In my previous post of my Mini Chanel Makeup Haul I mentioned I would be completing a full review on this foundation. This is my very first Chanel foundation I’ve ever purchased and was extremely excited to put this to the test as I love complexion products especially foundations.
As per the website:
how to apply
I went to a Cosmetics counter to purchase this foundation. I wanted to specifically get color matched as I was not familiar with Chanel’s shade range. The sales assistant matched me to the shade BD51 while I had absolutely no makeup on at all that day. This was the very first time a sales associate matched my foundation shade to absolute perfection. I have tricky undertones which is a combination of olive and warm undertones which I often struggle with as well as sales associates to perfectly match my complexion. I mentioned to her that I do not like when a foundation is one or two shades too dark for me as it does look weird on my complexion. I can deal with a foundation that a hair too light for me as I always apply bronzer onto my skin to even it out should it be a tad bit too light. However, she understood and read my undertones very well and matched me to the perfect shade within seconds and no struggle.
Secondly the packaging is luxurious with a glass container and standard Chanel logos and a pump.
The consistency is lightweight, not too thick nor too thin when dispensed out from the pump. I normally blend all my foundations and concealers with a sponge but I’m not against applying foundation with a brush as suggested. However, using my fingers to apply foundation feels hella weird and getting foundation all over my hands and nails makes me feel some type of way…
I used both a sponge and brush on different occasions. The sponge sheers out the coverage a tad bit more than the brush. With one layer I received medium coverage with some of my freckles peeking through. This is a buildable foundation as applying a second layer and blending it out ensures no problems. With the second layer the coverage was slightly more and my complexion was evened out and smooth.
The claims of it being a matte finish is my only disagreement. On my skin I got a satin skin-like finish. It’s not really a turn off for me as I do have dry skin. Once it settles into the skin and dries down it remained satin until I applied a light layer of translucent powder.
I wore this when going out as well as to work. I’m not someone that touches my face throughout the day nor do I want to be touching up my makeup especially when I’m out and about or if I just don’t have the time to do so every half an hour. At the end of the day when properly looking at my skin, it looked shockingly flawless still! This does not accentuate my pores, does not settle as much into my smile lines as so many other foundations do and I feel like it remains in place all day long and does not move which a huge bonus and why it would suit varies skin types.
But with that being said, this actually reminds me of the Loreal infallible foundation. The coverage, longevity, how well it wears on the skin ect. can be comparable to a affordable foundation.
Overall, if you wanting to splurge on a great luxury foundation that has long lasting staying power, this one is for you. I wouldn’t say it’s absolutely mind blowing and the best foundation on the market, as I’ve mentioned there are great affordable brands that are comparable to this foundation. Never the less, this is a wonderful foundation that I will be using on special occasions and when I feel like busting out and being that bitch.
I purchased mine at Woolworths Beauty. Contains 30ml/ 1 fl.oz of product. Available in 27 shades. Made in France.
Have you tried this foundation before? What are some of your favorite luxury foundations?
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