Chanel Beige 565 Swatched

Here are some finger swatches of Chanel Beige #565. Two coats achieve a semi-transparent finish. The results from application (myself and professionally) were both a bit uneven. I personally think the coverage could be more even with three coats instead. It’s clearly a beige tinged with yellow undertones. The pearly pink flashes prevent this from looking sallow on my hands. Depending on the light sometimes I love it, other times I’m meh. It’s a nice-to-have shade, but not a must-have. It is indeed unique in my collection of neutrals and beiges though. Someone in the prior post asked if this was a repeat/repromoted shade. I believe this is new, but I’m not 100% sure. I do know early when I started noticing Chanel (in the mid-90s) that there were several variations of a “beige” shade. Le Beige, Natural Beige, Beige de Chanel or something along those lines seem familiar names, but I don’t believe any of them had any iridescent quality.

One at night:


  1. May 23, 2012 / 7:18 pm

    That's such a pretty nude shade. <3

  2. May 23, 2012 / 10:22 pm

    Wow that shade is perfect for your skintone! I'm currently looking for my own perfect nude shade to match my super pale cool-toned colors.

    • May 24, 2012 / 1:44 pm

      I'm what I'd call "super pale cool-toned" and Beige is really beautiful on. I usually stay FAR AWAY from nudes because they usually look horrible on me, but this one is really unique. I think the fact it has a yellow base, yet the hot-pink shimmer, balances it out beautifully.

      As usual, gorgeous photos Sabrina! Love your Chanel reviews.

  3. Walls
    May 23, 2012 / 11:14 pm

    Looks good on you, Sabrina. I wish it were pinker in undertone so that it would suit me! To all girls who can pull off this shade: enjoy and wear it well!

  4. Kristen
    May 24, 2012 / 12:26 am

    I think it looks great on you!

  5. May 24, 2012 / 2:43 am

    I didn't want this at first, but Beige looks like the PERFECT NUDE. This is what your posts do to me <3

  6. May 24, 2012 / 3:29 am

    Thanks for swatching this, Sabrina! Esp. on various lighting. I agree w/ you, it is hit-miss depending on the lighting/angle and such. I think I'll see if there's a somewhat comparable shade from OPI, perhaps one of the NYC Ballet Collection? Great post as always!


  7. May 24, 2012 / 9:45 am

    I like nudes and pastels but this one Ill pass. Way too yellow, and in some pics doesnt look that flattering. Im talking about the polish, not you dear 🙂

  8. May 24, 2012 / 5:23 pm

    I don't like this. It's yellowish and looks like cigarette stains. fingernails are beautiful though!

  9. May 25, 2012 / 1:54 pm

    Such a beautiful nude colour. I love the subtle shimmer. Too bad it's very yellowish, but if it matches your skin tone, it would definitely work!


  10. May 29, 2012 / 7:45 pm

    What a perfect nude nail polish for your skin tone!

  11. May 31, 2012 / 4:35 am

    *bell rings* It was Beige Naturel that was McGrath's favorite. Thank you for following up on my query. This looks nice, too.