When it comes to getting a faux glow, I’ve had experiences with the not so good (chalky orange bronzers), the very bad (zebra-like streaks from self-tanners), and the hideously ugly (actual lay-down tanning beds—oof!). How I’ll be scoring a healthy, sun-kissed glow this summer: Chanel’s brand-spanking-new Healthy Glow compact.
Admittedly, the price is steep ($64—I know!), but if you use it correctly, you're actually getting decent bang for your buck. Here's how:
-With your fingers, dab the top color down the bridge of your nose and on the bow of your lips for a highlighting effect.
-With a brush, swirl all three colors on your cheekbones.
-With a smaller brush, add a swipe of the bottom color on the apples of your cheeks for a pinky glow.
-Bonus: Use the top shade as a nude eyeshadow.
By my count, that's a highlighter, bronzer, blush and eyeshadow in one (very chic) compact. That's much better than shelling out $20 or so for each individual item. Plus, it lightens the load of my makeup bag, so I can fake a glow and also fake being low-maintenance. Win-win.
Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multicolor SPF 15, $64 at Chanel makeup counters.