Perfection In A Bottle?

 Chanel Pefection Lumiere Review


 Its well noted on my blog that Chanel Pro-Lumiere used to be my HG foundation and I’ve been wanting to give Perfection Lumiere another chance for a while so whilst in John Lewis last weekend I picked up a bottle in the shade 40 which used to be a perfect match in the Pro-Lumiere.

 I love how classy Chanel makeup looks on my dresser and the Perfection Lumiere is no different.This foundation comes in a sleek frosted glass bottle with a pump which I love. I applied the foundation with my real techniques buffing brush after I had applied my Smashbox Photofinish Light Primer.

On application this foundation feels really silky almost like talcum powder which for some reason instantly makes me want to take it off it also has a really strong floral fragrance. Once applied  my face felt really soft  but I felt like the foundation was going to slide off- Having said that the colour match was brilliant and I did really like the finish.

I have used this foundation now on 3 occasions and each time it has oxidised getting darker throughout the day as well as making my face feel quite greasy.

Chanel claims that this foundation is long wear flawless fluid make up paying £36 for a foundation you expect it to live up to its claims. This foundation does provide a flawless finish but its certainly not as long wearing as it claims. A pro about this foundation is that it does photograph beautifully in flash photography unlike some other foundations.

This foundation may work on better on someone with more normal skin but its certainly not one I’ll be reaching for on a night out without fear of turning into an oily mess.

Do I like this foundation… YES!  Is it perfection… No!





Full list of products used:


Smashbox Photofinish primer light

Chanel Perfection Lumiere (40)

Diego Dalla Palma Bronzer

Mac Studio Fix Powder NC42

W7 Daddys Girl Blush

Mac Soft & Gentle Highlighter


Mac Eye Shadow-Scene

Barry M Dazzle Dust-25

Loreal Superliner

Rimmel Black eyeliner (In water line)

Chanel Le Volume Mascara


Mac Brow Gel-Show off


 Boots 17 Lipstick Hot Chilli


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