow collection also has a cream blush in the form of a gorgeous and luxe “Sheer Colour Stick”. I have it in Blush No23 and it has has become my daily go-to blush, as it applies like silk on the skin and blends like a dream. With just a hint of shimmer, the Sheer Colour Stick adds the perfect blushing glow.A little goes a long way, and if I dust a little Healthy Glow powder on top, it lasts quite well. Biddy used a touch of it on her lips with a bit of the clear Rouge Coco Balm fo the perfect natural lip.
Thank you CHANEL, for the Les Beiges Healthy Glow Collection, it’s all I need. It’s available online and at CHANEL counters and boutiques.