I have just uploaded onto my YouTube channel, a review and demo of the new Chanel Perfection Lumiere Foundation. If you wana a check it out, here it is!
If not, keep on reading and i’ll review it here for you! : *
Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet is a velvety matte foundation. It is perfect for oily / combination skin, and for people who prefer a matte finish. It is a liquid foundation, and i would say it has medium to full coverage. It has an SPF or 15, however don’t be worried about flashback, as Chanel see a special type of SPF that doesn’t cause flashback. The fluid is a very fine consistency, and it gives your skin a smooth effect as it goes on.
Oh so many pros!! This foundation has amazing coverage without feeling thick or masque like. It is not a flat matte finish, but a radiant matte finish. You can still see some iridescence when you turn your face to the light. Although it is a very lightweight finish, the foundation does last in place all day. It has SPF. I suppose that’s good, most people like SPF on their faces nowadays. The packaging is travel friendly. It’s in a plastic bottle, so you know it won’t smash in your bag or if you drop it! It is truly buildable. It applies with a medium coverage, but you can absolutely build it to a full coverage. A major plus is that it doesn’t look like you’ve tried to build it! It never looks cake or thick on the skin, but it can hide a multitude of blemishes and redness, pigmentation etc. It doesn’t actually need to be set with powder!!! Wut! This is the ONLY foundation where i would say it doesn’t need to be set with powder. Reason is it dries ‘dry’ on the skin, and it has a powdery / velvety finish on it’s own. I still powder my t-zone, but that’s because I’m a shine phobe 😉
Hmm… i suppose the main con would be the price. In Australia it costs $77, which to be honest isn’t that bad considering how good quality the foundation is. The other con would be the colour range. I am using a 10 in the foundation, which is the lightest shade it comes in. If you are any paler than me you may struggle. The darkest colour is a 50, however it is more pink toned than olive, so again very dark complexions may struggle. Oh! Another con is that if you have dry patches of skin, it will cling to any flakey bits, so just make sure you moisturise your skin first.
How to Use:
As the consistency is so fine, make sure to shake the bottle well before application. A little goes a long way, so build the foundation up in fine layers. I’ve tried numerous ways to apply this foundation, but i would say the best way to apply it is with a sponge. This will ensure you get a smooth finish and can build the coverage. Definitely don’t rub it into the skin!! This will cause hyper exfoliation and you will get tiny little flakey bits of skin that the foundation will stick to. So just stipple this foundation into the skin.
If you require more coverage, apply one thin layer everywhere, wait a moment for it to set on the skin, and then anywhere that you feel needs more coverage, stipple another fine layer on top. Repeat this process until you have the desired coverage.
Would I buy it again?
Um absolutely yes. I will be stocking up on it for my freehand kit, and as i am actually a makeup artist for Chanel in Australia, i think if they ever discontinue this foundation, i would have to quit out of protest 😉
Hope you found this little review helpful!! Let me know in the comments if you have any questions, or products you would like reviewed!
Love Stephanie xo