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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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Chanel Cruise 2019 Collection Lumiere Et Contraste

May 15, 2019

Chanel Beauty Cruise 2019 Makeup Collection | The Beauty Look Book

The Chanel Cruise Collection for 2019 is called Lumiere Et Contraste and just launched at Chanel.com. There are some stunning pieces for the eyes, lips and cheeks designed to give a luminous radiant glow. Swatches, thoughts + a couple makeup looks featuring the new pieces in today’s post. The collection includes:

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Le Vernis Nail Color

Chanel Beauty Cruise 2019 Le Vernis Afterglow, Open Air and Purple Ray | The Beauty Look Book

There are three new Le Vernis Nail Colors that have that pretty light and airy kind of vibe in Afterglow, Open Air and Purple Ray. Application for all three is ultra smooth. They do run on the semi-sheer side so you’ll need to layer on a few coats to get full coverage.

Afterglow is a sheer neutral nude that has that secret Chanel shimmer in the bottle. On the nails there’s not really any visible shimmer. This is a sheer color so two coats will give you a barely there polish. If I add three I get a clean barely there look. Below is with three coats.

Chanel Cruise 2019 Beauty Le Vernis Afterglow | The Beauty Look Book

Open Air is a periwinkle purple glossy color. It’s not as sheer as Afterglow, but Open Air is still on the natural sheer-medium side. I applied it with two coats below. This is such a pretty soft blue-toned lilac kind of shade. I’ve been wearing it on the toes and love it.

Chanel Cruise 2019 Beauty Le Vernis Open Air | The Beauty Look Book

Purple Ray is another lovely purple. It’s semi-sheer and below is the polish with two coats. It’s a soft light lavender and pulls a little more warm than Open Air.

Chanel Cruise 2019 Beauty Le Vernis Purple Ray | The Beauty Look Book

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Lips

Chanel Cruise 2019 Beauty Lips Rouge Coco Flash and Gloss | The Beauty Look Book

The Cruise Collection has two Rouge Coco Flash shades in Lumiere which is a sheer peachy pink and Contraste which is a soft mauve with hint of pink/rose. Both are sheer to medium in coverage. I can get both to cover my lip entirely but they have a soft sheen. In case you missed the previous Chanel post you can see my other Rouge Coco Flash picks here. Formula is glossy and hydrating. Deeper colors have more color payoff. Since they are shiny and sheer lasting power isn’t going to be as strong as a regular lipstick.

The team also sent one of the Le Rouge Duo Ultra Tenue Glosses in Warm Beige with the press package. I’m not sure if this is a repromote but Warm Beige is a natural lips-but-better kind of neutral beige. One end dries to a matte but slightly tacky finish to adhere to the lips. You add the other end which is a clear gloss as a top coat to seal the color. These stay put on the lips really well. It’s like a liquid lipstick with a gloss as a top coat.

Lastly there are two Rouge Coco Glosses in Fraicheur which is a sheer jelly mint green with gold shimmer and Aurora which is a hot pink with gold and pink sparkles. Both are pretty much clear and give the lips a very slight tint of color. I do see more color payoff with the pink one and it gives the lips a full lush glow.

Chanel Cruise 2019 Beauty Lips Rouge Coco Flash and Gloss swatches | The Beauty Look Book

Chanel Cruise 2019 Beauty Lips Rouge Coco Flash and Gloss swatches | The Beauty Look Book

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Eyes

Chanel Beauty Cruise 2019 Les 4 Ombres Lumieres Naturelles Eyeshadow Quad | The Beauty Look Book

The Les 4 Ombres in Lumieres Naturelles has smooth blendable textures with medium pigment. There is a sparkling silvery taupe, a matte soft light cool brown, a matte medium brown and a soft shimmering satiny bronze. It pulls like a true neutral on my eyes and the silvery taupe makes it more on the neutral-cool side. By comparison the Les Beiges Les Indispensables has more shimmery options and pulls a little warmer and has a wider range of options from light to deep.

Chanel Beauty Cruise 2019 Les 4 Ombres Lumieres Naturelles Eyeshadow Quad swatches | The Beauty Look Book

Swatched side by side next to the Les Beiges 2019 Palette reviewed here:

Chanel Lumieres Naturelles vs Les Beiges Les Indispensables

 

 

There are three Stylo Ombre Et Contour Shadow/Liner/Kohl sticks in Pure Flesh, Metallic Flash and Vague. I really like using the shadow sticks all over the lid and blended alone or as a base for powder shadows. The three colors are perfect everyday kind of colors that are easy to wear and have really good lasting power. Pure Flesh is a satin light peachy color, Metallic Flash is a shimmering taupe (love this one) and Vague is a satiny brown.

Chanel Cruise 2019 Beauty Stylo Ombre Et Contour

Chanel Cruise 2019 Beauty Stylo Ombre Et Contour swatches

Last for the eyes is a new product called the Ombre Premiere Gloss which is a top coat for the eyes. In general I do not like eye glosses. I’ve tried some from NARS and Tom Ford and just couldn’t get into them. The same goes for these from Chanel. I think the concept is really neat and the effect is beautiful for a gilded high shine look. Lunaire is a gorgeous silver and Solaire is a beautiful gold. They stay glossy on the lids which is why I can’t really wear them – in the Florida humidity I need something with a dry down. Pigment is sheer and glossy but buildable. I really liked the way Lunaire looked – I wish it had a different finish because the color, even though sheer, looked really pretty.

Chanel Cruise 2019 Ombre Premiere Gloss review | The Beauty Look Book

Chanel Cruise 2019 Ombre Premiere Gloss review | The Beauty Look Book

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Cheeks

Chanel Beauty Cruise 2019 Duo Bronze Et Lumiere | The Beauty Look Book

For Cruise Chanel launched a new cheek duo called the Duo Bronze Et Lumiere. There are two color options with a bronzer and highlighter duo in Clair and Medium. The formula is ultra smooth and has an almost gel like creamy feel but dries down to a powdery finish. There’s no detectable scent and whatever this formula is I hope Chanel makes more products with this texture. Both have a very beautiful finish with textures that melt into the skin in the most gorgeous way. They’re easy to blend and layer – I prefer using a full size individual brush rather than the small brush it comes with.

Clair is an ultra light duo with a neutral peach satin and iridescent pink shimmer. On me this one is more of a good finishing or mixing product on the cheeks. It’s too light to be a bronzer or contour on my skin tone but I did a look with just the duo to give you a sense of how light it is. I absolutely LOVE this one for the eyes. I also love this one mixed or layered with other cheek products including the other duo. Since this one pulls so light I don’t know that it can really be a bronzer for any skin tone even ultra fair but it does make for a very nice finishing/smoothing kind of color.

Chanel Beauty Cruise 2019 Duo Bronze Et Lumiere Clair | The Beauty Look Book

The duo in Medium has a satiny brown and a gorgeous gold shimmer highlighter. It pulls medium-deep on my skin tone and I wear anything from Chanel foundations in Medium to Medium Deep or 30 to 40 right now. This is a good one for sculpting or contouring.

Chanel Beauty Cruise 2019 Duo Bronze Et Lumiere Medium | The Beauty Look Book

I hope Chanel makes more of this formula in different colors. If they made this into a setting power, blush colors, more bronzers or highlighters I think it would be amazing.

Chanel Beauty Cruise 2019 Duo Bronze Et Lumiere swatches | The Beauty Look Book

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Two looks below, Look 1 with the Bronzer and Highlighter Duo in Clair:

Chanel Beauty Cruise 2019 Makeup Collection Duo Clair | The Beauty Look Book

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Makeup Look 2 with the Bronzer and Highlighter Duo in Medium:

Chanel Beauty Cruise 2019 Makeup Collection Duo Medium | The Beauty Look Book

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Overall a beautiful collection for those who want a nice glow without looking overdone. I think the stand outs are the the Bronzer Highlighter Duo in Medium and the three Le Vernis Nail Colors. The Rouge Coco Flash lip colors offer a fresh polished look I think will be easy to wear for any occasion. The Rouge Coco Glosses are both clear but I find myself really loving the look of Aurora because it gives a soft tint of healthy pink to the lips.

You can find the Chanel Cruise Collection at Chanel.com now. As with previous years I suspect it will trickle out to other Chanel counters soon!

Have you checked out the new pieces yet? What did you think?

Chanel cruise collection gifted by Chanel.

 

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Chanel Les Beiges 2019 Collection Review

May 7, 2019

Chanel Les Beiges 2019 Review and Swatches | The Beauty Look Book

Chanel’s 2019 edition for their Les Beiges Makeup Collection has launched and it has someย  beautiful pieces for the beauty lover who wants a natural look. Focus is on a barely there tint for the complexion with a new face tint and powder along with new shades for eyes and lips. In this launch:

Chanel Les Beiges 2019 Review and Swatches | The Beauty Look Book

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Les Beiges Water-Fresh Tint

Chanel Les Beiges Eau de Teint Water Fresh Tint Review via The Beauty Look Book

I’ve been getting so many questions about this new base called the Les Beiges Water-Fresh Tint! It’s a very sheer clear gel base with tiny pigment droplets suspended inside. It comes with a pump dispenser and brush. When you buff it into the skin the droplets burst to feel like a water burst and this gives the skin a barely-there glow. This is a lightweight hydrating gel that feels fresh like skincare but isn’t sticky. It has a subtle scent to it much like the Hydra Beauty Skincare Line does but isn’t overpowering.

Finish is sheer and very glowy to give the skin a luminous finish, much like a glowy moisturizer. Chanel suggests using it three ways: as a primer underneath foundation, alone for a bare-skin effect, or as a touch up over foundation to add glow or even out the complexion. Below a closer look at the product straight out of the pump. The right side has 2 pumps and I lightly smoothed it out with fingers so you could get a better sense of how the pigment is suspended – once you actually buff it into the skin the pigment drops blend out.

Chanel Les Beiges Eau de Teint Water Fresh Tint Review via The Beauty Look Book

I tried it a few different ways: alone with powder to set and also as a primer with their Sublimage Le Teintย on top. I think it gives the skin a beautiful very natural glow and even though it’s a gel it stays put all day without sliding off the skin or separating. I think it’s going to be a great one for hot humid months to follow. The brush is a really nice one to use for this!

There are six shades available and I found Medium is the best for me right now although it’s so sheer I can also get away with using Medium Plus although it is noticeably deeper on my face and gives me a sunkissed glow.

If you need any coverage this is not going to be the product for you. My freckles and sun spots show through completely even with layering. The formula in the beige rectangular packaging Les Beiges Sheer Healthy Glow Moisturizing Tint will offer more coverage but still be very sheer/natural on the skin. If you want more coverage but want that dewy finish their CC Cream is excellent. Since this tint is a Gel I only tried it on top of lotion-like sunscreens like the Tom Ford one. I’m going to have to experiment with it more, but I feel like it will not layer well on top of matte finishes. I’m going to re-order the Chanel UV Essential at some point to test on top as well.

Chanel Les Beiges Water-Fresh Tint vs Les Beiges Moisturizing Tint

Just the tint in Medium all over on the face (also have brow powder on, but everything else is my bare face):

Chanel Les Beiges Eau de Teint Water Fresh Tint Medium review via The Beauty Look Book

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Les Beiges Exclusive Creation Healthy Glow Sheer Powder

Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Powder 2019 Exclusive Creation 20, 30 and 40 | The Beauty Look Book

There are seven shades of their new Les Beiges Exclusive Creation Healthy Glow Sheer Powder. I’m not entirely sure if this is supposed to be the same as the original Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Colour just in different packaging or if it’s truly different. The original has SPF 15 labeled on the product while the new 2019 version does not. I have three colors of the new formula that I tested and swatched.

The new 2019 version seems to have a stiffer texture with a more powdery dry finish while the original feels softer. Both are similar in finish and corresponding color although I do notice the new ones seem to have a more matte feel. Color-wise the shades are really close. When applied with the brush or any powder brush it has a sheer enough finish so the new vs original colors will look the same. When swatched with a heavy hand using an eyeshadow brush I see very slight color variations between the original and 2019 version.

Both perform well to give that barely there smoothed out glow look without being overly powdery. It has a satin semi-matte finish and I use these as setting powders. You can use the brush it comes with for a softer glow or for touch ups. I prefer a larger fluffy powder brush to set or contour. My shades are 20 and 30 mixed for setting (I’m in between colors). 40 is a good one for me to warm up the skin or contour. You can still find the original ones online. If I had to pick which one I think is better I feel like I prefer the original.

The new ones take a little bit of breaking in to get going. I’ve used older Chanel powder brushes and the MAC 140S works well too.

Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Powder swatches

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Les Beiges Healthy Glow Lip Balm

Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Lip Balm Intense | The Beauty Look Book

The Les Beiges Healthy Glow Lip Balm is a tinted glossy balm with pretty good color payoff. There are three shades that launched last year which you can see reviewed here. This year they added a new shade called Intense which is a deeper berry red. To me this feels more like a fall shade, but it’s still a classic kind of Parisian chic kind of color. These are really nice on the lips. Hydrating, smooth, glossy and they don’t slide off or feel heavy. Lasting power is very good for a balm, you will need to reapply and they will transfer but they fade nicely.

Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Lip Balm Swatches, Light, Medium, Deep and Intense | The Beauty Look Book

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Les Beiges Natural Eyeshadow Collection Les Indispensables

Chanel Les Beiges Eyeshadow Palettes Les Indispensables | The Beauty Look Book

This Les Beiges Eyeshadow Palette is the star of the collection in my opinion and I think it’s a must-have. It has all the perfect neutrals in one palette and having 9 shades makes it super easy to wear. I’m hoping they make it permanent because it’s truly perfect for everyday. It has a mix of satins and shimmers. Pigment is excellent and smooth. Colors layer beautifully and I feel like there is enough variation so the colors look different on the lids when you apply.

Chanel Les Beiges Eyeshadow Palettes Les Indispensables | The Beauty Look Book

Colors include a shimmering champagne, soft satiny warm brown, soft neutral brown, shimmery deeper champagne, sparkling silver, satiny soft grey brown, shimmering gold, deep shimmery brown, shimmering deep brown copper.

Chanel Les Beiges Eyeshadow Palettes Les Indispensables | The Beauty Look Book

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Application of the Water Fresh Tint and Healthy Glow Sheer Powders

Chanel Les Beiges Makeup Look 2019

Chanel Les Beiges Makeup Look 2019 Part 2

Final look wearing:

Chanel Les Beiges 2019 Collection makeup look

One last look:

Chanel Les Beiges 2019 Review via The Beauty Look Book

Overall a solid thumbs up. There are some staple pieces that are nice for everyday. I think the eyeshadow palette is a must even with all the other neutral palettes out there right now. It’s a beautiful one with easy to wear neutrals for a soft or smokey neutral eye look.

I really like the look and finish of the Water Fresh Tint but love it as a primer for fuller coverage foundations like their Sublimage Le Teint. It gives the skin a glow but to me feels more like a skincare gel with a slight tint rather than a base. If you are looking for any kind of coverage this is going to be too sheer for you. I’m always surprised at the split in foundation preference from my readers. Some of you absolutely need medium to full coverage bases while others tell me you really don’t wear any foundation at all!

I’m undecided about the new 2019 Les Beiges powders. I think they perform well and are going to be nice just like the originals but the texture is different. I’m just a little confused on whether or not they are the same or different just without the SPF. The difference in the finish and color is almost indistinguishable – the newer ones just feel a little more stiff in the pan and more matte.

In case you missed it don’t forget to check out my Mother’s Day Gift Guide if you need gift ideas! Other reviews coming up soon on the blog including Cruise 2019, the New Eye Collection and Matte Match as well.

You can find the Chanel Les Beiges 2019 collection out now, available at Chanel.com and all Chanel beauty counters.

Have you checked out this collection yet? What did you think?

Some pieces featured are press samples including Water Fresh Tint in Medium Light, Healthy Glow Lip Balm in Intense, Sheer Powder 40 and Les Indispensables Eye Palette. All other colors purchased by me.

 

Chanel Gift Guide

Luxury Beauty Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

April 29, 2019

Mother's Day Gift Guide Luxury Beauty Edit Chanel

Mother’s Day is coming up soon and the weeks are flying by so quickly this spring! I still cannot believe it’s the end of April. We have a little over a week before Mother’s Day is here on May 12th so if you’re shopping early I have a gift guide rounding up some luxurious splurges! Chanel Beauty has been one of my favorite go-to lines over the years and I’m so excited to share a selection of their Mother’s Day Gift Guide for every kind of beauty lover. I’ve personally gifted Chanel beauty products to a number of women in my life all different age ranges and it’s one line that never fails to impress. Their nail polishes or their lip glosses always spark a lot of joy!

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Makeup Gifts for Her

If you have a mom, mother-in-law, friend who’s a mom who has everything you can’t go wrong stocking her up on classic staples.

  • Chanel Rouge Coco Flash is still a relatively new lip formula and the classic go-to red is Amour. The formula is shiny and the deeper colors pack in quite a bit of pigment.
  • For nails it doesn’t get more classic than Chanel Le Vernis in Pirate. I’ve had this since the original formula many years ago. The newer one is just as good! To make the manicure last I really like the Le Gel Top Coat and it prevents chipping for around a week for me.
  • Everyone can use a restock of their favorite mascara, the Le Volume Revolution de Chanel is their newest one and makes a great one for ultimate volume or you can always opt for their classic Le Volume formula too.
  • For the mom who’s a minimalist with makeup and wants a very natural matte liquid lip, Rouge Lip Ink in Serenity is a very easy to wear muted rose neutral.

Luxury Makeup Gift Guide Mother's Day Rouge Coco Flash Amour, Le Vernis Pirate, Mascara

If you have a mom in your life who already has everything the Les Beiges collection for 2019 just launched! I will have a review for you very soon but am still waiting on a few items to review the full collection. The pieces I’ve tested so far are gorgeous and I can’t imagine anyone who wouldn’t absolutely love it.

  • Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Colour Powder has been a staple for years as a lovely setting powder that looks natural.
  • Les Beiges Water-Fresh Tint is the latest all over sheer glow. I know many women don’t want any coverage and barely wear foundation. This is a great option for that all over glow with just a very slight tint of color.
  • For those who want to know what I think the best Chanel foundation is, splurge on the Sublimage Le Teint for yourself. I did and have no regrets splurging. It is better suited for normal to dry skin but I can wear it just fine with normal combination skin.
  • The Les Beiges Natural Eyeshadow Collection has literally every neutral shade you can think of for the perfect everyday natural eye.

Chanel Les Beiges 2019

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Luxury Fragrance & Skin Treats

There are so many beautiful fragrances from Chanel. I know it’s very personal so buying for someone could be a bit tricky. If the mom in your life has a go-to stock her up on her favorite!

  • I owned Les Exclusifs de Chanel in Beige many years ago before they reformulated it into parfum form. It’s been a while since I spritzed this but it’s every bit as beautiful as I remember. It’s one of my favorite perfumes for spring.
  • Les Eaux de Chanel offer three gorgeous lightweight fresh smelling perfumes. Paris-Venise is a sweet neroli with a little bit of vanilla and tonka and soft powdery notes.
  • If you feel fragrance is too tricky and risky to splurge on you can always opt for the classic La Creme Main in Texture Riche (I really adore this!) or the Hydra Beauty Nourishing Lip Care. I feel like the hand cream and lip balm combo is a no-fail super safe option for anyone, even the pickiest of women!

Luxury Chanel Beauty Treats

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Skincare to Splurge On

For skincare there are a lot of gorgeous options to pick from. Some of the most luxurious skincare I’ve tried is from Chanel!

  • L’Huile Anti-Pollution Cleansing Oil is a really nice silky smooth non-drying cleansing oil. It leaves the skin feeling clean without that stripped feeling. I have this from last year and still use it weekly. A little goes a long way and the bottle will last a long time.
  • The Sublimage line is hands down the most luxurious line I’ve ever tried. I splurged on a couple pieces for myself over the years and loved them so so much! For Mother’s Day they recommend Sublimage L’Essence Lumiere Concentrate to illuminate the skin combined with the L’Extrait de Creme to restore, regenerate and protect.
    • If you’re unsure about splurging on these individual pieces you might want to consider the Sublimage Le Voyage Set which has minis.
  • The Hydra Beauty Line has one of my favorite Face Mists. They add pieces to the line every year and the latest is the Hydra Beauty Camelia Water Cream. I put this to the test this past week and think it’s really really lovely. It’s one of the best lightweight creams I’ve tried!
  • For those who want firming Le Lift is a great line to look into. I’ve had this Le Lift Creme put on my face during a number of beauty events and it’s a really nice cream. My mother-in-law has been recently talking about issues with sagging skin so I think this is going to be perfect for her to try.

Best Luxury Skincare Chanel Beauty

Lots of beautiful ideas to pick from!

Mother's Day Beauty Gift Guide Luxury Beauty Chanel

Mother's Day Beauty Gift Guide Luxury Beauty Chanel

Wearing in this post: Chanel Sublimage Le Teint in 40, Les Beiges Powder 20 to set, Les Tissages Tweed Beige Blush, Rouge Coco Gloss in 172 Tendresse (my favorite color), Le Vernis in Pirate, Powder Brow Duo in Brun, Le Volume Revolution Mascara, Woven Lilac Ribbed Top from Reformation

I’m bringing a bag of all the makeup items over to my mother-in-law’s for Mother’s Day for her to try out. For skincare and fragrance I’m going to let her pick and choose which items she thinks will best suit her. I love that she’s so easy going she will literally like anything!

For those who are looking for luxury gift ideas for the moms in your life or if you want to treat yourself I hope this gives you some good ideas at multiple price points! Gifting doesn’t have to be complicated or over the top. I’ve found sometimes picking one or two small things and adding a pretty bouquet of flowers or box of baked goods is super easy and fun ๐Ÿ™‚ More ideas and inspiration on their online gift guide.

Skincare Gifts for Her
Makeup Gifts for Her
Fragrance Gifts for Her

You can find the Chanel Mother’s Day Gift Guide selects available on Chanel.com now.

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Chanel Rouge Coco Flash Picks + Voyage de Chanel Travel Face Palette

March 27, 2019

Chanel Rouge Coco Flash and Voyage de Chanel Travel Palette Review

By popular request I have a look at some of the new Chanel Rouge Coco Flash Lip Colors ($38 each) and the new Voyage de Chanel Travel Face Palette ($70). There are some really nice colors out for a pretty soft fresh glow this season.

Chanel Rouge Coco Flash, Boy, Flash, Live, Immediat and Jour

Chanel replaced their Rouge Coco Shine with a new formula called Rouge Coco Flash. The formula seem very similar to each other, I really cannot tell the difference except in the packaging and the newer ones seem to have a slightly more hydrating feel. Rouge Coco Flash has a sheer color formula with a high glossy finish. They’re smooth and hydrating with an emollient balm-like feel. These have sheer pigment for the natural lighter shades. The deeper brighter colors will have more color payoff. I limited myself to five and ordered a few to see how I liked the formula before committing to more.

These have that signature lipstick scent that some of the Chanel lipsticks have (like their Rouge Coco). It’s not overpowering or too strong. I can really only notice it when I take a hard sniff. They have a very glossy feel and lots of shine. Lasting power is not really there, but that is expected with a sheer glossy lip product. Color stayed on for around 2-3 hours without touching the lips to any drinks or snacks. Since these are comfortable I don’t mind reapplying.

Chanel Rouge Coco Flash, Boy, Flash, Live, Immediat and Jour Review

Colors I bought:

  • Boy 54 is a soft neutral mauve pink, I searched everywhere for the original Boy to compare, but I no longer own it
  • Flash 74 is a bright peach in the tube, on the lips it sheers out to give a pretty brightened peachy pink, this one is my FAVORITE
  • Live 82 is a gorgeous medium deeper rosy pink with gold flecks, the shimmer is very subtle
  • Immediat 84 looks like the perfect pinky peach in the tube, on my lips it’s very sheer, I had to do several swipes and layers for it to show up on me, but the color is really pretty
  • Jour 90 is a medium warm pinky rose cream

Chanel Rouge Coco Flash Swatches: Boy, Flash, Live, Immediat and Jour

Chanel Rouge Coco Flash Swatches: Boy, Flash, Live, Immediat and Jour

Up next is a look at a new face palette from Chanel. I received a press sample of the new Voyage de Chanel Travel Palette. Right now it’s exclusive to Chanel.com in the US. It has four cheek shades in a quad similar to the Coco Codes from a few years back. It’s described as having “baked powder” technology which makes it soft and fine in texture. It is a soft powder that gives a very natural effect. You can layer for more coverage. Since the colors are all close to each other without a separator swirling/mixing colors is most likely going to happen. Application is smooth and even. Finish is natural but glowy. Lasting power was very good – stayed put all day without darkening or budging.

Chanel Voyage de Chanel Face Palette Review

Voyage de Chanel is inspired by four cities:

  • Paris is a warm pink satin shimmer
  • London is a coral satin
  • New York is a shimmery brown
  • Tokyo is a soft champagne pink highlight

Chanel Voyage de Chanel Face Palette Review via The Beauty Look Book

Swatches and comparisons below:

Chanel Voyage de Chanel Face Palette swatches via The Beauty Look Book

Voyage de Chanel vs. Coco Code:

Chanel Voyage de Chanel vs Coco Code

 

More comparisons:

Chanel Voyage de Chanel, Coco Codes, Orgasm, Sunkiss Ribbon, Luminous Flush

Makeup look wearing:

Chanel Voyage de Chanel Makeup Look

Chanel Rouge Coco Flash and Voyage de Chanel Travel Palette Review

Overall some lovely classics for the spring season. The Rouge Coco Flash lipsticks have a pretty color range for a fresh easy to wear glossy lip. If I had taken more time to look at the colors in person I would have picked a few of the brighter or deeper shades, but I did want to pick a few safe shades to test the formula. Out of the options I picked I can see myself wearing Flash on a regular basis. Jour and Live are also really pretty. As much as I had high hopes for the classic Boy shade, it kinda makes me look washed out.

The Voyage de Chanel Face Palette offers a nice glow to add warmth, color and a little bit of sheen to the complexion. It’s nice for those who want color that’s not overdone. I’ve gotten a little bit of my tan back and found it showed up well on me even with a light hand. I think if I’m a shade deeper it will still show up.

You can find the Chanel Rouge Coco Flash at all counters now and Chanel.com. The Voyage de Chanel Travel Palette is available at Chanel.com.

Have you tried the new Rouge Coco Flash or new launches from Chanel? What did you think?

Rouge Coco Flash purchased by me. Voyage de Chanel gifted by Chanel.

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Chanel Le Mat de Chanel Fall Beauty Picks

August 20, 2018

Chanel Le Mat de Chanel Fall Beauty Review | The Beauty Look Book

Chanel fall beauty is all about mattes with their Le Mat de Chanel Collection for fall-winter 2018. I ordered a few items and am thrilled with all except one of my haul picks. In general I’m usually not a fan of matte finish makeup as it ends up looking dry or flat on my skin. These mattes are soft with a diffused finish and look like skin but with a velvety soft blur. The colors at first glance looked a little boring to me online but after playing with them I’m thrilled to report they are excellent classics you can wear everyday. The colors wear really well – I wish there were more options color-wise because the formulas are beautiful! You can see the entire fall Le Mat de Chanel lineup on their site here. It might be hard to see in the photos but everything is packaged in a soft matte packaging which is just beautiful. Still the same classic sleek Chanel design but instead of a glossy black finish everything from compacts to lipstick casing and caps is matte.

Chanel Le Mat de Chanel Fall Beauty Review | The Beauty Look Book

My beauty haul picks:

The Joues Contraste Powder Blush this season Quintessence is a soft pink rose. It’s sheer to medium in color but buildable. The color has a matte finish and is very natural. I think it gives the skin a perfect soft wash of pink. I’m medium-tan right now so it’s not quite as noticeable as it will be if you have fair skin.

Chanel Powder Blush Quintessence Review | The Beauty Look Book

Chanel Powder Blush Quintessence Review + swatches | The Beauty Look Book

Swatch comparisons below to Chanel Powder Blush in Angelique (discontinued), Chanel Powder Blush in Foschia Rosa (on the face here), By Terry Compact-Expert Dual Powder in Sun Desire (review here), Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Iridescent Flash (review here), Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Luminous Flush (review here), Tom Ford Sheer Cheek Duo Lavender Lure (blush side, review + on face here), MAC Mineralize Blush in Sweet Enough (review here)

Chanel Powder Blush Quintessence swatches | The Beauty Look Book

The eye makeup items are my favorite for this collection. I ordered one of the Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Quads in Clair-Obscur which has four beige-brown mattes and the Stylo Ombre in Contour Clair a tan brown.

Chanel Les 4 Ombres Clair-Obscur and Stylo Ombre in Contour Clair | The Beauty Look Book

Chanel Les 4 Ombres Clair-Obscur and Stylo Ombre in Contour Clair swatches | The Beauty Look Book

Chanel Les 4 Ombres Clair-Obscur and Stylo Ombre in Contour Clair | The Beauty Look Book

For the Les 4 Ombres quad Clair-Obscur you get ultra smooth shadows for a perfect natural contour eye look. Colors are neutral with a slightly cool undertone. Pigment is perfect and smooth. I found them easy to blend and layer with each other. They almost have a creamy feel. I’ve never loved a fully matte eyeshadow palette like this! The Urban Decay Naked Basics and Naked2 Basics are my current favorites and the colors in Clair-Obscur are very similar so if you don’t want dupes you may want to shop your stash. I don’t mind that there are similarities. Both are excellent in quality and finish. Swatches side by side shows that the Chanel quad has a very subtle luminosity to it vs the Urban Decay which is 100% matte.

Swatch comparisons:

Chanel Clair Obscur vs Urban Decay Naked2 Basics and Naked Basics swatches | The Beauty LooK Book

The Stylo Ombre formula has launched in more shades for fall. My previous picks in my New Chanel Eye Makeup Post here. Contour Clair is the perfect medium tan brown that I can use as a base. This one is one I don’t mind that the tip will wear down because I’m just going to use it as a cream shadow base blended. I swatched a bunch of other shades to try and compare but couldn’t find anything like it. Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Color Mattes are close but none of the colors are close. I suspect that the MAC Paint Pot in Groundwork is similar but lighter. I no longer own it so I can’t compare.

For the lips I have two hits and one miss. I bought two of the Le Rouge Crayon de Couleurs and one Rouge Allure Ink.

Chanel Le Mat de Chanel Matte Lip Crayons and Rouge Allure Ink

The Le Rouge Crayon de Couleur pencils are beautiful formulas. They’re matte lip crayons that are ultra creamy and opaque. They glide on smoothly and easily. Lasting power is pretty good – not as good as if you were to line your lips with a regular lip pencil, but better than a traditional lipstick. Discretion is a nude but on my lips it turns peachy. Impulsion looks like a brick red but on my lips it pulls brighter. The Rouge Allure Ink in Serenity is a miss for me formula-wise. I don’t know why I keep buying this formula. I think it’s in part due to the fact that SO many people love these I keep trying to love it. The colors for this formula have been beautiful (Lost reviewed here and Eterea swatched here). I just really don’t like the formula – I think I’ve bought around 5 colors now from past launches and every one has been a formula fail for me. I find them to be sheer, often patchy, and they all disappear from my lips within 30 minutes. The color is a perfect soft rose. If I layer it over a pencil it works, but to me I would rather just have the formula be better. I think the YSL Tatouage Couture Matte Stains are a better buy formula-wise. Swatch comparisons if you scroll down.

Chanel Jumbo Longwear Matte Lip Crayon in Discretion and Impulsion, Rouge Allure Ink in Serenity swatches | The Beauty Look Book

Chanel Jumbo Longwear Matte Lip Crayon in Discretion and Impulsion, Rouge Allure Ink in Serenity swatches | The Beauty Look Book

Swatch comparisons: Chanel Au Naturel and Warm Rosewood reviewed here, Sisley Phyto-Lip Twist in 19 swatched here, YSL Tatouage Couture Matte Stains reviewed here

Chanel lip swatch comparions

A beauty look using the Chanel Le Mat de Chanel picks:

Chanel Fall Mat Collection Beauty Look Clair-Obscur, Serenity, Quintessence

Chanel Fall Beauty 2018 Clair Obscur Les 4 Ombres | The Beauty Look Book

One last look:

Chanel Le Mat de Chanel Fall Beauty Review | The Beauty Look Book

Bottom line I love practically everything I hauled. Color-selection wise I do think there could have been a bit more variety with more options, but I think there are some beautiful pieces and I absolutely love the eye makeup. It’s rare that I pass on the nail polishes, I used to be a die hard Chanel Le Vernis collector! However I’ve tried the Velvet Nail Color formula before many holidays ago and I felt like I was putting rubber on my nails so I decided to pass. If the Rouge Allure Ink in Serenity had a better formula it would be perfect as I think the color is gorgeous!

You can find the Le Mat de Chanel Collection out now at all Chanel counters. I ordered my picks from Nordstrom and Chanel. Have you seen the items in person yet? What did you think?

 

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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 theyโ€™re a bit too luminous to use all over the face but I love them in place of where Iโ€™d use highlighter or a soft bronzer. In this beauty world we are bombarded with extra glow which I love, but sometimes itโ€™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!

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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