CHANEL

Chanel S.A. is a French, privately held company owned by Alain and Gérard Wertheimer, grandsons of Pierre Wertheimer, who was an early business partner of the couturière Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel. Chanel S.A. is a high fashion house that specializes in haute couture and ready-to-wear clothes, luxury goods and fashion accessories. Cosmetics are the most accessible Chanel product, with counters in upmarket department stores across the world, including Harrods, Galeries Lafayette, Bergdorf Goodman, Hudson's Bay, and David Jones, Wojooh, as well as its own beauty boutiques (wikipedia.com)
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4.1

1,972 products

37,488 reviews

71% would repurchase

Recent CHANEL Reviews

Liquid -CHANEL -Perfection Lumiere Velvet Smooth Effect Makeup SPF15

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I put off trying this foundation for a long time because of the fragrance. I don't like the heavy old lady smell of most Chanel products although this foundation has less scent than others by Chanel. I finally broke down and gave it a try and it has replaced my beloved UD Naked Skin foundation. I usually use 3.25 in UD Naked Skin so I bought the Lumiere Velvet in 22 which matches my light cool/neutral skin perfectly. It does contain alcohol but it does not dry out my skin at all. It also wears even better than the UD Naked Skin.

I love that this is a lightweight foundation. It offers sheer to medium coverage but it does not build up really at all. I don't mind this because I only like a medium coverage foundation because anything heavier will accentuate the texture on my skin. I just use a concealer where needed and it blends seamlessly.

It wears well for up to 12 hours on my normal skin. In the summer I get slightly oily but using a blotting sheet takes care of that. During the winter it wears very will without any need to touch up. I do set it with a loose tinted translucent setting powder to just smooth the t-zone a little.

I do wish there was a cheaper dupe but honestly there is nothing like this available in the US. I have seen a L'Oreal Magic Nude Powder foundation compared to it but that is not available here. It might even be discontinued by now. But seriously there is nothing like this lightweight foundation for smoothing out texture and giving older skin an evened out natural appearance.



Primer/ Corrector -CHANEL -Le Blanc de Chanel Multi-use Illuminator

on 9/24/2018 11:52:00 AM

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I am still on the fence with this base. I can’t notice it making a difference in the appearance of pores and fine lines. I don’t think this base is good for oily skin, it doesn’t hold foundation well. I have used cheaper primers that have done a way better job than this one.


Tinted Moisturizer -CHANEL -Les Beiges Sheer Healthy Glow Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30 / PA++

on 9/23/2018 2:22:00 PM

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Yes! yes! Oui!

Coverage and overall impression:
Light and luminous coverage without looking like a disco ball. I don’t find it irritating on my combo sensitive skin and it harmoniously dissipates the redness. Pores, marks and dark spots are lightly visible but diffused by the reflecting property of titanium dioxide and ever so microscopic sparkles, visible only to the neurotic trained eye:). I do not like sparkles (they belong to Christmas trees, at best) and this passed the test. The texture is fluid and the smell might be overpowering for some of us sensitive to it. The tint holds well through the day and doesn't crease in wrinkles or pores, nor oxidize.

Application:
I like to dab it with a brush (strangely enough, I am using an angled eye shadow brush at the moment) and apply only where needed. You get 30ml for $40...a decent value if used sparingly, and no, I don't rely on this to protect my skin from the sun.

Color:
I wear "custard" in Nars Creamy Concealer (my HG for hiding imperfections), I picked medium light and probably could go darker in the summer for a sun kissed look. It's transparent enough that color is not about the perfect match but rather what type of glow you like.

Downside: alcohol and perfume....
Note that alcohol (not the good kind) is the 6th ingredient and the perfume lingers for a while. It is what gives it's ultralight texture mixed with silicones that melts in the skin.

I will repurchase this product....if it's still available. Chanel...this one is a keeper.

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Foundations -CHANEL -Le Teint Ultra Tenue Ultrawear Flawless Foundation

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I am surprised that there're so many negative reviews, because I personally haven't encountered any of the problems other reviewers had mentioned. I have combination to oily skin that is not dehydrated at all. I don't use any moisturiser or primer with this foundation and I can get away with that. It does set very quickly. But I find that I have enough time to spread the foundation as long as I apply it bit by bit in smaller areas each time, as opposed to what YouTubers would do (Dot the foundation all over and then blend). Oh, I use my fingers. In terms of the finish, I don't find it emphasize pores (I have many) or dry patches. It is a traditional matte finish that is very sophisticated but a little flat. The coverage is more of a medium. After 4 hours, my oil starts to come through which is pretty normal for my skin. But I don't find excessive oil make it cakey or patchy, only more natural. Only criticism: the shade range is small and peachy/pink. Can't find decent cool/warm yellow shades. Although the shades have the same names as of other ranges from Chanel, the actual colours are different. In all, I think you can only pull this foundation off when you have: -combination to oily skin -no dehydration or dry patches AT ALL -pink to neutral undertone Lastly, do I think it worths the money? No. Not that it's a bad foundation, it's just I can find similar foundations with a better shade range from cheaper brands.

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Foundations -CHANEL -Les Beiges Healthy Glow Foundation

on 9/17/2018 11:52:00 PM

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I will not repurchase

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