Chanel Perfection Lumiere Foundation Review

I am not immune to the power of a great advertisement. And Chanel’s print campaign for its new foundation Perfection Lumiere caught my eye. I mean, who doesn’t want their skin to look like that? I thought Chanel’s Vitalumiere Aqua was a home run, so I was immediately curious (and a bit hopeful) that Perfection Lumiere would be as well. Long wearing, flawless finish and an impressive color range? Obviously, I want on board.

Chanel Perfection Lumiere in B30

I got a sample of this in B30. I actually got the sample at a Sephora in Madrid. The lightest shade was B30, which is what I wear in Vitalumiere Aqua. However, I think that I could have stood for a lighter shade in this. We are heading into “pale” season, after all. Plus, as you can see below, the shades vary between Chanel foundations. For a detailed breakdown of the shade range, you must visit Cafe Makeup. She has a ton of great info and swatches if this is on your radar!

L-R: Perfection Lumiere B30, Vitalumiere Aqua B30

So back to my thoughts. This is a beautiful foundation, with a wonderful finish. I acheived better results with my fingers as opposed to my brush. It sort of melts into your skin that way, and I prefer that. The coverage is fantastic, in fact, more than I’m used to but it feels light as air on the skin. My only hang-up is that it’s a bit mattifying. I’m so used to wearting lightweight foundations and BB creams that this is a major shift.

As with all Chanel foundations, this one is a bit spendy at $55. However, if you struggle with the oilies and color matching, I think you would be very pleased with Perfection Lumiere. I’m not so sure I’m ready to upgrade to a full bottle just yet, but I will be testing this out in another shade!

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