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Chanel Duo N. 01 Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi-Colour Review, Photos, Swatches

Chanel Duo No. 01 Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi-Colour
Chanel Duo No. 01 Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi-Colour

Chanel Duo No. 01 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.” As far as higher-end, luxury-level powders, I found these to be sadly lacking in silkiness and smoothness; they just had a firmer, stiffer texture that made getting color coverage out of the shades difficult and harder to apply for a blended, seamless look. The coverage is as described–sheer–and somewhat buildable but mostly sheer to semi-opaque with several layers. I think a key aspect of a great highlighter and/or contouring product (and most cheek/face products) is blendability, and both shades were lacking that.

No. 01 (Top) is a medium-dark peachy-orange with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had sheer to semi-sheer coverage paired with a stiff consistency that was hard to get product off of the pan. I used a really dense brush and jabbed at the half of the pan in order to get color to show up on my skin tone. With extra effort, it blends out for a diffused look, but it’s one of the more time-consuming Chanel powders I’ve used in awhile. The color lasted for seven hours on me. Make Up For Ever B304 (P, $23.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Sensual (P, $29.00) is cooler (90% similar). Glossier Dusk (P, $18.00) is glossier (90% similar). MAC Naturally Flawless (P, $29.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Pinch My Peach (P, $30.00) is brighter, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

No. 01 (Bottom) is a dark brown with neutral-to-warm undertones and a satin finish. It had sheer coverage and a drier, firmer texture that was harder to apply evenly. It does work well for contouring, and I liked how it wasn’t overly warm-toned as a lot of contouring products can be. The satin-to-matte finish also made it appear more shadowy on the skin, as it looked like skin. This shade wore well for seven and a half hours. Illamasqua Steal (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Swiss Chocolate (P, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Naturally Enhanced (LE, $34.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Kat Von D Subconscious (P, ) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia Dusk (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Burberry Dark Earthy (P, $42.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). NYX Hollow (P, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Chanel Duo No. 01 Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi-Colour
Chanel Duo No. 01 Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi-Colour

Chanel Duo No. 01 Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi-Colour
Chanel Duo No. 01 Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi-Colour

Chanel Duo No. 01 Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi-Colour
Chanel Duo No. 01 Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi-Colour

Chanel Duo No. 01 Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi-Colour
Chanel Duo No. 01 Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi-Colour

Chanel Duo No. 01 Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi-Colour
Chanel Duo No. 01 Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi-Colour

Chanel Duo No. 01 Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi-Colour
Chanel Duo No. 01 Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi-Colour

Chanel Duo No. 01 Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi-Colour
Chanel Duo No. 01 Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi-Colour

Chanel Duo No. 01 Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi-Colour
Chanel Duo No. 01 Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi-Colour

Chanel Duo No. 01 Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi-Colour
Chanel Duo No. 01 Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi-Colour

Chanel Duo No. 01 Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi-Colour
Chanel Duo No. 01 Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi-Colour

Chanel Duo No. 01 Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi-Colour
Chanel Duo No. 01 Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi-Colour

Chanel Duo No. 01 Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi-Colour
Chanel Duo No. 01 Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi-Colour

Chanel Duo No. 01 Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi-Colour
Chanel Duo No. 01 Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi-Colour

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation
  • Guerlain Les Voilettes Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • Makeup Geek Casino Eyeshadow
  • Makeup Geek Sin City Eyeshadow
  • Makeup Geek Venom Eyeshadow
  • Make Up For Ever I24 Aqua XL Eye Pencil
  • Make Up For Ever I32 Aqua XL Eye Pencil
  • Make Up For Ever S20 Aqua Liner Eye Pencil
On lips:
  • Chanel Tanami Aqua Glossimer

Product Availability

Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi-Colour $65.00/0.39 OZ.
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About the Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). (For more information, please check the FAQ.)

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This is such a bummer. I ordered both the duo’s in this collection, haven’t even had a chance to try them yet. Looks like I’ll be returning it untouched. That contour shade is really disappointing.

Ever since you told me you were in the process of reviewing this, and that the quality just wasn’t there, I’ve been eagerly awaiting to see just how disappointing it was. I wasn’t expecting a C, though! I love Chanel and swear by the Les Beige powders, but this is totally unacceptable; what were they thinking?
Plus to get a true contouring effect you’d have to buy the OTHER duo, which houses a true highlight, since the top shade here is just a blush and nothing close to what I’d consider a highlight for almost anyone!

Ugh. Dang it, Chanel. Why you gotta do a brother dirty like this? Thanks again, Christine. I’m without a doubt getting the By Terry palette now before the beauty.com sale ends!

This is really disappointing. My wish for Chanel is a collection where all pieces received decent grades. Curious to see how the other duo fares.

The shades look lovely on you, Christine.

Thank you for your review. Can I ask if you have the Chanel duo on both cheeks or do you have different blush on your right cheek (our left)?

On my monitor the shades on your cheeks look different. Thanks. 🙂

Not sure why Chanel decided to do a contour + blush duo (this one) and a highlighter + blush duo (the other in the collection). It would have made more sense to do a contour + highlighter duo in my opinion! Anyways, I swatched both at a counter and I found the pigmentation a bit lacking.

I just go this.. Might return it. Not so much for the texture for me but more so the very low grade ingredients. The other Les powders do not contain paragon this one does.. weird

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