|Would buy this product again.||83%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I actually like it and have been using it since a couple of month. I stopped using the spatula that was inside the package. Instead I press once against the back of my hand and carefully remove it. I know it's not really hygienical but it's the only way that works well for me and, of course, I always wash my hands before applying makeup.
As for the product itself, it has a nice floral scent, gets absorbed quickly and actually improves the way my foundation (Dior, Nude, 30) stays on my skin. I think it really does what it says and as for the price, a little goes a long way, so I'm not complaining.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
It is only my first week using this product but I really enjoy it. As with all of Chanel's skin care/use proucts it is lightly scented. I personally enjoy the scent as it is very fresh and puts my senses into the delicate world of my beauty regime.
I have dry skin and this product helps deliver moisture while reducing the apperance of redness on my cheeks. It does as it says and illuminates the skin adding an additional touch of radiance and glow to my look. I do use this everyday and apply Chanel's Vitalumiere Aqua over top. The beauty of this base is it allows the foundation to spread smoothly and evenly causing me to use less of it.
There is 1oz of product in the bottle which can easily last 4 months. As with other reviews I am not too keen on the spatula for application. I am very careful with bacteria coming into contact with my face or products so it is beneficial to keep a bottle of rubbing alcohol close to the spatula to ward off any unwanted bacterial contact/growth.
I will buy again.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight Eyes: Brown
I just want to say flat out that this product is NOT worth the money. It really has no 'wow' factor, and sorry, but the spatula is such a stupid idea?! Seriously?! Chanel, how hard is it to design this with a pump.
This really stung my eyes, more so than any other 'base' that i've used.
Also, after flipping through the Chanel booklet that came with this product, NOWHERE does it say in the list of 'claims' that it also makes make-up last longer. It basically says it illuminates your skin, giving a youthful glow.
Does this mean I should really have to wear this ONTOP of a primer that actually claims to make my make-up last longer?
Do I have a youthful glow? Meh! Is it luxurious? Meh. Over priced? Yeah!
I was a HUGE fan of the original base that was a white paste and came in a big tub.
This is not what I thought it would be, and I regret spending money on it.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This product does what it should, it makes my skin smooth and my foundation lasts a lot longer when I wear it. It has a really nice, subtle smell and does not irritate my sensitive skin at all.
However I wish that it had something like a pump or a pipette because you get a little spatula with the product which you have to use to get it out off the glass bottle. This isn't the biggest problem for me, but less organized people could loose it and I can imagine that that would be a pain.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This is Chanel, so it's going to be expensive, though I do think that they could bring down the price (especially in Australia, the markup is terrible, almost double!, even though the AUD and USD are practically level right now). I also dislike the packaging. I wish it had a pump or some other way of getting out the product other than using a tiny spatula. I use this with my foundation (vitalumiere) by mixing the two together. It lightens my foundation and gives my skin a gorgeous glow. It makes the finish so radiant, without being glittery like some highlighters. It does help the makeup to stay on longer and also reduces redness. I will always be using this product as I don't think there is anything else out there that can match it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Wonderful as a primer and good on its own.
I never practice full face foundation application so this base is extremely useful for me when I want to even out the skin tone. Did not use it in hot days but in colder weather it helps to protect against dryness too although does not look greasy at all.
It does import the light to complexion that I badly need (especially in colder time of the year).
Overall I should say it makes difference and is a rather effective according to its functions.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
This is definitely a HG product for me! It gives my face such a nice sheen without looking oily when used under foundation. Since I´m very very pale (typical scandinavian skin) I also love to mix it with foundation to make the colour lighter. The only bummer is the packaging, it´s really bad, but the product inside is worth it anyway.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
Chanel - Le Blanc De Chanel Sheer Illuminating Base
This stuff is amazing, if you want to splurge i recommend. It moisture's the face well before putting on foundation and is the only one that i have found that makes your skin look great with out foundation by minimizing pours and ‘illuminating’ making the skin glow . It stopped my face from flaking and held my foundation all day, stopping it from going orange. Really gives a flawless look to your make up and smells amazing.
Size – 30ml but lasts ages as you only need a little
Price – £28
Rating – 4 ½ /5
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm Hair: Red, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I agree with the previous review ref the packaging.. it sucks because it is heavy glass, has no pump and this makes getting the product out much more difficult and unhygenic. If you go down to the bottom, you have to store it on it's cap to get it to flow more easily.
that said, the actual product is fabulous and gives you a radiant lighter effect for the face -- note, I don't think this is for someone who wants to look darker or bronzed. This is for the fair white lilly complexion and touch of pink or peach blush.. not for sporty looking bronzed/tan gals.
but it is such an awesome product I just bought a refill.. lol.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
This product is amazing, it prepares a very fair and smooth canvas for my makeup,, absorb quicky on my skin.
Anyway, I don't like the design, I feel it's not hygienic when you open the cap and use the stick to scoop out the liquid. I always wash the stick twice before and after use but still got the feeling "ew, this thing is so dirty"
And compare to other Chanel's products (toner, serum, emulsion, cream, foundation, etc), I think this base doesn't smell nice. The first time I used it I think the smell is so-so, but the more I use the more I start to dislike
However, if you are Asian like me and wanna have a flawless/whitening effect and better for your skin, should use together with Chanel La Blanc nanolotion (toner), whitening moisturizing fluid, this combo brings out the best for skin care and make up. I tried using different toner/moisturizer from other brands with my Chanel base and foundation, and I found out my skin doesn't look at its best as when I use the whole Chanel combo.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Other Eyes: Blue
This stuff is wonderful. It makes a great base and also lightens up my (slightly too dark) Chanel Life Lumiere in Ivorie foundation. Keeps my face from getting oily and definitely makes my foundation wear longer.
Smells really nice, too.
A little goes an extremely long way. It needs a pump for sure.
Expensive but does exactly what it should do, and very well.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I usually only wear this with pressed powder alone and i love how it stays on and doesnt make my face breakout. I really like the scent too!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
I bought this to use as primer/illuminator to replace my favorte chanel product ever (I can't remember its name, but it was a white cream that came in a tub, similar to the Bronze Universel, that I also love), which was discontinued. Why do they do that to my favorite stuff and then replace them with something that's not as good?!? I don't feel that Le Blanc gives me the priming coverage that its predecessor did, and I don't like it's runny consistency nearly as well. I feel like it's not a good value, as it just pours out of and depletes the bottle compared to my old cream in a tub, which lasted forever. Until I find something that's truly comparable to that, I'll just stick with a regular primer, and not something that costs $50. This stuff does brighten up my face and even my complexion a bit, and it looks nice, but really, it's nothing to write home about.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I bought this a long time ago, and when I got around to trying it, I'd forgotten why or what I'd been thinking. Chanel's
website was so...vague. So I did a little experimenting and now I think the stuff is terrific.
I use this a little differently: only to diffuse darkness under the eyes (before concealer or foundation), and to give subtle highlights on cheeks, brows, anywhere I want a delicate glow (under makeup, over it or just on bare skin). I'm fair, and when applied with a light hand, it provides a hint of natural radiance, instead of that fake looking shimmer I can always spot on other women. (A million years ago Clinique used to make a watery liquid blush that came in several shades, including one called Shell, a flesh/champagne color that added a perfect gleam. This is whiter, more pearl, version but it has the same gorgeous consistency. If it seems thick, I thin with a drop of serum, moisturizer or water. The whole point is to get a natural sheen.)
Agree a whole face of this as a primer would be total overkill. Also agree that the bottle design is irritating and messy. I use very, very little at a time (mostly what's around the mouth of the jar or in the cap), so the blisteringly high price is bearable.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Green
I like that this comes in a little glass square bottle.
I bought this in the hope of evening out my skin when wearing under foundation. When applied i do notice a bit more of a pearly sheen, but not a huge amount of difference. I wanted instant radiance but i think i could live without this product. I stopped using for a little while, purely out of laziness....first applying this,then foundation! I didnt see enough difference to warrant it. But i may start using it again just to be sure.
I have to say i do love the way this makes my skin feel when its on. It feels softer and smoother, deffinately smoother! Sometimes i would mix a tiny bit of this with foundation and apply like that. I would say you only need to use a little, because on the occasions when i did apply a little bit extra it felt a bit heavy and greasy. Also i think it may have contributed to a small breakout of spots on my jawline.
But i think used in moderation and applied the correct way this could be a good product. I may buy again when i`ve used it all because it is not as oily as other brands base illuminators/primers.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I bought this even after reading all the mixed reviews. I disliked it so much I returned it. It did nothing for me at all except make my face look sticky. It whitenes your face if used alone. With foundation on it did not extend my wear at all. Lastly, the packaging is the worst. Why is the tester a pump, but the retail one uses a spatuala?
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
This is meant to be used as a primer, but I use it to minimize redness and even out skintone. I have a medium complexion and it does not make me look more pale, just translucent, and evens out my skintone. I use this before powder (MAC MSFN and Mary Kay mineral powder loose) and it works well. The only thing I don't like is the wide mouth bottle. I just use my fingers to apply, but one could use a foundation brush also. I definately recommend if you have any redness or uneven skintone.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Oily, Fair, Warm Hair: Red, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
This is described like so by Nordstroms:
"Ingenious multi-tasking fluid 'primes' skin perfectly for makeup, while adding subtle contours and radiance to the face. "
At the Chanel launch of the Coco Rouge new lipsticks, the gal at Nordstroms put this illuminating base around my eyes, as I have a deep paranoia about dark circles.
It looked good in the sotto lights of Nordstrom, so I bought it. After I booked back to the paper, it still looked good and did great in the harsh lights of the office and outside.
I put this under the foundations category, as I am wearing it as my primary foundation, even though it is a primer. The wide mouth jar has a big spatula upon which you ladle onto the skin. I don't think I like that so much, the spatula is hard to get used to.
This stays on incredibly long. It is very white, but gets a translucent look when applied for medium to light coverage. I have a paranoia about big pores, and it does NOT cling to pores and make them look bigger.
I buff on a very small amount of little Make up For Ever High Definition Powder and it produces a blurred very natural look.
I have pale skin, so I am not sure how this would look on an olive skin tone, but most people will probably use it as a primer. I, love it as a foundation, though. (No breakouts, either.)