At long last, Chanel Perfection Lumiére Long-Wear Flawless Fluid Makeup SPF 10 arrived in Singapore a few weeks ago. Retailing at S$79 for 30ml of product, made in France.
I picked up my bottle of Perfection Lumiére end of last year when I visited Australia for a holiday and have been testing/enjoying it ever since. I do apologize for the late review but if you have been following me on Instagram and reading this blog for some time, you would have probably noticed several random entries mentioning how much I like this foundation.
This review has been sitting in my draft’s folder for some time and today, I finally got everything sorted – am ready to share my thoughts of this product.
Chanel described Perfection Lumiére as effortless to apply, with seamless blendability for a naturally flawless effect, this breakthrough foundation is the ideal all-day, everyday formula – suitable for all skin types in a diverse range of 20 shades.
Only 8 shades are available in Singapore.
The Chanel Perfection Lumiére Long-Wear Flawless Fluid Makeup SPF 10 comes in a frosted glass bottle with pump – similar to Chanel Le Blanc Light Mastering Whitening Fluid Foundation (except the Le Blanc comes with a white cap). It is slimmer and wider compared to Chanel Mat Lumiére Long Lasting Luminous Matte Fluid Makeup.
I believe Pro Lumiére has been discontinued and replaced with Perfection Lumiére – although I would have thought Perfection Lumiére would replace Mat Lumiére.
Many of Chanel’s products are scented – some very lightly but Perfection Lumiére bears quite a distinctive floral scent, very similar to Le Blanc de Chanel Sheer Illuminating Base. This scent may be a little too overwhelming to some but it didn’t bother me. As soon as my foundation sets and my makeup all done, I could hardly smell it for rest of the day.
Texture of the Perfection Lumiére is ultra-smooth and fine, the consistency is not runny nor watery. It blends beautifully and seamlessly onto the skin – very little blending required. It has a satin finish – almost like a second skin but slightly more matte.
I usually apply Perfection Lumiére with my fingers or a flat, rounded foundation brush like Chanel #6 Foundation Brush, Sephora IT Foundation Brush or realTechniques Essential Foundation Brush.
Comparing Perfection Lumiére with other Chanel foundations in my current stash;-
MAT LUMIÉRE Long Lasting Luminous Matte Fluid Makeup SPF 15 – 20 Clair
PERFECTION LUMIÉRE Long-Wear Flawless Fluid Makeup SPF 10 – 20 Beige
VITALUMIÉRE AQUA Ultra-Light Skin Perfection Makeup SPF 15 – 40 Beige
LE BLANC Light Mastering Whitening Fluid Foundation SPF 25 PA+++ – 20 Beige
TEINT INNOCENCE Naturally Luminous Fluid Makeup SPF 12 (discontinued) – 20 Clair
I bought Vitalumiére Aqua when I was really tan after my Bali trip thus the shade in 40 Beige.
MAT LUMIÉRE has the thickest and heaviest texture, medium coverage with a matte finish. PERFECTION LUMIÉRE is the easiest to blend, adjustable coverage (go sheer with 1 pump and a buffing brush) with a skin-like finish. VITALUMIÉRE AQUA is the most hydrating and comfortable to wear, most lightweight with a dewy finish.
LE BLANC has the highest SPF, brightening ingredients and medium coverage with a semi-matte finish. TEINT INNOCENCE is the most watery and offers light to medium coverage.
Upon application of the Perfection Lumiére, skin may look slightly matte but the foundation sets into a beautiful satin finish which is like nothing I have seen before. The wear is comfortable and lightweight despite the amount of coverage it offers – I am really impressed.
It has an interesting texture and finish – literally disappears into the skin.
Below are three sets of pictures taken throughout a 6 month period. During this 6 months, my skin’s condition has been like a roller coaster ride – I blame the stress, lack of sleep and terrible hormones. I didn’t apply any concealer for the sets of pictures below – this foundation helped even out my skin tone, reduced the redness I have, smoothen my skin’s surface and conceal certain spots. And this foundation also helped reduce the appearance of my pores.
When I was in Hong Kong last December, I had Perfection Lumiére on every single day – I almost forgot to set my foundation because of the finish. In Hong Kong, this foundation scored an A+ as it lasted the entire day without touch-ups. At 11pm, I still looked fresh.
In Singapore’s humid weather and based on the sets of pictures above, I am giving this foundation a high B+ for its texture, consistency, coverage and finish. It some how lacked the longevity I was expecting – this tiny disappointment could be due to the absolutely flawless and stunning test results I got from Hong Kong.
Probably due to Singapore’s weather, Chanel launched the Perfection Lumiére together with Mat Lumiére Extrême Compact. Do you think this could be the perfect couple? I am very curious as I usually set this foundation with either Chanel Poudre Universelle Libre Natural Finish Loose Powder or Chanel Vitalumiére Éclat Comfort Radiance Compact Makeup.
So, assume I didn’t try this foundation in Hong Kong before – it’s fantastic for combination skin and looks extremely amazing. LOVES.
I would recommend this product to
For anyone who has combination skin looking for a foundation that has buildable coverage with a satin, skin-like finish. It is natural, lightweight and easy to apply.
The Perfection Lumiére also has a patented Perfect Light Control complex which helps correct skin imperfections and contains a blend of mineral-coated and transparent pigments to smooth and unify the complexion.
However, based on my emotional skin condition during the last 6 months, I feel that this foundation is not suitable for those with very dry, flaky skin. If you have dry skin, you must moisturize very well before spreading the foundation on. This foundation emphasizes dry skin conditions and it can be very unsightly.
Thank you for reading.