[PERFECTION LUMIÈRE VELVET by Chanel]
It's been an extremely long time since I last did a review on a product and I felt so compelled to do this one because I absolutely adore this little miracle in a bottle.
I'm a user of the VITALUMIÈRE AQUA and no matter how much that claimed to be "lightweight" it was never quite enough for me. You see, I've extremely reactive skin and it never seemed to like liquid foundations / BB Creams / CC Creams / Sunblock.. you get the gist. It deals decent with a light dust of compact foundation over as coverage but nothing heavier. Even so, after a whole day of wear it still throws it's tantrums through breakouts.
The VITALUMIÈRE AQUA was then reserved for occasions such as weddings, DNDs, shoots, dinners or events worth sacrificing my skin for. It was a guaranteed chaos the next day. I thought it was destined I stayed away from such products until I took a leap of faith (or insanity) and purchased the PERFECTION LUMIÈRE VELVET. My life was changed since then. 101%.
First and foremost I hate the scent. Smells like I'm applying antibiotics on my face and even after 5 wears I still hate it, if not, I hate it even more!
However once you get past that, you'll see that this foundation settles into a velvety matte finish. Perfect for oily-combination skin. Upon first application there isn't a huge difference from other foundations however once it dries off, you'd understand exactly the definition of "lightweight". Even though it is a breathable ultra-soft emulsion, the amount of coverage was very reasonable and would definitely suffice on its own. I tend to dust a thin layer of loose powder over just to set it ever so slightly, and to remove any excess moisture.
Throughout the day this foundation did not appear cakey, stayed in place and did not slip or slide. Personally I will have to blot my T-zone either with powder or tissue but if you do not have as oily a skin as mine I do think it's going to be perfectly fine.
All in all it is of a more fluid consistency than the VITALUMIÈRE AQUA and it suits oily skin beautifully. The finish is a dream, and it has a long lasting wear. Currently one of the few make up products I swear by even though it's new in my beauty cabinet. The one and only liquid foundation (or non-powder foundation) that has worked for me so far and one that'll last in my list of holy grails.