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Chanel Les Beiges Collection 2018

May 4, 2018

Chanel Les Beiges Collection Review 2018

The Chanel Les Beiges Collection 2018 has finally arrived and I’m thrilled to be able to give you a look at everything from this year’s launch. This is one collection I look forward to each year for natural glowing makeup. I’ve used the original Les Beiges Powders in No 20 and 30 for as long as I can remember! They usually launch some of the prettiest bronzers and this year they have Luminous Multi-Colour Powders with stripes of different colors mixed in. There are also new shades for eyes and lips. Covered today:

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Les Beiges Sheer Healthy Glow Moisturizing Tint

Up first is a look at the Les Beiges Sheer Healthy Glow Moisturizing Tint which comes in 6 colors: Light, Medium Light, Medium, Medium Plus, Light Deep and Deep. These are sheer tints that have SPF 30 and have enough coverage to even out the skin for a truly luminous glow.

Chanel Les Beiges Sheer Healthy Glow Moisturizing Tint Broad Spectrum SPF 30 review and swatches

I tested these twice on separate beach days and also at home. I love these for the beach! They add just the right amount of sheer coverage so skin looks natural. They are very dewy so I absolutely need to set with a powder. I tested this with the Les Beiges Powder No 20 and Charlotte Tilbury’s Airbrush Flawless Powder #2 and it stayed put all day. I did need a few touchups at the beach and it actually lasted well through a swim in the ocean. If you have very oily skin this is not the product for you. I have normal combination skin and found these worked for my skin type. It has a similar finish and coverage to that of the Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Perfectors and is slightly more opaque/thicker and more gel-like compared to the Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizers (which I find super sheer and thin). For me best application was with a damp beautyblender.

Swatches below. The color is very forgiving so I can get away with Medium or Medium Plus.

Chanel Les Beiges swatches Sheer Healthy Glow Moisturizing Tint Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Light, Medium Light, Medium, Medium Plus, Light Deep and Deep

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Les Beiges Healthy Glow Luminous Multi-Colour Powder

I always look forward to the new Les Beiges powders! Sometimes they’ve done striped versions of light or bronze shades. Last year’s were a total fail for me as I couldn’t get the texture to work with my skin. This year’s formula has improved significantly in texture and I’m 100% obsessed. The Les Beiges Healthy Glow Luminous Multi-Colour Powder comes in 3 shades that look like your skin but better in a glowing way. These were nearly impossible to capture on the face as they have a subtle glow. They powders are striped with different colors mixed in and when swirled you get the prettiest PERFECT soft luminous glow.

They are somewhere in between highlighters, finishing powders and bronzers (at least for Medium and Light). For my skin they’re a bit too luminous to use all over the face but I love them in place of where I’d use highlighter or a soft bronzer. In this beauty world we are bombarded with extra glow which I love, but sometimes it’s really nice to have something more natural and easier to wear for everyday.

Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Luminous Multi-Colour Powder Light, Medium and Deep

Light is more of a highlighter on my skin, Medium is my perfect match, Deep is the prettiest subtle bronze. I’ve collected every limited-edition Les Beiges powder over the years and this year’s are the best ones I’ve tried.

Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Luminous Multi-Colour Powder Light, Medium and Deep

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Healthy Glow Sheer Colour Stick

For the Healthy Glow Sheer Colour Stick this year they have 1 new color No 25. It looks scary bright in the tube but it sheers out to the perfect watermelon flush. It has a waxy feel so it’s not dewy and dries to a soft semi-matte finish. I was able to apply on top of powder and foundation without it disrupting my base.

Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Colour Stick No 25

Swatches compared to last year’s launches (which are still available):

Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Colour Stick No 24, 23 and 25

Three looks:

  • Look 1 I’m wearing :
    • Les Beiges Sheer Healthy Glow Moisturizing Tint in Medium Plus
    • Healthy Glow Lip Balm in Light
  • Look 2 I’m wearing:
    • Sheer Healthy Glow Moisturizing Tint Medium Plus
    • Les Beiges Powder No 20 to set
    • Healthy Glow Luminous Multi-Colour Powder in Deep
    • Healthy Glow Natural Eyeshadow Palette in Deep
    • Healthy Glow Lip Balm in Medium
  • Look 3 I’m wearing
    • Sheer Healthy Glow Moisturizing Tint Medium Plus
    • Les Beiges Powder No 20 to set
    • Healthy Glow Sheer Color Stick No 25
    • Healthy Glow Natural Eyeshadow Palette in Deep
    • Healthy Glow Lip Balm in Medium
  • On the nails is Le Vernis in Camelia

Chanel Les Beiges 2018

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Les Beiges Health Glow Natural Eyeshadow Palette

There are two new Les Beiges Health Glow Natural Eyeshadow Palettes in Light and Deep. Light has a mix of cool pink, purples and plums with a soft iridescent sheen to them. Pigment is really good and this reminds me of one of the older 5 pan palettes Chanel launched years ago. Deep has a mix of satin and sparkle shades. The mattes are brown based and the shimmers are golds. I’d recommend using a super dense cream shadow brush or fingers to apply the gold colors – otherwise you’ll get sparkle everywhere! I still think Medium is the best option for classic mattes (review here).

Chanel Les Beiges Health Glow Natural Eyeshadow Palette Light and Deep

Chanel Les Beiges Health Glow Natural Eyeshadow Palette Light and Deep swatches

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Les Beiges Healthy Glow Lip Balms

Last but not least are the three Les Beiges Healthy Glow Lip Balms in Light, Medium and Deep. These give the lips that perfect effortless flush of color for summer!

Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Lip Balm Light, Medium and Deep

At first glance I have to admit I thought they looked extremely boring. Swatched on the hand or arm you barely see color. Give them a chance because they are perfect on the lips. I think these are much like the Rouge Coco Shines where they apply better on the lips than arm swatches! Light is a pretty bright soft pink, Medium is a rosy pink, Deep is the perfect flushed plum pink. They are hydrating, soft, feel nice on the lips and don’t slide around. You will need to reapply after a few hours but I like the finish. They are very good for a tinted balm.

Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Lip Balm Light, Medium and Deep swatches

Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Lip Balm Light, Medium and Deep swatches

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One last look, Chanel Les Beiges Collection 2018:

Chanel Les Beiges Collection Review 2018

Overall I think the Chanel Les Beiges Collection 2018 is perfect. The Chanel team was amazing to send everything for review but by the time I received it I had already bought the three powders. I’m really happy to have backups now because they are some of the prettiest luminous powders I’ve seen in a long time. They are somewhere in between highlighters, finishing powders and bronzers (at least for Medium and Light)!

I can’t pick a favorite in the collection but I highly recommend the Healthy Glow Multi-Colour Powders, Healthy Glow Lip Balms and the new Cream Blush stick. The tints are going to be hit or miss depending on your skin type and coverage preference. I really like them but I don’t think they’re going to be good if you need coverage or if you have very oily skin. The eyeshadow palettes are stunning, I love Deep but I love the shimmers of Light. My recommendation for the palettes are going to be based on your color preference as I know palettes can be tricky if you don’t love all the colors.

Overall a huge thumbs up. I’ll be wearing the powders in Medium and Deep all summer long.

You can find the Chanel Les Beiges collection at Chanel.com now. Also available at all counters by now. As I’m finishing this post I’ve noticed their beautiful Cruise Collection just popped up online too! Also new includes the No 5 L’Eau On Hand Cream + All Over Spray, D-Pollution Essential Face Mist, and new lip colors in the Rouge Allure, Le Rouge Crayon and Rouge Allure Ink.

I hope to have more reviews soon but I have a lot to work through in testing and swatching!

Les Beiges kindly sent from Chanel for review.

 

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