It has been quite a while since we last posted and we thought that it is about time that we did another post and what better way to come back than do a Chanel related post. Lucky for us there is actually something to write about. Chanel recently released their Les Beiges collection and the entire collection just plays around that natural healthy glow that you can sport from AM to PM with little to no touch ups required. Out of the entire collection the item that we were most excited about is their Gel Touch Healthy Glow cushion compact and that is exactly what we will be writing about today. So if you are interested then keep scrolling.
When we first saw that this is part of the new Les Beiges range we initially thought that this was going to be a cushion version of their Les Beiges Healthy Glow Foundation and that idea alone got us quite stoked as the Les Beiges foundation is probably our favourite Chanel foundation whether it be the texture or the coverage, everything about it is just wonderful. Thus we thought that it was going to be the same formula or maybe a lighter version of the foundation. HOWEVER apparently not. So this cushion compact is actually a gel textured foundation and it is suppose to leave a very sheer and dewy finish. Definitely not the most high coverage product but for every day use and for touch ups its perfect. The texture of the product feels like the Holika Holika Aqua Petit Jelly except more watery and more hydrating on the skin.
Coverage wise it is very sheer but it is still able to cover a bit of your pores for just that really natural ‘I woke up like this’ look but if you were hoping for it to cover your pimples or dark circles then lets just say don’t bother. On days when we just can’t be bothered, we will just apply this and go straight out however if we hope of a little bit more coverage then what we would do is first apply a layer of the Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Foundation and then top it off with this Gel Touch cushion. Even when you apply these two together it is not at all cakey and you are still able to look natural and fresh. Just don’t over do it.
The packaging of the product is pretty much like your average cushion compact but the only difference is that instead of pressing your puff directly onto the soaked sponge, you press it onto a mesh that then disperses the product onto your puff. At first we thought that this might be due to hygiene reasons but afterwards we thought that if they used a sponge then the product will probably be completely soaked as it is more water based so you would probably end up losing a lot more product. Additionally, if you are considering purchasing this product then please remember to hold it horizontally otherwise the product will actually leak. Before you buy it, there is actually a seal on top of the mesh part so if you don’t have it placed down horizontally, product will actually start leaking from the sides.
This item retails for US$60.00 and AUD$91.00 so it isn’t cheap especially considering the fact that you only get 0.38oz (11g). The other annoying thing is that they actually don’t sell refills so once you’ve finished it you would have to spend another US$60.00 instead of paying a little less for a refill. For us this is a little bit frustrating as most brands who do sell cushion foundations will also sell refills as you finish these a lot faster than you would with foundation. However other than this we have no other complaints about this product and ever since we got this, we have been using it every day so so far, it is definitely money well spent. We just don’t know how long this compact will last us before we need to fork out another US$60.00 or in our case, AUD$91.00.
Alright guys this is all we have for today. If you have any questions related to this product please leave us a comment below and we will try our best to get back to you. However if you have already purchased this product and would like to share your opinions on it, please also leave a comment below as we would love to hear what you have to say about this.
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