Chanel Duo No. 02 Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi-Colour
Chanel Duo No. 02 Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi-Colour ($65.00 for 0.39 oz.) is supposed to be used as a highlighting and contouring powder duo that gives a “sheer, natural finish.” Between the two duos offered, this is the “better” one, but it still falls noticeably short when it comes to being blendable and easy to use. I just think that the texture is far too firm, too stiff, and it translates into application, which is where it really counts. For some, this might be a happy accident, but the darker “contour” shade here is far from “sheer.”
No. 02 (Top) is a very light beige with subtler, warmer undertones and a fine shimmer-sheen finish. The texture was softer than the other shade’s highlighter, though it was still firmer and required a denser brush (I used a blush brush–most of my highlighter-centric blushes were too feathery/soft). It blended out decently and yielded a soft sheen that didn’t emphasize pores. It lasted for seven hours on me before fading. MAC Lightscapade (P, $32.00) is lighter (95% similar). Cle de Peau Delicate Pink (14) (P, $55.00) is lighter (95% similar). Laura Mercier Highlight 01 (P, $40.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Climax (LE) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Cle de Peau Bal Masque (LE, $120.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight (P, $44.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). MAC Sparkling Rose (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.
No. 02 (Bottom) is a bright, medium-dark coral-red with warm, orange undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a stiffer consistency in the pan, which made it harder to blend out and get it to look even/diffused on the skin. The color did wear for eight hours, which was an upside! NYX Tuscan (P, $6.50) is cooler (95% similar). Smashbox Geranium (LE) is darker, cooler (95% similar). NARS Boys Don't Cry (LE, $41.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Colour Pop Fruit Stand (DC, $8.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Painted Canyon (LE, $22.00) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Savage (LE, $30.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Zoeva CR010 (P) is more muted, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Slowburn (P) is darker, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Never Been Kissed (LE, $8.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Guerlain Peach Boy #1 (P) is warmer (90% similar). Sephora Oh My Gosh (10) (P, $14.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Presage (62) (DC, $38.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.