Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Beauty| Chanel Perfection Lumiére Foundation

I'm sure that many of you agree that Chanel just screams luxury with its simple yet elegant packaging and the beautiful, well put together products. After being impressed with the Chanel Beauty Hydra Gel Créme (review here) I bit the bullet and splashed out £36 on the Chanel Perfection Lumiére Foundation, an extreme amount of money I know but it felt like a necessity at the time. I have tryed and tested a copious amount of foundations, more high end then drugstore then I would like to admit as it seems I am a shameless snob when it comes to products for my complexion but I like to think I've built up a good amount of knowledge and extended a long list titled 'Foundations I would buy again'. The ones that gain the glory of having a snug little place at the top of my list are the few that tick the majority, if not all the boxes, for what I look for in a foundation. 

Being someone that suffers with combination skin meaning one day I'll have horrific dry patches and the next a completely unexpected and unappreciated break out, I need a foundation that conceals the blemishes but doesn't cling to the dry areas. A quality I'm pleased to say this foundation possesses. Now the most important thing to be said with this foundation is a little bit really does go a long way and less most definitely is more. I found myself struggling at first with a cakey and an if ever-so-slightly uneven finish which is something I was not expecting with it being a very upmarket product but luckily this was not so much as the foundations fault but simply mine. I found once applying this foundation lightly, buffing it evenly over the skin and then setting it with a baked powder, the finish was completely and utterly flawless, just what the foundation claims. 

Chanel state that 'perfection has never been so simple' when using this foundation with its beautiful matte finish, radiance and colour correction qualities that cancel out even the reddest of areas creating something stunning and flawless, a trait I can really can get on board with. With a light-medium coverage that can be easily adjusted and builded, this product has shown me that I don't necessarily need to hide my face under a heavy coverage foundation layer but instead embrace the natural look, colour and radiance of my very own skin. The only downside to this product being the shade that I own 20 Beige is a shade too dark for me, a personal imperfection I know but something that slightly taints the overall perfection of this product. Luckily the colour seems to calm and adjust to my own skin tone soon after making it perfectly wearable which I would hope so too when I'm paying so much for a bottle that's slightly on the small side.  

Overall a lovely product that I have thoroughly enjoyed wearing and I'm already counting down the days until my spending ban is over so I can splash my cash and treat myself to a few more Chanel products!

Let me know what you think in the comments!
What's your favourite high end foundation? 


  1. This is a great foundation! I also love Touche éclat from YSL <33


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  3. ive heard such mixed reviews - but id love to try it x

  4. I use to say that my skin was normal, then I said it was dry, but now It's really combo at this point! I've been searching for a good foundation that can fight back dry patches and oil, so you've sold me on this one!! Sounds luxurious and lovely :)


  5. I love Clinique foundations but find that No7 Stay Perfect foundation is a good (and cheaper) alternative!
    Jo x