Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Chanel perfection lumiere velvet foundation

Chanel perfection lumiere velvet foundation

Beige 10

Chanel perfection lumiere velvet on one half of my face

Chanel perfection lumiere velvet all over

I'm always on the lookout for a new, fab foundation, one that I'll reach for day in, day out.  Well, after seeing a couple of reviews about this, I was intrigued.  I have the vitalumiere aqua which I really love, however, thanks to my oily skin, it does have a tendency to slide off my face (trust me, not a good look).  I decided to pick this up as a birthday treat to myself the day after my birthday (18th April), so I've had enough time to put it through it's paces and see how it copes on my skin.

As I mentioned, I have really oily skin - what I mean by that, is a very ,very oily t-zone, and dry patches on my cheeks, so that doesn't make me the perfect candidate for this foundation, but does that stop me loving it?  Hell no!

As you can see, I have the lightest shade 10 beige, the woman in the shop really tried to get me to buy a darker one (why, I've no idea).  When I pointed to my neck and chest to show that this was the right colour match for me, she replied with 'Well, yes, it'll be a perfect match, but don't you want to add some colour, you're very pale'.... this is the story of my life when dealing with counter staff.  It's like they hate people who are pale and want to fake darken them all up!  I feel like yelling "Leave me the hell alone!!!!" I did tell her that I like rocking the pale look, and she seemed to shut up then.

As it turns out, this is still ever so slightly too dark for me, I have to blend it down my neck so it doesn't look too obvious.  It is yellow-toned as well, which suits me perfectly, pink-toned foundations do not look good on me.

This lasts really well through out the day, I know I don't need to keep re-checking it and certainly don't need to re-apply.  It has a true velvety finish, and it doesn't make me shiny.  If you have any dry patches on your skin, just make sure you moisturise first otherwise, this might not look amazing on you :)  All in all, I really love this foundation, it's pretty much the only one I've worn in the last few weeks (excluding my eczema-yestocucumbers-enduced skin rage where I couldn't wear any).  

Is it worth the money?  Personally, I think so.  Once Squidge arrives and I'm off my maternity pay and onto statutory I might not be able to afford to replace it, well, I know I won't,  so I just have to hope I find the money from somewhere, as I need this in my life :)

The good
It looks flawless on my skin, has a lovely matte finish and stays put all day without looking cakey.

The bad
You really need to moisturise before you use this if you have any dryness on your skin, otherwise it will emphasise those patches.

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  1. I'm also very intrigued by this foundation, I guess I'll have to stop by the counter soon. How annoying that counter staff actually tells you to get a darker shade than you are just because they don't 'like' your paleness.

    Kelly | secondhandspring

  2. I don't think I'm gonna get this, I don't really like the finish. I have the original Perfection Lumiere and it just cakes into dry patches so I highly doubt I'd get on with this. Great review!

    Beth @ BethBlogsBeauty

  3. This looks beautiful on you :) I don't wear foundation, but if I ever did change my ways, this sounds like a great (albeit expensive) option!

    Maliberry Makeup

    x x x

  4. I like how it looks on you, but for me it isnt the finish I would want xx

  5. Ice just recently bought this and I am loving it too, I've never had a chanel foundation and now I'm thinking, what the hell was I missing for all this time. Lol great review x

  6. I'm so tempted to try this but I never seem to get on with chanel foundations. Hmmm definitely going to pick up a sample! xx


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