The CHANEL Les Beiges collection showcases a new product called a Healthy Glow Sheer Powder. Available in 7 shades (£38 each), the product is essentially a setting powder that is meant to add a healthy glow and enhance the complexion.
The powder has an SPF 15 and includes an "Open Air Complex containing cotton flower and white rose plant cells, to diffuse protein molecules and vitamins into the skin and protect against dehydration and pollution".
I was expecting a satin finish from the name of the product so was surprised that there was not a trace of shimmer in sight and that it swatches as matte.
I bought the lightest shade, No.10, its a tad darker than my normal skintone and is warm toned.
Swatched below with the Lumière Sculptée de Chanel Highlighting Powder.
The formula feels wonderfully lightweight and has a smooth feel. It sets make up very well, though given the finish I wouldn't think this the best for oil control. Though I have dry skin and don't fare well with face powders, I can just get away with this but would not recommend for very dry skin.
In terms of the finish I don't find it imparts much colour on the skin and provides an extremely subtle glow/shine to the complexion.
I hope my picture below doesn't freak you out but I just wanted to convey that the difference is negligible (though is more noticeable in real life), on the left without powder on the right with.
There is a lot of buzz surrounding this product, so I wanted to be sure my lack of results wasn't due to my bad complexion which has acne, pores, scarring and heavy discolouration. However when I tried this on a smooth, clear complexion, again the effect was minimal. Personally I am just not seeing the magic here, and can't attest to it being a revolutionary product as I keep reading about. Its a very good finishing powder which does give a very slight glow/sheen to the skin, nothing more nothing less.
Ingredients below, the powder is strongly scented.
I bought this from Boots.