Chanel Le Baume Essentiel


I love nothing more than a healthy glowing complexion. The Chanel Les Beiges collection just has it down when it comes to the glow. The Healthy Glow Foundation isn’t a new foundation but its one I really love for a flawless complexion. The new Chanel Les Beiges Sheer Healthy Glow Highlighting Fluid is absolutely stunning. Combine these two together and you have a beautiful glow.

The foundation really gives a natural glow to the skin leaving skin looking like skin. Its a beautiful texture that melts into the skin leaving skin to breath freely. Infused with Kalanchoe extract and UV filters protect the skin from harsh environmental conditions.  As well as a “Healthy Glow Booster” mineral pigments that deliver a healthy glow. Together with Soft focus powders, they even out the complexion and enhance it. I love it.

The Sheer Healthy Glow Highlighting Fluid is my personal fav at the moment. I love to mix it in with the foundation to get that overall glowing complexion. For those of you that know me I am all about the glow maybe a little obsessed with it. There are two shades sun kissed which I got its a soft golden shade that totally illuminates the skin. As well as Pearly Glow its definitely one for the paler complexions.

You can either mix with foundation or layer over your base on the key points of your face. I love to do both because my motto is glowing skin is always in. If you really want to go to town on the glow you can also add in a little of the Chanel Le Baumes Essentiel.

I know Chanel is definitely pricey but the quality is amazing when it comes to the foundations and highlighters. Available at selected Woolworths but hurry up they selling out.

Shahnaz x

If you follow me on instagram you will know I am all about the glow. Some even call me the Glow Queen and I am pretty cool with that. A good skincare routine as I always bang on about is key that will give you a healthy hydrated complexion that should naturally glow. If you can’t spend a fortune on skincare just make sure you have a good moisturiser or a hydrating SPF. However there are ways to cheat the glow with glow highlighters. I often do this with models I work with.

Liquid highlighters are amazing for adding the overall glow because you can add into your moisturiser or foundation. I often mix a liquid illuminator or strobe cream with the foundation. In terms of affordability you can get illuminators at all price points so don’t stress when I start chatting about Chanel. The new Chanel Les Beiges Sheer Healthy Glow Highlighting Liquid is my everything at the moment. Its super pricey but wow does it add the glow. I love to add in the highlighter into my foundation and then layer on the key points on my face. I got the shade sun kissed but there is a lighter shade called Pearly Glow.

A glossy highlighter balm is another absolute favourite of mine for layering the glow on the complexion. Sorry guys but Chanel wins again for me in this one with the Le Baume Essentiel. There is a lighter shade but also the Golden Light which is amazing for darker complexions and I also love to use on the eyes for me too. The highlighter adds an extra dimension of glow that I am utterly obsessed with. An alternative is to take a balm like the Elizabeth Arden 8HR Cream or even the Lanolab balm which I chatted about last week and add onto the top of your cheek bones to cheat the glow.

Revlon have introduced their Skin Lights quite recently and I have to say I am so impressed. The highlighter insta sticks have been around a while but the new powder highlighters are amazing. These highlighters glide on so beautifully onto the skin the glow is instant. With crystal like pigments they give a dimensional glow making your skin look wow. The most affordable out of all the highlighters in this post at R140 you really can’t go wrong here.

Stila have kindly offered a 20% discount on all makeup this month using my code SHAHNAZ20 on Luxury Cosmetics. With this code I treated myself to some bits including the Heaven’s Hue Highlighter in Kitten. Its absolutely stunning I love love love it. The highlighter is bouncy to the touch and almost has a wet feel to it. Radiance enhancing highlighters that are gossamer light and melt into skin for a barely there feel. I am definitely going to buy another one before the offer ends on the 30th September. So if you want it get busy shopping now.

Last up the Ofra Cosmetics Glow Up Highlighter palette. Its the first time using this brand and I am super impressed. The Glow Up palette has it all from light to bronze its a perfect palette for a makeup kit or to add different elements of glow to your complexion. The quality is absolutely stunning that make you glow baby. There is a mix of their different highlighters all added into one so this is perfect for me. Each highlighter has a liquid to baked technology with beautiful luminosity. Your glow goals will definitely be reached with this one.

I have loads more I love these are just my current favs at the moment. I love to glow and share the glow love with all my followers and models I work with. Go check out my latest instagram Glow highlight folder to see some of these bad boys in action.

Shahnaz x

I wanted to chat about a few of my favourite Chanel beauty products today especially for those thinking of splurging but not sure what to get. Of course their eyeshadows are lovely and basically everything Chanel is lovely but here is a little selection. I have selected mostly makeup items but also with one skincare product too from the Hydra Beauty range. For me makeup is all about good skin that’s contoured and glowing so that’s why I have chosen the makeup items in this post. Chanel have quite a few foundations to choose from and it can get confusing what to go for. Here I have gone for a dewy one but their latest matt foundation is also amazing. It really depends on what look you are going for.

I have been super impressed with the drugstore brand Revolution Makeup especially with their eyeshadow palettes and highlighters. I got my hands on the UK blogger Revolution Makeup Soph X palette and wanted to do an every day look. This palette is a mix of matt and metallic with a few really bold shades. What I love about the palette is you can really work an every day look as well as bump it up when you need.

For those of you who are not keen on a heavy base and a touch of something the Chanel Les Beiges Fresh Water Tint could be for you. Its not got coverage like any of the other Chanel bases its literally a tint. Its super sheer with the pigment suspended in 75% water. The packaging and the brush is what definitely makes it costly but if you feel like a splurge then try it out. Perfect to add a touch of glow to the complexion.