Makeup review – One of the first foundation that I really liked was the Chanel Mat Lumière Long Lasting Luminous Matte Fluid Makeup in SPF15 & I stuck to that like glue. After I finished one bottle, I got the exact same one again… Until I decided to look beyond the horizon and take the plunge to try other brands after the Perfection Lumière didn’t work that well for me as compared to the Mat Lumière.
I had very oily & troubled skin then. So anything new I tried could potentially result in a massive breakout. I was very afraid when I first got the Chanel foundation to be honest. There wasn’t anyone I could talk to about the foundation, except the SA from the counter. Online reviews looked good for the Mat Lumière and people (including the SA) raved about how it performs on oily skin. I had some vouchers then, and Chanel was conveniently in the store.
I’d look at all the products in awe and decided that if it was going to be my first luxury beauty product, it had to be from Chanel. So I bit the bullet and got it. There were no regrets. Even now being more exposed to other beauty brands in the market, I keep going back to Chanel. I guess you’ll never forget your first love.
After the Mat Lumière foundation was discontinued in 2014, the Perfection Lumière, a thicker-textured foundation was introduced. It cannot be compared to the Mat Lumière as the Mat Lumière gives a slightly glowy finish and its holding power is longer as compared to the Perfection Lumière. The Perfection Lumière oxidises on my skin almost half a shade darker, even with primer on. I loved the Mat Lumiere & the new Les Beige Healthy Glow Foundation could be its perfect replacement.
THIS SHOULD BE FLYING OFF THE SHELVES
Chanel newly launch a new range of foundation, the Les Beige Healthy Glow Foundation in SPF 25 in Singapore about two weeks ago. If you have been following me on Instagram for a while, you’d know how much I rave about the Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi-Colour Powder in SPF15. I love how multi functional this powder is.
Since the foundation is from the same range, I had high hopes. Thankfully it did not disappoint. In fact, I love it so much I decided to dedicate my first beauty post to this. The Les Beige comes in a slightly slimmer glass bottle. The black embossed cap is now smaller and I feel that it is easier to dispense foundation out with its flat dispenser top (as compared to the rounded dispenser top in the Perfection Lumière).
My thoughts after two weeks of usage:
*Comparison of the Les Beige, Perfection Lumière and the Chanel CC cream all in Shade 20° (Not using the Mat Lumière as I’ve finished up the entire bottle)
TEXTURE – When dispensed, it doesn’t feel as thick as the Perfection Lumière or the CC cream (surprisingly) and when applied, it feels extremely lightweight – so lightweight I wouldn’t think it would cover any blemishes. Once set, skin feels soft and smooth.
COVERAGE– Coverage is similar to the Perfection Lumière. Medium to full coverage & easily buildable.
APPLICATION – Using fingers or a stippling brush, minimum blending is required. Any streaks can be easily blended away.
LASTING POWER– With loose powder, easily 8 hours without need for blotting. Without loose powder, around 6 hours. No oxidation when using this foundation. Kalanchoe extract is highly acclimatable which makes the foundation well suited to even very humid places like Singapore.
THE GOOD – This newly formulated foundation contains kalanchoe extract (high in antioxidants), mineral pigments (for a velvety finish) and hyaluronic acid (for anti-aging & hydration). A foundation that not only covers well but also looks after your skin?? YES PLEASE!
THE BAD – The smell can turn some people off but it didn’t affect me.
BEST APPLIED – Apply the Les Beige Healthy Glow Foundation above any primer, and finish off with a thin layer of Guerlain’s Dore (04) Meteorites to achieve that gorgeous sun-kissed, glowy look. OR Apply the Les Beige Healthy Glow Foundation and finish with a thin layer of sheer loose powder on T-zone for that au natural look.
VERDICT – 90% (10% taken away for its smell which will not please everyone)