Monday, July 9, 2012

Chanel Perfection Lumiere Foundation Beige 020 Review

I got this foundation in a swap roughly two days ago, and I wanted to blog about this asap as it is a very interesting product (for both good and bad reasons).

Perfection Lumiere came out a while ago, and initially there was a lot of negative review.  Even a good friend of mine returned this, because she wasn't happy with this foundation.  I also read a lot of how this product doesn't budge once you applied it.  There were lots of reasons as to why I didn't purchase this foundation.  However, I am glad that I swapped for it and was able to test it out for this blog.

Upon my first application of this foundation, I was mortified.  I had to work really fast with this product, because it really settles fast.  I used my Dior flat head foundation brush, and had to really spread this around.  I was also mortified at how it amplified my enlarged pores and my dry spots.  
I would have gotten rid of this foundation, but this foundation lasted all day, so I wanted to work around the problems and keep this foundation.

I'm so glad that I spent some time experimenting with the foundation and other products.  First thing that I did differently was use a moisturising primer.  Then, I added a bit of liquid highlighter to the foundation, and that helped so much.  Now I have a great foundation routine which includes the perfection lumiere, and I really couldn't be happier.

This product isn't perfect, and I know a lot of people grumbled because it does cost £36, but I honestly haven't found a foundation that lasts this long, so it is well worth it to me.

Just remember...
1.  Wear primer
2. Add liquid highlighter either with the foundation or on top to give a moisturising dewy/healthy finish instead of the matte and slightly dried out finish

What was your experience with Chanel's Perfection Lumiere?  What is your favourite foundation right now?

1 comment:

  1. I haven't tried this, but I have tried Aqualumiere and liked it.