CHANEL LES BEIGES GEL TOUCH FOUNDATION, THE CUSHION FILLED WITH SKINCARE
With the exception of a few fashion choices, I’m not a trendy girl. Trends are really tricky to me because I always approach them with the fear of regretting them later on, not just the look of them, but also the money spent on them. Cushion foundations, on the other hand, is one I’m getting along with, maybe because it isn’t about fancy colours or odd consistencies, but rather about a light, radiant and almost invisible veil on the skin, something I will forever want out of foundations. The Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Gel Touch Foundation -SPF 25 / PA+++- is one of them!
Although in many ways a cushion, the Healthy Glow Gel Touch Foundation instantly feels a little bit unusual, it isn’t a sponge, but rather a cushion in the traditional sense of the term: it is a mesh with a lovely bounce to it. A little bit more liquidey than usual, the consistency is easy to work with and perfectly matches the purpose of a cushion where the tiniest amount of foundation is enough to build an even, light coverage base, and where applying some more would mean wasting it.
Whilst the shade N°10 -a very light beige ivory- perfectly matches my current skin tone, its longevity on the skin -up to 6 hours- is rather impressive, especially coming from such a light coverage, radiant and invisible -truly- foundation. Along with its sun protection and overall hydrating properties, this invisibility on the skin seems to bring the Healthy Glow Gel Touch Foundation closer to skincare than any BB or CC creams I’ve ever tested.
Infused with the light and most beautiful Chanel Beauty scent, the silky foundation also takes its freshness from its gel-like consistency -all of which are very appropriate for spring and summer mornings- while its overall luminosity comes from its sheerness on the skin. Working hand in hand with it, the finish of the Chanel Les Beiges cushion resembles more a healthy complexion lightly and freshly hydrated than an uneven skin with a layer of makeup on top of it.