As someone who has bought 3 bottles of Dior Extreme Fit Wear, I am surprised that this Chanel foundation actually comes very close to my favorite Dior. Undoubtedly it is not as sheer as Dior foundations and smells neutral rather than scenty, but to me, it does the job of covering the two sides of my nose so well! After buying Anna Sui liquid foundation (the one with the black top) and finding that it does not sit well with the sides of my nose, I was particularly keen that my next foundation (preferably Chanel) after all the reviews that I read, is well tested upon. I dabbed ProLumiere on one side of my nose and White Essentiel Liquid on the other side and amazed to find that the liquid foundation of White Essentiel passed the test of not caking, but Prolumier unforutnately did not. I love the packaging too: anything white looks lovely, but Chanel has always been black and sombre. To me, this foundation White Essentiel is comparable to Dior ExtremeFit1 Will buy it again as it is more suitable than the "Lumieres" It is day 3 and nothing caked, a dewy face semi matte, as meant, and pleased me enough to go back to get its powder foundation version.
I love all Anna Sui stuff, and when you love all Anna Sui stuff and always buy them, you get terribly disappointed when the foundation (esp liquid stuff) does not match up to even drugstore foundations. Anna Sui please take note, this is a genuine customer who has a soft spot for Anna Sui, but each time I use Anna Sui Foundation or Concealer I get problems: like e.g. spotty look etc, or just doesn't blend well with the skin. I am using Anna Sui Shampoo conditioner, eyeliner (liquid eyeliner is fabulous) everything is perfect except your foundation.