I still hear myself saying “I’m never going to wear makeup, especially no foundation” about 7 years ago. And look where I am now. I’m at the point in life where I decided it was a great idea to buy a Chanel foundation. Back when I just started doing makeup I never thought I’d even be able to buy a MAC foundation and now I have multiple gorgeous high-end foundations. Today I’m going to write a detailed review about the newest addition to my collection. If you’re interested in finding out more about it, make sure you continue reading!
Let’s start off with discussing the packaging. The foundation comes in a very classic Chanel box. It’s black, has white letters on it and a golden lining along the bottom. When you open it up you’ll find the foundation bottle. It’s made out of matte glass and has a black lid with the Chanel logo on top of it.
I absolutely love the look of the packaging. It screams luxury from top to bottom and since it’s such an expensive product I think that’s exactly what it should do. It’s super classy and definitely a product I’m proud to display on top of my stash!
On the side of the box Chanel tell’s us a little bit more about their foundation. It says that it’s a long wearing, flawless, light weight and adjustable foundation and that’s it’s oil free. Aside from that the box doesn’t give us much more information about this product, but luckily for us the internet does know a little bit more. On the Ici Paris site it says that this is a foundation with a mattifying, radiant and perfectly flawless finish. Sounds amazing.
And before I go into detail about this product I just want to mention that I think it’s absolutely incredible. I’m not going to be mysterious about it, it’s just the best foundation my skin has ever touched and I’m in love with it!
There are many, many reasons why I love this foundation so much. One of the reasons is because it smells just incredible. It does have a bit of a perfumy scent so if you’re not a fan of that or if you’re not a fan of perfume in a foundation this is going to be a negative thing for you, but I do really like that about it. It has a luxurious Chanel scent and it adds an even more luxurious touch to this product.
I also think it’s nice that this foundation has SPF 10 in it. I know that SPF 10 is not a lot and definitely not enough, but for this time of year I think it’s fine and it’s always nice to have some in your foundation. The plus side of the fact that it’s only SPF 10 is that it won’t look bad on photo’s.
Next up I think the consistency of the foundation is really nice. It’s not super thin but it’s not heavy or thick at all. It’s literally the perfect consistency. From any other foundation I would use 3 pumps, but when I use this foundation two are enough and that’s because of the amazing consistency.
I also feel like you just can’t go wrong with this foundation. Some foundations require quite a bit of effort in order to make them look great. Or some you have to blend in really quickly because they dry down really fast. Working with this product I never experienced anything like that. Even if you have terrible lighting, if you’re half asleep and you are practically blind because you’re not wearing your contacts or glasses, this foundation will look absolutely fantastic. If that’s not a sign of a perfect foundation, I don’t know what is.
The coverage of this foundation is just stunning. It’s medium to full coverage and it’s not even heavy or cakey at all. It covers up nearly everything within one layer of product. The only part of my face that still requires concealer after applying this foundation is my under eye area, that’s it. How incredible is that?!
The finish is also great. It’s not dewy, it’s not incredibly matte, it’s just normal. It keeps the skin looking natural (even though it technically isn’t since you just applied a pretty high covering foundation) and healthy without making it look greasy or anything like that. When I use this foundation I only dust a bit of powder over the T-zone and a little tiny bit over my cheeks and then I’m good to go.
The lasting power of this foundation is, like Chanel already told us, incredible. It stays in place perfectly all day. Even if that day has lasted over 20 hours and even if you have gone through hell and back within those 20 hours. It is fantastic. I can’t stress that enough. I have never tried anything this wonderful and I’m so in love with it!
This Chanel foundation is by far the best foundation in this world and I am so, so, so in love with it. I have used lots of incredibly fantastic foundations but this one is just the number one. It has great coverage, a gorgeous texture, it wears nicely and it keeps you looking incredible all day. If you’re willing to spend a little more on a foundation definitely buy this! You will not, I repeat, you will not regret it!
The Chanel Perfection Lumiere Flawless Fluid Makeup is available at Douglas and Ici Paris for €46,95.
That was it for today’s review. I hope you enjoyed reading it and be sure to let me know which foundation is your hoily grail!