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Giorgio Armani · Night Light Eyes and Face Palette

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Released as part of the Giorgio Armani Holiday 2016 Collection, the limited edition Night Light Eyes and Face Palette is positively stunning. Housed in the brand’s signature black-lacquered ovoid shape, it bears Mr. Armani’s signature in gold lettering across the outer lid and comes complete with a velour carrying sleeve and two sponge-tipped applicators, but the real magic lies with the actual shades.

And I thought last year’s version was amazing; the Night Light Palette has just blown that right out of the way …

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Night Light Eyes and Face Palette, limited edition (US $140.00) | All-in-one type palettes seem to be exceptionally popular around this time of year and while several have landed across my desk that I’m quite impressed with, I confess that the Night Light Palette really made my heart skip a beat … and not only because I happen to have a soft spot for A) neutrals and B) luxury beauty (shameless, I know).

Created in two tiers, the upper level houses 10 eyeshadow shades in a variety of finishes: matte, pearl, satin, and shimmer with the black hue also doubling as a liner (applied with a dampened brush for major intensity), while the bottom level holds a healthy-size Luminous Silk Powder (one of the brand’s cult-fave products) and two complimentary shades of Maestro Fusion Foundation that can easily perform double-duty as concealers. While the eyeshadows appear to be relatively warmer-leaning, there’s an excellent mix of both cool and warm tones that depending on the shades selected, can be made to work on a broad range of complexions. As to the face products, those two can cover a wide variety of skin tones as well — all dependant on how heavily or not you choose to apply them.

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Top row:

  • champagne, shimmer
  • soft gold, pearlized
  • warm brown, satin shimmer
  • taupe, satin shimmer

Centre row:

  • black, matte
  • gold, metallic

Bottom row:

  • bone, matte
  • soft taupe, matte
  • milk chocolate, matte
  • deep brown, matte

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The top portion holds a neutral shade of Luminous Silk Powder and can be used either alone to help even out the complexion, or applied over foundation and used as a setting/finishing powder. The texture is incredibly fine-milled and blends seamlessly into the skin, without leaving behind any obvious traces or settling into fine lines.

The two bottom Maestro Fusion Foundation shades have an ultra-creamy texture that make them ridiculously easy to use as concealer as well, with a nice slip in the formula that helps provide smooth coverage. Their emollient nature is also perfect for anyone with dry skin; those with oilier complexions may need to set them with powder — that’s where the Luminous Silk Powder (on top) can help. Due to their smaller pan size, it may be difficult to use either as a full-face foundation since I can see them running out quickly that way; one way around that is to combine the two for a customized hue and thereby extending their lifespan as well.

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Face palettes can be hit or miss and sometimes I feel like brands race to get something out there without really considering what the consumer would like to see; something that’s definitely NOT the case here. Created with the same exacting attention to detail as everything else in this range, Mr. Armani is not the type to put his name upon anything that isn’t 100% exquisite, clearly evident by the level of perfection found in this Night Light Palette. Each and every eyeshadow along with the face products, perform superbly and if you’re a fan of neutrals like I am, you’ll find yourself reaching for this palette over all others. The downside is two-fold: availability and price, so if you so happen to come across this lovely, I recommend giving it a test-drive. Then go ahead and add it to the very top of your Christmas list (highlighted and with bold lettering, while you’re at it).

Available at select Giorgio Armani counters and online

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PR sample/As always, all opinions are my own

Guerlain | Lingerie de Peau Foundation, The Foundation Brush & Multi-Perfecting Concealer

Guerlain foundation & concealers opener

For Fall 2016 Guerlain is going nude as well as back to the drawing board, set to relaunch their Lingerie de Peau Foundation by not only re-tooling the original cult-fave formula but improving on it, adding several more shades to the range as well and thus reaching a wider audience. Next on the list and designed as a perfect compliment with the foundation is a new kitten-soft Foundation Brush, its dense & velvety bristles helping to provide a melt-into-the-skin finish. Lastly, the Multi-Perfecting Concealer is the perfect finishing touch, made with a revolutionary new hybrid formula that will both correct dark circles and detract from imperfections. Flawless skin, I’m so ready for you.

 

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Guerlain | Lingerie de Peau Foundation, The Foundation Brush & Multi-Perfecting Concealer

Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Foundation

02N Light Lingerie de Peau Foundation (CAN $69.00) | Drawing inspiration from fine textiles, this new formula brings together natural silk and linen fibres to literally weave an imperceptible veil upon the skin’s surface, leaving behind a totally weightless yet flawless look. Also included is a Natural Perfection Skin-Fusion Texture, basically stretch fibres that will adhere to your face’s contours, ensuring a comfortable and natural hold that won’t move or crack, while the corrective pigments and powders within this Bio-fusion micro-mesh aim to give your complexion a unified appearance. As if all of the above weren’t enough, there’s also a Silk-Fusion Complex thrown into the mix, further adding to that bare-skin feel and increasing the foundation’s longevity.

Housed in a glass bottle with simple clean-cut lines (I wasn’t a fan of the original coffin-shaped bottle, truth to tell), there are 14 new shades to choose from, categorized by level of intensity and undertone: cool, neutral, warm and optimized for a broad range of complexions from fair to deep. The texture is of a medium density — neither too watery nor thick — and a little seems to go a long way, spreading easily along the skin. Delicately scented, the fragrance is actually quite pleasant and not overpowering, seeming to dissipate fairly quickly after application. Once fully blended in, the finish is phenomenal: exceptionally flawless and so lightweight, making it extremely comfortable to wear all day long. Staying power is excellent as well easily going 9+ hours without noticeably fading, merging well with my skin’s natural oils as it warms up (BONUS: I experience no settling in areas such as around the nose or between brows. Yay!). The finish is not exactly dewy nor is it matte, but close to ‘naturally radiant’ (best way I can think of describing it), and without primer underneath, I do get some shine around the 5-hour mark, but not enough to be a deal-breaker. Geared more for normal-to-combination skin types (like me), I feel that the velvety texture of this foundation should also be workable on those with drier complexions as well.

When the original Lingerie de Peau launched, the hype was pretty intense as this was one of the first ‘second-skin‘ types of foundations to be released, and so I splurged on a bottle (shade 03 Beige Natural). With an undeniably ground-breaking new finish, I remember also wishing there had been a wider colour selection.  For the re-launched version, I was sent shade 02N Light (full size) and 03C Natural Cool (large sample size) to test out, neither of which is a perfect match on my still-tanned skin now when applied individually, although when combined both shades look absolutely flawless on me. I’m definitely looking forward to seeing the rest of the range, in particular 03N which I suspect will be my go-to colour.

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Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Foundation swatches

Guerlain | Lingerie de Peau Foundation swatches

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Guerlain Foundation Brush

The Foundation Brush (CAN $53.00) | Made with ultra-soft synthetic fibres, this is a dense compact-headed brush created to help foundation apply effortlessly and seamlessly into the skin. The bristles are rounded from all angles which means you won’t get streaks or any harsh demarcation lines, being supple enough (and totally not floppy), to adjust to all facial contours from every angle. Housed in a protective & washable sleeve to help prevent bacteria and/or bristle damage, it’s also conveniently sized for travel.

I’ll admit that I haven’t been impressed with Guerlain brushes in the past, having found their texture usually too rough for my liking. If this Foundation Brush is the beginning of new developments with the brand, then I’d say they’re on to a good thing. Even though I usually prefer applying foundation with my fingers to start with, using this brush made the job effortless (and definitely less messy), and once everything had been thoroughly blended along, I used what was left on the brush to lightly buff everything in. The result was a smooth and even finish, as flawless as I can get my skin to appear without coming off as fake.

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Guerlain | The Foundation Brush

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Guerlain | The Foundation Brush

Guerlain Multi-Perfecting Concealer

Guerlain | Multi-Perfecting Concealer

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Multi-Perfecting Concealer (CAN $42.00/each)| Available in 6 shades, these concealers come in a portable tube with a unique new made-to-measure delivery system; thanks to a ‘cannula‘ (a small tube inserted at the tip), the product exits from the tube smoothly, thereby reducing product excess. The formula is also a first for the brand, combining a hybrid technology that will both help to conceal dark circles AND create an immediate soft-focus ‘blurring effect’, providing long-lasting coverage along with skincare benefits.

  • 02 Light Cool – rosy undertones, good for fair – light complexions
  • 03 Medium Warm – golden undertone, good for light-medium complexions

For the record, I rarely wear concealer; I have never had dark circles to contend with and now that I’ve gotten older, I find that concealer usually has the opposite effect on me by actually emphasizing all my ‘life/laugh’ lines, as opposed to hiding them. I do like the thought of adding a product there that will brighten the undereye area, and I may have just found a good match with this concealer formula. The texture is very interesting as well: creamy and just this side of thick, but with a surprisingly easy spread and once applied, seems to almost skim the surface of the skin thus filling in aforementioned lines and leaving behind a smooth finish (hallelujah) . Unscented, it also displays excellent hold without any visible caking or creasing for a solid 8+ hours, and going the extra mile by merging beautifully with foundation throughout the wearing.

Guerlain Multi-Perfecting Concealer swatches

Guerlain | Multi-Perfecting Concealer swatches

 

What Guerlain has done with bronzers, the brand now aims to do in the world of foundation and concealers: be at the top of their game. I’m not a fan of heavy coverage but I do still want a seamless & flawless finish to my foundation coupled with an imperceptible feel along my the skin (tall order, I know ∗shrugs∗), Lingerie de Peau delivers on all counts. The Foundation Brush is beautiful: it provides a wonderful application plus it’s peachy/pink …enough said. Concealers and I rarely get along, but the Multi-Perfecting version actually agrees with me (I do like smart makeup), with the 03 Medium Warm shade suiting me perfectly. I have a hunch that Guerlain has just tapped into something pretty awesome, not to mention flawless.

Pre-launch August 26 (Sephora), available October at Guerlain counters nationwide

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Kindly provided by the Guerlain team for review consideration/As always, all opinions are my own

MAKE UP FOR EVER | Water Blend Face & Body Foundation

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MAKE UP FOR EVER has just launched Water Blend Foundation, a product that is poised to change the way you think (and feel) about makeup. As someone who isn’t blessed with perfect skin, I have a love-hate relationship with foundation and I’m always on the hunt for that one product that will deliver a flawless finish while staying as far away from mask-like as possible. Dare I say that I just may have found my new Holy Grail?

The breakdown:

  • frosted glass bottles, caps engraved with the brand’s logo
  • pump dispenser
  • available in 20 shades
  • coated pigments for improved colour payoff
  • water-gel texture
  • vegetal derived oils for effortless spreadability
  • waterproof & transfer-proof

What makes this formula so unique and unlike anything I’ve come across before, is the texture: 80% of the formula is purified water that has been infused with pro-vitamin B5 to provide a continuous hydrated feel to skin, with Glycerine and Mango Butter thrown in to lock and maintain moisture throughout the wearing.

The only way to fully understand what this texture is all about is by applying it with your fingers; it actually feels like water gliding across the skin’s surface. Easy to spread (as stated, the best way is to start with your fingers, although a dense brush or beauty sponge works well too), this foundation is also buildable, however if you’re the type that prefers full-on coverage, you won’t find it here. What you’ll get instead is an excellent opacity that will provide evenness yet still allow your skin to look ‘real’. As someone who has a combination normal/oily complexion, I absolutely love how natural this makes my skin look while still managing to keep oiliness under control (remember that it’s not a mattifying foundation, so don’t expect major oil absorption) but it also has a comforting feel to the formula that will make it a great choice for those with dryer skin. BONUS: does not emphasize lines (can I have a hallelujah?)

I was sent 5 shades to test, and surprisingly all but the lightest works beautifully on my still-tanned skin. In fact, the shade I now have on constant rotation is the darkest, as it not only is a perfect match but also has the wonderful ability to even out the remnants of my tan and make my skin look glowingly flawless. The finish is not exactly dewy but definitely nowhere near matte either, falling more along the lines of healthy & natural-looking. Regarding the claims of it being waterproof and transfer-proof, all I can say is that with the 40°C weather we’ve been having here lately + insanely high humidity levels, this foundation not only passed with flying colours, but made the rest of my makeup look good as well. #testament

 

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MAKE UP FOR EVER | Water Blend Face & Body Foundation

MUFE Y225 Water Blend foundation

Y225 Marble | The lightest of the five, this has an ivory undertone with a slight golden tint and one I suspect will be an excellent shade to reach for once I’m in full Winter pastiness mode.

MUFE Y315 Water Blend foundation

Y315 Sand | A light neutral hue with the barest rosy tint in the base, workable on both cool and warm complexions.

MUFE Y325 Water Blend Foundation

Y325 Flesh | A perfect mid-toned neutral with an excellent balance of both cool and warm undertones, and a shade I suspect will be one of those constantly sold out due to its colour versatility.

MUFE Y405 Water Blend foundation

Y405 Golden Honey | Of the 5 shades, this has the most gold in the base coupled with a slight orange-y tint, and not only matches well with my still-tanned skin but is an excellent hue for those with light to medium complexions.

MUFE Y415 Water Blend foundation

Y415 Almond | The obvious darkest of the five, there’s a slight rosy cast in the base that helps to keep this shade from looking ashy when applied. Of note: this colour appears lighter once buffed into the skin.

MUFE Water Blend foundation swatches

MAKE UP FOR EVER | Water Blend Face & Body Foundation swatches

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MAKE UP FOR EVER | Water Blend Face & Body Foundation

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MAKE UP FOR EVER | Water Blend Face & Body Foundation

 

To sum things up: I am absolutely head over heels and totally obsessed with Water Blend Foundation. From the feel/texture to the actual application and ending with the way my skin looks, there’s just everything to love about this product. Shade-wise, you’d think that 20 shades (versus the 40 that their Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation comes in) wouldn’t be enough, but as this texture has been designed to be slightly more sheer and skin-like, it has a certain flexibility to adapt to a broader range of complexions than something with more coverage can do. All I know, is that I absolutely love it. For real.

Available at Sephora

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Flawless skin within reach/As always, all opinions are my own

YSL Beauté | Touche Éclat Blur Primer, Touche Éclat Le Teint & Y-Brush Foundation Brush

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We live in amazing times makeup-wise, and the advancements in foundation formulas means that there’s really no excuse anymore for cakey-looking skin. Of course, knowing your skin type and what works best for you is key and that’s why these newest items from YSL Beauty that I have been experimenting with lately have all quickly become fave pieces. What I absolutely love about all three of the items featured today, is how beautifully they work together to create that perfect canvas – and as artists of all genres the world over know, it’s all in the prep work.

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YSL | Touche Éclat Blur Primer, Touche Éclat Le Teint & Y-Brush Foundation Brush

YSL Touche Eclat Blur Primer

Touche Éclat Blur Primer (CAN $55.00) | By now, most of us already use some type of face primer: whether it’s to minimize the look of pores, smooth over imperfections in the skin, fill in fine lines, or correct skin tone – there’s a product out there for each of us. Based on the same light-reflecting technology as that of YSL’s cult-fave Touche Éclat pen (I believe there’s one sold every 7 seconds world-wide), the Touche Éclat Blur Primer is made with four nourishing oils for their skincare benefits and subtle golden flakes to provide a soft radiance to the skin. There are silicones in the formula and the product is also scented, and while neither is an issue for me, it’s still worth noting for those with sensitivities.

You can wear this product alone (over moisturizer) to even out the skin tone (although it won’t cover up blemishes or anything like that) and I do notice a slight soft-focus effect, but I prefer wearing it under the Touche Éclat Le Teint foundation, as it seems to work as an excellent anchoring base, helping to keep any product from settling into pores and/or fine lines, while the gold flakes add a hint of hint  of light – but nothing obvious per se, more along the lines of the “I can’t put my finger on it, but my skin really looks good” variety.

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YSL | Touche Éclat Blur Primer

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YSL | Touche Éclat Blur Primer (dispenser)

YSL Touche Eclat Blur Primer swatches

YSL | Touche Éclat Blur Primer swatches

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YSL | Touche Éclat Blur Primer (ingredients list)

YSL Pinceau Y-Brush

Y-Brush Foundation Brush (CAN $54.00) | YSL is not necessarily a brand that pushes their makeup brushes all that much, but every single one I own is simply amazing to use and so well crafted as well. Far from being gimmicky (which was my initial thought upon looking at this brush), it turns out that the science behind the creation of this Y-Brush is not only valid, but bordering on genius. A flat-topped brush with densely packed synthetic bristles, the “Y” cut into the head acts as a reservoir to hold the product which you can then apply along your skin. By filling in the “Y”, the general thinking is that it should be enough to cover your entire face – and it is, although you can always go back in with more product where needed. The way the bristles are cut makes this one of the best brushes in the genre for applying liquid foundation, as it not only applies the product without leaving streaks behind, but buffs everything in so thoroughly as to give skin an air-brushed looking finish.

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YSL | Y-Brush Foundation Brush

YSL Touche Eclat Le Teint

Touche Éclat Le Teint in B50 Honey (CAN $64.00) | Newly reformulated, this version has Ruscus Extract to help ‘stimulate micro-circulation and target dullness, while Vitamin E protects against free radicals‘. The formula feels incredibly silky and lightweight, promising to provide a solid 8 hours of ‘radiant finish‘.

Available in 19 hues to cover those with very fair all the way up to the darkest complexions, there’s definitely a shade here for everyone. The formula needs to be thoroughly shaken before being dispensed and comes out slightly watery; not exactly runny, but not as thick as a lotion either. Bearing the same YSL fragrance as several other products, it is quite evident upon application, but within minutes I don’t notice anything anymore. This is an incredibly light-weight feeling foundation which spreads easily along the skin, and can be applied with either fingers, a beauty sponge, or better still, the Y-Brush that not only efficiently reaches every nook & cranny, but buffs everything into the skin for a seamless finish. Staying power is quite good (easily 8+ hours, in particular when worn over primer), without any signs of oxidation, seeming to get even better as it fuses with the warmth of the skin. While not a high coverage foundation, you can build it up slightly if desired.

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YSL | Touche Éclat Le Teint in B50 Honey

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YSL | Touche Éclat Le Teint in B50 Honey in Y-Brush Foundation Brush

YSL Pinceau Y-Brush swatches

YSL | Touche Éclat Le Teint in B50 Honey swatches

YSL Touche Eclat Le Teint ingredients

YSL | Touche Éclat Le Teint in B50 Honey (ingredients list)

 

YSL is not one of those brands that pumps new products out at the speed of light; every single item goes through a long-drawn out process of testing before it ever hits the market, as the brand wants to ensure it is completely perfected in every way. With that in mind, it’s no wonder that all three items shown today get such a huge thumbs up from me: they all work, and beautifully at that. The original Touche Éclat foundation was a long-time favourite and one I usually turned to for special events (where I wanted my skin to look as flawless as possible, without feeling like I was wearing a mask) and so I’m exceptionally pleased to see that this new version not only builds on that, but has made it even better. Coupled with the primer and brush, they can definitely be considered the YSL trifecta and so well worth investing in.

YSL beauty products are available at The Bay, Sephora and all YSL counters nationwide. Find more information on the brand via www.yslbeautyus.com

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Product samples kindly provided for my unbiased consideration

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CHANEL | Les Beiges Healthy Glow Foundation & Mimosa Le Blanc Makeup Base

CHANEL Les Beiges foundation opener

 

The house of CHANEL has recently introduced the latest addition to what is already one of their most successful ranges (having Gisele Bündchen as the spokesperson doesn’t hurt) and has launched Les Beiges Healthy Glow Foundation. Following the concept of ‘bonne mine’ (French for ‘healthy looking’), this is a lightweight foundation that is meant to even out your skin tone but still provide flawless coverage … and leave everyone wondering what you did to get that healthy glow.

Other new releases from CHANEL that are being added to one of the brand’s cult-fave products, are Le Blanc N°20 Mimosa and N°10 Rosée (not shown) Makeup Brightening Base. These new face primers not only offer colour-correcting properties, but also come equipped with SPF 40/PA+++ for an extra layer of sun protection. Fans of the original Le Blanc, now have options (see? CHANEL totally listens to their consumers).

 

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CHANEL | Les Beiges Healthy Glow Foundation & Mimosa Le Blanc Makeup Base

CHANEL Les Beiges foundation caps

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CHANEL | Les Beiges Healthy Glow Foundation

CHANEL Les Beiges foundation nozzle

CHANEL | Les Beiges Healthy Glow Foundation

 

CHANEL Les Beiges Foundations trio

Les Beiges Healthy Glow Foundation SPF 25/PA ++ (CAN $65.00) | Available in 8 shades (here in Canada; more Internationally), this foundation has a weightless feel along the skin and comes to a natural-looking satin/matte finish. Some of the key ingredients include:

  • Kalanchoe Extract & UV Filters to protect against harsh environmental conditions
  • Hyaluronic Acid Derivative to provide long-lasting moisture
  • Healthy Glow Mineral Pigments to deliver that ‘dazzling healthy glow’
  • Soft Focus Powders to even out the complexion and provide a sheer finish

Housed in a square glass bottle, the pump delivery system is effective in dispensing just the right amount of product needed for application without any waste. This foundation bears the signature CHANEL rose scent (which I personally love) and while noticeable, it does soon after application. The silky texture falls somewhere between lotion and cream, with enough density to keep it from being runny but that will lay down easily along the skin. Regarding application, CHANEL recommends using your fingers, although I really love working this into my skin with a primer-dampened beauty sponge for the most flawless-looking finish. The final look is velvety soft and with a natural-looking sheen; like your skin, but so much better. As to longevity, I experience no fading, creasing or separation (when the foundation starts to break apart on some areas such as around the nose), and in fact seems to look even better as it fuses further with my skin’s warmth and natural oils.

  • N°20 – the lightest of the 3 shown, slight rose undertone, suitable for light to light-medium complexions
  • N°30 – neutral hue suitable for a broad range of complexions, mix of rose & golden undertones
  • N°50 – the deepest of the 3 shown, mix of gold and some rose in the base, suitable for medium to medium-dark complexions (as well as light-medium skin like mine, but only once I’ve had some sun colouring)

 

CHANEL Les Beiges foundation swatches 1

CHANEL | Les Beiges Healthy Glow Foundation swatches

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CHANEL | Les Beiges Healthy Glow Foundation swatches (partially blended)

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CHANEL | Les Beiges Healthy Glow Foundation swatches (blended out)

CHANEL Mimosa Le Blanc

Le Blanc Brightening Makeup Base N°20 Mimosa (CAN $58.00) | Similar in concept to the brand’s iconic Le Blanc primer base, this product also has SPF 40/PA+++ in the formula for added sun protection, and comes housed in a rectangular plastic bottle (like the Vitalumière Aqua Foundation) with a nozzle dispenser; note that the contents need to be thoroughly shaken prior to application. The two shades available also provide colour-correcting properties, with N°10 Rosée helping to add brightness and luminosity and N°20 Mimosa to help visibly correct the appearance of shadows and unevenness. Bearing a fresh fragrance plus a lighter version of CHANEL’s signature rose scent, the texture is somewhat runny and more lotion-like, but you can dispense as much or as little as you like for an effortless application. Some key ingredients include:

  • Enlightening Ceramic Ingredient to transform the energy of surrounding light into visible light along the skin, helping to even out imperfections
  • 2-Year matured Akoya Pearls for a brighter complexion and light-reflecting translucency
  • Glycine in high concentrations, a main component of skin’s natural moisturizing factor

Applied to bare skin Mimosa acts as a smoothing base for laying foundation on top, helping it to adhere better and resist being deposited into facial lines and pores. Another feature of this product is that you can also dab it strategically over foundation and blend it into any areas that may need a touch more ‘help’. Don’t let the pale lemony hue throw you; once blended into the skin, the finish is transparent but still with a slight light-reflecting sheen.

Available in N°10 Rosée  as well (not shown)

 

CHANEL Mimosa Le Blanc open

CHANEL | Le Blanc N°20 Mimosa Makeup Base

 

CHANEL Le Blanc 20 Mimosa swatches

CHANEL | Le Blanc N°20 Mimosa Makeup Base swatches

CHANEL Les Beiges foundation & Mimosa Le Blanc 1

CHANEL | Les Beiges Healthy Glow Foundation & Mimosa Le Blanc Makeup Base

 

Finding the right foundation can be a challenge, primarily because of the vast choices available today. I personally like to change my foundation with the seasons, as my skin has different needs at various points throughout the year but one factor that’s non-negotiable, is that I expect a flawless finish. What I absolutely love about the new Les Beiges Healthy Glow Foundation, is that it truly gives that healthy, natural-looking, and easy-feeling coverage kind of glow — most particularly at the end of the day when I physically may be tired, but my face is still going strong. If fuller coverage is your thing, then you might want to look elsewhere but if you’re like me and like to forget you’re wearing foundation but still have the security of knowing your skin looks amazing, then THIS may just be what you’ve been waiting for.

Available at The Bay CHANEL counters nationwide (CANADA)

CHANEL Les Beiges foundation and Mimosa Le Blanc 2

 

 

Press samples kindly provide by the CHANEL team for my unbiased consideration

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