As if you needed another reason for Chanel to take their money (because their summer collection and sunscreen weren’t enough), Chanel has revamped their Les Beiges line to include face sticks, glosses, lip balm, polishes and the new Marinière powders.
The stripey, luminous powder fits in perfectly with all of the nautical stripes that come along with the season, making a nod to France’s iconic Breton stripes.
There are two versions of the Marinière compacts—a lighter shade of the powder paired with a very light pink, and a darker shade of the powder with a bronzer. As you can see, I received a sample of the former, which is perfect for brightening up my fair complexion. Since I hide from the sun (no wrinkles for me, please!), this is a great tool to enliven my white pallor for the warmer months.
Just like the original, these are mineral powder formulations and whisper-light, in both weight and correction. Les Beiges isn’t meant to cover up skin—more to enhance it. You can read more about this in my original review of the powder.
The addition of the pink makes for a really pretty and awakened look (and how gorgeous do the two colours look together?). Light pink has a brightening effect on lighter skin tones (remember the MUFE primers?) and in combination with Les Beiges’ signature luminosity, this makes for the perfect tool throughout the day when my complexion needs a bit of freshening up.
Les Beiges Marinière is now available at Chanel beauty counters.