I have been wearing Chanel's newest foundation release, Perfection Lumiere, for the past week and so far it's foundation perfection! To start, the shade range is incredible. There are 20 shades, with matches for everyone from the fair skinned to the dark and lovely, and encompassing neutral, pink and yellow undertones. This was a much needed release after the disappointingly limited selection of Vita Lumiere Aqua. For complete swatches, check out Cafe Makeup.
I was matched to Beige 60, which has a very warm undertone. Below is a heavy swatch to show the color, but it blends perfectly in to my skin. The color match is right on for me. I did notice slight darkening of the color after about 15 minutes on my skin, but after this remained stable throughout the day. On my combination skin, the foundation starts out matte when first applied, and leaves a powdery finish. However after about an hour, once the foundation has warmed in to the skin, the effect is more of a satin finish or soft matte finish. It looks and feels very natural, like real skin. I did not use a setting powder with this foundation.
This foundation gave me a medium coverage which is easily buildable to a full coverage without caking. More importantly, the coverage lasted all day, easily 15 hours with no touch ups. My skin had a slight glow to it but did not look oily, just natural and healthy. After 1 week of use, I did not have any breakouts from using this foundation. It is oil-free and dermatologist tested. It contains an SPF of 10.
I am extremely happy with this foundation, and after running out of my Armani Luminous Silk I decided to purchase this to try something new. The texture, coverage and finish of this foundation are a complete success. I love the lasting power of this foundation as well, which is an important quality for me as I need something that can keep up with my long days! Chanel's Perfection Lumiere retails for $55.00.
Have you tried Chanel's Perfection Lumiere? What are your initial thoughts?