Monday, 23 April 2012

Chanel Perfection Lumiere Foundation Review

Writing this post is a treat I've given myself for almost finishing my report (yayyyy!). I really can't be bothered to finish it though...but I know if I do it tonight I'll feel so much better than rushing at the end of the week :P

I bought Chanel's Perfection Lumiere foundation two weeks ago when I went home after Korea. I was meaning to buy it in duty free at Abu Dhabi, but I literally couldn't face walking around the airport, let alone actually shopping after a 10 hour flight :P.

I got this in Shade 10 Beige, and the lady at the counter was really nice and gave me (and my best friend just because she was hanging around near me :P) free samples of Beaute Initiale Eye Gel, which I have yet to try.

So onto the review :)

Packaging :
Oh so gorgeous, unsurprisingly for Chanel :P I adore this little frosted glass bottle, the black plastic lid has the Chanel logo on the top and it just looks so very very pretty and classy :P Unlike most of my make up which tends to have more bold colourful packaging :P I love this, it makes a beautiful addition to my make up table.

Product :
 I tried this a few months ago after I got a sample free with Glamour magazine and fell in love, so unsurprisingly I still love this :P It's liquid and light and doesn't emphasise my dry stressed from looming exams skin. It feels like nothing at all once its on, which is great for me because I HATE heavy foundation so much :( (I just put some on my hand and I can't stop stroking it, it's so soft! :P).

 I can't quite identify the smell, it's barely there, but it reminds me a little of suncream and tangerines, ever so slightly :P Whatever it is, it's nice.

It's more matte than dewy, but not overly leaning toward matte. I think this is a useful foundation for going out because I always look shiny in photos on nights out! Generally I prefer a dewy finish, but this gives a gorgeous radiant effect instead of being flat matte on your face.

The coverage is better than I thought it would be, but it's not full, with bad blemishes I still needed a little concealer, but I was quite pleasantly surprised with the coverage.

Price :
£36...yeah...most of that's gone towards the logo at the top of the bottle I'm sure :P It IS nice, and it DOES feel luxurious and you DO have to pay for luxury. But the price is a bit off putting to say the least :P

Would I buy this again?
I do really like this product, and despite the hefty price I'd say it's worth it. However, I think next I'd rather try Chanel's Vitalumiere foundation as I'd prefer a bit more of a dewy feel. Having said that I think this is a brilliant night out foundation, and probably a very nice summers day foundation too due to the slightly matter finish (if we ever get a nice summers day here in wales!). Overall I'd say this is a great foundation, but I just feel something better is still out there.

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Sunny xxxxx


  1. I've also splurged on this foundation, and really have no regrets, love the coverage and feel of this stuff.

  2. i've never tried chanel foundation- though i've heard really great things about the formulation!

    Jordan xx
    - Boho Vanity Giveaway -

    1. It is really really lovely :) So silky and soft :P x

  3. Great review :) You have tempted me now, I had tried it in Debenhams and loved it. Good job I have my student loan lol.


    1. Hehe, I love student loan day! I kept telling myself I'd try and save...well that went out the window :P x

  4. I love the sound of this and have been meaning to get it for a while. You may have just convinced me!

    1. Yay! You won't regret it, it's lovely :) x

  5. This sounds completely divine but I can never justify trying out designer beauty products unless I've tried them first, the price tag would kill me! xx

  6. So you bought it in the end! Did my review help at all? I'm really trying to get my blog noticed but nothing is happening unfortunately. I'm glad you read it anyway :)

    1. Your review really helped me! It was great, I was half decided before I read it, then I read your review and thought yup, this is what I want :P I love your blog so I hope more people read it soon :) x