I have a small review on three Chanel products; the Perfection Lumiere, Poudre Universelle Compacte, and Soleil Tan de Chanel. All of these items are part of the permanent collection and can be purchased at a Chanel counter near you, as well as online.
Let’s get onto the review!
The Perfection Lumiere is a long-wearing foundation that comes in 20 shades. It retails for $57.00 within the United States and online.
The color I have is in Shade 20 BEIGE, which is suitable for those with light-medium skin with yellow undertones.
It comes with 30ml (1 oz.) of product in a frosted glass packaging and sturdy black plastic cap with the Chanel logo on top.
What’s really nice is that it has a pump! This makes it a lot easier to dispense the right amount of product without putting much to waste.
On the bottom is a swatch of the foundation that is unblended. It has a very yellow undertone, which is suitable for my Asian skintone. The top swatch is blended out slightly. As I was blending, I noticed that it spreads very smoothly, and a little goes a long way to ensure natural coverage.
Overall, this foundation proves to be long wearing, and does not require to be set with powder. However, if you have very oily skin like me, I do suggest using a light setting powder to dust on top to keep oil at bay and to keep your face looking fresh. There is a slightly strong floral fragrance in the foundation, though that is very common in many Chanel products and makes them unique.
The coverage is medium to full, and can be applied using clean fingers, a foundation or dense brush, or a sponge, such as the Beauty Blender. I prefer to use my RealTechniques Expert Face Brush to apply this foundation on areas where I need coverage, and it looks quite natural and light.
For the price, this foundation has certain attributes that are relatively better than most of the competition. It comes in a nice compact package, has a pump, and covers imperfections on the skin very well. It is definitely long-wearing and powder is not necessarily needed, as it looks beautiful and gives a nice natural finish on its own.
Everyone is familiar with Chanel’s Poudre Universelle Libre, which is a loose powder that sets makeup beautifully and controls shine. But when it comes to travel, it may be a bit of a hassle to take around everywhere. The concept of making that powder portable leads to Poudre Universelle Compacte. For $45.00, this product comes with 15g of powder and is available in 5 shades. This powder is also Limited Edition.
I have the powder in color 20 CLAIRE – TRANSLUCENT 1, the lightest shade, which I use as a setting powder over my makeup.
It also comes with its own pouch to protect it from being damaged or scratched, and a soft sponge material to be taken on-the-go.
The powder is finely milled, silky smooth and blends beautifully on the skin. It also has a light fragrance likes other Chanel products.
Powder with CHANEL etched into it.
Top is the powder blended out, and on the bottom is a swatch of the powder that is unblended. In photos, it does not give off a white cast, as there is no SPF. But use a light hand, or it can result in over-powdering and leads to a white face!
As for oil control, it does what its supposed to do as a pressed powder. It is definitely nice to have this sleek Chanel compact in your bag to whip out for touch ups, but there are other products out there that is better at control oil and keeping shine at bay.
Is is a must-have in your makeup bag?
I would have to say no.
In a search for the perfect bronzer, I did my research and found this to be my holy-grail bronzer! It is definitely not cheap, coming in at $48.00. The Soileil Tan de Chanel has 30g (1 oz.) of product, which I find would be enough to last for a long time!
It is a universal bronzing makeup base and can be used under or over makeup for a natural tanned look. I prefer to use it over my foundation, but before powder, as it is a creamy product.
Although it looks very yellowish and orange, it blends out to a flattering shade on all skintones. The product looks like chocolate, but it has the Chanel fragrance that you can find it Chanel’s other face products.
Doesn’t it look soft and creamy?
The formula is actually very silky to the touch and blends wonderfully. It dries to a matte finish and gives off a natural, tanned look.
On the top I have the bronzing makeup base blended out, and unblended on the bottom. It does not look orange at all! All you need is to use a light hand. I like to use my RealTechniques Experct Face brush, pick up just a little amount of the product, and buff it onto the areas of my face where I want bronzer. Being a cream formula, it blends out very nicely.
For the amount that you are paying, you get quite a large amount of product that can last a very long time, even with daily use!