I always thought Chanel foundations were pretty good but after seeing a picture of this girl wearing the Chanel Pro Lumiere Professional Finish Makeup and looking absolutely flawless, I knew I had to go check it out.
The foundation feels thicker and slightly tackier than other liquid foundations I have used. However, it is highly blendable and glides on very easily. Once applied, it melts into my skin and looks like my skin but better. The coverage is medium but it never feels mask-like and I barely need any concealer on top. I apply this either with my fingers or my MAC foundation brush and one pump is enough for my entire face.
Chanel also claims that the foundation will “form a curtain veil of light on the skin” and boy is that true! Despite the lack of shimmer, its high-tech radiance-emitting active ingredients left my skin looking radiant and healthy without any kind of grease. I wore this to my company’s Christmas party on Friday and my makeup stayed flawless for 9 hours straight. My skin was still glowing by the end of the night and my makeup looked as fresh as it did right after I applied it – now that IS something!
My only rant would be the limited color range. There are only six shades available here in London (10 to 60) and pretty much all of them are yellow-based. The foundation also tends to run a little darker than other Chanel foundations. I normally use Clair 20 but I use Limpide 10, the lightest shade, for this one.
All in all, Chanel has a winner here and I have not liked a foundation so much in a while. This has completely replaced my holy grail Laura Mercier Moisturizing Foundation and I will definitely repurchase.
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