Sunday, 5 February 2017

Chanel Perfection Lumiere Foundation

I decided to try a new foundation as I was need of a new one and went for Perfection Lumiere by Chanel. I much prefer a liquid foundation to a cream one as I find that a liquid sits better on my skin. It does get dry, so a cream one always goes patchy on me.

The packaging is great as it comes in a good sized bottle with a pump, allowing you to take as much as you need out.




The coverage is medium to full and I find the best way to apply this one is with a flat foundation brush. Different foundations, I've found apply better in different ways. With this one I've found that the brush does make it go on a lot better. I'm not a fan of beauty blenders and buffing this one in is no good either. I do like a full coverage so this one is great for me.

The finish is matte, although I do sort of prefer a dewy finish. To make it more dewy I did mix my illuminator in with it to give it a bit of a glow. The color I got in this one is called 20 - Beige. It's just the right color for me and doesn't make me look at all orange. I do hate it when paler foundations end up being too dark and making me look like Madge Harvey from Benidorm. Seriously that woman is just too orange.

This did manage to stay on my skin for around 12 - 13 hours before it did start to go patchy. Throughout the day it did look nice on, but later on I wasn't really fussed on it when it went patchy. If you are an all day foundation wearer like me and love to wear foundation into the evening, I would suggest reapplying it to give a fresh look.


While this is a good foundation, I wouldn't say it was the best I've tried. I will continue to use it, but i'm not sure if I would re buy it.

64 comments:

  1. I love how honest you were with this review. I've been guilty of purchasing high-end items because of their name and they ended up being very subpar.

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    1. Thanks. I've found it can be hit and miss. You get some expensive brands have not great items. The worst foundation I have tried is Illamasqua Skin Base it is just a small bit cheaper than this one, but it's absolute rubbish. Skin Base only stayed on my face for 5 hours before it looked a complete mess x

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  2. I know people rave about this but sometimes I wonder if it's cos it's high end and a luxe item. I appreciate the honesty that's what blogging is about. X

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    1. Yeah, my reviews are always honest. Even if love the brand (Chanel is one of my favorites) I will always be honest if i don't like something x

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  3. I think your skin looks great in the picture, it looks like the foundation provides good coverage and the colour looks great. It's too bad it doesn't last as long as you would like it to without becoming patchy.

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    1. Thanks. That was taken not long after i had applied it. It looks good through the day. It's when it starts to go patchy it looks bad x

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  4. I think this foundation looks great on you, but I personally prefer more of a dewy glow as well x

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  5. I haven't tried Chanel Foundation but adore their other products, its on my wish list tho and after reading this I need to get asap. Great review, i also love using brushes instead of blenders x

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    1. I hate beauty blenders. I don't get the fuss x

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  6. I am not a big fan of foundations, and am quite picky with what I use as to how it feels on my skin, so I do read these posts looking for something new to try, I have not tried Chanel before x

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    1. I love their color products such as lipstick, eyeshadow and blusher. Their eyeliner is my favorite too. Their skincare is fab x

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  7. Ooh this looks like a fab shade for you!

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  8. I haven't tried this one but I have the Aqua version and I loved that one. Perhaps you'd find one of their other options might suit you better. Although I do think some high street options are just as good

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    1. I haven't tried the aqua version. By high street i take it you mean drugstore. I've found that all drug store foundations are bad color wise, they either oxidize or don't do colors pale enough for me x

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  9. Shame that you wouldn't buy it again but once again appreciate how honest you are xx

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    1. I always like to be honest with my reviews x

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  10. I stick with my MAC foundation, but it took years for me to find one right for me x

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  11. I haven't used much liquid foundation lately I have just been using my powder foundation. This year I really need to get a good one though x

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    1. I can't use powder foundation as it dries my skin out x

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  12. It looks great on you. I have a foundation I love but it's always good to hear about new ones!

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  13. This foundation really suits you! I like how it looks on. I tried a chanel foundation that you get in a magazine and it was in beige, which is very orange for me, but then again I just wanted to try the coverage and did like it on x

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    1. If you like it I would get the full size. They do a range of colors, even if the sample was the wrong one x

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  14. I always enjoy your posts esp the look at the end! Also I didn't know different fooundations had a "best" technique of putting it on in terms of brush. I thought it just depended on if it's liquid or powder

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    1. How to apply is completely personal, although I have found that different foundations apply better depending on how you apply x

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  15. Your skin looks beautiful with this foundation!! But you're right, Chanel is not the best I've purchased. I found it to be a little harsh on my sensitive skin. Great review!

    Xo,

    Megan at Lush to Blush

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  16. I absolutely love this foundation and have it in the shade 20 beige and 30 beige for when I'm tanned and pale! xxx

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    1. The color selection is very good. They cater well for paler skin tones like me x

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  17. That's a really long wearing foundation. I might have to give this one a try when I've used up some of my current foundations x

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    1. It's not as long wearing as I hoped it would be. Dior Forever lasts at least 16 hours and doesn't start to go patchy later in the day either x

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  18. it fits good on your skin very well, and I love the thought that it lasts until 13 hours! - Anosa

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    1. I have had longer lasting foundations. Still 13 hours isn't that bad x

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  19. I prefer liquid foundations, and I think this one looks lovely on you. But I like my foundation to last all day, I haven't got the time to re-apply

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    1. Thanks. This one you will have to reapply, especially if you want it on all day x

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  20. I have never tried this but I am really fussy when it comes to liquid foundations as I don't like my face to feel as though ive caked something on x

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    1. This one isn't a bad foundation, it's just not the best x

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  21. My best friend uses this and her skin always looks incredibly flawless!

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    1. Different skin types probably suit it better x

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  22. Looks like a great foundation and the shades was look perfect on you!

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  23. The struggle is real finding an all round perfect foundation! :) Their Lift Lumiere used to be my favourite foundation.

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  24. It does really look great on the skin and gives a flawless appearance. I love your eye make up too, I wish I could do mine like that I need to get practising!!!!

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  25. I prefer liquid foundation too. Shame it's not something you'd buy again. x

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    1. Yeah, I can think of others I would though x

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  26. We like the fuller coverage with Perfection Lumiere but we've tried it and it was too expensive to maintain x

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    1. I like the color, although as it isn't as long lasting as I hoped I would get a different foundation x

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  27. It's such a shame to buy an expensive foundation and not completely love it! Love the honesty!

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    1. It's not the worst foundation, but not the best either x

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  28. I would love to try a Chanel foundation. I wonder if it comes in my shade.

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    1. They do a range of shades, I would go into the counter and have a look x

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  29. I am still on the quest for the perfect foundation! I have dry skin so I am looking for something covering but not obvious! x

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    1. Dior Forever is great. I have dry skin and the finish is fab. Also Dior Nude is great too x

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  30. I have to be honest and say I wasn't that keen on this foundation when I used it either. I regularly use Chanel's Vitalumiere Aqua and feel that one is definitely worth the money :)

    Louise x

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    1. That one probably works better on my skin too x

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  31. That looks like a really nice smooth foundation. I am still yet to find one I love.

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  32. Chanel do beautiful foundation and this looks lovely on you!

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