Love this powder. Have used this for the past year, great for fixing foundation. Also use over moisturiser as a quick 'run out the door' look, which I find works very well. Skin looks flawless and even. Will repurchase when in years to come it will eventually run out!!
I have this one in Peche Clair, which is a very light apricot colour. When I bought this, me and the saleswoman were debating whether I should get the Clair or the Peche Clair. While my skin is really fair, I have problems with redness around my nose. Plus I have to be careful with not looking too deadly. For foundation, I'm using Vitalumière in Clair right now-while I like its dewy look, you definately need powder to set it. So we settled on the Peche Clair because it gave me a more "healthy" look.
It's perfect with my foundation (which can sometimes be a tad too dark/yellow, but makes my skintone look super healthy), really perfects it. This combo photographs very well. The Poudre universelle libre seems to have sort of an airbrushing effect, I do not know how to describe it properly. It diffuses light in the most flattering way. The scent is light, almost non-detectable.
BTW, I don't use the puff that comes with it. I use a powder brush. I brush it over my foundation, put on my blush and set my blush after that as well.
This is the best loose powder I've used, ever. It's finely milled and sets your makeup like nothing else. It also lasts for a very long time - so no worries on price - if you use this regularly you'll get your money's worth.
I use the translucent color - the others are too dark for my fair, cool-toned skin.
Unfortunately, the lightest shade, "Translucent 1," is too dark for my very fair, cool toned skin. While at Macy's, I tried this on, and it looked great, so I bought it (I believe it's $52). Gives a BEAUTIFUL airbrushed finish, that looks great during the day. Doesn't offer too much coverage, but makes skin look very pretty. After I purchased it and started wearing it, I noticed that it was definitely darker than my skin color. Because there is a little bit of peach in this powder, it turned my skin a peachy/light tan. Very minimally, yet I noticed. Even darkened the spots where I put concealer. I wish it were more neutral toned, but it's not. I have a very hard time wearing most Chanel products, with the exception of the "Tweed" collection. Most colors run very warm, and I am very cool, so they don't work.
I bought this powder in 20 clair after I read in some blog that it's the key for Keira Knighley's flawless skin. I've always admired her beautiful skin, so I decided to skip the foundation, which is usually too yellow and heavy on my face. For reference, I'm nc 25/nw 20 and I've always had trouble in choosing the right colour for me, because I have a light olive tone on my face and a very fair tone on my neck.
Now I pair le blanc base and this powder and the result is amazing. For the first time in my life I've reached the "Snow white effect"! This powder is so soft and transparent and it's quite a luxury treat. I'd just recommend not to use it too much to avoid the ghost and cakey look. Use a brush to apply it and not the puff in the packaging.
I usually use Chanel's double perfection powder but I wanted to try something a little lighter not as heavy (although i love the double perfection powder for going out) I just have to say that this is becoming my everyday powder. It's perfect, not too thick, not to thin. No shininess and it doesn't leave a chalky finish like other mineral powders. I think the price is a steal, it's 52 dollars but you get so much more, 3x more than the double perfection powder. The container that it comes in is so large, it really doesnt end up being much more expensive, if at all more, than competing brands. I've found my new love.
This powder makes my skin look amazing, it's so soft and I can even put cream blush over it and doesn't make a mess. I love it's so big, most loose powders are so small and this lasts a long time..and the sponge is so tender... I love this.
My go-to since I started wearing make-up. Great for oily skins.
I bought this because I liked the pressed powder (good for travel) but thought the loose powder is more easy to use. It is the top quality powder and gives me a natural and transparent complexion, not like other powders that make me look like a ghost or a sick person. I have oily nose so sometimes I need retouching in the afternoon but in general its not necessary. Highly recommended.
I resurrected this powder from my "unactive" drawer when a review popped up and reminded me of this hidden gem I have. I moved it on only because I started to use Bobbi Brown skin foundation in warm sand and I went for her matching powder. Bad move. The BB powder isn't good at all and it deposits another layer of yellow tones on my neutral skin. The Chanel powder is Clair and it performs remarkably well and I wasn't necessarily thinking of powder in terms of performance, just finish. My makeup looks fresh all day and the colour is much more natural than with both BB products. If you are neutral, rather than look for a neutral foundation and drive yourself crazy, get a warm foundation and use a cooler powder over it. The effect is really terrific. When you anchor your makeup in an exact match foundation, you can do more with other makeup and not look over done. Fortunately this jar of Chanel is full so I will be in business for a long time. In any case, stay away from the BB powder.