fotd: Chanel Perfection Lumiere Sample

11 January 2012

The other week I picked up a sample of the new Chanel foundation coming out called Perfection Lumiere. It will be replacing Pro Lumiere which was a favourite with many bloggers. It is meant to feature a lightweight texture and apparently will stay in place without touch ups for 15 hours..sounds too good to be true right?! Chanel claim it will be a semi-matte type foundation which all skin types will be able to use, with 23 shades available. I was matched with 12 Beige Rose and decided to use it yesterday.

Foundation: Chanel Perfection Lumiere in 12 Beige Rose
Powder: MAC Loose Powder in Natural Flare

Bronzer: Collection 2000 Mosaic Glow
Mascara: Collection 2000 Skyscraper
Lips: MAC Sweet and Single

Highlighter: MAC Strobe Cream

Firstly, it is honestly the best smelling foundation I have ever used. Ever. It's very perfumed, but I don't mind that, so it might not be to some peoples liking but I loved it. Secondly, the semi-matte formula Chanel said it would be is true. It went on quite matte but had a slight sheerness to it, possibly because it's so lightweight. I couldn't feel I had foundation on my face at all! I think the name Perfection Lumiere is a pretty good choice for gave me the 'perfect flawless skin' feel I'm always looking for and seemed to tick the all the boxes.


It's being released this Friday 13th (hopefully a good thing?!) so I thought today was a good time to try it. It will be selling at £36. Hope you enjoyed this little pre-release review. Thought it may help anyone who was intrigued by the new release. I think I will be purchasing it :)

-Tamsin xxx


  1. It's already available here in Malta and I've been toying with the idea of buying it. Definitely need a new foundation right now but might be cautious and wait for a few more reviews. Certainly all I've read so far has been good and it looks gorgeous in the pic :) xxx

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  2. It does look really pretty and natural on you. i hated the Chanel pro Lumiere and sold it cause it just didnt work for my skin at all. Thats kinda put me off chanel foundations to be honest but I'm always on the prowl for that perfect looking skin


  3. If I didn't already have Mat Lumiere then I would be purchasing this one, I love a semi-matte finish. Your skin looks amazing! And very jealous of your natural flush-was looking to see what blush you were wearing!x

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  5. Ooh I like this one :) my mum has it so I pinch some sometimes :)

  6. Chanel foundation is the best ♥ it looks lovely on you :)
    Carissa xx

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  8. oh wow i need to get me some x

  9. I've never tried Chanel make-up but by the sounds of this blogpost I will definitely have to try and buy some of this foundation because it sounds like the perfect foundation! :)

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  10. Ah, I wear Chanel everything except the foundation. Must try it. xx

  11. I think I'll be swinging by the Chanel counter on my way to work on Friday for a match and test.

    It looks and sounds good.


  12. It looks lovely on you.

    NRC ♥

  13. It looks lovely on your skin! the sample that I've tried has been lovely too, so i think I'm going to purchase some on payday :) hannah xxx

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