For a barely-there finish, the new Les Beiges Healthy Glow Foundation SPF 25 / PA++ (£36), with state-of-the-art optical techniques, is superb. It makes the skin look healthy, as if you have come back from a country walk.
Easy to apply with your fingertips, it evens out skin tone as well as protecting the skin. Enriched with a hyaluronic acid derivative, it leaves your complexion feeling hydrated yet it has the staying power to last all day, thanks to a polymer that combats sweat and sebum. Another plus is that the bottle is easy to carry around with you which makes it ideal for travelling.
Comes in a variety of shades (N°10, N°20, N°30, N°40, N°50, N°60, N°70 and N°12 Rosé, N°22 Rosé) so you should find one that matches your skin tone. If you are in between shades, you could always try mixing two together. You can also customise it to suit your needs. Apply it lightly on days you do not need too much coverage and more intensely on the days when you need a little extra help.
If you normally shy away from wearing foundation but feel you need a bit more coverage than a BB cream then you should get yourself down to the Chanel counter and try it for yourself.
By Daralyn Danns