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Chanel Les Beiges Collection Summer 2017

July 28, 2017

Chanel Les Beiges Collection Summer 2017 | The Beauty Look Book

The Chanel Les Beiges Collection this year brings us a some new products including a new foundation formula, new brush, two new cheek colors, a natural eyeshadow palette and some repromotes. I have four items I’ve been testing this month thanks to the Chanel team and am happy to report the collection exceeded my expectations. There have been mixed reviews about this year’s launch, after testing this I do think it’s going to be a hit or miss for you depending on how natural or pigmented you like your makeup. For me it’s a hit. In today’s review:

The Les Beiges Gel Touch Healthy Glow Tint is an interesting base. If you like BB creams or dewy sheer bases you will love this one. I had expected this to be a cushion – but it’s not really cushion like. It has a soft flexible mesh top where you press a sponge into to absorb product. There was some excess that had oozed out around the edges when I opened and I swatched with my fingers and barely saw any coverage. Quick tip is to use the sponge – it’s amazing what a difference there is in application when you apply it with the sponge. I’ve been a long-time fan of the original Les Beiges Healthy Glow Colour Powder in 20 as a setting powder but subsequent Les Beiges launches have often let me down – the newer bases and tints have been tricky to work with sometimes.

Chanel Les Beiges Gel Touch Healthy Glow Tint 30 and 40 | The Beauty Look Book

The Gel Tint compact is smaller around in size compared to other Les Beiges compacts, but it’s also taller.

Chanel Les Beiges Gel Touch Healthy Glow Tint 30 and 40 | The Beauty Look Book

Swatches of 30 and 40:

Chanel Les Beiges Gel Touch Healthy Glow Tint 30 and 40 | The Beauty Look Book

Comparison swatches to the Dior Dreamskin Cushion in 30 (which looks dark but actually matches once blended out), Saturday Skin All Aglow Sunscreen Perfection Cushion in 5 Honey and 6 Goldie, Sulwhasoo Perfecting Cushion in 25.

Chanel Les Beiges Gel Touch Healthy Glow Tint 30 and 40 vs Dior Saturday Skin Sulwhasoo | The Beauty Look Book

Coverage is sheer but still noticeable. There’s enough coverage to cover redness, even out skintone and see color on the skin. Shade-wise I wish there were more yellow-toned options. 30 looks a bit light and pink on my skin but it does adjust and darken on me – my skin is weird these days, some foundations darken quite a bit after they dry down. 40 is the right undertone but it matches when I have a tan. As mentioned in a few recent posts, if I’m out of the sun for even 2-3 days I lose my tan very quickly. Since there is sun everywhere in Florida it’s impossible to avoid the sun – so my skintone changes frequently. Long story short – I can wear either 30 or 40.

I think the Gel Touch Cushion is better suited for normal to dry skin, but even in the hot humid weather I’ve found it stayed put all day and didn’t slide off in the humidity. You do need to set with a powder – when testing this I set with the Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Colour Powder in 20 and it helped to tone down the glow but still keep the skin looking radiant and glowy.

Next up are the two Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Colour Sticks in 23 (sheer warm pink) and 24 (sheer apricot). Both have a very natural sheen to them and I believe 23 and 24 are new shades. I tried these when they launched a few years ago and found the pigment lacking once you blended them out on the skin. The pigment in this years’ has improved significantly – but they are still very natural looking. They have a satiny almost velvet finish so they’re not like regular creams. I found they lasted and stayed put all day.

Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Colour Stick Blush | The Beauty Look Book Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Colour Stick Blush | The Beauty Look Book

Last but not least is the Healthy Glow Natural Eyeshadow Palette. Reviews on this have been all over the place in terms of reviewing the pigment. I found all the colors performed well with good pigment – they are all sheer to medium for a soft natural eye though. If you’re looking for high impact rich pigment this is not the palette for you. For me it’s a great fool-proof everyday kind of palette. If you have dry lids or us a matte primer the shadows most likely won’t show up as well as they are very soft – try using a more emollient base and the colors will show up better. I used the Laura Mercier Caviar Eye Stick in Rose Gold to prep my lids.

Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Natural Eyeshadow Palette Review Swatches | The Beauty Look Book

In the palette you have a sheer beige base, a soft cool brown, a soft warm brown, a satiny charcoal brown and a shimmering champagne. Everything is soft with a diffused look to them. For the person who wants natural definition to their eyes this is just perfect.

Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Natural Eyeshadow Palette Review Swatches | The Beauty Look Book

Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Natural Eyeshadow Palette Review Swatches | The Beauty Look Book

It has a similar vibe to the Dior Eye Reviver Palette which I found way too sheer and natural for me. It also reminded me a bit of the Urban Decay Naked2 Basics so I swatched them side by side.

Dior Eye Reviver vs Chanel Les Beiges Natural Eyeshadow Palette vs Urban Decay Naked2 Basics | The Beauty Look Book

A beauty look with just the Les Beiges Gel Touch Healthy Glow Tint in 30 on the left side. On the right look:

Chanel Les Beiges

Chanel Les Beiges Collection Summer 2017 | The Beauty Look Book

Bottom line I like the collection a lot more than I expected. For me the winner is the Natural Eyeshadow Palette – it’s great for everyday when you just need a little color or a fool-proof conservative palette to add definition without looking like you have a lot of makeup on. I really like this year’s launch of the Blush Sticks – the pigment is a lot better than it was a few years ago but they still look natural. For a cream they stay put for a good amount of time but that being said they’re still creams so if you’re going to be outdoors in humid weather for an extended period of time they’re not going to be budge-proof. The Gel Touch Tint is going to be hit or miss for you depending on skin tone and skin type. I think if you like moisturizing dewy bases you’ll love this. I like it more than I expected and I found a few color matches although I would prefer it to have more of a yellow/olive undertone. I did just buy the Dior Forever Perfect Cushion in 21 and Forever Undercover Concealer in 30 and 31 and I’m testing some bases from Sisley-Paris so you may want to stay tuned for those reviews.

You can find the Chanel Les Beiges collection now online at Chanel.com and at all Chanel counters. P.S. The new brushes have launched as well along with some new nail and lip colors! I’ll be reviewing some of the brushes soon – I’m currently putting them to the test.

Have you tried anything from this year’s Les Beiges collection?

Press samples include the Chanel Les Beiges Gel Tint in 30, Les Beiges Blush Sticks in 23 and 24, Les Beiges Eyeshadow Palette and Le Rouge Crayon in Beige Rose. All other items purchased by me.

 

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  • I was mostly excited about the new cushion tint release. I have to go to a counter to match myself as I see that the shade selection can be a little tricky. It is so interesting how your skin changes in Florida. I was combo and even oily when I lived in Miami so I had to wear powder and even matte foundation.But here in CO since it’s super dry I can definitely wear more glowy foundations and not use any powder.

  • Georgetta M

    Thanks for the post and for comparing the eye palette to a more affordable one. I love Chanel. When will you be reviewing their new brushes?

    • Soon! Going to try for this week – but I really like to give things a thorough test first.

  • SDG

    I wasn’t going to buy the eyeshadow palette, but after seeing looks online found I couldn’t resist it. It’s very low-key, and I keep getting compliments that I look nice or even that my skin looks nice, which is funny because I’m doing all the same things to my skin. The eyes are the only difference.

  • Nadine Maurer

    I enjoy the Healthy Glow Gel Touch Tint and the Eyeshwadow Palette a lot!

  • Swingtime

    I’m with you–love that palette. It would be an easy go-to for my everyday look. Great review!

  • i always apply foundation with a sponge and it really is amaze!
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  • Jen Osia

    The look you did with the eye palette is lovely. I haven’t been able to decide on any new eye palette in a long time and I’m definitely going to check this one out. Thank you!

    • Thanks Jen! There are a lot of palettes out now – the Chanel is great for everyday wear that’s natural. I also just picked up Marc Jacobs Glambition and the new KVD shimmer one – both are a lot more dramatic by comparison, but nice if you need more color.

  • Eileen

    Great review, as always, and you look so fresh and lovely in the finished look, Sabrina. Sometimes less is more and the Les Beiges line is right in keeping with those paired down, effortless looks that are perfect for the more casual days of summer. This is not, nor has it ever been, a collection or approach to makeup for the woman who wants a lot of coverage and opaque pigment. It’s a breathable, fresh air concept built around the notion of health and vitality. I tried the blush sticks when they were first launched and wasn’t all that impressed with how they wore. I loved them when first applied, but they quickly faded out into nothing on my skin. After reading your review; however, I think I might revisit them when I go take a look at the eyeshadow palette.

    • Thank you Eileen! If you can try the shadows in person first I’d recommend that – someone above who is lighter in skintone said this didn’t show up on them.

  • Gail

    On my NC10-15 skin tone sadly the es did not show up at all

    • Oh no! If you like those tones maybe try UD Naked Basics or Naked2 Basics.

  • TraceyEB

    Thanks for the review, Sabrina. I’m interested in your thoughts on Chanel’s new brushes. The last time I visited my local counter I was dissuaded to buy any complexion brushes by my MUA. She customers weren’t satified and a new collection was coming out. She said the eye brushes were fine. I was hoping the foundation offered more coverage.

    • Will definitely let you know. I think the last Chanel brushes were good – not sure why your MUA told you they weren’t good. The eyeshadow brushes were limited though.

      If you need more coverage, opt for the new Dior Dreamskin Forever Cushion (not to be confused with the Capture Totale one). I’ll review the dior soon – it has more coverage than the Chanel but isn’t full coverage like the Sulhwasoo Perfecting or Saturday Skin ones.

      • TraceyEB

        Thanks for your suggestions, Sabrina. I’ll check them out!

  • Lisa Adams

    I adore that top on you!

  • Carolina Pereira

    Beautiful collection! I love the eyeshadow palette.

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  • suefreieh

    Lovely review and swatches, but I’m underwhelmed. It looks like another “me-too” set of products, another cushion foundation, another neutral eyeshadow palette. I checked these out at the counter and I wasn’t enthralled. However, the Tissages blush in Coraline and Jardins Eclatants eye quad were right next door on the counter and those made me fall in love! Had to get them and the gorgeous highlighter too. There may be some hope yet for Chanel….

    • Jardins Eclatants is a great one! So glad they finally launched it at counters as it was a Chanel.com exclusive for a while!

  • Trudi

    Uh, oh. Chanel is out of stock in the shadow and the foundation w/sponge.

    • That is so odd, how can they be out of stock already?

  • Chanel is doing really well with their make-up products! I can’t say anything bad about it! These are gorgeous!

  • That eyeshadow palette is making me go all heart-eye emoji over here. What a perfect travel palette!

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