Chanel • Lift Lumiere Fluid • Foundations
|Would buy this product again.||70%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I just bought a second bottle of this even though it is ridiculously expensive.
It blends in really well with my skin so I can use it sparingly at parts where my skin is OK and use a second layer where I have scars and blemishes.
The consistency is rather fluid and not very rich or moisturizing but it doesn't dry out my skin at all. I can apply it best with my fingertips, which I love ( no need to carry extra brushes around) The pump is great since it get's all of the product out, no need to ply open the packaging to get the last bit out like I did, there was nothing left!
The finish is not too dewy and not too matt , just perfect. Also the lasting power is pretty impressive. Overall my favourite foundation so far. I will continue to buy unless I find something cheaper.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I love this foundation and alternate between this one and the MUFE hd one. I can do one light layer of this foundation or 2 or even 3 layers (for evening) My skin is a little bad recently due to IVF treatments (its usually very smooth/clear) so at the moment i do like a heavier coverage and what I love about this i can do 2-3 layers and it still looks great- slight glow, not too heavy and covers everything. I am always self tanning though and find shade 50 natural slightly orange in the day, although i can def get away with it at night. I have had to buy the shade beige 40 and mix it with the 50, so i do wish there were more shades.with the chanel pressed powder this stays on all day really love it
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
This is one of the best foundations I’ve ever used. There are four things that I like the most about it:
1) It is a long lasting foundation. The first time I applied it I was amazed that after 11 hours of wearing it, my skin still looked so good as if I applied my foundation just recently! I truly didn’t expect that the foundation can last that long and so good! (I touched it with powder only once when usually I am doing it few times a day)
2) It is a buildable foundation. You can build the coverage from light to medium. And the skin won’t look cakey because of two layers of the foundation. In most of the cases I blend it with the fingertips over the entire face (like a moisturizer) and then I apply the second layer only on the areas that need more coverage.
3) It gives a super natural finish. It makes my skin look better but at the same time it stays invisible. Once I asked my husband if he sees any foundation on my face or he thinks that I didn’t apply any today. And guess what? He told me that he sees just a nice skin and believes I don’t have any foundation on. In reality I did have foundation on and I had applied it few hours before I asked him. So it really looks natural.
4) It doesn’t dry out my skin. I have combination skin that is prone to be dehydrated in winter. Even if it looks ok after moisturizing, most of the foundations immediately dry it out and I end up with dry patches on the skin. This foundation works really well for me. It is nourishing enough and at the same time it is not too creamy and heavy, so it provides perfect comfort for my skin.
And now few words about “firming and smoothing” – I personally believe these words are just to attract the customers, just marketing... You can interpret “smoothing” as light-reflecting; it is more true to life. And as for “firming”, I really doubt it makes the skin suppler, at least my skin feels the same... maybe I just don’t have a mature skin and that’s why I don’t feel much of a difference. It’s hard to say.
If you need a lifting sensation and want to look like a celebrity on the Red Carpet I strongly advise you to give a try to Clarins Beauty Flash Balm as a makeup base for this foundation. These two work wonderful together!
And another small thing – this foundation contains titanium dioxide (like many others that contain SPF) that reflects the light, so I think it is not good for photos with a flash, as it will make your face lighter than your neck.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I have wore Chanel Perfection Lumiere for the past two years & Matt Lumiere before that but was looking for a change & something more luminous. The SA recommended me the Lift Lumiere as it had the same coverage as Perfection Lumiere but had a glow to it. I was 30 beige in the Perfection & she sold me the 40 beige in the Life Lumiere rest assured they are the exact same shade.
I got home eager to try it out and was horrified to first find out it was orange & second to find no coverage at all. So if you are a 30 beige in the Perfection you are NOT 40 beige in the Lift.. i swatched both of them & the 40 is AT LEAST 2 shades darker if not 3!
In my opinion it is more of a tinted moisturizer with no coverage & made my dry skin look quite greasy & oily. Big no no for me unfortunately :(
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette, Medium Eyes: Brown
I bought this foundation after my frustration with Perfection Lumiere. I was matched to 20 Clair intensity 1.5 (I'm not sure what the numbers for intensity mean but from what I had gathered, any intensity ending with a Zero has pink undertones and those ending with a 5 has yellow undertones). My face is usually flushed so this was superb at taking out any redness from my cheeks (making me an even NC20 with the rest of my neck and upper chest area).
This foundation has a thin, runny consistency. Despite this, it covers very well and evenly too. I still need a little concealer with undereye circles though, especially on days where I can pass off as a panda. The finish is not matte or shimmery. Just a little luminous. I apply it with my fingers and buff it with a sigma kabuki brush like F82 to get it out of my pores or it would settle there (i can't see it with a normal mirror but I do see the settling when I use a magnifying mirrior). It lasts through most of the the day on me, even without a primer.
I can't tell if it has any lifting benefits or not. The only"liftng" part I can see is the illusion of the skin being brightened. I think this is a good foundation but I am not wowed by it. I have tried cheaper foundations that can do the same job or better.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
i like my lift lumiere if im going for a non full coverage look. i would say is medium coverage. it iluminates my oive skin and it stays matte if i apply my dream matte maybelline powder after it. this foundation does not matches well with silicone primers so dont go there! is best used with a bb cream or just a good moisturizer.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Curly Eyes: Blue
I am in a love-hate Battle with this foundation right now! When I first apply it, it looks terrible...patchy, uneven, yellow...BUT about 15 minutes later it sinks into my skin beautifully and the finish is quite nice. Even my husband commented on how pretty it looked, which is what made me hang on to it because he never notices things like the finish of my foundation. I've found that finger application is working best for me so far...I tried my trusty MAC 187 brush and for the first time, it was a no go. I haven't tried a beauty blender yet, as I need to grab a new one in a bad way. I'm partially to blame for the application frustration I think...I've gotten so used to the sheerness of most of the recent "raved about" foundations, I have become rather rusty at applying a full/medium coverage fluid. The shade range is not great here in the USA (but we have a better rage than the French release of this formula thankfully!). I'm usually the lightest shade in most formulations/brands, but the 14 Ivoire in Lift Lumiere made me look sick and sallow. The shades then jump up to 20 Claire here in the States, and although it was a better match, it was the tiniest bit too deep so it's taken some tweaking with powder to get it right. I really wish we had the shades between 14 and 20 available to us like the lucky folks in Sweden! Anyway, Lift Lumiere is a keeper for now...it is a bit heavier than Vitalumiere Aqua liquid and compact, but that's to be expected with a full/medium coverage product. It's not so heavy that I'd be deterred from wearing it. As I said before...if you apply it and hate it, wait about 15-20 minutes before you throw in the towel because it totally transforms as it dries and settles onto the face. I wait that long before applying any powder/blush/concealer, and it makes a big difference. Will I repurchase? Probably....I'm still on the fence with that decision and will update when I'm sure :) Happy Holidays to everyone!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I was so excited by the finish of this product when I tested it that I bought it despite there not being a shade that works for me at all. This line begins at what would normally be classified as a 2.0/20 by normal standards and is very, very yellow-toned (or orange, depending). I'm going to give it to a friend so that she can benefit from my mistake, because it really is a stunning product otherwise. I have dry skin that can look a bit lifeless and this gives a very soft glow while almost totally concealing all but the most over the top blemishes. If you're lucky enough to have a match in the line (which also has no colors I would classify as actually being dark... it's all just shades of light-to-medium beigeness!), then I would recommend it.
UPDATE: I didn't end up giving this to my friend (selfish me!) but I discovered that when applied with a damp foundation brush, the color match becomes more passable without messing with the finish of the foundation. I just dot on a little extra in patches where I have spots; the yellowness/darkness actually helps camouflage them a bit better than my actual concealer, I think.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Love it. Goes on super smooth. Not as matte as perfection lumiere but good coverage. Really perfect for my combo skin than tends to dry out except for tzone. Smells wonderful too. Moderate coverage
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Grey
I'm in two minds about this foundation. I got given a sample to try along with every other chanel foundation (awesome SA). I prefer a lighter coverage foundation that breaths with my skin and isn't too high maintenance. But I gave this a try with an open mind.
Pros: Smells great (actually all of Chanel's foundations smell great) not overpowering. The texture is really lovely and smooth and it goes on nicely. I used a wet sponge to apply this and applied it very lightly as I'm aware that this foundation is a medium to heavy coverage. It sat really nicely on my skin and absorbed well and after a couple of hours there was NO SHINE. Amazing considering that every other foundation will shine considering I have oily skin.
Cons: It's a heavier foundation so if you want ligh you need to apply it sparingly.
I MAY purchase this.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Other Eyes: Blue
A great product !
I have Lift Lumiere No 66 Tawny Beige.
If Vitalumiere Aqua is too 'fluid ' and watery and Vitalumiere is too sticky or oily for your skin type , then try Lift Lumiere.
Good ,even, medium coverage and gives your skin a healthy glow with anti ageing properties in the product for an extra * bang* . Very natural looking.
Lift Lumiere is also easier to apply than the Vita Lumiere solid compact foundation which drags your skin as you apply with the round sponge .
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
Before using this, I was using Koh Gen Do (the moisture foundation in the squeezable tube). I was gifted the Chanel, and I love it. It has SPF 15 in it - always a perk, and a dewy (but not overly dewy) finish on me. I've used it with the Smashbox primer, the Laura Mercier Radiance primer, the NARS primer, and a Sunday Riley primer. I'm a big fan of using primers, it just makes the foundation lasts longer and sets better.
With Lift Lumiere, you have to let it set for a minute or so. When I first put it on (with my fingers) it didn't seem like it blended well in my skin. I wait for a minute, and then put on my bronzer/blush/highlighter, and my face looked flawless.
I did have to touch up one time throughout the day, but I'm very picky about how my face looks. My mom uses this Chanel too, and she doesn't find the need to touch up.
No breakouts or skin reactions for me with this.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
This is a great foundation, but it just wasn't for me. Please keep in mind that the Lift Lumiere shades are different from other Chanel foundations. The SA told me the shades were the same across Chanel foundations but they are not. I used a 20 Clair (Intensity 1.0) in Mat Lumiere, which was a great match for my skin (I am NW20, btw). The 20 Clair in Lift Lumiere was darker upon application and also oxidized after a couple hours of wear, which only made the shade darker and more orange. The next lightest shade was too light and pink-toned, so this foundation did not have a good color match for my skin. Lift Lumiere has a very dewy finish and provides medium coverage that can be built up to full coverage. I had to set this foundation with powder to bring down the shine a bit because sometimes it looked wet as opposed to a nice dewy glow. I was very satisfied with the wear time of Lift Lumiere. It is one of the only foundations that lasted all day on my skin without melting off my forehead and nose around the 8-10 hour mark. Lift Lumiere also photographed beautifully. I liked that the bottle had a pump, but I was not impressed with the plastic bottle. It felt cheap, and it seemed like a bit of a ripoff given the Mat Lumiere foundation was $10 cheaper and it would come in a lovely frosted glass bottle that added to the luxury experience of using the foundation. I would not repurchase this foundation as it is not right for my skin type: I have oily skin, but it gets drier in the winter so the SA recommended this. This foundation is not oil-free, so it clogged my pores despite diligent removal. This, combined with the lack of a good color match and the price of the foundation (over $65 CAD after taxes - the most I have ever spent on a foundation), make me very unlikely to repurchase this foundation. However, Lift Lumiere would probably be great for someone with drier skin that likes foundation with a dewy finish.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This is currently my HG foundation and I am on my third bottle right now. My mom's also on her second bottle. This possibly fits pretty much any kind of skin type because I have oily but dry and sensitive skin (with disgusting pores and some lines around my eyes) and my mom has typically dry and aging skin.
This foundation is absolutely great with a matte-luminous finish. It is 2nd skin-like and has medium-full buildable coverage. The key here is to stipple it on if you have dry or problematic skin (with your fingers or a wet sponge), or if you have great skin I guess you could just sweep it on with your fingers.
It kind of looks slightly make-upish at first, but after 5 min or so, it sinks more into your skin creating a nice flawless finish that lasts for around 6 hours (without setting it with a powder; more if you set it I guess, I don't).
The only gripe I have with this is that my skin becomes oily after 6 hours, and I typically look like a greaseball at the end of it. But the product never purported oil-control capabilities anyway, so that's not a fault per se.
Personally, I'd get it again really.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I have been a huge fan of Chanel for a very long time, and I am a firm believer in their colors for eyes and lips (although I don't like the taste of their lipsticks; I prefer Mac), and I have been using their Teint Innocent compact for a number of years now. Because they are phasing this out, I was getting a makeover, and the makeup artist put this on my skin. Apparently, Chanel is coming out with a new cake makeup in the next few weeks, which may work better for people that are having skin issues with this particular product. I thought that the Teint Innocence was looking a bit cakey on my skin recently, so I was going to give the liquid foundation a shot anyway.
I thought the coverage was a bit heavy, but this foundation makes me break out heavily. It does something to my skin to that it really doesn't like. I stopped wearing makeup for a week in order to let my skin clear up, and when I used this foundation again, low and behold, it made me breakout again. I am very disappointed, as this makeup was really expensive, and I really hate to waste money. After speaking with a few makeup artists, they said that Chanel makes good pigments, but their foundations are bad for skin. I decided to try the Shiseido foundation, as I have been using their sunblock for a few years, and I think they make quality products. I just hope that this foundation doesn't make me break out too.
I hope the Shiseido works, as it is about half as expensive as the Chanel foundation, and I would really like to get something a bit cheaper :)
UPDATE: I have been experimenting with this foundation, and if I add it to my sunblock and apply, I get a light coverage for the days that I don't want to apply a full face of makeup, but still look fresh and a little less red. This makes my skin look dewey and pretty. I think this foundation is just too heavy my needs, but diluting it with sunblock or lotion makes it a high quality tinted moisturizer :)
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
After 2 months of daily usage, this is what I think of this foundation.
How I use this:
- Squeeze out a little (pea size) for my entire face, using my fingers, dot it over my face and spread it like how I apply my moisturizer.
- after applying my foundation, I would do my eyes, then use a piece of facial tissue and press/blot my entire face.
- I dont powder my face as I have dry skin.
What I like about this:
- comes with a pump and in a plastic bottle
- medium coverage without feeling heavy on the skin. I hardly need to use any concealer for my acne scars (tho they are not too bad). It evens out my skin tone, covers my dark eye rings, but it does not cover my freckles
- looks & feels good on my skin, very natural, very moisturizing - I have dry skin, those who are oilier might find it a bit too 'moisturizing'
- I put on my foundation at 630am, and remove it usually at 8pm. this foundation LASTS! and it actually looks better over time. On nights out when I remove my make up at 11pm, I still look fresh.
- I work in an air-conditioned environment, but am out in the heat & humidity for about 2 hrs during lunch time, this foundation doesn't melt away. YIPPIE!
- doesnt clog my pores
What I wish would be different:
- a see through bottle so I know how much of the foundation is left
- the price hurts - BUT a little does go a long way!
Would I buy this again:
- YES! and i'm loving this.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I am asian and the SA at the HK airport recommended #30. The texture is smooth and applies beautifully but one hour later i hated what i see in the mirror because the color oxidizes terribly to a orange colored. My neck area is fair and I ended up looking tan. Oh goodness me. For the price it cost me, it is not worth repurchasing. I had to find a white base sunscreen to lighten it. And lastly I can't tell if the bottle content is what it claims to be 30ml. The bottle is so light.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight Eyes: Blue
This is my HG foundation . It has great staying power, goes on smoothly , like a second skin , doesn't look fake or mask like , but still manages to give a good coverage and I only use a few small drops. Makes my skin look flawless, and I have very problematic skin , redness, broken capillaries , prone to breakouts,and large pores. Great colours , I am a 42 Petale, which matches my skin perfectly , better than any other foundation . Being a mature age woman , it certainly suits my skin better than other foundations.
I just hate the packaging. I don't like the coloured container as you cannot tell how much product is left .
It is expensive , I paid $98 for 30mls at the Chanel counter in Myer in Perth (Western Australia) , more than I thought I would ever pay for a foundation , however I must say , it's well worth it , and I only use a tiny amount and I've been using it 5 days a week for the past 4 months and it's still going.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Black, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
It's the first Chanel foundation I use and I must admit it's really high quality!
Don't be fooled by the "lift" part that could make you think this foundation is only for more mature ladies. It's really effective for smoothing all the imperfections on your face, so I would recommend it no matter how old you are.
So let's start!
- Packaging: Really elegant, I like the fact the bottle is plastic even if it's look cheaper than glass, as it avoids it to break if you make it fall! The pump is really easy to use and hygienic, but the packaging makes it impossible to reach the last drops of foundation as you can't open the bottle!
- Shades: that's the only part why this foundation isn't my HG. The color range in France is AWFUL. You only have 5 shades to choose from and they are all very orangey. Even the palest shade was WAY too dark for my NW15 skin. So I won't repurchase. It's also very expensive for my student's means.
- Application: it looks like a DREAM. Really, and I've tried lots of foundations from low to high end. It's very easy to apply with fingers, it blends like a charm and is really buildable without looking a tad cakey. It's very natural and have a semi-matte finish, you know, this lovely dewy finish that makes your skin looks glowy, like an inside light that would illuminate your skin from the interior.
So finally I would definitly recommend this product, especially if you can find a good range of colors in your country, but for my part, even if I love it, I won't repurchase because of the poor colors choices in France (Chanel's country, what a shame!)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I love this foundation. Beleve me, I have tried everything under the sun, and this is my favorite. I like the consistency, the almost full coverage,(I have to use a full coverage concealer for spots under my eyes as well), Leaves my skin slightly dewy/ glowy. The finish is gorgous, I look like I have porcelain skin. It's definitely expensive, but to me it's worth it. I have dry/ sensitive skin, large pours, redness and some freckles which this foundation covers beautifully. It has been very hard to find something that can help with all of these issues. I am only 30, so this can definately be used by women of any age. I I will continue to buy this.