One of my favourite foundations of all time is the Vitalumière Aqua from CHANEL, so of course I was immediately drawn to CHANEL’s latest foundation; Perfection Lumière Velvet Smooth-Effect Makeup, which shares almost identical packaging.
A lightweight, oil-free “second-skin” foundation that claims to provide you with a long-lasting velvet-matte finish for perfect complexion. Its soft-focus pigments smooth and perfect the skin for a flawless look that lasts all day. Formulated for those with normal to oily skin.
This product is seriously amazing! As much as I love Vitalumière Aqua, I always have to powder my face several hours after application since the product is more suited towards dry to normal skin types and I’m personally normal to combination. With the Perfection Lumière Velvet, I can go almost a good 8 hours before I start to see a heavy amount of shine coming through my T-zone. If applied with a primer and a powder, it will last me about 10-11 hours without any shine.
The Perfection Lumière Velvet has light to medium coverage and contains SPF 15 which is perfect for everyday wear. Concealer will be required for additional coverage on blemishes, dark spots and dark circles. Feels as though I’m not wearing any product because it’s super lightweight and it disappears onto the skin which looks as if it’s your ‘real’ skin. The product itself doesn’t oxidise after application, so what you see colour wise is what you get and once it’s dried, your skin feels feathery soft to touch – almost like a baby’s bottom! I love using my fingers to apply the product, working most of it in the centre of my face and blending outwards. A beauty blender also works great.
I would highly recommend this product to anyone looking for an everyday lightweight foundation that was formulated for those with normal to oily skin. I’d suggest oily skin types to use a primer beforehand and lightly powder afterwards. Dry skin can of course use this foundation as well if properly moisturised and prepped beforehand.