I have the most awkward skin because it is both oily and dry, and so any foundation I wear can look patchy or need to be powdered heavily to stay in place. All primers I have tried rarely work on me, their slippy silicone feel of even mattifying primers don't sit well on my oily skin. I thought I would check out a Chanel foundation as sometimes you need to spend a little more to be truly wowed by a product. For any makeup lover, like me, foundation is a necessity and it is definitely a product you want to get right as it is the base for all other makeup, the rest (eyeshadow, contouring etc.) is just details.
After chatting with the lovely beauty consultant, I tried the Chanel Perfection Lumière Long Wearing Fluid foundation, it was applied on top of a gel cream which was very soothing and cool to touch. The shade of the foundation used was Beige 60, this shade was a perfect match for me with a warm undertone. I imagine it will suit many Asian/Indian skin tones, so that is a plus. Using stipling brush and around two pumps of the foundation it covered my entire face and left an almost medium coverage, no brush strokes, and after being set with translucent powder it literally feels like your skin is bare. I wore no concealer, contour, blush, or anything, it was just the foundation and my eye makeup and yet I was still happy with the semi-matte finish.
I wore it all day, and although the colour held up, I did get quite a bit of shine in some areas, mainly my cheeks and around my nose. This could easily be fixed with an application of powder. It is a good foundation, great shade, and colour payoff. I wouldn't say it is the best foundation for combination skin, because again oil did still show through, but you can only ask for so much from a foundation. I think the price tag, which is £36, negates the positives of this foundation. If I buy something from Chanel I want to be wowed, and there are many drugstore foundations that would work just as well, if not better, on my awkward skin. It just takes a little more effort to match your shade in Superdrug or Boots.
The next two foundations I want to try are the Dior Airflash and the Revlon Colour Stay foundation. I have heard great things about both foundations so fingers crossed, I will be wowed. Thank you so much for reading, have a lovely week. Don't forget to follow my blog, and comment your thoughts on foundations, are drugstore or high-end foundations better? What's your skin type? What's your holy grail foundation? Thank you, loves. Take care.