Chanel's Perfection Lumiere is a new foundation in the land of Chanel.
The only Chanel foundation that I've used in the past is Vitalumiere Aqua. I liked it so much that I used it on my wedding day. A friend of mine was using Perfection Lumiere and I loved how it looked on her. I had to have it.
This foundation is supposed to be light weight, long wearing (15h), radiant and suitable for all skin types (oil free). A bottle of perfection.
I have sensitive combination skin, with the usual oily t-zone. I have a 'natural radiance' that I don't really like, at least not at that part of my face.
After I've applied the foundation with a brush, not my hands as Chanel suggests, I set it with loose powder, even though the finish is a bit powdery.
It is indeed light weight, but looks kind of caky and dry. The scent is not my favorite. If you love roses then the typical Chanel scent is for you. Luckily it wears off, along with the foundation...
15 hours of wear is correct, but not on the entire face. I do not find it a radiant foundation. The finish is matt and very powdery (sits visibly in the pores), still it doesn't tame my oily t-zone. I need to touch up in the middle of the day, but then again, don't all women with a combo skin?
My advice is that you shouldn't buy an expensive foundation without trying it. First ask for a sample or have them apply it on your skin in the shop.
For me, this is not perfection in a bottle. My Manhattan Endless Stay foundation and L'Oreal Eau de Teint do a much better job and don't wear the same price tag.
Perfection Lumiere - 30 ml €45
|A little pump dispenser for hygienic use.|