Chanel Perfection Lumiere Foundation

Now, I’ve always been rather…frugal when it comes to purchasing make-up as I believe that you can get very good dupes as opposed to the more expensive alternative, however when I read on Yinka’s blog that Chanel were releasing new shades in their foundation line, I jumped at the chance to swipe a samples to see what all the fuss is about.
I went down to House of Fraser to get my skin matched (shout out to the sales assistant/self proclaimed “Chanel Foundation Expert” Keith! He’s awesome) and was able to take home a sample. I used it the next day for work and I was just blown away by how light and easy it was to apply! (looks at MAC fluid foundation in disgust ¬_¬)
You get 30ml of product which is encased in a frosted glass – how classy! It is quite dear but trust me – the quality of the foundation is superb. I normally use light coverage so I was a bit wary with the application at first as it is more suited to medium-full coverage, however I needn’t have worried as it applies on extremely light. I used two pumps on the back of my hand and it was enough for my whole face.
My shade is 154 Ambre, which is the darkest in the collection. For reference, I usually wear NC50 with MAC Studio Fix.
I love how the foundation gives my skin a subtle glow, without it looking too shiny.
Here’s some photos with me wearing it:


Price – £36
Available at Boots and Chanel counters.
Check out Yinka’s review of the foundation too!
  • Imo

    Wow your skin looks amazing! You don't need foundation lady or if that's what it does then I want it! What lippie are you wearing??

  • WOW like seriously WOW!! You are absolutely glowing with radiance!! Somehow I think its your amazing skin which is making you glow and look so beautiful rather than the foundation but still I want this Chanel immediately!! lol

  • Wooooow youre absolutely glowing!!! The more I hear about the Chanel foundation, the more I want it!!!

  • Youre glowing!!!!!!

  • Great review and lovely shots. Did you take those portraits with a flash?

  • That looks amazing on you! Fine girl, no pimples!!!

  • yemi

    you look amazing! if only i hadnt just bought lancome…

  • GORGEOUS! As if I needed more foundation! *runs off to google swatches*

  • Your skin looks amazeballs.

  • steph

    Aww thanks guys!

    @Imo, I'm wearing Revlon Colourburst lipstick in 'Mauve it Over.'
    @Epiphannie it's a great investment!

  • steph

    @Shabby, Yep, I used a flash. x

  • Amy

    Lovely post, thank you!

    Your skin looks gorgeous, you're glowing!

    Amy xxx

  • I love your braids! I remember i went through that faze and i loved it although mine were in the ruby quake color!

  • Aww you are sooo pretty girl. Your skin color is so radiant 🙂 And the name of your blog is to cute lol
    When you get a chance come and check out my blog..

    Kami from

    xoxo take care

  • Woah it looks gorgeous on you!

  • steph

    Aww thanks guys!

  • WOW! Simply flawless and gorgeous!