Chanel Perfection Lumiere

Last Thursday the much anticipated Chanel Perfection Lumiere foundation was launched. This foundation is to replace the Mat Lumiere and the Pro Lumiere, which are both very popular, so the expectations were high. 

I happened to be in town last Thursday, so I popped into Debenhams to pick up a sample. The lovely lady at the counter actually gave me 5 samples so I could try it properly – this is how it always should be with high end foundations! 

I’ve never really used a matte foundation before as I’m always worried it’ll look cakey. This foundation is semi-matte so I thought I’d give it a go. I picked up the shade 30 Beige, which I think is a little too orange for me, so I may try a lighter shade. I used a brush to apply this and my first thoughts were that it smells really lovely. I found that it left my forehead and cheeks looking pretty flawless, I did however have a problem with my nose area. I thought that it left the area around my nose looking really dry and it showed my pores (didn’t even know I had visible pores before this). I tried it a few days in a row and went through times of loving it and hating it. I think for now, as it is a whopping £36, I’ll hold off from purchasing it. I might try a lighter shade and see how I get on. 

I’m not sure Chanel customers will be pleased with this foundation replacing two very popular ones, but hey, you can’t please everyone. I reckon a lot of people will LOVE this foundation too! 

Have you tried it yet?

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11 Responses

  1. kavita says:

    I much prefer matte foundations to ones with shimmer, I’m always worried about looking sweaty :s

  2. Cherry says:

    I’d love to try this out! It looks lovely!

  3. maisiedeir says:

    i’m looking forward to trying it for winter i like a matte ish foundation x

  4. meaw says:

    Just voted for you! Hope you win hun- love your blog xxx

  5. i would love to try this out but i’m worried it might just make my problem skin look even worse…

  6. kb says:

    i’ll be sure to give it a try x

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  7. Raquel says:

    I have tried it and didn’t like it at all! I had a perfect colour match, but showed some of my pores and any tiny dry patches, and I have very good skin :/ After a bit of powder it looked better…
    Well… i guess it was “fine” … but “fine” it’s not what I expect from a Chanel foundation 😉 Not pleased with the replacement at all!
    x Raquel

  8. Jools says:

    ooh I really wanted to try this too, its a great idea to try and get more than one sample so that you can test it over a few days. For that price you want to know you love it before you buy 🙂

  9. GEMBEAR says:

    i tried it after getting some samples and i have to say, i wasn’t impressed. i thought it was a bit too cakey, especially around my nose.

    i much prefer the aqua lumiere after trying a sample of that and i bought the full version earlier! 🙂

  10. Anonymous says:

    Can any one please tell me who the model is that advertises it?!? She’s gorgeous!

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