Review – Chanel Perfection Lumière

As promised, here’s my review of the Perfection Lumière foundation from Chanel. I was really excited about this foundation and I have to say I’m a little bit disappointed.
It’s not the easiest foundation to work with, it’s harder to blend out than other foundations I’ve used in the past. It dries fast when you’re blending, but remains a little tacky for up to an hour after application. The product oxidizes on the skin and gets a bit yellower/darker after 20 minutes or so, so it’s good to go a shade lighter than you would typically. This is where I did a mistake, I grabbed this in a hurry at the airport in Paris and what I thought was the right shade for me (Beige 20) turned out to be a little bit too yellow.

The finish is a cross between natural looking and semi-matte with a natural radiance. The texture is quite creamy when it is dispensed from the bottle but translates to a velvety powdery finish on the face with a hint of luminosity. However I find that it looks a bit too dry on the areas under my eyes.
Coverage is buildable from medium to full. When I am done applying it, I don’t feel like I need to use a powder. It really does stay on all day, and doesn’t cake or crease

I personally love the smell of this foundation but I would not recommend this for anyone sensitive to fragrance, though me and my sensitive skin haven’t had any trouble with it so far.

Me after applying the foundation this morning, trying to make a descent photo for you guys but it turned out to be easier said than done in the bright sunlight.

Bottom line: I like the Perfection Lumière foundation but I don’t love it. As the weather is quite cold in Europe now I think I a foundations with a more moisturizing formula is better for me. As said, this foundation offers a very flawless and polished look, and I personally prefer a sheer foundation that gives a fresh and youthful look.

Hanne Sagstuen

Norwegian New Yorker Hanne Sagstuen a fashion model, art director and editor in chief. Beautylovin is the website where she shares her take on life, travel, beauty and everything in between.

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  1. Marissa

    I just bought this foundation a couple of weeks ago and I have the same impression as you. I think I had too high expectations!
    Great post ;)

  2. Nina

    Så grundig og bra review Hanne!
    Kjempesøtt bilde av deg. Jeg klarer heller ikke å ha øynene åpne i solen, er helt umulig! :p

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