Monday, 24 October 2011

CHANEL Perfection Lumiere



With Chanel taking one of my all time favourite foundations out of production (Pro Lumiere), I was waiting with high expectations for what they would replace it with. I was not disappointed when I got to try the eagerly awaited Chanel 'Perfection Lumiere' - the foundation had the instant luxury appeal with the classic Chanel packaging and immaculate and sophisticated presentation, so I hoped the foundation matched up. And indeed, the foundation itself is lovely, it has a velvety feel and glides on the skin silkily and blends in beautifully. I love the finished appearance it totally evens out skin tone and gives the face warm and luminosity, Chanel have done it again and brought out another fantastic foundation.

Chanel have defined the 'perfection' of the foundation in 3 words.

1. Universal - a respond to a universal desire for simple perfection
2. Invisible - the invisible structure of beauty on the inside
3. Infallible - Impeccable exactness, hold, balance and harmony

It does live up to these statements, Chanel wanted to make this product available to everyone, and with the huge colour range, it is. Chanel has never had such a wide range of colour variety and this foundation comes in a fantastic 23 shades. They come in 4 'harmonies' (beige, beige rose, beige ambre and beige ocre) depending on skin tone so you should be able to find your perfect match.



I completely love this foundation and it provides just the right amount of coverage in my opinion, however Chanel states that it is buildable but my only set back is that with more and more application of the product I found it can begin to look powdery on the skin, but this is probably because it has such a silky and soft formula and is only a minor complaint. Otherwise it is completely beautiful, and even if you prefer a more heavy look, it doesn't appear thick or feel uncomfortable on the skin. It works really well with a brush, or just with fingers, when applied with fingers it has a melt-away texture and just glides on so straight forwardly and it lasts all day. It has a matte finish but simultaneously makes the skin feel nourished and soft which is a great advantage to this product.



Definitely worth sampling, it is quite expensive at £36 but Chanel foundations do tend to last a good while and I think it is important to get foundation right, so if this suits you then go for it!

The foundation isn't available until 13th January so keep your eyes peeled!


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29 comments

  1. Chanel just remains the epitome of luxury...cant wait to try it!

    Liz
    http://aspirationsofglam.blogspot.com/
    xxx

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  2. It's here in Belgium already! Yay!

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  3. I really want to try a chanel foundation but i dont have a counter near where i live! so sad! :(
    this one sounds really good too.
    xo

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  4. good to know! love your reviews! xo

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  5. Oh now I am excited! Lets hope I can get a sample before I buy but how exciting... I could not get on with Pro Lumiere at all :/
    xx

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  6. I cant wait to try these. I have always complained about the colour range of Chanel-glad they have expanded. Will see how this measures up to Pro Lumiere and Matt Lumiere! x

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  7. Yes, I tried it a few weeks back and I love it. The finish is natural and perfect at the same time and the coverage is medium, I love that foundation!

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  8. Very excited for this product! I love Mat Lumiere
    so hopefully this will keep to my expectations!

    mollyvogue.blogspot.com

    xx

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  9. i actually was extremely disappointed in this product because it's nothing like my beloved Pro Lumiere. actually, it's a lot like vitalumiere aqua or matte lumiere....it looks very matte on my normal skin and goes quite patchy after a few hours of wear...the only foundations that usually behave that way on me are liquid mineral foundations...odd! So if you love the finish and coverage of Pro, you are better off with Lift Lumiere, imo!

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  10. Nice, I will check it out and see if it´s as good as you say! thanks for the review! take care,

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  11. I've never tried a Chanel foundation but this one sounds so promising!! I love the fact thet there are many shades too. There are few things worse then hearing good things about a foudation which doesn't seem to inc. a match for your skin.

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  12. Which shade do you use in this foundation Sam?

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  13. I tried this one out about two weeks ago and unfortunately it does not work with my skin.
    It doesn't sit nicely on it and brings out my pores, especially in natural light, because it is so powdery. My skin is normal to dry and tends to first dry out and then get oily in the T-Zone when it's not moisturized enough, what was the case with perfection lumière. I think I have to go for something like vitalumière or vitalumière aqua or what do you think?

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  14. It doesn't work for me, but I can understand why other people love it. I think the beige shades are more forgiving on the majority of skin tones and they did a good job of color matching to real skin.

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  15. i tried it out on the back of my hand and i found it so silk, that i wanted it immediately :)
    haven't bought it yet, because it's so pricey, but the cover range is definitely an advantage!!

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  16. ciao belle! i am blown away by its consistency, but i do find that it can make my skin dry, if i don't use a "rich" moisturizer beforehand.
    in case anyone have had the same issue, try to use REN moisturizers.. lovely! :)
    baci to all! x

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  17. could you guys maybe do a video about how to pick the right color foundation? i often feel like the people working at the counter just try to sell you something and say everything looks good but i cant really be sure if its too yellow or too orange so it would be good if you guys give some tips on how to do it on our own or at least how to feel a bit more certain.. thanks!

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  18. It's available in the United States for us and after a sample, I immediately picked up a full-size. This foundation is incredible and while I agree, it's not "buildable" from my experience, there is not much need to actually keep building with it. I love this foundation, it replaced my Yves Saint Laurent and is my new Holy Grail foundation!

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  19. i hope they have darker shades!



    http://www.shellzdoll.com/

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  20. i cant wait to give this a go :D

    www.missmathful.blogspot.com

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  21. looking good :D always had a thing for chanel :D

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  22. Just bought this in the US, I was anxious to try a Chanel foundation because I've only used M.A.C. and you two seem to love the Chanel ones. Needless to say, I LOVE IT!! Thanks to both of you for using them in your previous vids.

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  23. I can't wait to go try this out! I'm waiting for my Pro-Lumiere to run-out so I can justify grabbing a new bottle. I love the amazing coverage Chanel offers with such a natural finish.

    Love
    Amanda

    http://amandagrieve.blogspot.com/

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  25. It seems really great! I'll give it a try!

    The Life After

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  26. It's already at counters here in Denmark, and I have tried it a couple of times. Loved the old pro lumiere, and I'm afraid that this will be too drying for me in the winter time. The shade B10 is wonderfully pale, so that is no more an issue.

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  27. The Chanel Vitalumiere shade Diaphane was the only liquid foundation that I've found that matched my skin tone - I was so disappointed when they discontinued it! Since then I've been bouncing from counter to counter to find a replacement that is light enough and not too yellow or too pink. I was hoping the Pro Lumiere range would, but alas, no. It has such a lovely finish. Wish someone would start making foundation for very fair nearly neutral skin tones (and I bet people with very dark skin wish someone would make something for them as well!).

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  28. Am interested in purchasing this product and got to try it in Beige 30 yesterday. Was very surprised that the range of shades was so limited (I'm in Malaysia). They only had the Rose Beiges and Beiges. As an Asian with fair skin, I found that the Beige washed me out a bit. Am curious as to the difference between the 'harmonies' and which would best suit a yellow-tones fair Asian skin. The ladies at the counters here aren't very helpful :(

    Thanks if anyone can offer any insights!

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