Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Review: Chanel Perfection Lumière Velvet

About three weeks ago I wrote a post discussing my favorite foundations (check it out here). One of which was the Chanel Vitalumière Aqua. In it, I mentioned that I was thinking about picking up the new Perfection Lumière Velvet because it might suit my skin type better. So, I did! I've been using this foundation for two weeks now, and couldn't wait to review it for you!

You should know:
  • It comes in about nine shades (some with pink undertones and others with yellow).
  • It's oil-free.
  • It's also water-based (best applied with fingers or a brush; never with a sponge).
  • Before application you must shake the product well.
  • Similar to the Vitalumière Aqua, but not the same.

Its claims: A lightweight second-skin foundation. It naturally smoothes and evens out the complexion for a velvety matte makeup result. 

  • It's lightweight (yet a bit thicker than the VA).
  • Offers light to medium coverage.
  • You don't have to shake it as much as the VA.
  • Very blendable / evens out complexion nicely.
  • Smooth velvet finish.
  • Sets fast (I don't have to wait more than two minutes to apply setting powder. Actually, if you have dry skin you could probably skip the setting powder!).
  • Wonderful rose water scent (it's faint & refreshing). But then again, all Chanel foundations have that same great smell.
  • Long-lasting coverage. 

  • It oxidizes a bit (it's important to keep this in mind while selecting your shade; it also happens with the VA).
  • The packaging (even thought I love how "practical & travel friendly" it is... I never know how much product is left in it or when its finished!).

I guess this goes without saying but... I love this foundation!The Perfection Lumière Velvet took everything the Vitalumière Aqua was lacking (in my personal experience) and perfected it. I am glad to announce that I have just found a new "holy grail" foundation!!!

Have you tried this foundation? What are your thoughts? Let me know down below! If you enjoyed this post and/or found it helpful feel free to share it on your favorite social media network.

Thank you for taking the time to read this!

Until next time!

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