This is the BEST foundation/ powder ever. You can totally control the coverage of this...use the sponge it comes with for heavier coverage & a fluffy powder brush for lighter coverage. I always use this stuff dry. Blends perfectly with skin, evens out skin tone, hides pores & redness. I have been using this for about 5 years--I keep one in my makeup bag at home & another one in my handbag for touch ups. This is the one product I will not leave the house without putting on. I'll even forgo mascara & lipgloss before this powder. I know, its expensive compared to some other powders, but it is SOOOO WORTH IT! I've even gotton my sister & some friends addicted to this stuff (takes care of the redness some of us get from overindulging in wine & martinis)! And the compact it comes in is just so chic--I love pulling it out to reapply this stuff!
This is my HG! I just swipe on a bit of it from compact, glide in onto skin with sponge, and the result is a very smooth, soft, matt, and radiant finish. I pat on more powder whereever i feel i need more coverage, and the result is not chalky. CDP when used alone is sufficient to give a nice, baby smooth, and even complexion. It also sits well on top of liquid foundations. CDP is the perfect on-the-go complexion-perfection antidote- no fuss, no need to worry about streaks or blotchiness, dont need mirror for application. :)
What a great foundation. The sales ladies at Chanel are so helpful and kind, as always. Anyway, I got this foundation and I love how it keeps me matte all day, 10+ hours. After that, my skin looks glowy, not really oily and definitely not full blown shiny/greasy. In fact, this is so good at controlling my oily skin that at the end of the day (especially if I've been wearing the foundation for days consecutively) my oily oily skin feels a bit DRY. it's nothing that a little moisturizer won't cure though. I don't think I got the right color though, but of course, that's not the fault of the foundation. Will purchase again even though my wallet will feel the pain.
EDIT: 7.10.07: This is still a great foundation, but after about a year and a half of wearing it, it triggered a semi severe bout of rosacea on my cheek so I've had to stop wearing it. I couldn't figure out what was causing the rosacea until I stopped wearing this. Finally, my skin is beginning to heal. Perhaps not for the sensitive skinned people.
I am using Studio Fix as its a great product great results but it breaks me out.Thats why to replace it I bought chanel double perfection compact powder foundation.Chanel SA was horrible she was lack of product knowledge so I couldnt get the tips about how to apply.But I also bought mac 187 brush and this compact has a nice applicator I just could apply it.I liked the results.And it did not break me out.
I love this compact! I used to wear studio fix from MAC and this is close to the same thing. its really expensive but for my skin, it really works. (oily and i break out every once in a while.
I got this from a friend for my birthday and unfortunately, I don't think she got the right color (but I would have felt bad if I complained so I told her the color matched perfectly). Anyways so it's a bit too light for MY skin tone. But I can got the gist of this powder. So I like how it does make the skin look matte and the coverage is medium level. The texture is thicker and creamier than most powder foundations, but when I put it on, it makes my skin feel really smooth and soft. However, during that time of the month, when my skin tends to get more pimples and become irritated more, this foundation doesn't cover those. When the irratation brings flaky skin, this powder accentuates my flaw and it makes it too obvious that I'm wearing makeup. So I don't think this foundation would be good for dry skin people, it'd prob. work best on normal, combo, oily skins. I might consider buying this product again with the right shade this time, but it's way too expensive. If I ever overcome my consumers guilt thing after buying something expensive, I would like to try this out. But for now, I stick with Clinique's Superfit.
I used this powder foundation a while ago and I really really liked the way it looked on my skin, the coverage was not all that but it still looked very very good and it made my skintone more even and the staying power was good not gret..but overrall thi is a really good powder that i would want to buy again..if i want to waste so much on it...I use Medium Beige.
I just bought this and it does take a while to mesh with the skin. I am going to give an update soon. UPDATE: This is a really great foundation I am loving it!! It is not causing me to break out and it is perfect.SECOND UPDATE:I could not get the color right for me so I did return it but I may go back to find a different color soon I will let you know the other one was too yellow.
Very much a love hate relationship with this foundation!!! OK OK big WARNING! if your skin is very dry please stay clear of this! but if you are combination to oily and its summer,or you live in a humid climate, this is truly a wonderful foundation! great lasting power, does need a spritz of rosewater or a hydrating mist to set it and take away powdery look,or just wait for 30 mins or so.
so glad I re tried this product in summer! keeps me matte and fresh for hours. Winter? sadley dont think it will be an option :(
This is the best stuff ever! It was recommended to me by a friend and I have to say it really works good! I normally use MAC studiofix but this stuff is better. My face is not even oily at all and it stays on all day! It's a powder/foundation in one kind of like studiofix. It's a little more expensive ($47.50) but it's sooooo worth it. I will never live without this again! I got sun beige and it even brings a little brightness to my skin.