Chanel Medium Deep Les Beiges Healthy Glow Luminous Colour ($58.00 for 0.42oz.) is a medium brown with warm, yellow undertones and a golden sheen. It had medium, buildable color payoff (up to mostly opaque coverage) that applied evenly to bare skin. While I had some trouble genuinely building up color and getting the product to “stick” to bare skin with a few shades, this shade applied easily. The consistency was smooth, silky, and still a little powdery in the pan like the others, but it blended out nicely and did not lose its intensity unless I wanted it to (and buffed it out). It wore well for eight hours on me before fading.
Chanel described the formula as a “powder bronze and highlighter enriched with illuminating pigments” with a “buildable, soft texture.” The brand noted to select a shade lighter than your skin tone for highlighting and darker than your skin tone for bronzing–so it was less of a multi-tasking product and more that one could use it either as a highlighting powder or as a bronzing powder. I think you can get a little illumination and subtle warmth if you choose a shade similar to your skin tone, though, which is the closest to having the best of both worlds.
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- MAC Sun-soaked Strip (LE, $30.00) is lighter (90% similar).