Review: Chanel Perfection Lumière Velvet Foundation



Well…what can I say about this foundation?!  It is only one of the best foundations I have tried for my skin type and I have tried A LOT of foundations in the past!

My skin type is combination to oily although a good skincare regime has controlled a lot of the oiliness lately.  Although having said that, some foundations do still tend to leave me looking very shiny (and not in a kind of dewy good way) by the end of the day.

For me, foundations need to tick a few boxes…they need to:

1.  last all day (I only ever really apply foundation once in the morning and that’s it even if I am going out after work);

2.  not break me out and keep my skin relatively matte without looking cakey or heavy.

I had heard quite a lot about this foundation by the time it hit the shelves last month and wanted to get my hands on it and it’s the first foundation launch for a while which has caught my eye.  The lady at the counter assured me that it was a “15-hour wear” foundation with a totally matte finish.  I was slightly sceptical but gave it a go anyway.

After having used this for two weeks now this has become my go-to favourite foundation.  The lady was not wrong about the lasting power…if I apply it at 7.30am, it’s still there at 6pm.  It doesn’t slide off, it stays relatively matte by the end of the day AND it covers my pores without looking heavy.  So far, I haven’t broken out from it either.  I am also impressed it has SPF.  I am a total fan!

Word of warning in that it is a scented foundation though so maybe not one for people who are sensitive to fragrances.

This is a beautiful foundation overall with a lovely finish.  Foundations have to work hard for me and this one is definitely worth the price tag and the hype!