|Chanel Les Beiges Summer 2014|
A busy week for Chanel Launches. Whereas we have just seen the new launch of Chanel N°5 Eau Premiere (look here) on-counter, tomorrow (9th May) will see the latest launch of products under the Chanel Les Beiges umbrella. March last year saw the release of a bunch of new and extremely fiiiiiiine Les Beiges pressed powders (look here); this time around, we are seeing two new Healthy Glow Multi-Colour bronzers (although "bronzer" doesn't do them justice) and a new formula All-in-one Healthy Glow Fluid.
From what I can see, the Les Beiges releases are all about sheer application of the minimal amount of ultra-fine products to give a modern, glowy, healthy appearance to the complexion. With the summer just (theoretically, from a calendar perspective at least) around the corner, I know that I personally tend to eschew heavier foundations and wear very little on my face, really paring back on the number of products that I use, and preferring to use much lighter formula products to boot.
Healthy Glow Multi-Colour SPF 15
Featuring two new bronzers - each a trio of universal colours. The three shades feature a strip of the Healthy Glow Sheer Powder (from the March 2013 launch), together with a very slightly iridescent shade (no one does subtle iridescence like Chanel!) and a more intense cheek powder. These can each be used individually as a finishing powder, highlighter and bronzer/blusher on separate brushes, or blended together on one brush to mimic a subtle illuminated-and-bronzed glow. The bronzers are enriched with shea butter, as anti-pollution agents, Vitamin E and natural cotton and white rose floral extracts, have an SPF 15 and come with a half-moon brush, and are available in two shade variations, N°01 and N°02.
These will be selling for €52 each and are both limited edition.
Retractable Kabuki Brush
As with the March Les Beiges release, this release also sees the re-promote of Chanel's retractable Kabuki brush.
All-in-one Healthy Glow Fluid SPF 15
This is available in six shades: N°10, N°20, N°30, N°40, N°50, N°60. I haven't tried this one out yet, but in general I find that around N°20 tends to be a spot-on match for my NC23-ish skin, if that's remotely helpful as a reference :-)
30ml of fluid will set you back €40. This one, as far as I'm aware, will be permanent line. Aside from the scent, which may or may not prove a sticking point, it sounds like a fantastic summer product and definitely one to try out if you don't like overloading your skin in the warmer months.