Friday, May 6, 2011
Review: Chanel Pro Lumiere Foundation
If you've been following my blog for some time, you know that I buy a lot of foundation, it's the item that I enjoy buying the most (and find it the most frustrating to match). This foundation is the most expensive I have ever purchased. Now a little about that, I don't know how much this actually costs because I went about getting it in an odd way. I think it's like $65ish in Canada, please correct me if I am wrong. I purchased this on Amazon.com from AZPerfume, with shipping to Canada, this cost me $72. However, when I received it I got dinged another $18, so in total I paid $90 for this! Keep in mind I used gift cards from Swagbucks and got it for free plus customs charges however, so that's not bad at all, but if you are purchasing this online, be weary of that! AZPerfume ships from Hong Kong and when I got the package it looked just like my StrawberryNet.com box, so I think they are one and the same, which I found funny. Of course the seller would not refund my customs charge (some will if you ask nicely) so that annoyed me.
swatches of Chanel Pro Lumiere shades on Karlasugar's site here as well as her snazzy Chanel foundation comparison chart here, which goes over differences in coverage and finish to choose the one that's best suited for you.
Chanel Overview video and I would have to agree. It's medium coverage, but looks very natural and glowy and beautiful. And sits like butter on my dry skin, I have issues with flakiness on my forehead and around my nose and this foundation sits smoothly on those areas. Another thing is, this foundation never fully sets, I will touch my face throughout the day and it feels almost wet, I would powder this if you don't like that feeling, however powdering it can take away the luminous glow that this gives, so I avoid it.
Would I recommend this product? Although extremely expensive, Chanel Pro Lumiere sells itself on it's beautiful finish and coverage. For those with dry skin, it's a heaven-sent foundation in my opinion. It's a pity that this foundation is becoming discontinued! If I could trade in all the crappy drugstore foundation that I've bought over the years for one more bottle of this, I would do it in a second. I would definitely recommend this foundation.