Sunday, 22 January 2012

Chanel Perfection Lumiere Foundation Review part 1

After reading trying out the new Chanel foundation and not being too impressed I thought I would give it ago myself. I've always wanted to try their Pro Lumiere and Mat Lumiere foundations but just never got round to doing so. I went along to my Chanel counter and the very nice SA gave me two samples. One in 20 Beige and the second in 22 Beige Rose. I decided I would give 20 Beige a go first.

The SA describe it as a yellow based foundation. When I first put abit on the 
back on my hand I thought that maybe it seemed abit too yellow for me. But I thought I would give it a go. The first thing I thought when I put it on my face was how nice it smelt. The fragrance is lovely. It blended well but the only thing I would say is that it just seemed abit chalky once applied to my face. I don't think this would be good for people with dry skin. I have abit of dry skin at the mo round my nose and it seem to highlight this more. Apart from that I pretty happy with the final finish.

At lunch time I went and checked in the mirror to see how my foundation was looking and it was wasn't good. My foundation seems to have disappeared!! My nose was shiny and the rest of face looked like I wasn't wearing any Make-up. I wasn't happy. Although I liked the initial look of the foundation when I first applied it I don't think I will rushing out to my local Chanel counter and spending £35 on a bottle on this foundation. I am gonna try the 22 Beige Rose to see how this holds up. You never know I might be changing my mind about buying this foundation at the end of the week if all goes well Look out for my other review soon.

Have you guys tried this foundation and what were your thoughts on it? Let me know :) x


  1. wow looks lovely:') can't wait for part 2 xx

  2. Thanks:) Hopefully the second sample works out abit better than this one:)xx

  3. I'm in a real quandary over this one, still debating on whether to get it, will check back in with you soon to see what you think after testing it some more! xx

    1. Hopefully the other sample will work out better :) xx

  4. I've wanted to try out the whole of the chanel lumiere foundation range but after reading your review I think I might give this one a miss!

  5. I was disappointed with this as i really wanted it to be good. I will try the other sample and hopefully this will be better. Fingers crossed :) xx