Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Review: Chanel Pro Lumiere Foundation

Hey Girls

I have a few reviews that I have been meaning to do,but felt it better to Use the products for a little while first to be able to give them a fair review.

So first up is Chanel Pro Lumiere Foundation.
I purchased this around 3 weeks ago and have worn it and used it most days.
I also used this on the last photoshoot I did.

My first impression of Pro Lumiere was good, I swatched the shade and picked it over YSL teint miracle foundation as the luminosity was a little more apparent (under the shop lighting) and that is my preference in foundations at the moment.

After wearing this product for both day and night looks,I do still like it,but do I like it as much as when I swatched it at the counter, No. The only reason for this is that I find the formulation to be heavier on my face than what I was hoping for, it feels like it sits in the middle between MAC face and body and studio fix,and I was hoping for a face and body finish with more luminosity.It also attaches itself to any dry patches that I have on my face,which is a real bugbear of mine when it comes to foundation.
The formulation is pretty fluid it does run quite quick while still being concentrated.

That's the negativity out of the way,I have to say this foundation would be amazing on skin that isn't prone to patchy dryness,and anyone wishing for that perfect middle ground coverage with a luminous finish.
One pump swatched and blended slightly

Swatch completely blended you can see a little goes a long way

I will continue to wear this foundation, mainly in the evening and when my skin is having a no flake day,but I do wish I had purchased Vitalumiere or Vitalumiere aqua after watching pixiwoo's guide to Chanel foundations, as I much prefer the lighter dewier finish compared to Pro's slightly heavier finish and formulation,and believe this to be a better option for dry skin types.

I have however just purchased NARS sheer glow (amongst a couple of other bits) and am (im)patiently waiting for the postie to drop it on my doormat,so I will let you know what I think of that in the next couple of weeks..fingers crossed the search for my HG foundation will soon be over.

I'd love to know what everyone's HG foundations are, let me know below or tweet me.

What are your experiences with Chanel foundations?

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the review. I have this foundation but I've stopped using it. I am wondering if it dried out my skin.


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