Chanel launches their first ever water-fresh tint foundation – and it’s perfect for summer

Chanel has answered our foundation dilemma for summer with their first ever Les Beiges Water-Fresh Tint foundation and it's stunning...

Woman applying Chanel foundation

With the warmer weather finally starting to get us excited for summer, you may be looking for an alternative to your heavy foundation, as let’s face it, no one wants their skin to feel suffocated under thick coverage when the temperature rises.

So trust Chanel to have the answer to our beauty dilemma thanks to their new Les Beiges line, specifically their first water-fresh tint, which uses the microfluidic technology found in their skincare in their new best foundation with a nude skin effect.

The Les Beiges Water-Fresh Tint enhances natural beauty and is lightweight, hydrating and instantly refreshing. Composed of 75 per cent water, ‘it is worn like a subtle and undetectable second skin,’ says Lucia Pica, Chanel’s global creative make-up and colour designer.

According to Chanel’s website, ‘the tint has been created with micro-droplets of encapsulated pigments that melt into the skin on contact creating a radiant bare-skin effect. A blurring and smoothing effect unifies the complexion and a lightweight, sheer coverage allows the skin’s natural beauty to shine through’. Sounds amazing to us!


Priced at just £48, a little goes a long way with this product and you also get an ergonomic brush with your purchase, which blends the tint effortlessly into skin for an even and natural-looking result.

Les Beiges Water-Fresh Tint comes in six shades: Light, Medium Light, Medium, Medium Plus, Light Deep and Deep. It can be applied as often as desired for a tailor-made make-up result and may be used all over the face or on specific areas, either on its own, or under or over foundation.


Chanel has also updated its now-cult powder, the Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Powder, in new limited-edition packaging. Formulated without SPF, the powder comes in seven shades (N°10, N°20, N°30, N°40, N°50, N°60, N°70) and is nestled in a black-trimmed beige case signed with the name ‘Chanel’ in a handwritten style.

The powder, priced at £42, promises a glowing complexion, as if you spent the day outdoors, while white rose and cotton flower plant cells offer a soothing and protective effect on the skin.

The Chanel Les Beiges collection is available now.

Jenni McKnight is a beauty, lifestyle and entertainment journalist and a regular contributor to woman&home, having previously worked as Acting Senior Content Editor of our former sister site, CelebsNow. She has also written for HELLO! Magazine, GoodToKnow, the Daily Mirror and Yahoo!