BEAUTY / Perfection Lumiere Velvet by Chanel

After receiving a generous sample of this foundation during a random trip to the Chanel counter at Myer , i have never  abandoned the idea of getting one of this for myself. Ive always  had a prejudiced concept that Chanel's products are for mature women of 50's and above. Where did i even get that? I think it's because I have this bestfriend who has a grandma and she would tell me that her granny's beauty stash only revolves on 2 brands : Chanel and Elizabeth Arden. And whenever I hear of Chanel cosmetics, I imagine an old-fashioned woman wearing pearls and pencil skirt. That was before hey. I have matured and explored new beauty horizons . Add to the fact that I have read Chanel's biography,  making me respect her brand more and all that she has made. 

This foundation is one of a kind. It's a new breed modern foundation that specially caters oily skinned people like me. The magic : the runny liquid dries into a velvety powder finish that feels cool and clean . You know that feeling when you just had a refreshing wash. It's light and natural. I dont expect it to have that MAC-heavyduty-photoshoot-feel that looks flawless. This base is flawless too but it's more on the "feeling" than being "flawless-looking" if that makes sense. Ive never worn a foundation that makes you feel like you have a very nice velvety skin. However , just like Cinderella has curfew, the magical effect of this velvet foundation has limits too. It holds up pretty much 6-7 hours but once your shine seeps thru, your face would look like youve had no foundation at all. Im not saying that the product is prone to melting but it's more on the product has blended into the skin. Remember that after application, a natural skin like effect is achieved so what do you think  would be left once the oil ravages your face? I still love it though! There's no such thing as longwear make up for oily people. There will alwas be drawbacks and cons and downsides in pretty things . I have accepted that one can never get the good in everything 'spite of it's hefty pricetag . I also hate the pinkish shades but I neglected that just because i love this foundation too badly. But apart from its performance i love love the minimal and functional box black bottle. It's a work of art! 

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