Hello my lovelies!
Whilst at home in Luxembourg over the Christmas period I couldn't help but notice this lovely new offering from Chanel which I wasn't expecting to see until January! Of course a much-debated après-Christmas splurge ensued...
I was able to get this for 37€ thanks to my mum's discount card, which works out at roughly £32. It's still a lot for a foundation but I have heard nothing but good things about this and from the moment I heard about it I knew I was going to be tempted into buying it! It is replacing both Mat Lumière and Pro Lumière and as I quite liked the former it was only a matter of time before this ended up in my make-up collection...
It's billed as a long-wear foundation with light-medium coverage, so I thought it could be a good alternative to my beloved Double Wear on days when my skin is behaving slightly better. What I particularly enjoy is the feel of this foundation as it is truly silky soft and velvety, as well as glowy whereas Double Wear can sometimes appear quite flat. It also photographs rather well in artificial light, which is unusual for a foundation containing SPF!
Another bonus for many people will be the shade selection as Chanel are finally catering to different tones rather than simply shades. I picked the shade Beige Rosé (12) as my skin is very pale at the moment (NW15 for reference) and although quite pale on application it blends beautifully with my skin! It also doesn't oxidise the way my previous Mat Lumière used to. Below are some terrifying close-ups so you can see the finish - as you can see, it looks incredibly natural (hello freckles) but covers imperfections, leaving the skin lovely and soft. I used a teeny dab of concealer under my eyes and a light dusting of MAC MSF Natural as well to finish it off.
All in all I'm rather pleased with how this foundation performs. I already prefer this to Mat Lumière, partly because of the colour selection and partly because of the luxurious finish. I shall certainly be using this on a regular basis and I think it may perform beautifully when mixed with others for a fuller coverage!
Chanel Perfection Lumière is released in the UK on January 13th and should be available from all the usual retailers. I purchased mine at Paris 8 parfumerie in Luxembourg, hence the early review!