I was a bit sceptical about buying perfection lumiere because I had read a lot of negative reviews. However, after wearing pro lumiere for so long I coudn't resist going back to Chanel.
I had the SA apply Beige Rose 22 to my skin and, hearing that the makeup changed colour after 30 mins, returned to the counter to see how it looked. I was in love - the match was perfect for my skin. Usually my foundations make me look too yellowy, but as this makeup had pink undertones I found that my skin looked much more natural and fresh. Needless to say, I bought the makeup right away.
When I applied the makeup at home the next morning my heart sunk. My skin was well moisturised but when I applied the foundation there were dry patches everywhere - dry patches that had never existed before. But after paying so much money for the foundation I didn't give up, I purchased a primer from Urban DK and then found that the makeup looked stunning and flawless.
As for oxidation. About 5 hours into wearing the foundation I noticed that my skin was starting to look a bit oily on my chin. I fixed it up with some powder and it looked fine. As my makeup is a little pale, any colour change just improved the look really.
Overall, I think that this makeup is fabulous as long as your skin isn't too dry and as long as you have a decent primer underneath it. I would definitely repurchase.
I have makeup on for a good 12 hours a day.. So I started to breakout all over and it's super annoying. I went to the chanel counter and after a good 45 min of trying on products I bought concealer, this foundation and the foundation brush.. I spent more then 150 bucks! What sold me most on this foundation is that it's non comdegenic (doesn't clog pours), which was the main thing I was looking for. I came home super excited because it looked good at the store and I thought I found my magic tool for getting rid of acne plus I would have good coverage.. Well I was wrong! First of all let me just say you're paying all this money just for the name.. It goes on very smoothly and smells fantastic.. Main problem is that the product stays on for about an hour then you start to get super oily.. I have an oily T-zone which most foundations help control. This foundation made me so ridiculously oily I looked like I had just washed my face. I read many reviews and it seems that a lot of people had this same problem as well. I would skip this product. You're really only paying all the money because it has a high end name, but the product itself is horrible. One positive is the packaging is awesome, but that's about it. Huge disappointment.
I got 2 samples and wore the foundation for 2 days.
The 1st day i applied it with my Sigma F80 brush (Flat Top) and I found it extremly hard to work with because it is such a dry formula.The 2nd day I used my Beauty Blender sponge (damp) and applied it, worked like a dream. But still it felt very dry on my skin and remember I am an oily gal.
My over all thoughts:
Hard to work with
Formula feels very dry
10 Beige was a good match for my Nc15 skin
Sits on top of my skin doesn't sink in
Accentuates an dry patches you might have
Makes my skin look dull and lifeless
Was oily after 4 hours of wear on my nose , separated and looked terrible
So over all I really didn't like this foundation . I definitely wouldn't recommend it to anyone with dry skin. And would recommend trying a sample before spending €44 on it.
Im not sure about this foundation, its highly expensive (£36!) and am not really impressed with the coverage either.
Ive only just purchased it but the first thing I noticed is that the MA may have match me up wrongly (nc42 in mac) and thats really upsetting considering how much you pay for something and in my circumstance how far you travel to get it. Its slightly too light for me (i was 60 Hale in pro lumiere but that was slightly too dark for me but still workable!) but i was match up to 50 biege in this foundation.
The finish of the foundation is really nice, semi-matte and it also feels very light on the skin. I have oily-combi skin, with powdering i think the foundation will last. However i had difficulties covering up some acne scarring on my cheeks, concealer is a must! but what if my mac concealer doesnt match!?
Should i go back and ask to test out the next shade up??
after an 8hr shift at work, this foundation did not look good, seems it doesnt last long on my skin unfortunately.
I didn't really understand why this foundation had such bad reviews, because I fell in love with the shade matches, coverage and scent of this foundation the moment I first tried it.However, after trying this on many different friends and people of all different ages, I have concluded that this foundation, despite being great for me, is not great for everyone. I have given this product full marks from my personal experience, however there are some people who really need to think about the purchase of this foundation a little more carefully before investing. It is A LOT of money. It is £36 here in the UK, which is pretty steep for a foundation from Chanel. Although they are a high end luxury brand, they are charging the price of a typical product from a brand like By Terry, for example.
1) People with Dry Skin.
You need to have well hydrated skin for this so sit well. It will cling to dry patches if they are physically "flaky". My skin is dry, but it is not literally flaking. I tried this on some friends with dry skin, and on one of them who had incredibly dry skin, it clung between and around her eyebrows, and looked terrible.
2) People who do not like to use a Primer.
This foundation is not a foundation that sits well without a primer. You need a little bit of a base to get amazing results. If you have dry/normal skin then the Laura Mercier Hydrating Primer works really, really well in conjunction with this foundation. Equally, you could mix this foundation with something luminescent such as the Burberry Glow Primer, NARS Copacabana Illuminater, BECCA shimmering skin perfecter, or MAC strobe cream or strobe liquid lotion.
3) People who look for a "dewy" Glow.
This foundation gives a MATTE glow. Stupid really, that chanel tried to replace a really luminous, glowy foundation and a matte foundation with one product, because they were never going to keep everybody happy. However, they did, and so if you were a Pro Lumiere fan, or like dewy, glowy, foundations that give that Jennifer Aniston, Rosie Huntington Whiteley "esque" kind of glow, this will not be for you.
There will be a lot of people however that like this foundation, like me. If you have good skin (as with any foundation) this will benefit you. But the coverage is really build able and therefore will be excellent for people with redness/pigmentation problems, acne, acne scars or spots, as long as you don't fit into any of the above categories for people I recommended should NOT get this foundation.
The shade range for this foundation is EXCELLENT. Possible the best I have seen from a range of foundations (Other than Giorgio Armani).There is a shade for everyone here, and so if you are someone who has struggled in the past to find a match close to your skin, you will love that they have to offer here.
This foundation lasts a good 8 hours on the skin before it starts to fade, and even then it doesn't fade hugely. Any working person will appreciate this in a foundation, and the fact that it is so long wear makes it ideal for everyday use, as well as special occasions and events.
It also photographs well. A bonus for makeup artists or models, who rely on foundations that look good for photographs.
Overall, I like this foundation a lot. I think unfortunately for the foundation, it is always going to get bad reviews, just because they replaced two incredible foundations with it, even though it is nothing like either of them. If you were a Pro Lumiere fan, this is much more matte, and has much less of a glow, which is not what you are going to want/look for in a foundation. If you were a Matte Lumiere fan, then this inst really completely matte, it gives a matte glow. So I think few people are going to be happy with, or approve of this foundation.
Despite a lot of the negative reviews, this is truly one of my favorite foundations! I've owned so many, and this is only the second foundation I've nearly finished, the other being Estee Lauder Double Wear. One of the biggest pros of this foundation, for me, is the great shade match. I am NC15 with cool yellow undertones, and B10 is nearly a dead-on match. The only issue is that, like others have mentioned, it has a tendency to oxidize slightly about 20 minutes after application, depending on your skin type. I would recommend asking for a sample first.
Another thing that I love about this foundation is the coverage and longevity. It has medium, buildable coverage, definitely not heavy feeling like Double Wear. Unfortunately, it does not measure up to Double Wear in terms of how long it lasts. It leaves a satin-matte finish on the skin when initially applied, which does not need to be set with powder. However, I prefer to set it with a little loose powder to keep it longer-lasting. I would say I can go about a solid 6-hours before I need to touch up. For reference, I have oily, clog-prone skin. This has not exacerbated my acne in any way. Overall, I would say this a good choice for those with combo/slightly oily skin looking for a medium-coverage, satin matte foundation.
I have this in 12 Beige Rose, which is still too dark for my skin. However the positives about this foundation definitely make up for the poor shade choice.
This foundation lasts all day. I can apply it at 8 in the morning and it is still on at 11pm! It gives a lovely semi matte, professional finish to my skin while not looking like a mask on my very dry skin. More importantly it doesn't feel like a mask either and hasn't irritated my skin in the slightest.
For this foundation to be 58 bucks you would think it would make your skin look like halle berry or kim kardashian . NO .. so wrong , when i brought this it look fab in the store about 30 mins later it oxides and i looked very dark then about 2 hours later my skin was a oliy mess .I do have oily skin and lady told me this should help my oily skin (no ) it made me way more oiler inpluse i felt that it made my pore more visable .. I didnt look flawless at all .. Im a nc50 in mac studio fix fluid and i brought this in ambre 114 ..Its not worth the 58 bucks in will be returning this
I really dont like this foundation. The packaging is goregeous, as to be expected from a chanel product, but thats about it. The product goes on liquid and dries to a powdery finish. It oxodies on my skin, turning me slightly orange. It does not last very long on the skin and by the end of the day i have gone patchy and my face looks uneven. Very disappointed.
Thank goodness I did not buy this foundation. I had a sample in beige 30 (which was my color in Pro Lumiere). As soon as I applied it on my well moisturised skin it dried instantly. The color is dreadful, orange and then turns a very sallow yellow, and my face looked like a mask, dull and unaturally matt. Needless to say, I removed it quickly, as I would have been embarrassed to go out like that.