Here's what I thought when I tried Chanel makeup for the first time

With a big label comes big expectations...

15 Apr 2018

PRODUCTS:

1. Les Beiges Healthy Glow Eyeshadow Palette in Light, £45,
2. Les Beiges Healthy Glow Luminous Multi-Colour Powder in Light, £42,
3. Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Colour Stick in Blush No. 25, £35.00,

THE HYPE:

Not one in need of introduction, Chanel is a big deal in both the fashion and beauty stakes. The 'healthy glow' range is one of heroes of the makeup section and the new additions (launching April 27, 2018) have been highly-anticipated.

REVIEWER:

Samantha, Beauty Content Writer

BEAUTY BIO:

Dry skin with an oily forehead. A dull and pale complexion that requires a lot of help to truly glow.

WHAT I USUALLY LOOK FOR IN MY MAKEUP PRODUCTS:

I never leave the house without my trio of bronzer, blush and highlighter. I need them to give my skin life. When it comes to eyeshadow, I'm traditionally a bronze, brown and gold girl.

CHANEL LES BEIGES HEALTHY GLOW REVIEW:

Yes, it's true, I've never tried Chanel makeup before. I know, the shock, the horror, the humilty.

Fragrances, I have tried. And I'm also partial to the Le Vernis on my nails. But I've just never taken to beating my face with their beautiful range before.

Why? Purely by accident, but I think it's because I test so many products from all different brands, that a label doesn't tend to sway me. I'm all for product performance. So let's see how we go...

Les Beiges Healthy Glow Luminous Multi-Colour Powder

As someone who usually applies bronzer, blush and highlighter separately, I was a little overwhelmed by this stripey combo of bronze, golden nudes and peachy pink all with a shimmer finish. The only thing for it? Swipe my brush through all of them and sweep across the cheeks, temples, and a dusting down the nose.

Results? A very subtle but natural all-over glow. I usually use NARS Laguna to add a golden warmth to my face and chisel out my cheekbones, so it wasn't as dramatic as I usually like after one swipe, but I built it up a bit more on my cheeks until I was happy.

Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Colour Stick in Blush No. 25

Even though the glow powder I applied first contained a pink-peachy tone, I definitely still needed a blush. When I first opened this bad boy up I was like woah, she's red.

But dotted across onto my apples and blended in with my fingers, it was a beautiful shade that I could see myself wearing every day. I love a cream and it gives that fresh, dewy flush I'm always after.

Les Beiges Healthy Glow Eyeshadow Palette in Light

I was SO SCARED of this palette. Bronze shades are my thing, so I had no idea where to start with this mixture of mauve, lilac and gold. I started by sweeping the entire highlighter shade over my lid, followed with a layer of the lightest pink. I defined my crease with the dark mauve, which was super pigmented. Cue: quick panic and then a good blending session followed by sweet relief. A quick touch of gold in the centre and then back to the highlighting shade to really amp up the inner corners of my eyes... damn it if this colour combo isn't my new go-to.

FINAL VERDICT

I wore this look for the entire day and it held up well. My eyelids are oily, so while the eyeshadow had great staying power I would need a touch-up come 5pm if I were to head out.

The blush stayed ALL day. Definitely my favourite product of the three. It's officially in the kit.

And while the multi-colour glow palette did a good job to make sure I didn't look dead, I was after something a little darker, lucky for me, there is a 'dark' option if I wish to pursue.

Chanel, I'd like a second date.