Product Type: Chanel makeup
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"Look at her with the dry skin!"
Chanel Pro Lumiere Foundation
Member Name: sarahhhx
Chanel Pro Lumiere Foundation
Advantages: Doesn't look cakey
Disadvantages: You have to use a lot of it and highlights dry skin!
After using Chanel Teint Innocence for just over a year I decided to kick the habit and try something new. Although I really love the Chanel Teint innocence and looked great in the first few hours of wearing it, my combination skin always seemed to ruin the way it looked after a good few hours because my t zone always gets oily.
I did a bit of research on foundations Chanel offers for people with the same kind of skin problem I have and I came across the Chanel Pro Lumiere Foundation which a lot of people with oily skin had praised on numerous websites.
So I purchased the Chanel Pro Lumiere Foundation from boots it was about Ŗ30 which is a few pounds extra than the Chanel teint innocence but I was desperate to solve my oily skin problem once and for all!
The shade I chose was 40 Beige which is definitely suited for people with a medium skin colour. This foundation was too light for me though when I had been on holiday because I go very dark in the sun but now after a few months of using it is just a bit darker than my natural skin tone so I use fake tan on the skin that people can see so it doesn't look ridiculous.
The foundation is a medium coverage foundation and goes on matte rather than the teint innocence which gave a very dewy look and felt very moisturising.
At first I really adored the foundation and I could tell instantly it was going to work. The down side to this foundation however, is the smell. I really don't like fragranced foundations and as soon as you take the lid of the foundation you can sense a light perfumed smell. The smell isn't a foul smell it is a very feminine odour but I prefer my foundations to be fragrance free.
The foundation comes in a rectangle frosted bottle with a black lid. If you haven't used Chanel foundations before you may be fooled into believing you will be aware when the foundation is running out because it is in a glass bottle. However, this isn't the case with Chanel foundation bottles because the foundation sticks to the inside of the bottle which makes it tricky to know when you need to purchase more.
The foundation gives a fairly good coverage and definitely removes any shine from the skin which to me is an important aspect of a foundation although I don't mind a little bit of a glow which I didn't get with this foundation unfortunately.
A major problem I found with this foundation was the fact you have to use a lot in comparison to my Chanel teint innocence. I have to squirt the foundation on my brush several times in order to cover the whole of my face where as with the chanel teint innocence two fairly small blobs would cover my face without any problem mainly due to the fact the liquid is very creamy compared to the Chanel Pro Lumiere Foundation which is a slightly finer consistency.
After a few uses of this foundation I noticed that this foundation is almost impossible for me to wear when I am hung-over because when I have dryish skin it really highlights the dry patches because of how matte it is. If you use a foundation that gives a dewier look it covers the dry patches more and makes it less noticeable.
The foundation does do what it claims to do; it makes skin look more matte in comparison to most foundations.
It has great durability
Can't see when it is going to run out
Shows up dry skin
Overall, I wouldn't personally buy this foundation again and I will definitely be sticking to my Chanel Teint Innocence foundation as it is a lot more suitable for my skin type. However, it is a good foundation and you can tell when you have applied the foundation that it is from a good brand as it doesn't look cakey.
Summary: Just ok...