L-R: Chanel Mat Lumiere in Ginger 044, Beige 040
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Ginger and Beige blended
I said in a previous entry that I would make a separate review of Chanel Mat Lumiere, but I realize that most of this review will just reiterate what I had said in the past. However, this foundation needs its own post and not just a short comment about the product.
Allow me to say that I still use mineral makeup during weekdays. Mineral makeup is still the gentlest and best foundation for my acne-prone, combination skin, and I have found brands that look exactly like liquid foundations (those will be discussed in a separate post). However, during weekends, I want to wear a foundation knowing that I will look good in pictures and will not give the whitish cast in photos that most mineral foundations give. I also want a foundation that will not make me look like a greasy mess a few hours after application. I want long-wearing, soft matte (note: glowing but not greasy) finish that gives a medium to full coverage without looking like a mask. This sounds like a tall order and I'd felt that I wouldn't be able to find a foundation like this. Well, actually, I did.
Here's what I said about Chanel Mat Lumiere in a past entry:
I also have to say that Chanel Mat Lumiere foundation is one of the best foundations I have ever tried for special events. It may be THE best foundation for special events for me right now. I had my makeup on for at least 13 hours, and it didn't budge at all. It didn't melt off my face, and still looked as immaculate in the late hours of the night during the reception as it did in the early afternoon wedding ceremony. The foundation looks amazingly flawless and it didn't look as if I had a thick mask of makeup on. It has a soft matte finish but it doesn't look like a flat matte. It gives a sort of soft glow that I really love.
My summer shade is Ginger, but lately I found that Beige is more my color because I lost whatever tan I had during the summer. However, I still mix a tiny bit of Ginger because Beige is a bit too light.
I also like the very chic black cap and frosted glass container. Simple but luxurious-looking. The sanitary pump is a blessing because the foundation remains pure and immaculate, protected from all the outside elements that can introduce bacteria into the product.
What else can I say? I love this product. Yes it may be expensive but I believe I get what I pay for. Here are some photos using Mat Lumiere:
The Shades Of U Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars