Healthy Glow Sheer Colour Stick N°25 (CAN $53.00) | It’s a no-brainer: if looking to give your skin the most believable-looking flush of colour, then a cream product is the way to go — however dipping one’s fingers into a pot can not only be messy, but fairly unsanitary as well. Enter one of my go-to faves, CHANEL’s Colour Stick. Housed in a retractable case, it’s not only ridiculously easy to use but eminently portable as well. The beeswax base helps to provide that second-skin effect, while the pigmentation is absolutely buildable and goof-proof to use. This rosy-red hue with its wash of golden shimmer is the latest addition to the range, and has already hit favourite status in my makeup rotation; a couple of light dabs that are then blended out (fingers are a must — leave your brushes behind), are all that’s needed for blush that looks like you were born that way.
Healthy Glow Lip Balm in Deep (CAN $43.00) | Brand new to the Les Beiges range, lips now get their own share of the spotlight via the release of 3 new Balms (the other two shades are Light and Medium). With emollient oils in the base to provide lips with the ultimate in comfort, the texture glides on creamy smooth and has a distinctive moisturizing feel. At first, I confess to being a bit put-off by the dark berry tone of this balm but I was quickly won over by the very first swipe. With enough colour to give life, but not as fussy as traditional lipstick can be, staying power is — not surprisingly — on the lighter end of the scale (it is a balm, after all), although the hydrated feel it imparts lasts long after all traces of colour have faded. PS: this shade is now living happily in my makeup bag.
I won’t mince words: I love CHANEL’s Les Beiges products and will even go as far as saying that they rank as some of my favourite beauty items from this venerable brand (which if you know me, that speaks volumes as I’m quite the fan of all things CHANEL). Every single piece shown here is phenomenal, from inherent quality to application, and while I know I should be playing with the tons of other makeup I have, I can’t help but want to reach for these oh-so-wearable shades over & over again. And can we talk about that beige neoprene makeup bag? Hands down my most oohedover press package perk, that’s for sure. Bottom line: mark your calendars for this collection’s release — it’s 100% ommorphia approved.
This lightweight, glide-on lip balm offers a sheer wash of lip colour with a creamy, non-stick formula that provides immediate, lasting hydration.
Moringa Butter helps to protect against environmental stressors.
Apply daily for optimal hydration.
The Les Beiges Healthy Glow Lip Balm is a tinted glossy balm with pretty good color payoff. There are three shades that launched last year which you can see reviewed here. This year they added a new shade called Intense which is a deeper berry red. To me this feels more like a fall shade, but it’s still a classic kind of Parisian chic kind of color. These are really nice on the lips. Hydrating, smooth, glossy and they don’t slide off or feel heavy. Lasting power is very good for a balm, you will need to reapply and they will transfer but they fade nicely.
This lightweight, glide-on lip balm offers a sheer wash of lip color with a creamy, non-stick formula that provides immediate, lasting hydration.