How to Justify Spending $64 on Chanel’s New Bronzer

Chanel's latest makeup collection is pricey, but totally worth it. Here's why.


Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multicolor SPF 15 in 02, left, and 01, right. (Photo via Chanel.)

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.