When it comes to powder, I'm not a lover or a fighter - I'd rather go without, but my skin doesn't always feel secure or have just the perfect amount of shine all day. The CHANEL Les Beiges powder has changed all that. This palm sized compact boasts the ability to provide light coverage, showing a natural radiance and unleashing a healthy glow from within. Instead of a cakey finish that some powders can give off, the antioxidant powder helps to protect the skin from environmental factors and has an SPF of 15 to boot. A non-powder-powder, if you will. Sounds too good to be true, right?
The CHANEL Les Beiges comes in five shades, from pale to deep tones. Second in the lineup is my perfect match, and proved pretty difficult to track down. I managed to nab one over at the Boots in Westfield Stratford in the end, and have been living happily ever after with the little beige compact for around a month now. I find the little brush that comes inside to be perfectly adequate for on the go, but sometimes I'll opt for a big fluffy powder brush instead if I'm at home (looking at you, Real Techniques!). Generally speaking I apply a few gentle sweeps over a light base and it gives a lovely soft-focus finish which helps to make the skin almost matte but not dry looking in the slightest, and instead with a healthy glow, just as promised. I'd never expect a freshness from a powder that feels so lightweight, but it's so flattering on the skin.
As for the price, it's rather steep for what is essentially a pressed powder in a plastic compact, and I suppose it does help that I used my Boots Advantage Card points to buy it, but if I'm not exactly an advocate for face powder and it's won me over, I can only assume it will be a hit for everyone. If you're desperate for this and can't find your shade, fear not as you could always get a darker shade to use as a bronzer, or a paler shade for a highlighting effect. Then again, now I've got my spot-on shade, I'm glad I held off to find it. I feel really bad posting about it as I can't find my shade online anywhere, but it's definitely worth checking at counters as they just may have one with your name all over it.
What do you think of the CHANEL Les Beiges powder? If you've tried it, does it live up to the hype for you?