The long-running Unsung Heroes series here on Makeup and Beauty Blog features some of our all-time favorite permanent collection products.
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.
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.
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. 🙂