I have the new *Chanel Les Beige Healthy Glow Foundation (£36, 30ml) in the shade No. 20 which I believe is the lightest shade apart from a pink toned shade. The foundation contains SPF 25/PA++ which is fantastic for me as I always forget to apply a separate SPF. It claims to create a radiant healthy glow that lasts; additionally it contains botanical extracts and a derivative of hyaluronic acid which is a fantastic ingredient for hydrating the skin.
As with all Chanel products, the packaging is gorgeously minimal yet luxurious. The bottle is quite compact so in that respect it would be good for travelling but the bottle is still made of frosted glass. One big plus about the packaging of this foundation is the pump dispenser it has *praise the makeup gods, well the people at Chanel*.
I haven't used a Chanel foundation before so I didn't know which shade to choose but as I'm so pale, I always choose the lightest shade, unless it is pink toned as I really don't want to emphasise the pink tones my skin already has. In the bottle shade No.20 looks a little too dark but when applied and blended it matches me really well but sadly it does oxidise very slightly on me - I would say that overall it's half a shade off.
The foundation comes with a small booklet and in it, it suggests to apply the foundation with fingertips which is how I applied it the first time I used it. It has a creamy, smooth texture so it applies like a dream and when blended with fingers or a sponge it looks very skin-like. It has a rose scent to it which some may not like and it has light coverage but it is slightly buildable - it covers pores really well but it's less effective for covering redness.
|Lipstick: Clinique Colour Pop Lipstick in Nude Pop - Eyeshadow: Too Faced Bon Bon Palette|
Overall, if you have normal to dry skin then I think this is the Chanel foundation for you! It has a gorgeous finish, even prettier packaging *with a pump!*, surprisingly good longevity and it evens out the skin tone. However, if you have slightly oily skin then I'd avoid this one; also if you like heavy or even medium coverage then this isn't for you either. I only wish the foundation was half a shade lighter then it would be perfect for my super pale, ghostly skin. If you can try this foundation out at a Chanel counter at House of Fraser or if you can get a sample then I'd highly recommend doing so! Overall rating: ★★★★★, 4.5 out of 5 stars.
Have you tried this foundation or any from Chanel?