Perfect for combination skin with a tendency to shine, this oil-free formula delivers a soft, natural matte finish with maximum staying power. Medium coverage looks impeccable and shine-free for up to 12 hours.
I recently was treated to a full consultation at a Chanel counter in Macy's. I really only wanted to sample Mat Lumiere because I am STILL looking for my holy grail foundation. I have been trying to find my perfect go to foundation for everything. I'm fed up of having several different foundations for different occasions. I want that all in one foundation. I'm getting off track. I went to the Chanel counter knowing Mat Lumiere is what I wanted to try. For my combination skin this is Chanel's best foundation.
I approached the Chanel counter and got matched. The SA at the counter offered to apply a full face of foundation for me. I took her up on that offer. Let me just say that EVERYTHING she used on my skin felt fabulous. I SO wanted to get everything but that would have been close to $400 and I'd be a dead chica later on when my boyfriend got the bill. She applied just the foundation. No primer or concealer. I asked her to put a pop of blush on just my cheeks. I really, really loved the way my skin looked. It looked so fresh and slightly dewy. I looked so alive. I fought the urge and did not buy it. I wanted to wear this for the day just to see what I thought about it.
I bought this foundation 2 weeks after my consultation. No buyer's remorse here baby! I really, really love the way this foundation looks, feels and wears on me. My skin has this natural glow that I wasn't expecting at all. Almost like post big O glow. And that's without any other products on my face. I don't use any brightening skin care products. My skin appears very smooth. This foundation doesn't settle into my pores or fine lines at all. I get a full days wear out of this. That is anywhere from 10-16 hours depending on what I am doing. Keep in mind I do use a make up setting spray. When I had this applied at Chanel it wore well over 8 hours on it's own. I like that I can apply this using my fingers without contaminating the product. I warm the product and apply it to my face. I then take either a foundation brush (if I have time) or my E.L.F. Flat Top Brush (if I am in a hurry) and blend out the foundation.
The pigmentation in this is top notch. I love the coverage it provides me. I could ALMOST get away with no under eye concealer if I am pressed for time. This product melts into my skin almost too well. If I am not careful I can leave streaks. Not because of the product but because of the horrid lighting in our bathroom. It's not the best. I usually check it in natural light before I leave the house.
I think the ONLY thing I don't like about Chanel's Mat Lumiere is the price. It's $54.00 a bottle. This is the most expensive single cosmetic item I have purchased to date. I really did struggle with purchasing this. In the long run it looks really good on me. It's easy to apply. It photographs well. It's long wearing. Mat Lumiere is everything I want in on a bottle. How could I not buy it? When I think about how much money I wasted on other foundations? Oh it makes me angry!
Chanel's Mat Lumiere is a really great foundation. It provides a long wearing, natural satin/matte finish. It is decadence in a bottle. I can't help but feel like a rich spoiled princess when ever I see the bottle. I also can't help but be reminded of my mother. She wore Chanel No. 5 when I was a little girl. Applying this product brings back so many fond memories. Stop by a Chanel counter and treat yourself to a free consultation. You might just be walking away with a little bit of luxury in a bottle.
This foundation is very light like it feels like you have nothing on, which is a good thing but a bad thing for those who are struggling with acne or any facial problems, defently not full coverage.This foundation didn't even last long probably for an hour and that's it.
In my opinion of this foundation if you are going to buy it, make sure you have flawless skin! Cause this foundation is very light. I really wish I could love it, but it's defently not for me.
i have tried plenty of foundations from drugstore to high end and this is my absolute favorite foundation ever! i always come back to it. my color is 20 clair and it is perfect for me, i don't have to blend it to look natural and its not yellow on me like most other foundations. this has never broken me out like other foundations and lasts very long. its the best thing ive ever used for controlling shine.
I am a bit upset that Chanel discontinued my shade. I had the lightest being #002 Porcelain and it was the most perfect shade ever! The next shade up its #14 Ivory/Ivoire and it's too yellow for my skin. They fitted me with Perfection Lumiere in Beige Rose and it was a combo of #12 and #22. I would have to buy two shades and each costs $56 US. A bottle of Mat Lumiere lasts a long time, estimated 6 months to a year. Of course, if I did buy Perfection Lumiere in both shades I wouldn't have to buy foundation for a solid 1 1/2 to 2 years. If you find your shade in Mat Lumiere that you should stock up and enjoy!!!
Purchased this foundation a while ago, and so far it has been the only foundation I have been using this winter. The color I am is Chestnut. I first started applying it with my fingers, and it was okay. However, now I use the real techniques buffer brush. The look is more natural and luminous. I will be purchasing this foundation again.
I bought this and I am so surprised how much I loved this stuff! I thought that after having a sample of the Dior forever that was the cream of the crop! Oh no THIS IS!! I have an oily T zone and this solved it! It makes my face look so even! It really lasts and a little goes a long way which I love about that. I am in 20 clair and I got the last one. I love how its not all the way matte and I still have a glow and can highlight and contour. ITS NOT CAKEY!! I know the price is high but its worth it and a little goes a LONG way since its a thicker consistency. Which the MUA told me could last me up to a year.
I absolutely love this foundation... I prefer applying with a stippling brush. It gives a great air brushed look. I've gone through many bottles of this foundation. Not once has this foundation broke me out. I match 20 clair intensity.
Definitely worth the price!
first things first, this foundation doesn't set completely matte, like MUFE Mat Velvet + does. That being said, if you have an oily skin, this provides a nice luminous finish without being shiny, so don't be afraid!
I guess luminous isnt the best description, natural glow is more like it. It does keep oiliness under control, just doesn't dry completely matte.
I love that it also comes with SPF.
I absolutely love this foundation! My shade is Cedar. I love that the product goes on smooth and last all day. Although I prefer sheer coverage, I love that this product has medium coverage. It gives a clear skin perfect finish. Def a must have for any beauty product lovers!