Foundation 411: New CHANEL Les Beiges Healthy Glow Gel Touch Cushion Foundation Full Review

The new ‘Les Beiges Healthy Glow Gel Touch‘ cushion compact foundation from CHANEL is the foundation I never knew I wanted but now desperately need in my life at all times. I’ve never been drawn to any beauty product that seems “gimmicky” and to me, the entire cushion compact idea always sounded more novel in design than necessary. My expectations of this new formula were low to say the very least and the ‘sheer coverage with a dewy finish’ description didn’t exactly pique my interest… but CHANEL never fails or falters. How could I have doubted the best brand in the biz?! I have come to love this foundation for several reasons.

It’s sheer, yes, but the coverage is buildable and the dewy finish is hydrating, not overwhelming. After wearing this foundation to a photo shoot at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel and being outside in the hot and sweaty sun for a few hours, the foundation remained flawless and my skin didn’t feel excessively oily.

The ingredients worth noting include sunscreen SPF 25, kalanchoe extract to help protect and heal the skin and hyaluronic acid to help skin absorb and retain water. The foundation comes in ten shades but runs a little light so you may need to go up a shade or two. It will oxidize slightly after a few minutes but you may still need to grab a darker color. I usually wear beige 20 or beige 30 in CHANEL foundations but I picked up shade 40 in the gel touch. It has the same distinct fragrance as the Hydra Beauty skin care line which may or may not be a turn off. If you are sensitive to fragrance, unfortunately this foundation is probably not right for you. It is perfect for anyone who likes convenient, minimal makeup or has dry skin. I did a full review on my YouTube channel that you can watch as well if you’re interested!

Pros:

  • Kalanchoe Extract, Hyaluronic Acid, SPF 25
  • Convenient compact with applicator sponge
  • Light but buildable coverage
  • Hydrating
  • Washes off easily
  • Applies very smooth
  • smells like Hydra Beauty

Cons:

  • Only 10 shades
  • Applicator sponge must be cleaned regularly or risk of contamination
  • Product may not last as long
  • smells like Hydra Beauty

 

Overall, I love the new CHANEL foundation family member. I’m definitely going to be wearing this formula to the beach or pool while the weather is still hot. I’m also probably going to grab for this compact if I travel anywhere cold this fall and winter because the formula is so soothing and hydrating!

 

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*This foundation is only available in store at the moment. If you would like to order, you can e-mail me at erin.n.sujansky@nordstrom.com.

XOXO Erin

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