Let me just start by saying...I USUALLY HATE POWDER FOUNDATION! Even with a great moisturizer or primer, I've never really seen why people turn to it over liquid or creme'. Anyways...I am head over feet in love with my Chanel Double Perfection powder! Going from my Benefit Some Kind of Goregous was a definite change, glad I did though. I apply it with a sponge and within 45 seconds of application...POOF! I'm perfect! It makes my skin skin appear smooth, soft and almost dare I say....AIRBRUSHED! Never have I gotten so many compliments on my skin since I started wearing this two months ago...I will gladly fork out over 50 bucks for this GEM anyday!
Well, I have to say I am pretty pissed off at Chanel. Not only did Chanel reduce the amount of product in the compact and DID NOT REDUCE THE PRICE, Chanel changed the formula of Dual Perfection!!! IT SUCKS! Not only does it NOT control oil, it turned ORANGE on my face! Besides all that crap, their new formula DOES NOT COVER! The old formula was the best, why they changed it I'll never guess, but Chanel has seen the last of my money, it's over. The quality of this powder foundation reminded me of a cheapo drugstore brand. Whoever at Chanel is responsible for this change needs a swift kick in the ass.
In my search for a powder to match my complexion, that goes on smoothly, has a flawless finish, controls oil and most importantly a powder that would not flare up my NEVER VANISHING ACNE, i came across this chanel product.
I've used it for 2 weeks now and it has definitely done wonders for me: controlled the oil and not been responsible for any major breakouts.
The major downfall of this product is the price. OUCH!!!!! Hopefully by the next time i need to purchase this, the price would have dropped or i can actually find an online store that sells it at a sale price.....well atleast i can dream...
I used to use this powder foundation on a regular basis but found that it doesn't offer enough coverage on certain days when I have undereye circles or blemishes. Pros: Color stays true, doesn't make me break out, reduces shine. Cons: a bit chalky at first, minimal coverage, runs out too fast
Good to keep in your purse as a back up powder or a quick touch up.
I bought this after reading all the reviews on it. I must say, it does work well, but throughout the day it makes my face turn pink :(! And, doesn't really match my skintone that well. However, it does have good coverage, overall, and is in a beautiful Chanel compact holder.
Ok let me just start out by saying that.. I have tried EVERY type of foundation/powder i could find that got good reviews from MUA....even every mineral type makeup-EVERY BRAND...literally..I would spend much time researching the best "pure" type mineral makeup for sensitive acne prone skin... Finally, I was like everytime i wear mineral makeup it cakes up whnever i sweat and wanna put more on, or put powder (to blow away shine and oil) on top of the mineral makeup, it was just sit there and would look blotchy and gross...I found nothing that would conceal my large pores on my cheeks , and tried every primer..
To make a long story short... I never write any reviews, i just like reading them lol... but i couldnt resist...I bought this, after saying to myself..let me spend 50 bucks and see what the hype in a 50 makeup is all about..let alone Chanel. Im glad i did.. If you apply this wet, with a big brush ur face is literally AIRBRUSHED....and i never EVER had that appearance,,EVER. I was looking at myself in the mirror and literally saying "omg wow my face looks so damn good!" then last weekend, i went out with my girlfriends dancing, and put it to the test, and sweated from dancing and went to the bathroom to touch up, and used this,and boom, still the airbrush look, no cake no blotchyness nothing. i got home at 4am..and again, still the airbrushed look,now i wont have to worry if my face looks disgusting after coming out from a club and going somewhere bright like to a late night diner lollllll cheezyy i know..anyways this was really long..but i hope it is helpful. Seriously, the BEST.
Ok. I had reviewed this product based on the original formulation, which was pretty much perfection in a powder foundation compact, BUT I'm forced to rewrite it because Chanel decided to "reformulate" it basically into crap. The reformulated compact is more like a super-drying translucent powder -- NOT what I paid for! Even on my very oily skin, even after moisturizer, this powder dried me out! It's horrible!!!! The old formulation had velvety smooth application, medium coverage, and kept my skin balanced. I hate to give anything Chanel a bad review, but I was just so upset that they changed this! I wouldn't recommend wasting $50 on this (unless they go back to the old formula).
So far, this is the best foundation/powder that I've found. I haven't used that many, but every one I've used before this has eventually settled into the very lines around my eyes after a couple hours, which, being in my late 20s, I am trying to avoid. It seems to be of very good quality, which I was expecting from Chanel. It didn't disappoint, but it's still a bit heavier than I had hoped it would be. However, until I find something better, I would definitely repurchase it.
Simply stated this product is awsome and its not getting discontinued as I have been reading on this site. I visited Nordy's yesterday and the girl working the counter was very sweet and helpful and informed me that this product has been reformulated and they soon will be adding more colors, I used it today and if you have the right color and apply in the center first and spread evenly outwards it applies beautifully and for me it certainly did! I use to manage a Chanel counter and have always loved this stuff it keeps my skin free of blemishes and looks very polished! I'm so glad are not going to disocntinue this as my heart would be broken I am soo in luv with this stuff!! ;o)
I have very oily skin and I use to work at both the lancome and clinique counter so I had the chance to try every brand in the store possible that a foundation powder could come in, I even tried most brands sold in Sephora too, but this is the only one that controls my oil best. I've used it for years and have always received compliments, but Im devastated now that Chanel has replaced this formula with something else, comparable to Mat lumiere compact (they have this version overseas, in the States it's still called Double Perfection), and this formula sucks for very oily skin. It no longer stood out from other brands as the best oil controlling powder makeup since they've made the new formula less mat and more dewy. I find myself blotting constantly with this new formula and packing on more makeup during the day because it would melt when my oil spills out. Then after all that, I would look thick and cakey. This never happened with the old formula where I just applied once and everything would stay put. Plus the new version is smaller in quantity ( 0.45 oz), it use to be (0.50). Chanel shouldn't have tried to fix something that was not broken. I hate to have to do this search for another makeup all over again, since I definitely won't be purchasing this "new" version anymore.