This year Chanel has surprised us with a new collection launched called the Les Beiges Winter Glow Collection. As a huge fan of their Les Beiges collections, I was thrilled to see this with a wintery twist. The collection launched in early January online at Chanel.com and after playing with everything for a few weeks I have a review today including:
Healthy Winter Glow Blush
There are three shades of the Les Beiges Healthy Winter Glow Blush. These are limited-edition powder blushes in the Les Beiges beige compact with a snowflake embossed on the surface of the powder. They have an almost creamy texture, like a cream to powder, but perform more like a powder. Each shade has impressive buildable pigment that is easy to layer. They have a subtle glow and each shade has some shimmer in them.
Rose Polaire is my favorite. It’s a baby rose pink that has a really stunning glow to it. I was worried it would be too pale to show up on my medium Chanel B40 skin tone but it shows up beautifully for a pretty baby pink flush.
Below Rose Polaire blush with Les Beiges Eyeshadow Palette in Cool, Lip Liner in Rose Naturel and Rouge Coco Baume in Chilling Pink
Corail Givre is a stunning coral with gold shimmer. This has a similar look to some of the other Chanel peachy blushes but has a brightness that brings the skin to life. The gold shimmer adds a pretty glow – the shimmer and sparkles are more visible on the skin in this one.
Below Corail Givre Blush with Les Beiges Eyeshadow Palette in Warm (from a previous launch) and Rouge Coco Baume in Cocoon
Mauve Glace is a beautiful neutral-warm mauve. It looks cool-toned in the pan but on my skin it pulls a bit reddish leaning more towards a warmer mauve. I think this is a really pretty shade that will be great for spring.
Below Mauve Glace Blush with Les Beiges Eyeshadow Palette in Cool and Rouge Coco Baume in Keep Cool
Healthy Glow Eyeshadow Palette – COOL
Chanel launched a new Healthy Glow Eyeshadow Palette called Cool. As someone who rarely wears purple shadows I have to say this far exceeded my expectations. It has a soft seashell pink satin, a medium warm pink satin, shimmering warm purple burgundy, a darker plum with gold flecks and a sparkling lilac glittery sparkle topper. The sparkle shade almost has a duo chrome quality and flashes blue, violet and pink.
Texture is very soft and powdery so there is fallout when you apply but they do stay put on the eyes without migrating. I think the light sparkle shade makes this palette special. The eye look comes alive with the pop of violet/pink shimmers. Pigment is medium but buildable. I really love this palette! See it in action here.
Rouge Coco Baume
There are three new Rouge Coco Baumes. These are sheer tinted balms in a twist up tube format. If you’re new to these these have a comfortable feel, no scent and sheer-medium color payoff.
Chilling Pink is a very sheer pale milky pink. It’s not visible on the arm or hand swatch but on my lips I see a very pretty sheer milky pink.
Keep Cool has a pretty 90s vibe. On my lips it’s very pale, almost like a taupe shade. I think it’s better when paired with a deeper or warmer liner on my lips. It pulls very cool toned.
Cocoon is a sheer berry color. It has a slight hint of shimmer to it but pulls more like a cream. It’s almost like a reddish bitten stain on my lips. It’s very pretty – on me it pulls warm in undertone.
The two Le Vernis shades are sheers, but they are very smooth sheers. Glaciale is a sheer milky white and Skieuse is a sheer baby pink. I applied both with 3 coats in the swatches below. I already bought backups of both shades. I think they’re really pretty.
Healthy Winter Glow Primers
Last I have some quick thoughts about the new Healthy Winter Glow Primers (available in 3 shades). These are very sheer glowy primers that almost have a gel-like feel. On my skin when layered over moisturizer they had a sticky feel. The colors are really pretty, but they are very sheer and don’t really give the skin much of a tint or glow. These are scented with fragrance. I didn’t notice much of a difference in my foundation with these. I think the No 1 de Chanel Skin Enhancers are better for my skin type. Swatches below of the Chanel highlighting fluids and La Base Illuminatrice. I didn’t swatch on the arm as they pretty much disappear once blended.
The top 3 standouts from the Les Beiges Winter Glow are: Rose Polaire, Chilling Pink and Cool Eyeshadow Palette. You can see them in action in this Reel.
You can find the collection out now. Available at Chanel.com and Chanel counters. Have you checked out anything from this launch? What did you think?
Rose Polaire, Mauve Glace, Cool, Chilling Pink provided for review. All other items purchased by me.