This is the first review of one my favourite foundation that I've been loving and using recently. I brought this 2 months ago in the shade Beige 40 along with a LES BEIGES powder compact in shade No 50 (for bronzing) and a little sample of PERFECTION LUMIÈRE VELVET. I also received a mini sample of the new Rouge Allure lipsticks - Super cute!
Okay so I'm just going to jump in with my thoughts on this foundation -
For everyday wear I tend to switch between 3 foundations - MAC Studio Fix Fluid, Illamasqua Skin Base and more recently NARS Sheer Matte and for the more special events I choose from Urban Decay Naked Skin, Estee Lauder Double Wear or Make Up For Ever HD, however after trialling the Perfection LUMIÈRE for the past 2 months, I have found that I feel I can wear this everyday or for special events. Although I do try not to use it everyday simply because it just feels too luxurious to wear for university!
What CHANEL says on the website,
"PERFECTION LUMIÈRE controls every detail of a perfect complexion to offer a tailor-made result, a model of perfection by CHANEL. Its light, fluid texture glides on seamlessly with adjustable yet lightweight coverage for perfect results. The skin-embracing texture becomes one with the face, following its every movement. Its Perfect Skin Affinity complex ensures a second-skin effect and perfect foundation hold for 15 hours. The result; “Multi-faceted” radiance, colour, comfort and matte finish.
- Perfect correction of all types of imperfections: redness and dark spots & complexion evenness.
- Optimal radiance created by the patented Perfect Light Control Complex for an even, luminous complexion all day long.
With PERFECTION LUMIÈRE, perfection has never been so simple."
Price - £36
I really do believe that the Perfection LUMIÈRE does live up to the CHANEL claims - Here's why...
You can see below how the foundation looks on my skin - The first image (with the teal hijab) is early in the morning in natural lighting & the second is in the evening in dim artificial lighting, obviously on different day -
Apart from the price point I don't feel like this foundation has any cons. I could wear this all the time if I wanted to since it is has such a lovely finish to it. I do think it's aimed at those who want a flawless everyday polished feel to the skin as opposed to those who want youthful dewiness. I would say that maybe include some more shades for darker skin tones, since there are only 13 shades and the majority of them are for paler skins.
I have heard others mention they do need to set the foundation with powder before it lasts all day for them. I didn't find that problem but that is probably because I use a primer and oil free moisturiser as prep so my extra steps do help in keeping my skin oil free for as long as possible. I always say, when buying expensive foundations to try and get a sample, usually the sales assistants are very accommodating and this means you can try it out at least once or twice before buying.
For those of you who want more dewiness or glow you can always add some liquid highlight in with your moisturiser or the foundation or even sweep some powder highlighter over the cheekbones to achieve that soft shimmer. I would pair this with a LES BEIGES powder simply because they just go together so well.
So that's my review on the Perfection LUMIÈRE - Let me know if you've tried it or are interested in picking it up. I'd love to hear your thoughts!
Hi Lovelies, I'm Fox...
And I'm a 26 Year old Human Biologist with over 6 years experience in the Beauty Industry.
Olive Skin with a Yellow undertone. Skin Type - Oily to Oily/Dehydrated.
My Foundation Shades in the following brands -
Star - 031
Forever - Sand 031
Velvet - 30 Beige
Matte - 30 Beige
Le Teint Ultra Tenue - 40 Beige
Total Control Drop Foundation - 08
Sheer Matte - Punjab/Stromboli
Sheer Glow - Punjab/Stromboli
All Day Luminous - Punjab
Velvet Matte Skin Tint - St Moritz
Sensual Skin Enhancer - SX06
Skin Base - SB8/9
Tinted Oil Free Moisturiser - Bisque
Big Easy Complexion Perfector - Beige
Teint Idole Ultra Wear - 049
MUFE HD - 127
MUFE ULTRA HD -
MUFE ULTRA HD Invisible Cover Stick -
Double Wear SIP - Rattan/Tawny
Double Wear Light - 3.0
Double Wear Maximum Cover - Rattan/Tawny
DayWear BB - Light Medium
Studio Fix Fluid - NC30
Studio Skin - 2.3
Traceless Perfecting - Bare Beige/Bisque 04
Traceless Stick - Bisque
Perfect Matte Touch - AMBER
Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick - BUFF
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