For the last few months I have been searching for the perfect foundation. I have tried out many; embarrassing my friends by asking for millions of testers at counters, from Clarins, Clinique, Lancome, Estee Lauder... I tried a lot! I was looking for something light that made my skin glow and I certainly found it with Chanel.
I guess I was slow to catch on with this as I've heard so much about it but the £32 price tag put me off trying it. How wrong I was! This is, without a doubt, the best foundation I tried.
It offers a light to medium coverage with a soft satin finish. It's not too dewy and basically looks like your skin but better.
It is quite a watery formulation so it needs a good shake but once mixed up, it glides on perfectly and does not cling to any dry patches. I have a normal to dry complexion and it is prefect for me. I don't know how well it would sit on an oily skin, but I reckon with a bit of finishing powder it would be fine. It lasts pretty much all day on my skin, perhaps needing a touch up late afternoon if it was a warmer day. I apply it with my Real Techniques Stippling Brush, I find this the best way as a sponge absorbs too much and it looks amazing when buffed in to skin, a look which I don't find I can achieve with a traditional flat foundation brush.
The packaging is cute and very handbag friendly as it is made of plastic.
The only downside to this foundation is the colour range. I have fair skin and wear 20, 30 or 40 Beige depending on the time of year, and it only goes up to 50. I believe the compact version now has colour 54 but again this is not likely to suit darker skin tones which is a real shame!
If you can find a shade to match your skin, I guarantee you will adore this!
If you have any questions I didn't cover in the post then please feel free to comment!