Unsung Makeup Heroes: Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Powder SPF 15

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Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Powder 50 Review

For a subtly sunkissed look, I love wearing Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Powder SPF 15 in shade 50 dusted all over my face, focusing on the areas that would naturally tan first

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Have you ever seen the Gisele Bündchen ad for the Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Powder? She’s literally glowing! I think it was that and the amazing-looking beige compact that made me want to buy it… And god, am I glad I did… I mean, it’s become one of my favorite makeup products of all time. It’s definitely my favorite bronzer of all time. You know, with it Chanel invented a new concept of bronzer… A sheer bronzer that’s impossible to overdo. Like, you really need to load your brush for it to show up, but that’s what I like about it, because, really, you can pack it on as much as you want, like you can keep packing it on, and it’ll never look too much.

Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Powder 50 Review

Ahhh, those double C’s and that beige compact…

Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Powder 50 Review

The effect of Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Powder is pretty hard to capture on camera, but I’d say it’s like “afternoon in the sun,” in a compact


You do need to load your brush quite a lot for it to show up, but the powder melts into the skin and just blends itself. And you don’t have to worry about ending up with harsh bronzer stripes under your cheekbones.

I usually apply it with a fluffy brush, targeting the areas around my face that naturally tan first, and it gives me the most gorgeous, subtly sunkissed glow.


Oh, and I can’t see any powder sitting on top of my skin.

Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Powder 50 Review

This picture is not very inviting, but it definitely shows you how much I’ve been loving my 3-year-old Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Powder!

I have shade 50, which looks pretty dark, but I think that if I had gotten a lighter shade, it wouldn’t really have showed up on my skin. So, if you want to get this, my advice is to get a darker shade than you normally would. I mean, if you get a lighter shade, you can use it as a setting powder, I guess… Well, actually, I think Chanel advertises this as a setting powder as well, but to get the most out of it, I think that you should really get a darker shade and use it as a bronzer.

And don’t worry; it’ll never look too much, even if you’re very pale. I’m pretty pale, and I love that I can use it all year round. It all depends on how much you layer it.

If you’re ready to drop 58 bucks to fake the effect of a wonderful afternoon in the sun, you’ll find Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Powder in the permanent collection at Chanel counters. 🙂

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  1. Lulle says:

    It looks very pretty! I’ve never tried anything from the Les Beiges collection, but the simple and classy packaging is very tempting.
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  2. sarahc says:

    This is my dream look! How can I tell what color I should get? I’m NW20 and want to use it as bronzer. Halp!

  3. Wow, you really seem to enjoy it a lot! I only ever hit pan on my setting powders, but never on a bronzer so far.
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  4. jonirae says:

    I’ve been wanting to get this after Dior’s healthy glow enhancing powder turned me into an oompah loompah (SO DEPRESSING, because the compact is the prettiest thing I’ve seen in my entire life). I’m not sure what color to get thou, because 40 and 50 do look dark, but the others not dark enough… (I’m very pale and have pink cheeks tho generally yellowy toned skin other than that… only I think I look odd in warm toned things… so… I don’t even know where that leaves me, other than confused on color choice. I just want to look subtly warmed but not at all yellowy or orange! You have encouraged me to check it out further, even though I think you are a different kind of pale than me!

  5. Aaaah, you enabler, you… I have yet to buy my first Chanel product. I’ve swatched products at the counter countless times but I never ever bought anything.
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  6. Karen says:

    Awww, your compact looks like it was loved to pieces! That’s awesome. I have this powder and love it, too. I use it more as a setting powder though. Thank you for reminding me to take it out.

    By the way, have you ever tried Chanel’s loose powder? It’s fantastic!

  7. Erin says:

    I like 20 as a healthy looking sheer bronze and 30 is good too for a deeper look.
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