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Chanel Les Beiges Summer Light 2021

May 28, 2021

Chanel Les Beiges Summer Light 2021 Beauty Lookbook

I’m so excited to share a look at this year’s Chanel Les Beiges Summer Light collection. I look forward to the new additions every summer! Everything is available now online at I think the entire collection is effortless and beautiful.

Les Beiges Healthy Glow Bronzing Cream

Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Bronzing Cream in 395 Soleil Tan Deep Bronze

Chanel added a deeper shade of the Les Beiges Healthy Glow Bronzing Cream in 395 Soleil Tan Deep Bronze which is a darker cream bronze shade. It is quite a bit darker than the original 390 Soleil Tan Bronze. For me I find the original one shows up for a more natural look on my Chanel Foundation B40/B50 skintone. If you’re B40 or deeper you may have found it matched your skintone too much.

395 Soleil Tan Deep Bronze definitely works better as a deeper bronze shade for my medium tan skin. It is quite intense in color but is easy to blend and make more natural looking. That being said if you are fair toned I think this will be too deep for you, especially if you want a more natural bronze look.

Lasting power is pretty decent as long as I’m not outdoors too long. Weather here is warmer but not intense yet.

Les Beiges Healthy Glow Bronzing Cream in 390 vs 395

Swatches below with 390 vs 395 (heavy swatch). These will blend out to a more natural finish with a brush. Also added swatches of the Les Beiges Healthy Glow Illuminating Powders in Sand and Sunset next to the Healthy Glow Luminous Color in Deep (which I use as a bronzer).

Chanel Bronzer Swatches

Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Bronzing Cream in 395 Soleil Tan Deep Bronze

Les Beiges Healthy Glow Natural Eyeshadow Palettes

Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Natural Eyeshadow Palette in Tender and Intense

There are two new Les Beiges Healthy Glow Natural Eyeshadow Palettes in Intense (neutral bronze tones) and Tender (pink reddish tones). I love both and they have that finely milled smooth shimmer with sparkles similar. They have a soft texture with medium pigment. You can layer them on top of cream shadows to intensify the color payoff.

Intense has shimmers in a soft cream, bronze, darker khaki, medium khaki and soft bronze. The shimmers are complex in the compact so if you see different photos online the palettes may look different depending on how the light catches.

Les Beiges Healthy Glow Natural Eyeshadow Palette Intense

Tender has a mix of soft pink, wine, champagne and rose tones. I added a couple other swatches to Medium (the original one) and Warm (from last year).

Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Natural Eyeshadow Palette in Tender

Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Natural Eyeshadow Palette swatches

Rouge Coco Flash

Chanel Rouge Coco Flash in Dawn, Heat, Sunbeam, Flame

Chanel has four new shades of Rouge Coco Flash and I think they’re perfect for summer! Dawn is a light neutral nude beige, Sunbeam is a perfect coral (reminds me of a more pigmented version of their discontinued shade in Flash), Flame is a pretty plum, Heat is a bold red. They’re glossy and have pretty good pigment for a shine lipstick formula.

Chanel Rouge Coco Flash in Dawn, Heat, Sunbeam, Flame swatches

Looks wearing each shade below:

Look 1 Wearing Rouge Coco Flash in Dawn

Chanel Rouge Coco Flash in Dawn


Look 2 Wearing Rouge Coco Flash in Sunbeam

Rouge Coco Flash in Sunbeam


Look 3 Wearing Rouge Coco Flash in Flame
Same as above, but with the Les Beiges Eyeshadow Palette in Tender

Chanel Rouge Coco Flash Flame


Look 4 Wearing Rouge Coco Flash in Heat

Chanel Rouge Coco Flash Heat

Le Vernis Longwear Nail Color

Chanel Les Beiges Le Vernis

Last we have a look at the new Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colors. I do think at least two of these may have been previously launched many years ago (I know Golden Sand for sure was a color before). I do not have the older shades to compare, but I really love the four options this launch. I applied each one with 2 coats. The metallics will show some of the brush strokes but I think they’re still really pretty.

  • Glimmer is a pretty neutral cream beige with a hint of silver sparkles (but they don’t really show up on the nail)
  • Sunlight is a metallic rose pink
  • Golden Sand is a golden metallic sand color
  • Solar is a pretty bronze sparkle

Chanel Les Beiges Le Vernis Glimmer, Sunlight, Golden Sand and Solar swatches

Chanel Les Beiges Summer Light 2021 Beauty Lookbook

Overall a solid A+ for everything. I love how effortless and easy the colors are to wear. I still would have liked to see them launch a beautiful new powder bronzer or highlighter but I have plenty in my stash to pick from. The lip colors are perfect for summer to me – love that there is a nude and a few brighter colors that are fun but still nice to wear for everyday.

You can find the entire collection available now at Have you checked out the new launch yet? What did you think?

Les Beiges collection provided courtesy of Chanel for review.

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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 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.


Hourglass Cosmetics

New Launches from Hourglass

July 26, 2023

New Launches from Hourglass

Hourglass launched a few new items this summer and I have a closer look today! Today’s post covers the new Veil Hydrating Skin Tint Foundation ($49), new shade of Veil Translucent Setting Powder ($49) and four new Phantom Glossy Lip Balms ($36 each). I ordered mine from Sephora.

Veil Hydrating Skin Tint Foundation

Hourglass Veil Hydrating Skin Tint Foundation Shade 9

The Veil Hydrating Skin Tint Foundation is a balmy tint with a hydrating feel but nice dry down. It has very sheer coverage that is barely there. I didn’t know what to expect because hydrating tints usually feel thick or heavy on my skin – but the concept was really interesting to me so I ordered it sight unseen. It does have a semi-thick texture but blends out easily with a sponge. Once set with powder it has very good lasting power – it stayed put all day without any touch ups required.

For shade matching, I ordered Shade 8 based on their shade chart. I am a match to Shade 8 in the Ambient Soft Glow Foundation formula (which runs very olive). Shade 8 in the Skin Tint ended up being too light and peachy/pink so I ordered Shade 9 which is a better match but still a bit light. Since the formula is sheer it’s forgiving and I can make it work.

A few of you messaged me on Stories saying you’re a Shade 8 in Ambient Glow and found Shade 10 to be a good match in the Hydrating Skin Tint.

Formula-wise I think it’s surprisingly good, especially since most Hourglass foundations don’t work well for me color-wise or formula-wise. It makes my skin look pretty good! You can see the transformation here (I’m having a bad skin week and I think it smoothed out the skin nicely).

Hourglass Veil Hydrating Skin Tint Foundation Shade 9

I still prefer something with more coverage like the Too Faced Healthy Glow Moisturizing Skin Tint or Chanel Les Beiges Water-Fresh Complexion Touch. But if you want a hydrating tint with very natural sheer coverage, the Hydrating Veil Tint is definitely worth checking out.

Veil Translucent Setting Powder

Hourglass Veil Translucent Setting Powder in MEDIUM

The Veil Translucent Setting Powder was one I really loved a while ago. I used it up and never repurchased but they added tinted shades in Medium and Deep which I think are great. It’s lightweight and very natural looking. In terms of a blurring effect the Givenchy Prisme Libre is still the better option for an almost airbrushed look, but the Hourglass powder is still very good.

Phantom Glossy Lip Balms (New Shades)

Phantom Glossy Lip Balms (New Shades)

Last but not least we have a look at the four new shades of Phantom Volumising Glossy Lip Balms. All four shades are really beautiful, naturally flattering and easy to wear. It’s been a while since I have worn these even though I own a bunch of colors. I forgot how soft and almost melty the texture is and I’m not sure how I feel about them in this heat. I for sure love these in cooler temperatures. Right now they feel like they will almost slide off the lips in heat. The good news is they seem to stay put pretty well, but adding a liner underneath does help extend the wear.

  • Sense is a peachy pink
  • Desire is a pretty soft mauve raspberry
  • Rise is a neutral beige
  • Impulse is a pretty muted red

Hourglass Phantom Glossy Lip Balms (New Shades)

Full beauty breakdown below wearing:

Hourglass Phantom Glossy Lip Balms Sense

Hourglass Phantom Glossy Lip Balm Desire

Hourglass Phantom Glossy Lip Balm Rise

Hourglass Phantom Glossy Lip Balm Impulse

New from Hourglass Cosmetics

Colors are pure love. I wish the formula wasn’t quite as soft in texture though.

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That wraps up my Hourglass haul review! Did you check out any of these new launches yet? What did you think?

Beauty Favorites

Latte Makeup

July 19, 2023

Latte Makeup Trend

I jumped on the Latte Makeup trend as I’ve been seeing it all over my feed and I love it! I don’t know that I would call it a new trend as it has a neutral everyday almost 90s vibe, but I’m loving everyone’s take. I also love that many are picking lip colors that have a bit more pink which gives it more fresh and modern take (vs the 90s deep rose brown).

I did a quick demo on Reels which I’ll link below. I’m wearing so many long-time favorites!


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Beauty breakdown:

Also wanted to round up a few other favorite in the neutral category since they’re my everyday favorites.

Complexion Favorites

Summer Base Favorites Charlotte Tilbury, Drunk Elephant and Too Faced

For the complexion I’ve really been loving the Too Faced Born This Way Healthy Glow Tint for my summer base. It has SPF 30, natural medium coverage, evens out the skin and blurs. Holds up really well even in this humid weather!

I still really love the Drunk Elephant D-Bronzi Drops and Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter for complexion enhancers. They give the skin a really nice natural glow without being too heavy or looking overdone. Even after trying to find dupes, I still have to say these two are holy grail material.

The best brightening under eye concealer is the YSL Touche Eclat.


Laura Mercier Fresco and Ginger Blush

For the cheeks I love a good neutral blush with some peach tones. Laura Mercier Blush Color Infusion Ginger and Fresco are probably the best neutral blushes I own. They are neutral with brown undertones but have warmth so they work really well on olive/golden skin.

Victoria Beckham Beauty Cheeky Posh cream blush sticks are really nice too. I love the shade Playground for a neutral tan. The new VBB Contour Sticks are really nice too for eyes or cheeks. I picked up Marble and love it. It has a neutral undertone so it’s not too grey/cool and not too warm.

For a very natural cream bronzer/contour my top three these days are the Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Bronzing Cream (I use 390 and 392) in the new travel sizes. The formula of the minis is different than the original. The travel sized variations this year have a slightly matte finish with a blurring effect on the skin.

Tower 28 Sculptino in Getty is another great cream bronzer that does not have shimmer. And the Rare Beauty Warm Wishes Effortless Bronzer Stick is the softest creamy stick I’ve tried that isn’t too dewy in finish.

The brush I use for most of my cream products is the Hourglass Vanish Foundation Brush.

Best Cream Contour and Neutral Blush Shades\Best Cream Contour and Neutral Blush Shades

Latte Eye Makeup Favorites

Makeup By Mario Master Mattes

For the eyes I don’t think it gets more classic than the Makeup By Mario Master Mattes Palette. It’s been in my Top 5 for a long time and I still wear it every week. Natasha Denona’s Mini Nude Palette is another favorite and one I think is perfect for the latte makeup look trend.

Latte Makeup Eyeshadow Favorites

Best Neutral Lips

Best Neutral Lips

Last but not least neutral lips – my favorite! I love nearly every variation of a neutral lip. These are some of my favorites right now. In my Reel I paired the Huda Beauty Lip Contour 2.0 in Terracotta with Pat McGrath LUST Gloss in Faux Real.

Other favorites include the Kosas Wet Lip Gloss Oils (Revealed is the perfect pink nude, but they have lots of great neutrals). I also think the MAC At First Lipglass Set from the Nordstrom Sale has great neutrals this year, I wish they made Rose Recollection permanent.

Best Neutral Lips 90s nude

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That wraps up my Latte Makeup roundup. Would love to hear about your favorite neutrals you have in rotation right now!

Ask Sabrina

Ask Sabrina | June 2023

June 12, 2023

Ask Sabrina

Happy Monday! I’m doing a Q&A from the questions you submitted last week. It was fun reading through all the questions! I’ve picked 10 questions to answer. It has been a couple of years since I last did this type of post, perhaps I should start it up again? Let me know!

1) Have you and Andrew considered relocating to Miami since you visit so much? Would you go back to live in SoCal?

I feel like many of you may have read my mind on this as this is one of the most frequently asked questions I receive! Andrew and I are moving to Miami or San Diego hopefully this year. We’ve actually been traveling to Miami so frequently for this reason. We’ve been looking for a place since December. Currently narrowing down the specific area to move to – there are so many options, each with different pros and cons for what we are looking for. San Diego has also been an option we’ve talked about to be closer to my family and our friends back home.

Currently exploring our options with both cities and we will keep you posted!

Miami South Beach Christmas 2022

2) Favorite current luxury handbag? Best crossbody bag? Best raffia bag? Next splurge?

Oooh this is a tough one! I rotate frequently but would say my top 3 are the Bottega Mini Loop, Loewe Mini Puzzle and Celine Pico Belt Bag (review here). All of these are cross body. Each style is also carried in larger options with straps if super minis aren’t your style.

I think Loewe raffia bags are my favorite. I’ve gotten a lot of use out of the Shell Basket (small). For a larger beach tote I’m in love with the Anagram Basket in Ochre (medium).

What’s my next purchase? I’m very happy with my collection right now. However I have had my eye on the Bottega Arco Tote or Loewe Mini Flamenco.

Bottega Mini Loop in White

Bottega Mini Loop Bag White

Celine Pico Belt Bag in Light Taupe

Celine Belt Bag Pico Outfit

Loewe Shell Basket (small)

Loewe Shell Basket Tote

Loewe Anagram Basket

Loewe Anagram Basket Ochre, Rails Ellis Top

3) Best walking shoes when on vacation?

I love APL Techloom Breeze Sneakers or New Balance 327 (also love these) or the 524. Both are very comfortable and aren’t too thick/heavy so your feet can breathe. Leather sneakers are easier to keep clean/maintain but I try to save those for cooler weather as my feet get sweaty.

New Balance Sneakers

4) Favorite travel moment / trip?

So many great travel memories for me! I have two favorites. The best travel memory I have was a trip to Oxford England in 2001. I went to Oxford on a study abroad trip in college one summer and made friends that have become lifelong friends. I met my best friend on this trip (we were roomies) and I also met my future husband on this trip (Andrew was one of the TAs).

I would say the best trip I’ve been on was a month long Europe trip Andrew and I took back in 2015. We would love to go back to Europe for an extended trip. Probably not this year since we are planning a move. Hopefully in 2024!

Rhodes, Greece

5) How do you find places to travel with your fur babies?

Ollie has been really easy to travel with and we love it! So far we’ve only taken him with us to Miami which is close to us and super dog friendly. We haven’t taken him on a plane yet as we are not sure if he will fit under the seat for a carry on pet. Kitty has come with us to Miami a couple times but he does not like car rides at all.

It was pretty difficult to travel with Jake and Lucy. The Jack Russell breed is very energetic and they don’t always play well with others. They were always very competitive with each other, I had to take them on walks separately. They also couldn’t see one leave the house without the other so I had to distract one pup and quickly sneak out with the other dog. We did take them on a few road trips and we had fun but it was a lot of work.

When they were young we brought them on a road trip from San Diego to Seattle for Andrew’s work for around 1 week. They had fun in a lot of parks! We also drove Jake, Lucy and Kitty across country from San Diego to Tampa when we moved which took around 5 days. Finding dog friendly hotels on the road was a challenge. All three also travelled from Tampa to Louisville (and back) when we evacuated for a hurricane one year.

Ollie and Kitty

6) What is your exercise routine?

I’m embarrassed to admit I have been neglecting my exercise routine for months. It’s currently very sporadic but when we were exercising regularly Andrew and I did weight training 3-5 times per week with cardio mixed in. We found a great a trainer and worked with him for the past 3 years. Our exercises are split by category, one category per workout: Push Day, Pull Day, Leg Day. Sometimes we add in a shoulder day or active recovery day.

We also have a treadmill and assault bike. I’m getting back into it. Right now my chest and triceps are really sore from my last workout a couple days ago. I’ve been interested in trying Pilates but am not sure I have the core strength to do it.

7) What are your favorite make-up looks for a beach day? My eye make-up always runs.

My beach makeup has evolved over the years to be more minimalist. I’ll use the Supergoop! Glow Screen or Chanel CC Cream (which I am hoping comes back in stock). Sometimes I will set with a lightweight pressed powder. Add a tiny bit of cream bronzer like the Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Cream Bronzer or Tower 28 Sculptino (I like Getty).

For eyes if I do wear makeup it’s a cream shadow stick like the Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick (I wear Golden Amber or Golden Pink the most). Some of the darker shades can be smudged along the lash line to double as liner. I rarely wear liner or mascara because no matter how “long-wear” it is, products simply don’t hold up to REAL humidity or heat.

For the best longwear eyeliners I really like the Tarte Quick Stick Eyeliner or the Sisley Phyto Liner Matte.

If you need a little color/bronze glow I love mixing in the Drunk Elephant D-Bronzi Serum Drops with moisturizer or using it all over the face.

I love a good lip oil or tinted balm. Top two right now are the Hermes Lip Oils (reviewed and swatched here) and NARS Afterglow Sensual Shine (swatched here).


Hermes Hermesistible Infused Lip Care Oil

Supergoop! Glowscreen Golden Hour


Bobbi Brown Long-wear Cream Eyeshadow Sticks

8) What a good tinted moisturizer (Chanel cc cream is sold out!!)?

I’m still waiting for it to come back too! I was told at a store that Chanel is reformulating it but I don’t know for sure if it is. Nothing is as good, but some other alternatives I like are the Supergoop! CC Screen, Summer Fridays Sheer Skin Tint (I’m in between Shade 4 and 5), Caliray Freedreaming Blurring Skin Tint (I wear Shade 6), Tower 28 SunnyDays SPF30 (I wear 35 Point Dume), and the Too Faced Born This Way Healthy Glow Skin Tint (I wear Warm Beige).

I like the Too Faced the best.

Best Summer Makeup

9) How are you liking Botox now that you’ve tried it? Will you do it again?

I love it. I’m glad I finally did it. I’m still terrified of needles but I know it’s something I can manage. Trolls have been telling me to fix my face for years – well I finally fixed it. It’s not the reason I did it though, it’s been on my list for years. I just nearly pass out at the thought of needles. If you want more I’ve saved the details to my BOTOX Instagram Highlights.

For those who don’t use Instagram I had a Botox injection for the first time ever at age 42. The areas that were done included my forehead and 11s with nearly 40 units. We went to @marissathepa for our first Botox injection ever and I highly recommend her. Andrew got Botox too!

I have been overwhelmed with the positive feedback! So many of you were cheering me on! I am really touched that many of you shared your personal experiences, procedures, frequency, pricing etc. It still makes me a little sad that this is something many of you are not comfortable sharing or talking about openly because of negative judgement from others.

We were both very happy with the results, the feeling and sensation just takes getting used to. The first two weeks I could not move my forehead and it was so relaxed I felt like I had to strain to open my eyes a little. Feedback from many of you was to get 30 units next time for more movement. My deep set lines disappeared on my forehead and in the 11 area.

The one month mark will be this Saturday and I’ll do my next update then. I’m not sure if we will be doing this every 3 or 6 months. Some say they can do it 1x per year. Many of you messaged me that it only lasts 3 months for most of you. If you have any questions please feel free to email or DM me.

10) Best new beauty buy/launch of 2023?

Another tough one! If you count Botox as a beauty buy I think that was my best purchase this year. For new launches I have been really impressed with the La Mer Moisturizing Soft Cream. They reformulated it this year and it’s been my absolute favorite skincare item. I still have some left of the original formula and definitely notice the new one absorbs better into the skin, feels better and just overall works better.

La Mer The Moisturizing Soft Cream, The Concentrate and The Eye Concentrate

For something that is TRULY new (as in not a reformulation or repromote) I love the Tom Ford Eyeshadow Palette in Golden Hour. I have not reviewed/swatched it but you can see it in action here. I also think the Dior Solar Body Oil is just beautiful.

Summer Makeup Essentials

Dior Solar Body Oil

The new Armani Luminous Silk Glow Blush is one of the best blush formulas I’ve tried. I have Shade 51 in action here. I just bought a few more. It has a soft buildable texture with the best natural kind of glow.

Armani Luminous Silk Glow Blush

That wraps up this week’s Ask Sabrina! If you have any more let me know in the comments or you can always email me!


Chanel Les Beiges Summer To-Go 2023

June 11, 2023

Chanel Les Beiges Summer To-Go 2023

This year’s Chanel Les Beiges Summer Collection features repromoted summer staples in travel sizes. There are two new lip colors alongside minis of the Les Beiges Healthy Glow Illuminating Oil, Water-Fresh Tint and Healthy Glow Bronzing Cream.

Les Beiges Water-Fresh Tint

Chanel Les Beiges Water-Fresh Tint in Medium Plus

The Les Beiges Water-Fresh Tint Travel Size ($47 each) comes in a .5 fl oz format in 8 shades. Formula seems to be the same as the original Full Size Version ($70 for 1 fl oz). Lightweight, hydrating, glowy with a subtle hint of pigment and glow. I can wear either Medium or Medium Plus. For those who want a natural veil of hydration I think this is perfect.

Chanel Les Beiges Water-Fresh Tint in Medium Plus

Chanel Les Beiges Water-Fresh Tint in Medium Plus

I always set with a powder since I prefer a matte finish so it’s hard to see the product’s final effect on the skin in photos. This demo will help show the coverage and finish on the skin. I’m applying it with the Hourglass Vanish Foundation Brush and for my moisturizer underneath I used Chanel’s La Solution 10 De Chanel.


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Les Beiges Healthy Glow Bronzing Cream

Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Bronzing Cream Travel Sizes

The Les Beiges Healthy Glow Bronzing Cream has been a long time favorite and the new Travel Size ($40 for .5 oz) is available in three colors but the shades in travel size have slight variations and the formula feels different. Colors pull just slightly different but on the skin once blended they look the same. Formula on the travel size has a blurred effect on the skin. It’s not quite matte but it feels a bit more pigmented and matte compared to the full size.

Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Bronzing Cream Travel Sizes

I like applying this with any foundation brush, love the Chanel Brush 101 or Brush 100. The Hourglass Vanish Foundation Brush or the Ambient Foundation Brush also work well.

Foundation and Cream Bronzer Brushes

Les Beiges Healthy Glow Illuminating Oil

I really love that Chanel brought back the Les Beiges Healthy Glow Illuminating Oil ($63 for 1 fl oz) in travel size. I was able to buy this in one of the boutiques before it launched while traveling and I really loved having it in my travel bag! Having it in a smaller option I can easily hold in one hand or bring with me on travel is much more convenient. (Last year’s bottle was SO big I could barely hold it with my hands.) It smells like a slightly more floral version of the les beiges line with jasmine and it’s just beautiful.

The shimmer is subtle on the skin but more visible in direct sunlight.

Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Illuminating Oil

Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Illuminating Oil

Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Illuminating Oil

UV Essentiel – NEW formula

Chanel UV Essentiel

Chanel reformulated their UV Essentiel with SPF 50 and I picked this up in Miami last month. As a long time fan of the previous formula my first reaction was to panic, but rest assured the new one is better! It has a texture that combines a gel and cream in one so it’s not as fluid/liquid. The formula leaves no white cast on the skin and works well with the Chanel foundations on top. The texture is lightweight and blends easily. I like the newer formula because now it doesn’t creep or slide into my eye corners (sunscreen often does that and it stings!). Active ingredients include Avobenzone 3.0 % | Homosalate 10.0 % | Octisalate 5.0 % | Octocrylene 5.0 %.

Rouge Coco Flash

Chanel Rouge Coco Flash Destination and Escapade

Last we have a look at the new Rouge Coco Flash shades. Destination is a neutral beige pink. This sometimes pulls a little too pale on my lips and skin tone, sometimes I can pull it off, sometimes I can’t. Escapade is a muted reddish shade – semi bold but not too bold. Both have that glossy finish, smooth texture and hydrating feel. They’re creamy and I love applying these! They don’t have the best lasting power but I don’t mind reapplying.

Swatched below. Also added a couple other shades for reference/comparison.

Chanel Rouge Coco Flash Destination and Escapade

Below wearing:


Chanel Rouge Coco Flash Destination


Chanel Rouge Coco Flash Escapade

Overall a very edited collection with mainly repromotes in travel sizes. I would have loved to see new colors for the eyes, nails and perhaps a new blush or highlighter for summer. At the same time I do really like these travel sizes and wish I had them a month ago when I was traveling.

I also think having the smaller options at lower price points might be better for those who don’t want to commit to the full size right away.

You can find these out now at and all Chanel Beauty retailers.

Have you checked out any of the new collection items yet?

Chanel Les Beiges items provided for review.

Bronzer + Blush Hermes Beauty

Hermes Plein Air H Trio Mineral Powder Bronzer + Iridescent Highlighters

March 14, 2023

Hermes Plein Air H Trio Mineral Powder

Hermes just launched their Plein Air H Trio Healthy Glow Mineral Bronzing Powders ($105) and Iridescent Powders ($105) in the US and I am so excited to have a review to share today. I fell in love almost immediately with the product description and demo video on the Hermes website. The powders looked perfect for that effortless healthy sunkissed glow and I was eager to put these to the test.

Given that these are extremely expensive I was surprised to find that many of the shades have sold out at a lot of retailers. Depending on which shade you want you may have to do some shopping around but they are available at Hermes, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale’s and Neiman Marcus to name a few places.

These powders have 3 shades in one compact in a beautiful embossed H pattern. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised to see the compacts are larger than the other Hermes powders with 18 g of product. They are scented similar to the Rose Hermes blushes (reviewed here) but the scent dissipates after a while and I don’t notice it when it’s on the skin.

Plein Air H Trio Healthy Glow Mineral Powder

Hermes Plein Air H Trio Mineral Powder Bronzer 02 Atlas, 03 Sahara, 04 Sienne

There are 5 shades of the Plein Air H Trio Healthy Glow Mineral Powder and I ordered three shades to try. These have a beautiful silky texture with very good pigment, no excess powdery kick up, no hard-pan and apply beautifully on the skin.

I was really impressed with the level of pigment – they show up really well but at the same time are really easy to blend and sheer out. There is a tiny bit of shimmer in these but it’s more like subtle flecks of shimmer spread out on a matte base so on the skin they really look more matte.

Hermes Plein Air H Trio Mineral Powder Bronzer 02 Atlas, 03 Sahara, 04 Sienne swatches

Looks below wearing:

02 Atlas

02 Atlas is a warm light bronze, this pulls warm on my skin when used as a bronzer, I like this better as a soft contour to warm up the skin instead, wearing this with the Hermesistible Lip Oil in 02 Corail Bigarade (swatched here) on the lips

Hermes Plein Air H Trio Mineral Powder Bronzer 02 Atlas

Hermes Plein Air H Trio Mineral Powder Bronzer 02 Atlas


03 Sahara

03 Sahara is the best shade for me out of the three, this is a medium tan, on the lips wearing Lisa Eldridge Gloss Embrace in Charm

Hermes Plein Air H Trio Mineral Powder Bronzer 03 Sahara

Hermes Plein Air H Trio Mineral Powder Bronzer 03 Sahara


04 Sienne

04 Sienne is a deeper bronze, also warm and pulls reddish on me, lips are Lawless Forget the Filler in Cherry Vanilla

Hermes Plein Air H Trio Mineral Powder Bronzer 04 Sienne

Hermes Plein Air H Trio Mineral Powder Bronzer 04 Sienne

Below swatched next to:

Hermes bronzer swatch comparisons to Charlotte Tilbury, Gucci and Chanel

Plein Air H Trio Iridescent Mineral Powder

Hermes Plein Air H Trio Iridescent Mineral Powder

There are two variations of the Plein Air H Trio Iridescent Mineral Powder. Both have three different shades of highlighter in one compact. I swatched them individually and swirled and also next to the Plein Air Powder I just reviewed in Mirage.

Hermes Plein Air H Trio Iridescent Mineral Powder swatches

On my medium tan skin these pull very light/pale. Pigment is medium but easy to control so you can get a sheer glow or a more intense highlight. These are very powdery and there was a lot of powdery kick up all over (even in my hair). I would recommend applying with a light hand. Both seem to have sold out everywhere except the Hermes website.

01 Rose Atacama

01 Rose Atacama is a mix of icy white, medium soft nude pink and a cool pink. On my skin this pulls very frosty since it’s contrasted with my skin. Since there is such a sharp contrast I found it highlighted my pores and texture. The Charlotte Tilbury Glow Glide Highlighter in Pillow Talk Glow is better suited for my skin tone as it’s not as white/icy (review here). Wearing it on top of the Bronzer Shade 02 Atlas and Hermesistible Lip Oil in 02 Corail Bigarade.

Hermes Plein Air H Trio Iridescent Mineral Powder 01 Rose Atacama


Hermes Plein Air H Trio Iridescent Mineral Powder 01 Rose Atacama


02 Corail Mojave

I found 02 Corail Mojave more unique and better for my skin tone. This also pulls very shimmery with an icy white champagne, pale gold and orange copper shimmer. When swirled it’s more of a soft champagne gold. I didn’t have time to swatch comparisons but color is somewhere in between Charlotte Tilbury Glow Glide Highlighters in Champagne Glow and Gilded Glow (the CT ones have more pop to them, more swatches here). Bobbi Brown Highlighting Powder in Peach Glow is more sparkly. Dior Nude Glow is more complex and slightly warmer.

Below wearing it on top of 03 Sahara Bronzer.

Hermes Plein Air H Trio Iridescent Mineral Powder 02 Corail Mojave


Hermes Plein Air H Trio Iridescent Mineral Powder 02 Corail Mojave

Overall I think the bronzers are the stand out for me with a silky smooth texture, natural finish and large compact size. I like Sahara the best for my skin tone.

The highlighters are stunning, but not a must for me. Shade 01 is too pale for my skin tone, even with a light hand. Shade 02 is beautiful but given the vast number of highlighters I own, I don’t think I could call it a must-have.

If you’ve been looking at these online and don’t have a counter to try, I hope you found this review helpful!

Available at Hermes, Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, Saks and Neiman Marcus.

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