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on 5/26/2015 2:09:00 PM
More reviews by missmajestic
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
I really wanted to love this foundation; unfortunately it was a dud for me.
My skin is combination/oily, so I really thought this would be the foundation for me to get a more natural finish (I'm over matte skin!!).
Despite my skin, this foundation made my face look so dry! No matter how I tried to apply it, it left my skin looking aged and dry.
The sales associate/makeup artist assured me that this foundation would be great for my skin since I tend to be oily and sometimes experience large pores, but alas, she was very wrong.
Very disappointed, and I returned it to Saks. I would not recommend this.
3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
on 5/17/2015 1:20:00 AM
More reviews by Pamele
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Combination, Tan, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium
I got this in shades Beige 70 and 40 to mix & match. I can't believe that a high end luxury foundation like this looks and performs worse than L'oreal on me. I feel like I just paid for packaging and brand name, not the product itself. First of all, the undertones are way too pink for me and I really tried to get the least rosy shades out of this but still, once it oxidized, it ended up being orange and mud like ...
on 4/18/2015 3:40:00 PM
More reviews by MissSaba007
Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
A good full coverage foundation. Sometimes leaves my skin a little dry on the cheeks which is why I will not purchase again - need something a bit kinder!
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 4/18/2015 11:41:00 AM
More reviews by Gingercat77
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
In the UK most high end make up counters flatly refuse to give out samples, so that they can put pressure on you to sit down and try it on your face for you. Once you agree to this and you arein the chair, you can bet that you will not be getting out of it without buying at least one product off them. ( most likely it wont even be the product that you originally expressed an interest in)I asked for a sample of the chanel perfection lumiere and of course the SA flatly (and quite rudely too) refused. When she offered to try it on me, i agreed, and of course i knew i would then be subjected to the high pressure sales routine that these ladies are oh so skilled in.Normally i am useless at resisting it but once i got this foundation on, i knew that there was no way i was going to buy it. I was matched up to shade 22, which was a very good match. My biggest problem is that the coverage of this foundation is practically zero. I mentioned that to the SA, and she just said "oh do you think so?"and looked uterly shocked when i asked her to put a bit more on. Every single spot, dark patch and wrinkle was totally visible. Granted the foundation did look glowy but that could have been for the umpteen balms and serums and primers that she used before the actual foundation itself. As for staying power, it was patchy by about 3 hours wear. One good point was that it did not sink into the smile lines around my mouth but i think that's because there was practically nothing In the way of coverage. For once i evaded the high pressure sales and DID NOT buy this foundation. I would recommend it to ladies with perfect skin who only need very sheer coverage but even for that there are less expensive better foundations out there.My search for the HG foundation goes on!
6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.
on 4/12/2015 9:23:00 AM
More reviews by Bareeeyah547
Skin: Oily, Olive, Neutral
Hair: Black, Straight, Fine
This was the first Chanel foundation I tried - and in all honesty, I'm in a love-hate relationship with it. more on the hate side.The SA at Chanel in recommended me this in shade 30 Beige and I had it tried on with their Chanel Illuminating Base - it stayed put on my face the whole day and I fell in love with it!However, when I went to purchase it, another SA said 40 Beige would be better for my skin tone (NC35 in MAC/4N1 in Estee Lauder DW), I alternatively still went for the 30 Beige.When I now apply it on my face with the RT Expert Face brush, I can see that the colour looks slightly TOO light for my skin tone. I however use bronzer to darken it up slightly.Staying power - DISAPPOINTED. this foundation made me look like an oily mess within 2/3 hours of wear. It also oxidised to a much more horrible colour and I looked like the bottom of a frying pan. I was told by others that I should have tried the Perfection Lumiere Velvet - but i'm put off Chanel foundations now. I use it mixed with other foundations that are slightly dark or otherwise it's just lying in my makeup drawer.
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 4/10/2015 9:32:00 PM
More reviews by sanapasha
Skin: Normal, Medium Brown, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Curly, Other
I have never been so amazed with a foundation until i tried this. I usually wear Giorgio armani; luminous silk which i thought was the most suitable for my skin type as i dont like wearing heavy foundation but after a few years i decided i wanted a change and my friend recommended i try this. I brought a few samples first to test the waters and i found it applied perfectly on my skin and set really nicely. It felt a lot lighter compared to the armani one which i found took ages to dry and felt a bit tacky on my skin. With the Chanel foundation, i found it lasted all day and felt incredible on my skin... i didn't want to take it off ha! It also smells amazing, very peachy and i would recommend this to anyone who is after a light coverage.
on 4/9/2015 11:15:00 PM
More reviews by zarahm
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Other, Fine
I'm surprised to read so many bad reviews! this foundation is just amazing, I just purchased my fourth bottle of this... the color match is just amazing, I'm a medium skin tone with yellowish undertones and its really hard to find a foundation that matches, on this foundation im a color 30 BEIGE. it is PERFECT match, I even get lots of compliments saying how amazingly skin-like this looks. because I'm acne prone I do have lots of hyperpigmentation and this is very buildable... however I've never tried the double wear, I'm scared I might not like it as much hmm. OHHH! I almost forgot... the packaging is just amazing AND the best part is that you can actually unscrew it and finish the entire thing.. or if youll feeling sneaky you could even buy a drugstore foundation and pour it!!
on 4/3/2015 6:56:00 PM
More reviews by Bakerxoxo
Skin: Combination, Medium, Cool
Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine
This is no match for double wear! The colour suited me well, I was shade 30. It smells lovely- apricot. However I became oily on my T zone after 5 hours of wear. This would never happen with double wear. I wanted to love this so much, but it just didn't meet my expectations. You might as well buy a high street foundation, as the performance is on that level. I'm shocked that Chanel has made such a lousey product to be honest. If it wasn't so expensive I wouldn't be so disappointed. Oh well back to the EstÃ©e Lauder counter I go.
on 4/1/2015 2:30:00 AM
More reviews by kimryanx
Skin: Dry, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
I really wanted to love this foundation when I bought it, I was expecting a medium-buildable coverage, Satin/Semi-Matte finish and long lasting foundation but I cant even get to see what the finished result of this foundation is like because it sets soo quickly that u cant even build the coverage without it looking extremely cakey and patchy?
I have normal-dry skin but always have my skin prepped really well and can wear almost any foundation i try so thought it was just this paticular foundation on my skin so I got a sample of VitaLumiere and found that foundation does the same too it must be a Chanel thing.
The only way I can get a nice application out of this foundation is if i mix it with Mac Face & Body which helps the product to glide but thins out the coverage other than that I've tried applying it using a RT stipple brush and buffing brush and neither work so if anybody has any suggestions on how to apply this foundation without it caking please let me know!
on 3/20/2015 6:52:00 AM
More reviews by mollydavies97
Skin: Oily, Fair, Not Sure
I like this foundation but once this runs out I think I'll try a different foundation with a nicer price. I have oily spot prone skin but I hate completely matte high pigmented foundations this is perfect as it offers a demi matte finish with a nice coverage that is build able. My only problem is that I thought it would give me more of a glow considering its name and how good the sales assistant looked wearing it. I also still have to powder and set it as it's not a miracle worker on my pourous nose and on a hardcore night out doesn't fully last. However, It smells fantastic and comes with pretty packaging that includes a pump.
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