|Would buy this product again.||47%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Kinky, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Like blushes, I also don't need another powder but the packaging is just oh so pretty. So bought myself a 30 (in hope to use it like a bronzer as well, but my skin is actually 20).
Powder smells wonderful, packaging is beautiful, the only thing that confuses me is the silly plastic shield that separates the brush and powder compact. Dear Chanel if you charges so much for a powder, please have a little separate compartment for the brush? the plastic shield is just so cheap.
The brush that comes with it is not too bad at all actually but I still use my own squirrel brushes. The colour is actually so light that even I use on my whole face it still look natural. Smells divine! and the great thing about it is while it does sparkles a little in the pan it is not sparkly at all.
I do like this powder, but it is not an amazing powder. Expensive yes, I got it duty free so I am very happy.
Wont pay stupid Australian prices for that for sure.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight Eyes: Brown
I hate this. It is useless. It is so sheer it's like you're not wearing anything. It doesn't even cover up shine. What is the point? Further, I have used it 3 times and I have a hard film forming on the product that I will have to 'scratch off'. My brushes aren't dirty, it's just from using it on my skin when i have foundation on.
This cost me $90 AUD and it's a total waste of money.
Why are they all so orange, too? The lightest colour was not light enough.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
After I read other reviews and considered my own experience with this powder, I have come to the conclusion that perhaps this product works for people who don't need to "cover" anything up (acne, fine lines, etc). This product is sheer and will not cover anything. It works it you have relatively smooth skin that is normal to dry.
That said, I love this powder. My skin condition is relatively okay - no acne, no rosacea, no fine lines - and is normal to dry. On weekends when I'm running errands, I apply sunblock, buff this powder on (with Chanel's retractable kabuki that was released with Les Beiges), and run out of the house. It lasts a few good hours before I become shiny. When I work, I brush this on over foundation as setting powder with a powder brush.
As I have normal to dry skin, only a few parts of my face becomes oily in the day. I use blotting paper first, then use the half-moon brush that comes in the package to lightly TAP on the powder. I don't sweep it on with that brush because the powder gets everywhere (once my boyfriend said "there's an entire cloud around your face!").
So that is my experience. I don't think it's too expensive given that you get beautiful packaging and a very finely milled powder. But as always, consider your skin type first before splurging!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other, Warm Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I'll preface this review by stating that I took off two lippies for the price tag. There was a promo event at a department store where I live and if it weren't for this, I wouldn't have gotten this powder. At $60 CAD, that's a lot of money for a cosmetic item so I'd recommend purchasing this powder only if you're a big Chanel connoisseur and you're in the mood for a luxurious treat.
How does the powder actually perform?
Sheer and lightweight texture
Finely milled and doesn't go on cakey or powdery
Blends well and does give a 'glowy' look but very subtle
Lasts most of the day (depending on your skin type)
Colour selection is very limited although you can use one of the darker shades as a bronzer (I chose No 20 and I'm a NC30 and this is a wee bit on the light side for me but it will do in the winter)
Rose fragrance which may bother people who are sensitive to scents
Brush that comes with compact is useless (but most of these brushes are)
Doesn't give any real coverage so if you're looking for a powder that gives good coverage, I'd say pass on this one
No, as there are other powders out there that are better and less expensive than Les Beiges.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I bought this back in February I think? And I barely use it anymore. I'm pretty disappointed with this product.
First, the good things about it. The packaging is sleek and beautiful and it does give my skin a nice glow without making me look too dark. I use Perfection Lumiere Beige 20 and I purchased the #20 so this powder adds some warmth to my skin when I start to tan a bit in the summer.
I think that's pretty much the only good things.
Although the packaging is nice, the way the brush is kept is very inconvenient. If I have to take the circular cover off every time I use it, I risk scratching or damaging the powder. The brush is also pretty useless, it barely picks up any powder. I have to use a kabuki brush and swirl it a few times before I get enough on.
I'm also not sure what's wrong with the powder. After using it for a couple weeks, I noticed there was a hard shiny film that formed on top. I had to scratch it off before being able to pick up powder where the film was. But when I started to use it again, the hard film started forming again. I thought it was because my brush was dirty, so I made sure to use a separate clean brush each time, but it didn't work.
I took it back for an exchange but the same thing happened to the second powder. Now it pretty much just sits in my drawer and I barely even touch it anymore.
It's very disappointing for a brand like Chanel to have such a bad product. It cost about $55CAD and it doesn't live up to its claims.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Dark Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
i think i wouls buy this powder again because in Holland there is not much choice for the dark skin. the powder is sheer,blends well but somethimes i find it to shiny for my combination skin. If i need to compare it with MAC careblend or MAC minaralize i prefer Chanel. MAC is to pigmented and sometimes turns reddish. im a nc 50 and i bought the 50 from les beiges...after the summer hollidays i bought shade 70 because 60 is to red...... package is beautiful the brush is horrible. i would highly recomend the kabuki brush.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
Does not like. It's heavy feeling on the skin like a foundation powder but without coverage. And the milling is not fine enough for less than perfect skin. Sat in literally every line & enlarged every pore.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
The packing is so beautiful, the beige with the black is so stylish. The powder is a sheer powder that you can build up into layers for more coverage. I'm in the shade "50", don't remember the exact name. I really like that powder. But be careful, because i already dropped it and now the packing is broken. Thank god my powder is still alive.. If it wasn't still alive, I probably would run to the nearest counter to get a new one!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Red, Curly, Fine Eyes: Green
I picked this up after seeing it mentioned here and advertised as well; I like Chanel but only buy higher prices items for special occasions. This was an early birthday present for myself. I can't really afford $60 for powders on a regular basis.
First of all, it smells lovely, like roses. The packaging is chic as well, and the half moon brush is handy for smaller areas of the face or touch ups. Like most Chanel powders it is finely milled and feels luxurious. I am a MAC NC 25 and found 20 to be flattering; like many others mentioned it is sheer and imparts a subtle glow.
I think that it is similar to MAC MSF or MSFN, both of which I have and therefore wouldn't repurchase this. I will use it up, however. There appears to be a generous amount of product, so while it is pricey it isn't a rip off. I would agree that it is most beneficial to those with little to cover up as it may highlight imperfections.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Buy only if you are a Chanel affictionado. I got this in #30 from strawberry net - I wear chanel perfection lumiere in B30 (I could easily wear B20 and the powder in #20 - but I was looking for a warmer combo. My bobbi brown shade is 3 or 3.5 , for the record.
I will try to list pros and cons, because I find it difficult to pin down why I am disappointed. So this may be more straightforward:
excellent packaging, large mirror, brush quality excellent and soft
finely milled powder
perfect balance of shimmer and matte (shimmer is not even the right word.. it more a glow)
I would never use this as a foundation, so it must be a power. The brush, however soft, is useless for this purpose. You may sweep the powder with it on your cheeks but that is all.
It needs to be buffed in, my best results were achieved with a cheap QVS buffing brush with nylon bristles (the stubby kind) and a buffing motion.
When buffed over a light foundation, placed as a bronzer and not all over powder, it works better for me.
The bottom line is that this is akin to Dior`s nude glow powders - a hybrid bronzer /powder.
I am giving it a few more gos, since the product is of excellent quality and maybe the secret is in the application - as with many products that revolutionize makeup application (touch eclat for example), it may take getting used to.
But so far.. I find it boring and uninspiring.
Update after 1 week: I am buffing it in as a bronzer with my bobbi brown blush brush.. very good, an uplifting bronzing/illuminating look.
Update ..2 weeks: I wear this everyday now.. Lightly buffed over cheekbones, temples and under chin - awesome! Applied with my bobbi brown blush brush as blusher.. even better! Very natural, very flattering.