Friday, 24 October 2014

Chanel Perfection Lumière Velvet

Chanel Perfection Lumière Velvet in 'B20' - £33
Can we just take a minute to appreciate the luxury that is Chanel makeup? I don't think I'm ever happier than when I walk away from my local Boots with a little white bag with CHANEL imprinted on it. When this Chanel Perfection Lumière Velvet was released I was incredibly excited, however the price tag is a little less than exciting…
When this was first released I was so excited due to the fact that it was aimed at mattifying oily skin - basically my life's goal. I couldn't try the Vitalumière out because my skin was simply too oily, so this was my chance to get in there and try out a Chanel base. If you're going to splurge on a luxury makeup item I really recommend going to a counter and getting swatched, to avoid spending a lot on something which is completely the wrong shade.

It has a really thin formula and needs to be shaken before use to ensure that the separated parts of it all mix together. Despite its thin and fluid formula, the coverage is pretty impressive - when I use this I only need concealer for some larger blemishes which refuse to be hidden, you know the ones. Do bear in mind however that it is quite heavily fragranced and so if your skin is sensitive I'd be pretty wary of it. The fragrance doesn't last on the skin and if undetectable during the day but it's still something to be wary of. 

This has the Perfect Skin Affinity complex which is supposed to work with your skin to ensure that it lasts all day with a touch of radiance to your skin. Now this is something that I really like about it, that despite it being aimed at the mattifying of oily skin, it still maintains a level of radiance to eliminate any sort of 'flat' look to the skin. It claims to smooth out pores and even out the surface of the skin which I'm not sure I could really agree with but I must admit that it does not emphasise my pores at all.

What I love about this is although it has a matte and long-lasting formula, it doesn't feel heavy and uncomfortable on the skin, and is matte enough not to require powder. I know the £33 seems overpriced but I love how it makes my skin look and to me that makes it worth it. Perhaps one to save the Boots points for?


  1. I love the Chanel Perfection Lumiere, I find the colour spot on. I really waned to try the Vitalumiere Aqua but for me the issue was that the general undertone of the foundation just didn't suit me. I have a feeling that the Perfection Lumiere Velvet could be a cross between the other two with the benefit of having the right undertone for me. I'm definitely going to save up for this one, looks to be worth it :)

    Roo xx

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