In terms of wear, Les Beiges is the first face powder I have not had a problem with drying out my combination sensitive skin and one that I have been able to wear year round. However, if you are seeking a mattifying, full coverage or blotting feature from your face powder, this product is not for you.
For Chanel makeup fans, I liken this product to be the powdered version of the now discontinued Hydramax tinted moisturizer. Compared to the other face powders in the Chanel range, Les Beiges is lighter in texture, coverage and wear than the Double Perfection Lumiere and Poudre Universelle Compacte powders. In addition, Les Beiges is more suited if your skin tends towards the dry side. Based on online reviews on Makeup Alley, oily skinned beauties have found this to exacerbate their shine after a few hours of wear.
The only thing I don’t like about this product is the accompanying brush. The half-moon shape is ok for lightly re-touching throughout the day, but to achieve the looks that are specified in the online product tutorial, you really need a kabuki or face powder brush, as it’s the buffing action that gets you the seamless and luminous skin finish. I think Chanel would have been better off following Dior Nude Skin Powder’s lead and providing a kabuki brush with the product.
I love this product as it is lightweight, provides a luminous and dewy finish to skin and is comfortable to wear all day. The SPF 15 is an additional bonus.
Akin to a powdered version of the discontinued Chanel Hydramax tinted moisturizer, Chanel Les Beiges is lightweight, provides a luminous and dewy finish to skin and is comfortable to wear all day. The SPF 15 is an additional bonus!