Beauty, MakeupComing Soon: Chanel Les Beiges

Chanel Les Beiges

If you’re a Chanel lover and you haven’t tried Les Beiges yet, get ready! It’s debuting in August. I have been using it daily and it’s a fantastic multitasker. At first glance, it just seems like a bronzer, but it’s a tad different. The super sheer powder not only enhances your complexion with a soft, very natural glow, it helps set makeup and provides sun protection with SPF 15.

You can wear Les Beiges over makeup or over bare skin, but I love using it to diffuse the much more luminescent powder I usually wear on my cheekbones. (I just blend a layer of Les Beiges over that for a smooth, almost airbrush-like finish.) And of course, the powder smells divine; a bit rosy (probably from the White Rose inside) but not too strong. Very Chanel.

Also, I picked up a useful tip from the makeup artists at a recent Chanel Summer Beauty event: For more coverage and “blendability,” use a kabuki brush (Chanel of course makes an incredibly soft retractable one) instead of the pretty half-moon brush that comes with the compact to apply the powder. Available in seven shades, Chanel Les Beiges are versatile and wearable on many different skin tones. (Fair-skinned ladies, stick with No. 20.) Look for it at the Chanel counter in department and specialty stores next month, or pre-order it now on

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