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on 9/27/2007 7:12:00 AM
More reviews by RococoRose
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
I love this foundation! As soon as I saw the advertisment in my Australia Vogue October, I had to have it. Was released as a fall foundation (with an illuminating pen like that of Touche Eclat, and a compact), and is designed to be an illuminating/radiance foundation with a mat finish, so no shininess that most illuminating foundations have. Has not yet been loaded onto the Chanel site. This is a very fluidy foundation, from a pump bottle exactly like that of Pro Lumiere (but taller and slimmer). About a pump and a half covers my face and neck when using a foundation brush. I would call this a foundation for anytime of the year (especially Autumn and Winter) as it is a glowy foundation but provides a sophisticated matte finish. I used this today, on moisturised skin, no primer. It looked simply beautiful, it had an elegant, soft finish but a youthful glow to it. I was at my hairdressers and just could not stop peeking at my pretty complexion. Lasted well for about 7 hours, shinefree. It is designed to be long lasting but after 7 hours some oilies peeked through. But thats okay, I will buy the compact for touchups. I love the effect of this foudnation too much to care about my sneeky oils. I feel sophisticated, and classy when wearing this, but still have a pretty youthful glow to me. I would call this a medium coverage. The shade Cendre is an absolute match to my skintone, so maybe thats why it has worked so well for me. Was $81 NZD which I think is good for Chanel. I would definitly purchase again, it has become my HG foundation along with YSL Radiant Touch Brush Foundation.For those of you wondering about the ingredients. this is them as listed on the back of the box as follows...Aqua, Isododecane, Titianium dioxide, Dimethicone, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Propylene Glycol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Talc, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Polyethylacrylate, Steric Acid, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Phenoxyethanol, Silica, Alumina, Ethylene/Propylene Copolymer, Tocopheryl Acetate, Methylparaben, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Propylparaben, Alcohol, Peg-8, Tocopherol, Aliminium Hydroxide, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Citric Acid, Ascorbic Acid, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Denatonium Benzoate.[+/- (May contain) CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77891 (Titanium dioxide), Mica]
14 of 14 people found this helpful.
on 9/27/2007 12:37:00 PM
More reviews by kama79
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure
NW 20 with warm freckles, oily but dehydrated sensitive skin. This fdnt doesn't wow me at all. It is not a horribly bad fdnt but in no way superior and thoroughly average with respect to lasting power and coverage. On top of that I don't really like the way it looks on me. it settles into fine lines and makes my skin look flakey, and I don't really have this problem normally.in addition, I find this very drying I am a fan of many Chanel fdtns but just not this one.
on 9/27/2007 6:06:00 PM
More reviews by ghia06
Skin: Combination, Tan, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
I was on the look out for a MATTE foundation either powder or liquid.. This was my experience for one day. Note that SAs were the ones who were applying foundations on me with brush on one side and sponge on the other so that I can see the difference (too demanding?lol). I tried GA MSF; the darkest shade doesn't match my skin but I'd say it's a good one! Px;SA can't find anything that matches my skin and had to do custom blend but I wasn't sure if it's gonna be the one I am looking for. MUFE Mat Velvet +; I hate to say that I don't like their liquid foundations on me coz they actually sit on my pores, lines. Guerlain 2 different liquid foundations which I've forgotten the names; The SA matched a shade that's too ashy for me and plus it was a bit heavy for my taste (matte one) and the other foundation just tried a bit on the other cheek but was a bit dewy and not I am looking for. Shiseido Powder foundation; The darkest shade was too light for my skin but it was a nice texture. NARS powder foundation; Wow! I can't even say that I am wearing a foundation and neither the SA, No matter how much I put it doesn't cake at all and I love it instantly! I bought it, but then came back the next day coz when I got home I was really frustrated to see my face looked like a brown pearl! It was shiny and the color changed! :( So the next day, I returned it, I went to Dior and I did like their new compact flawless but then again the darkest shade was too light and ashy for me plus after a few hours my face looks dewy although it's nice, I was looking for a matte one... So I went to CHANEL and got a sample of the liquid mat lumiere and I actually tried the powder but only applied on my jawline to see if the shade matches me and it didn't and perhaps I will go back for that during the winter. So the next day I tried the liquid one in 50 and put a bronze illuminator underneath and then sweep a loose powder in dore to finish. and it was perfect! I love the texture which is not heavy nor hard to blend! It's matte, but at the same time luminous with no greasiness look! Wow! This is exactly what I want!!! After a few hours when it blended or melted to my skin, I like it even more as everything settled into my skin! My face looks fresh and radiant! I used this foundation when we attended christening, I applied it at 2:30pm and we came home 10:30 pm and everything was fine and it's still good! I didn't even do a touch up! It's like I-just-did-my-makeup-awhile-ago! I brought a powder with me and didn't even use it. I just reapplied a lipstick lol. My photos were nice too, I don't look greasy as I usually do. So I am buying this foundation on shade 50 next time I pass by at Chanel Hhayyyy :) Alas I found my HG! But still I will try and collect all Chanel foundations in the future and so far I like Teint Innocence, Double Perfection Powder but this has been discontinued and most of all, this MAT LUMIERE one! Sorry my review is too long! I really don't write reviews on foundation because nothing wowed me as much as this MAT LUMIERE does. Note: I have a sensitive combination skin, oily during summer and can be dehydrated at times on winter.P.S. My application of this product: Using my fingertips, I dab it like a polka dot on my cheeks and then blend and smooth out, same thing with my other cheek, then on my nose, chin, around my lips, forehead... I just think warming foundations on my fingertips and using my hands are way better than anything for me to achieve a more natural look but then again, it's me.. :)
11 of 17 people found this helpful.
on 9/29/2007 1:47:00 PM
More reviews by heaven07
Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Other, Other, Other
I bought this in the liquid foundation. It is exactly what it says - matte yet luminous!! I am in love with this foundation!! I'm a tad lighter than NC15 with combo/oily skin so I bought this in 05 Faience. It looks and feels like a second skin - really natural (without that flat look that other matte foundations give). I applied this with my fingertips and a little went a long way - it covered up blemishes and it is a buildable coverage so you can adapt it to suit your needs. I did not get any flakiness and it did a great job of covering up any redness around my nose. I have been wearing it 7 hrs+ and it looks perfect as though I have just applied it - no oiliness or dry patches. It does not emphasis any fine lines either. This is my HG foundation - total maintenance-free!
5 of 5 people found this helpful.
on 10/3/2007 1:51:00 PM
More reviews by dani7865
Skin: Oily, Fair, Neutral
THIS IS FABULOUS....HG HG HG! I bought both the powder foundation and the liquid foundation as I like to switch around. The liquid applies like a dream, and is exactly what they say, matte yet luminous, and long lasting. Covers imperfections well, but I wouldn't say it is heavy coverage, probably medium.The powder is WONDERFUL. Applies like a dream with either the sponge or a brush (regular or kabuki) depending on the type of coverage you would like. I do get some oil breakthrough after about 5 hours, but it doesn't look oily...slide off your face type, rather it looks healthy and dewey. I have not yet tried it wet, but as a dry powder foundation it is fabulous. Covers well, does NOT cling to dry patches, and looks simply wonderful.HG HG HG HG HG HG HG if you are combination to oily or oily!!!!
6 of 7 people found this helpful.
on 10/7/2007 2:44:00 PM
More reviews by Eslauda
Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
Nice foundation. Long lasting. Mat. Medium coverage. I use sample size, because not sure if it not dehydrate my combination skin, will see. I think it is very suit for oily skins. Find some similarity with EL Double wear, but Chanel Mat Lumiere much easier to remove.
on 10/10/2007 5:20:00 PM
More reviews by amberjade21
Skin: Oily, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
I have finally found my HG foundation! In the past, I tried Armani LSF and was very disappointed - next up was Benefit Some Kinda Gorgeous but it just didn't last on me and Dior Sculpt just wasn't right for summer and didn't match my skintone very well - but hooray for Chanel Mat Lumiere! I bought this on impulse without trying it as I was having a bad skin day and was intrigued by the promise of a matifying, long-lasting AND radiant/ glow finish foundation. It sounded too good to be true but I bought it anyway in shade cendre which is a great match for my skin. Anyway, it works! I put it on (you should follow the application technique as it dries fast - just lightly work into the skin in small areas with fingertips in a circular motion) and I got great coverage which I can build if I get a bad breakout AND a lovely radiant glow to my skin. This is how I have wanted my skin to look forever, and about ten foundations later I have finally found it! The lasting power is great too as the foundation doesn't slip or change colour so you get that great coverage all day, and I only need a bit of powder after lunch - which for my oily skin is a miracle!!! It is £23 which for Chanel I think is a bargain! The packaging is stylish and has an easy to use hygienic pump and the liquid is spf 15. Anyway my skin has not looked this good since I was a teenager! I've been using this for a few weeks now so I know that it's THE ONE for me! The only people I wouldn't recommend this too are people with dry skin or people on the drier side of combination skin as it is matifying so will not nourish the skin - but for all us oily skinned people it's the best!
2 of 2 people found this helpful.
on 10/13/2007 6:47:00 PM
More reviews by blyss
Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure
I was really looking forward to checking this out with all the great raves on the board. I'm a NC30, BB Warm Sand, Stila C or 40 watts, and though I do have a golden skintone, I'm neutral golden. Anyhow, I have a favourite MA at Chanel so I asked her to match me cause she has a great eye for colour.Anyhow, I tried both the liquid and powder... the texture is wonderful. Light, silky, easy to apply and it's a medium sheer finish. It's not cakey at all. I tried 40 Beige, 50 Natural and NEITHER ONE OF THEM WORKED! It was so disappointing! I tried 20 Clair too which is the most golden of them all but it was a super light golden shade which I think only the palest asians could wear (im thinking NC15 or 20 shade). 40 Beige was the right shade but wrong tone even though it was their 'golden' shade. It was an obvious pink to it... and this was considerably more golden than 30 Cedre and 60 (something). 50 natural was an odd shade of golden peachy pink... not very natural on me (which is an ironic name).The powder was a very sheer version of the liquid. Though it is claimed to be buildable and a light medium coverage, the MA and I both agreed that it would never be a medium coverage. I was matched to 125 Eclat and it was a much better match than any of the liquid. The only problem was that it was darker than my skintone... so I looked tanned where I placed it on my skin. The positives would be the pretty packaging and it's environmentally friendly refill at a lower price. Other than that, it was a huge disappointment for me. Chanel should make foundation for all skin tones... not just pink!
on 10/17/2007 10:34:00 AM
More reviews by xMorningRosex
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure
Good news, pale girls...if you find Teint Innocence too sheer then shade 05, faience is as pale, if not paler in Mat Lumiere, making this Chanel's second foundation suitable for those ghostly-of-face :) Further to my review of TI, i've decided that the yellowish (well, my by neutral/cool standards) shade is actually very flattering (photographic evidence, overrides all), more so than a closer match for my actual skin tone (e.g. Revlon Colorstay Ivory). My friend, who is less pale/more pink tried this and it looked great on her, too. A lovely, neutral, sensible shade at last - thanks Chanel. In terms of texture, application, feel - this is Teint Innocence XXX. Slightly thicker, stays put and 'sets' quickly so you have to work fairly fast. I use this over sunscreen and serum so on me the coverage is medium, but i'd imagine it'd be thicker on a bare face.It lasts through a day at university, doesn't settle into my pores or rub off. Best of all though, this somehow manages the ever-sought feat of covering without looking obvious - in fact I sometimes (on the better areas of my face), forget where i've applied.An HG (at last! Thank you God!) for me. Perfect stuff.
on 10/19/2007 1:35:00 PM
More reviews by simpsea
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
I was desperate to get my mitts on this foundation it sounded like its was made specially for me. Long lasting mat but lumious. What a disappointment! I'm 42 with combo skin prone to shinieness. I find this foundation quick drying and quite hard to blend - normally this would mean the foundation would be long lasting. I haven't found this to be the case, my face was mega shiny and I had to blot my nose umpteen times during the day.The colour was ok for my nc20 skin (the palest shade) but other than that I found this foundation to be nothing special at all.Back to my hunt for my hg foundation................
1 of 1 people found this helpful.
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