Perfection Lumière by Chanel.

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I am back to the beauty! I hope you guys haven’t minded my little life ramblings lately; I’ve just had so much going on. Today I’m going to talk about an item I bought way back in February but I just haven’t had the chance to blog about it!



I’ve been using Chanel perfumes for a long time but this is my first venture into their make-up. My mum has used Chanel for ages but I personally didn’t like the consistency of her foundation and (stupidly) assumed all products would be similar. How wrong I was! I went to the Chanel stand in Debenhams and the lovely assistant helped me to choose Perfection Lumière, which is meant to be good for oily skin (á la me).



I went for the colour B10 and I have to say I was really impressed with how well this matched my skin! I don’t think I’ve ever had a foundation that blended so perfectly, and this gave me a lovely natural finish that is perfect for spring. The foundation is medium coverage and although I usually like full, it’s buildable to cover any redness or blemishes. Sometimes I find just popping a bit of concealer on those areas does the trick and doesn’t look too caked on.


The formula does have good coverage and is relatively long-lasting. However its matte finish isn’t really matte enough for me and I find myself having to re-apply powder throughout the day. Obviously this is good as it doesn’t dry your skin out too much, but it’s a bit of a pain having to keep checking if I’m shine-free (I’m usually not). I am aware that I have a really oily t-zone so this may not be the case for everyone but I was personally disappointed in this aspect.


All in all I do like this product but I think I’ve had better results with cheaper foundations, so I probably won’t be investing again! I’m gutted but I guess not all high-end foundation works for everyone! What are your favourite Chanel foundations? Have you tried Perfection Lumière? xo

6 comments:

  1. I've always preferred high street foundations but would love to try studio sculpt! That sucks but at least its not so bad that you wont use it! xx

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    1. I know I'm defo sticking to my Mac Studio Fix, it's only £21.50 and it works far better for me! Yeah exactly I'll use it for short-wear days haha xx

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  2. Definitely try the velvet Aisling! I have a very oily tzone aswell and it is much better at keeping the oil at bay. The only thing is it provides only a low coverage, so you might not like that!
    And I love the woman on the Chanel counter in Debenhams. Always makes me laugh!

    Lauren | laurenthedaydreamer.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Yeah I was thinking that! I love full for going out, but everyday I don't mind medium and then just topping up with concealer. I'll give it a swatch and see anyways! I'm pretty happy with my mac atm though and it's cheaper so I might just save my pennies haha xx

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  3. Oh wow this sounds like such a lovely foundation, although such a shame you have to keep topping up with powder :( you don't want that hassle! xx

    Gemma // missmakeupmagpie.com

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    1. I know it's such a pain! But I'm really oily like I said so I kind of have to do that with every foundation. When it's so expensive I don't really want to have to do that though :( xx

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