Chanel Healthy Glow Foundation No.20

Monday, February 22, 2016
Chanel Healthy Glow Foundation No.20
Chanel is a brand that I haven't tried much from, I have a gloss, lipstick and one of their Healthy Glow Multi Colour Compacts which is a highlight, bronzer and blush and it's gorgeous. I was so excited *I may have squealed* when this package arrived from the super lovely people at House of Fraser.

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.
Chanel Healthy Glow Foundation No.20
Lipstick: Clinique Colour Pop Lipstick in Nude Pop - Eyeshadow: Too Faced Bon Bon Palette
The finish of the foundation is dewy and radiant so I do powder slightly but even though it looks dewy and skin-like, the longevity is surprising! The foundation lasts pretty much all day on me and the best part is when it comes to photographs *I haven't tried photographing with flash so I don't know if there is flashback* but in photographs this foundation makes my skin on the whole look dewy and almost airbrushed - apart from the patches of eczema near my ears where it didn't look fantastic but that's eczema for you!

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?


  1. my skin is combo/oily so not a goods one for me personally.
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

  2. My skin is more on the dry side, so this sounds right up my street. I haven't tried anything from Chanel before, but this will definitely be my first! xx

  3. This looks so lovely on you. I have super pale skin too though, so I'm really bummed it probably wouldn't work for me. Thanks for the heads up!

    Chloe x | Snug Corner

  4. This sounds great for a no makeup makeup look. I love foundations that you can't detect or feel on the skin but they just add that radiance and skin like finish xx

  5. I bought this & whilst I liked it, it didn't wow me in the way I thought it would xx


  6. Love the finish of the foundation! I've actually never tried Chanel products though, but I've always wanted to try :)


  7. I've never tried anything from Chanel before but the products always look super luxurious. I have similar skin type so this foundation really appeals to me x

    Beauty with charm

  8. I always try to get a sample of foundation from Debenhams or HOF, but they either have no pots available or "don't give them out". However I will continue trying as this sounds lush!

    Angie | Chocolate & Lipstick | Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

  9. I've heard os much about this! I will definitely see if I can get a colour match and a sample :) xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

  10. I've got pretty oily skin + humidity in Oz so I should probably not get this one. Thanks for the honest review! I love the Chanel Vita Lumiere foundation though, I might have to pick that one up again :)

    Kate |

  11. Your blog design is stunning! I really want to try a Chanel foundation. I've only recently tried their lipsticks and I love them.

    Kirstie | Behind The Scent


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