Works wonderfully for my combination skin. It's not sticky - like many other foundations, light-medium coverage, and it is very light in weight. I don't feel like I am wearing foundation at all. Don't recommend it for people who are looking for full coverage.
I really like this foundation and so far it is the best match of the higher end foundation's that I have tried. I have not used Vitalumiere Aqua so have no comparison to that. But as a first time user of Chanel products I'm really happy with it (and gladly so, as this is by no means cheap). I have oily/combo skin and find that at certain times of the month this foundation doesn't hold up on me too well around the t-zone and is in need of touch ups with powder. I think this is the case with many foundations on me, not just this one. I use Beige 10, the lightest shade and it goes over the top of my primer or moisturiser. Has a pleasant scent, is buildable and much prefer it to my Laura Mercier (of which I thought was the perfect shade, but actually is really rather orange on me!) I would buy this foundation again.
OK, this foundation....The first day I tried it, my reaction lacked enthusiasm. So I tested it out for about two weeks straight to try and pinpoint exactly why I didn't like it.....the color, Beige 10 is a good match for me although it is a touch darker that my skin tone it was still OK. I only used it on the parts of my face that I needed coverage (forehead, nose, cheeks,and chin) and then blended out and used a powder on top to set. I personally, don't like applying more than one layer of foundation - with one layer, the coverage was on the lighter side..
The fragrance it had was unexpected and strong, but still OK. The foundation actually didn't darken throughout the day and held up to my combination/ oily skin OK. The oils from my skin did cause the foundation to break apart a bit after about 4 hours, but not not as much as most but I did look pretty shiny. It didn't settle into my fine lines or pores as much as some others....BUT I still wasn't in love with it. Since my skin is combination/ oily but leans towards oily - I needed to set the foundation with a powder and even tried a couple different powders, but the effect was the same.
This foundation was just OK. I still can't pinpoint what it is about it that doesn't make me love it, but in my opinion it's actually better than YSL Teint Resist because the color match and texture is better. Although I said that I would not purchase this foundation again - so far it's better that the other Chanel foundations that I've tried and I may purchase it in a clutch if I still haven't found a foundation that I love by the time I finish it.
got a sample in Beige #30. Not impressed with this one. Doesn't cover as well as my Vitalumiere Aqua, seems thinner and sheerer. I'll stick with my Vitalumiere.
I am not a liquid foundation girl as I usually prefer mineral powder foundation or BB cream. I bought it on a whim at the airport and reckoned this was one of my best impulse buy ever.
This foundation feels lightweight and blends very easily onto skin (using your warm fingers). What I like about this foundation is that it is buildable and gives a good coverage (medium to full) - which is important as I have lots of acne marks and scars. After application it gives a very matte & polished finish with a hint of luminosity. But the finish gets even better over the course of the day and becomes more natural and luminous as it settles onto your skin.
What I love best about this foundation is it's staying power. I never had a foundation that did not melt off my face after running around in the hot sun (32 deg c & high humidity) and slogging over a stove in a hot kitchen for a dinner party - all in the same day without having to touch up even once). Even after 10 hours, my make up was in tact (no fading or oxidisation), the coverage stayed on and my skin still looked semi matte.
While I love this foundation, it is not for everyone. I think it is better suited for those with combination to oily skin and prefer a polished matte finish. For those who like a dewy and highly natural look will not like this velvety finish. And if you have dry skin or suffer from dehydrated winter skin, you might want to steer clear of this.
changing my review.... this foundation is so dull i dont understand only after an hour or 2 i can see the powder residue slightly wear off. you definately need perfect skin for perfection lumiere. vita lumiere aqua is amazing though, i just hate the plastic packaging
If you have oily skin, then definitely give this one a try. I have combination skin type-NC30. I am using 30 beige which is a perfect match.I have tried many luminous foundations and while they look amazing for the first couple hours, I notice the oil slick on my T zone and my cheeks by lunch time... yuck. But not with this foundation, my face looks fresh and even toned without any need to set with loose powder. There is a pleasant rose fragrance which dissipates after few minutes. The product has amazing wear. I applied it in the morning and the foundation looked superb throughout the day. In the evening, I was gardening and even after all the sweating, the product stayed put. The first day when I used the sample mailed to me, my husband who never notices anything about make up, made a comment as to my face looking amazing. This is huge...I had to buy the bottle after I used up the sample. This is my fav foundation for the summer....woohooo !!!!!
I do not like this foundation at all. Found it very hard to apply and felt a bit like I had a "clown face" when I finally got my face covered. The colour range was awful, Beige 20 - which I wear in the Aqua Vitalumier was nothing at all similar, much paler and did nothing for my skin. I wore this once and found it disastrous and will not wear again. A shame as I loved Pro Lumier and I do really like the Aqua Vitalumier. Dont waste your money on this one girls.
I agree with the below review in regards to the "flat" looking comments. I don't really like this foundation. It is difficult to blend and does not wear well throughout the day. Hard to work with. The only positive is that the bottle is great, and the coverage is good. I would not buy this again.
This has a very 'flat' finish when compared to other Chanel foundations (I've tried them all!) so while it might be ok for oily skin it is no good for dry skin like mine or for anyone who wants a radiant look to their skin. I would recommend the Vitalumiere Aqua over this because it 'sets' to the skin in a similar way to the 'Perfection' and has a similar light feeling and good coverage but with a little more 'oomph'!!!