Wednesday, 17 February 2016

CHANEL LES BEIGES FOUNDATION

You've probably heard a lot about this foundation by now on different blogs because pretty much everyone has done a review on it, however I haven't seen many reviews on the foundation from an oily/combination skin type viewpoint, so thought this might be of interest to some of you. 

When I first heard about the press release for the 'Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Foundation' I was a mixture of excited and skeptical. I was excited because Chanel is such a beautiful, luxurious brand and their beauty products always have the most stunning packaging and are just all-round gorgeous...they're just one of my favourite high-end beauty brands. But the fact that this foundation was made to create 'a healthy glow', I was worried that I wouldn't be able to get involved in trying it with my oily/combination type skin. A lot of foundations that claim to give you that 'extra glow and radiance' usually leave my skin feeling sticky and shiny because they basically add more shiny liquid onto my already shiny skin. So I've tried to stick with more matte foundations recently so that it tones down my oiliness rather than highlighting it more. But when reading more into this new Chanel foundation, I realised that the formula was going to be a 'semi-matte/velvet finish' which was something I thought seemed quite interesting. To me, a healthy glow foundation wouldn't have any kind of matte finish to it, but this one  was an in-between. 



When the foundation launched after reading so much about it and getting involved in the hype, I decided to give it a go. If it didn't suit my skin type then there are plenty of my friends with dryer skin that would definitely take it off my hands, and so I thought I would take the risk. The bottle is beautifully simple with a frosted glass bottle, simple black writing and a classic black Chanel logo lid. It also comes with a pump applicator which is great and easy to use. On first application I noticed how this evened out my skin completely and gave me a lovely flawless base to work with. I used my Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge to apply it and it didn't feel cakey or heavy on the skin at all. The coverage is medium but build able and I used one pump for the whole of my face for a natural daytime look but would probably use an extra half pump for a night out or occasion to add extra coverage on certain areas. The finish is definitely a semi-matte which I absolutely love because it doesn't make my face look any extra oily and actually tones it down without making my face look dull or flat. It does give you that 'healthy glow' like it claims to and the velvet finish leaves your skin looking like skin and feeling very natural. I've definitely fallen in love with it.

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The only downside with this foundation is the colour range. When I got colour matched the makeup artist said that I'm in-between a 20 and a 30 but obviously I can't afford to get both right now to mix them together. So I ended up going for the 30 just so that I can also wear this foundation through to Spring and Summer when I get a bit more colour on my face. But hopefully in the future they might bring out more shades as this has proven to be a very popular foundation!

I hope that this has helped some of you that have the same skin type as me and were a bit worried about hearing the words 'healthy glow'....but this foundation is now up there with my top 3!

Love Emily
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