Are You Looking For Something?

Friday, June 15, 2012

Chanel Perfection Lumiere Foundation - Review

On a recent trip to my local Macy's, I went to the Chanel Counter to get a sample of  Chanel Perfection Lumiere Foundation.
The MUAs told me I was in for a treat because they had a visit form their Regional MUA. She matched me and they supplied me with a generous sample in the shade 94 AMBRE.
She said, "I don't know what foundation you are wearing now, but it the makeup you are wearing looks pasty." PAUSE!
I appreciated her candor. I explained that normally I mix two foundations to get my color. She gave me some helpful tips on blending two foundations to get the best color.
A friend of mine told me the lady was probably "pumping me" so I would invest in the Chanel.
Looking at these photographs, I must say that I found the Chanel to be more chalky looking than my
MAC MatchMaster. They really should do something about the horrid florescent lighting in department stores.
I thought the 94 AMBRE was a good match.
I think we were both wrong.
I can attribute some of the ashiness to the white finishing powder. But for the most part, I think the color is a little off.

I was further disappointed because of it's having a scent. What's that about? UGH!
My skin is very sensitive. However, I tried this foundation because a couple of my makeup buddies who also have sensitive skin did not have any problems.
Right now I'm recovering from a break out related to this product.
I also think the color match was off. Notice the "ashiness".
I think I should have gotten a sample 1 shade darker.
I do not think I will continue using the sample. Nor will I be purchasing the full size. I am really disappointed. I wanted this to work for me. #FAIL

Color Breakdown
2ndary base - Soft OCHRE
Color - NAKED & NAKED 2 Palettes
Black liner, Mascara

base - L'Oreal HIP Blendable Blushing Cream COQUETTE
set - Rock & Republic Contrived Pressed Blush X-RATED

Line - NK Auto Liner Pencil MAGENTA
Gloss - MAC Dazzleglass FUNTABULOUS

Natural Sunlight

Florescent Lighting

Tungsten Lighting

I am still on the search for my Holy Grail foundation.
What is your Holy Grail Foundation?


  1. aww sorry it didnt work out for u sis,the scent is defo a turn off and colour match. I am between 64Beige Amber and 94 Amber.hope u recover from the breakout

    Current holy grail is Lancome Teint Idole ultra 24h,it has flowery scent but has never broke me out.

    1. yeah, I was bummed. Skin is almost back 2 normal. I want to try the Lancome as well, but a lil nervous b/c of the scent. LOL Thanks for your comment.

  2. aww sorry this didn't work for you! i liked it a bit, but didn't find the finish as matte as i wanted.


Comments are encouraged and welcome. However, please do not leave any profanity in your comments or any links to your website or blog.
Comments containing links will be marked as SPAM and deleted.
Please be respectful.

Thank you for taking the time to visit and view my blog.
It means a lot when you give me feed back and let me know what you think.


Related Posts with Thumbnails


To date, I am NOT compensated for my use/review of products. I buy 99% of the products that I use. If I ever receive anything as a gift, I will state it in that specific post. I am NOT affilated with any fashion, cosmetics or hair company. I offer my sincere, unbiased opinion on how the products work for me. No warranties, expressed or implied are intended. Please use discretion in selecting products and suggestions at your own risk. I am not a professional. Unfavorable reviews are not malcious, nor are they intended to harm any company. Reviews are my own opinon. Information posted on this blog is for educational purposes.