Ultimately I had a chance to try the Chanel’s gel touch Foundation, yesss Chanel launched this foundation last years so admitted I’m quite outdated. But well this still the first attempt try out Chanel beauty product and enchanted me. The new foundation – specifically designed to fake a fresh, dewy, The water-gel formula gives dreamy coverage and tons of hydration.
First things first, it’s hard to decide whether Chanel’s Les Beiges Healthy Glow Gel Touch Foundation should be classified as a foundation, a tinted moisturizer or a complexion enhancer. The best way to describe is that it feels like a glossy top coat. The coverage is quite sheer, but it does the trick on minor blemishes and areas of redness and so on; the finish, however, is almost indecently glowy. I’d use the word “dewy” but – quite honestly – my skin looked as though it had been sort of laminated more than anything else. And I mean that in a good way. I think.
Nothing less than the sophisticated beige packaging, unlike the usual black Chanel compact, this cushion comes housed in a lacquered black and cream case, with a standard mirror and a standard stiff sponge puff.
When first opened the gorgeous case, and peeled off the safety seal, there was a spread of foundation awaiting beneath. It almost looked like a cake, and there was no porous sponge helping to keep it soaked up. Instead, there’s a fine mesh where you’d expect a cushion.
The applicator is a sponge, which is quite soft, but has a lovely texture, with a slight rubbery feel, just like the Korean ones. It picks up product quite easily, and deposits it nicely on skin. When my first try out at Chanel’s store, the staff applied the foundation using a brush applicator, then after try at home I like to said I prefer the cushion and I recommend using the cushion to patting/dabbing for best results.
The formula works well on both dry AND oily skin, delivering a lightweight coverage, Chanel studied the ‘characteristics of beautiful skin without makeup’, in the hopes of creating a formula that could mimic the effect of bare-but-beautiful skin (and I think they did a pretty ace job).
you’re going to luuurve how hydrated and glossy this foundation leaves your skin. It’s loaded with hyaluronic acid, which can hold up to a 1000x it’s weight in water, meaning it continues to delivers a hydration boost to skin throughout the day. Throw in an SPF 25 plus a whole bunch of antioxidants to defend against pollution, and your face will be protected on all fronts.
Coverage and Finish
I have dry-combination skin (Oily in T-Zone) and I live where it’s hot and humid. While I won’t say this foundation slides off, it is so sheer, that it doesn’t really last on me. I won’t pick this one if you want a foundation that actually helps with coverage.
The lack of coverage means that it’s one for people with skin that they are happy to leave virtually bare, but at the same time it offers something that I haven’t really found in any other foundation. That intense, deep-down glow that’s not anything to do with light reflection but more to do with physical shine on the surface of the skin. I mean it’s really quite noticeable, especially if you apply a matte or powder product over the top and note the contrast between the finishes. This hi-shine isn’t going to be everyone’s taste, but it’s definitely something a bit new. At least, I can’t think of anything else I’ve tried that’s felt quite the same…
Talking of shiny, this is possibly not one for the oilier-skinned amongst us – nobody wants to add shine to an already uncontrollably shiny face – but if you have normal to dry skin and want a very sheer and glowy look then this is a quick and easy fix.
When patted on my skin, I experience a cool feel on my skin. Coverage however, is very very light. This is truly best for someone who already has good skin, or who just wants to even out a touch of redness, or who wants to pat on a little touch up in the day. There is a “glow” to it, but you risk looking oily in our warm weather.
Despite it feeling barely there, I loved the radiance it gave my skin. My face looked healthy and alive, which is a lot to say for a weekday morning. After wore for six hours, I did notice some breaking up a little around my nostrils and on the sides of my nose. Nothing a quick dab with a sponge couldn’t fix, but it’s never the best sign when foundation starts to crack (not the full eight as promised).
The Final Thought
This is a product best suited to people with clear, balanced skin. If you’ve got blemishes, spot concealing is an option to make this work. I did enjoy how comfortable and hydrating it was, especially on my drier areas, but my T-zone didn’t count itself a fan if I wore the Gel Touch Foundation alone. Thankfully, this didn’t veer into bad shine territory, but it would’ve if I had a long day outdoors. If you’ve got dry, or normal skin, then this definitely worth it for perfect “natural” makeup days. Those with complexion troubles, though, might find this a hard miss.
I did noticed This foundation stay all day without getting oxidizing,but Touch-ups are a needed when you stayed all day outdoor or too much sun exposure. there is hardly any coverage to the product, It just about evens out my skin tone, and covers up some redness, but that’s about it.What I usually do is apply some concealer and then some powder to set, and to help add some coverage. Good try, I love the glossy and laminated over my skin.
Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Gel Touch Cushion is SGD $90 available at Chanel counter,Singapore. I used shades 20 which is slightly paler than my skin tone and it turn out more transparent and not too cakey or darken my skin tone.
Timeless Beauty Tips
– Moisturizer your skin thoroughly
– Use mascara, but forget liquid eyeliner
– Choose foundation that’s slightly paler than your natural tone. It will often your complexion and even out dark shadows
– Choose a bright lipstick, or gloss
– Keep your nails short and manicure them regularly