Forgive me bank balance as I have sinned. Why is that when I’m saving for an impending holiday it suddenly unearths the need to spend money? The amount of new things that I have deemed ‘necessary’ purchases just because I am going away is rather mad, even by my count. For one of those once in a lifetime trips that is only happening thanks to many a saved up air miles, it’s hard not to get a little over excited. New camera, bag, wallet even, all necessary right? If that isn’t enough I’ve even managed to extended my pre-holiday shop to beauty items – at least it means my wish list can breathe a sight of relief for once.
One of those things that I have got over excited for is the new Chanel Les Beiges Powder. Thanks to every blogger raving over this recent Chanel release, and House of Fraser emailing through a £5 off voucher, I did what every beauty lover would do and calmly walked into the beauty hall, made my way to the Chanel counter, closed my eyes and proudly said ‘that one please’. My argument (like I needed one) was that my MAC MSF was on it’s last legs and the SPF 15 and PA++ packed away inside this Chanel offering is ‘just what I needed’ when I am away. Throughout Winter you would have thought me and powder had a turbulent break up as I didn’t go near the stuff. I embraced my natural glow and thought my previous love affair with powders would be one from my past. However, the formulations of powders have changed and thanks to the warmer weather my ‘glow’ needs toning down just a tad.
This Chanel powder is aimed at imparting a radiance boosting glow to the skin – gone are the days of cakey and heavy powder, instead they help to set your makeup whilst shielding your skin from environmental pollutants. Not only does this make your face look flawless, it also smells utterly divine. I got shade No10 as I didn’t want it to add any colour to my skin and it is a perfect match. In the above photo I am wearing the powder on the right – it’s hard to tell from a quick 7am snap but you can see that where the powder is applied, my skin just looks flawless. Lines are vanished, my skin looks more even and redness in my cheek is less prominent. From just a light dusting I can see a noticeable difference, all whilst letting my skin breath. It looks like the love affair with powders is back on the cards!