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The Matt Foundation – Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet

As you all know I love things Chanel and their latest offering is the Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet foundation. I have never been a matt foundation fan even though it has been a big trend on the catwalk. I have always been a dewy skin kind of girl where my skin is glowing when I step out the door. However I was intrigued to see how this foundation felt on my skin.

Their advert for the foundation makes you want to try it straight away even though I know its been photo shopped. You can see how smooth and beautiful the skin looks without the dewy.

Perfection Lumiere Velvet, 2014, Ad Visual. Model Vanessa AXENTE, Photographer Solve SUNDSBO

Its extremely light weight and its definitely more to the sheer than medium coverage. It definitely blends in easily and the finish is very smooth skin and an evened out skin tone. This  foundation would be an absolute winner for oily skin because of its matt finish. I have combination skin so for me I need to make sure my skin is really hydrated before applying. Some products can dry out my skin so with this formulation I use a slightly richer moisturiser before applying the foundation.

The Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet foundation is supposed to reduce pores and improve the skin’s texture but I haven’t used it enough to say whether its true. The combination of absorbent powders ensures the absorption of sebum instantly enhancing the complexion with a velvety matt effect. The key to the formula is the Perfect Skin Affinity Complex which adapts to the curves of the face. When applied to the face it becomes like a second skin and even though it has a matt finish it doesn’t leave the skin feeling dry or tight. Another element to the foundation is the patented Perfect Light Control Complex, which combines the semi sheer powders that provided boosted luminosity and powders coated in mineral pigments that deliver a correcting effect. The complex ensures there is a right balance between correction and a radiant complex.

There are 11 shades of the Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet retailing at R555 and launches on the 14th April. I got my hands on shade no 40 beige, here is a pic of me wearing the foundation it totally evens out my skin tone and definitely looks luminous. It will take me a while to get used to the texture but it definitely is beautiful and leaves skin feeling like silky velvet. Another winning foundation by Chanel.

Chanel Velvet

Shahnaz x