New makeup launches seem to come ten a penny these days, and to be honest they have slightly lost their sparkle for me. But there is one brand that can really relight my excitement for a makeup launch and that is Chanel, and not just any old launch either, a new foundation one at that.
Chanel Pro lumiere was my second ever proper big girl foundation (Laura Mercier Silk Creme being the first) and how I adored it. It made my skin look and feel a million pounds, and I'm pretty sure it cost me near that as well... I was a trainee hairdresser at the time making about £15 a day, so it definitly felt it at the very least!
Chanel completely devastated me (and half the beauty community, as you may well know yourself) when they discontinued Pro Lumiar.
Never again would our skins be bathed in the gloriously dewy. semi matte, natural and super luminous feel of Pro Lumiere again... or so we thought!
Chanel's newest edition to their foundation family is rumoured to be a not too dissimilar formula of its predecessor, So naturally I was beyond keen to give it a whirl.
First impressions -
Slightly runny formula.
Smells like what I can only assume premium beauty heaven smells like. Chanel do scent their foundations, but its not overpowering unlike some I shall not name...*
On one side of my face I applied primer, and on the other side I just moisturised. The foundation definitly applies better on the primer side.
This is a semi matte foundation, so the amount of playtime you get with this isn't very long. Get it on there, blend it quickly (I used a buffing brush) and then admire.
As I said above this is a semi matte foundation, but it definitly does still give you a glow.
The coverage is medium,
Chanel really can do no wrong in my eyes.
Ok, so if you have a drier skin, your probably not going to love this.
But normal to oily skin ladies, who want to look slightly glowy but without sacrificing longevity are gonna (hopefully) love it in my opinion.
This lasted from ten in the morning to ten in the evening on my skin, with only slight wear around the nose area, chin and on the jaw line of my none primer side.
I have a normal skin (sometimes drier if I've had one to many wines), and didnt powder this.
With that in mind I would say if you do have a slightly oiler skin, do still powder as this may break down a little bit more on yourself.
I do also think a primer really helps with this foundation, as it does seem to apply smoother. My primer side of the face definitly did look a bit fresher.
All in all, I think this may be the best Chanel foundation thats launched in a long while.
Chanel Le Teint Ultra Tenue launches in the UK on the 13 of January.
*am looking at you YSL!