I really love Chanel foundations. I have had such good experiences with Vitalumiere Aqua and Perfection Lumiere. When I heard about the new Perfection Lumiere Velvet, I knew I had to give it a try.
(Information taken from Chanel website)
PERFECTION LUMIÈRE VELVET is a lightweight second-skin foundation. It naturally smoothes and evens out the complexion for a velvety matte makeup result.
The lightweight texture of PERFECTION LUMIÈRE VELVET makes it perfect for normal and combination to oily skin. This ultra-soft emulsion instantly becomes one with the skin, transforming into a natural powdery matte finish that disappears onto the skin.
• The Perfect Skin Affinity complex acts in perfect affinity with the skin to maintain hold and radiance all day long.
• The ""smooth-effect"" powders selected by the CHANEL Laboratories diminish surface irregularities and instantly smooth pores.
• The patented* Perfect Light Control complex (combination of two semi-sheer hemispherical powders) perfectly evens out dark spots and lightens redness, without a hint of thickness.
As you can see, it comes in a lightweight plastic bottle that makes it easy to tote around without any fear of breakage.
|Bottom to top: Perfection Lumiere Velvet 40, Perfection Lumiere 40 and Vitalumiere Aqua B30|
As you can see, the new Perfection Lumiere Velvet is more neutral than the Perfection Lumiere, both being B40.
I really like that it is lightweight in feel and texture. It blends beautifully into a satin matte finish on me. On my normal to combination skin, it lasts the entire day without me having to blot. I do see a little oil breaking through at the 5 hour mark.
Pardon the washed hair and general dishevelled appearance. I was rushing out to meet my hairdresser. Yup I changed my outfit, I'm vain like that. Even when I'm in a rush and going to be late I'll change if I'm not 'feeling' what I'm wearing. (Blush.)
I wanted to show you how Perfection Lumiere Velvet looks by itself when not paired with any of my powders. It doesn't cover all my acne scars but I feel that the coverage is more than decent. I don't want to look like I'm wearing mask.
Here is how Perfection Lumiere looks when paired with my favourite Make Up For Ever Pro Finish powder. They are a match made in heaven.
I have been using this foundation for more than a month now and I am loving it. It is great for humid Singapore because it is so light weight. It has a SPF of 15 which is totally negligible in my books, I still need to fortify myself with my regular sunblock. I did hear that it might not keep the oilies away for the oily complexions so you might want to get a sample to try it out. On me, it lasted well on me.
Ratings: 5+ lipsticks