Sunday, January 15, 2012

Review : Chanel Mat Lumiere Long Lasting Luminous Matte Fluid Makeup

My sis and I are very particular with our foundations.
Not being blessed with flawless skin made us prefer foundations with heavy coverage.
Although we both think that our HG foundation is MAC Studio Fix Liquid Foundation, we still try out other brands.

One of these is 

weighs 30ml / 1 FL.OZ
has SPF 15

What the product says:

A silky and comfortable texture for a matte, slightly powdery and radiant makeup result, all day long. The fluid formula of MAT LUMIÈRE blends delicately into the skin. Fine, porous and spherical particles of silica powder provide a matte finish. Shiny areas are mattified and the radiance of the face is revealed. Coated pigments conceal imperfections with an optical effect, leaving the complexion wonderfully even and radiant for enhanced beauty. The polymers in the formula optimise hold and ensure a matte complexion. 

How to use:

For a natural finish, dab onto the entire face and blend in with fingertips, using small circular movements, from the center of the face outwards. For a more sophisticated finish, apply with the FOUNDATION BRUSH by CHANEL.

It is a pump bottle which I really like because it's more hygienic and easier to use.

The formula is very creamy and feels light on the skin and the scent is nice.

It blends well and it really is mattifying! Although this shade is slightly darker for me. It's closer to my sis' skin tone.

Shots of my cheek with and without the foundation

It has a medium coverage. That being said, we aren't crazy about it. Although you can layer it for heavier coverage. 
Unlike other matte foundations, this doesn't make your face look cakey-flat. 
Although it's mattifying, it doesn't control my face's oiliness so my face gets all shiny after a few hours. 
Another thing I noticed is the staying power isn't as long lasting as I wished it would be. After a day in school, most of my dark spots are already visible. Even with primer on.

So what do I like about it:
  • Natural Finish
  • Mattifying without making your face looking flat
  • Feels light on skin
  • Blends smoothly and easily on skin
  • Smells nice
  • The shades aren't too beigey nor yellowish
  • It's a pump bottle!
  • Packaging is chic
  • Has SPF 15

What I don't like about it:
  • My face becomes all shiny after a few hours
  • Lasting power isn't as long as the foundations I've been using
  • Price is high for a student like me
  • Few shades are available
  • We prefer heavier coverage

That's it! Hope you find this review helpful!

*Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. I am not affiliated with the brand mentioned in this review. All items here are purchased by me.



  1. due to the issue with its staying power, i won't try this out :P

    i like mac too but it breaks me out when i use it everyday. any suggestions for "lighter" alternatives?

  2. I interchange MAC with revlon colorstay (has medium-heavy coverage). I also use guerlain too. Most of our foundations have heavy coverage so I don't think I have much to suggest. :P

  3. great buy although hefty. i;ve tried this before but yeah agree with you on that staying power:((

  4. Sayang... I really liked the coverage and the light feeling it gives because most foundies with good coverage feels so thick on the skin. If it lasted longer, it would have been a fave!