I've taken to sometimes calling this The Year of Powder, owing to a good number of amazing powder releases so far in 2013 both face and foundation ones. This , to me, is thrilling as I am a very much a powder fan. I know some people aren't or they have fear of powder. The ones that have come out this year should help to fix that .
Chanel's Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Colour is the newest powder to come along and it's one I've been waiting for since reading about it early this winter.
Chanel knows powder . Their main compact powder compact Poudre Uuniverselle is one of the best and quickly makes you look better . Rose Mervielle is a staple of mine but was an LE release .
Les Beiges Healthy Glow continues in their tradition of finely milled powder and takes the look better idea even further. It's meant to impart what they call a belle mine , or bonne mine as I've often heard it, look. In other words, you but better aka a healthy glow. It also has a huge rarity in powder- SPF.
The SPF is 15 and that makes Les Beiges great for not only a topper of extra sun protection but an easy way to brush on more SPF as a touch up.
The powders have a large range of shades and can be used on a bare face for polish, over makeup, as contour or as bronzer, which Les Beiges excells at being mainly matte, no shimmer and with subtle color so you won't overdo it.
No matter which way you use them, these truly do make you look better. I swished the fair #10 all over, used # 20 to contour, and #30 for a deeper bronze on cheeks and I was darn happy with the results. I look smoothed , polished with some color but not overdone. The powder is light and almost undetectable. Also with shea butter as an ingredient you don't have to worry about dryness, it floats on skin.
A half moon brush comes along in the compact , which also has a cap over the powder cake to keep them separate. This is one of those times when the brush is well worth using. It contours on cheeks and brushes on lightly over the face. I still also used a puff and will use a larger brush, but the one that comes with is quality.
Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Powder is $ 57.50 and comes in 7 shades from #10 to # 70.
On counter in August. Pre- order available at Chanel here