Chanel Perfection Lumiere Long-Wear Flawless Fluid Makeup (SPF 10)

Effortless to apply, with seamless blendability for a naturally flawless effect, this breakthrough foundation is the ideal all-day, everyday formula – suitable for all skin types in a diverse range of 20 shades.

chanel perfection lumiere long-wear flawless fluide makeup spf 10 teint haute tenue beige ambre ba54 reviews swatches ingredients foundation oily skin matte effect
chanel perfection lumiere long-wear flawless fluide makeup spf 10 teint haute tenue beige ambre ba54 reviews swatches ingredients foundation oily skin matte effect

Perfection Lumiere foundations are the latest launches from Chanel, and I have to confess I was not in the least bit excited about these.  Curiousity got the better of me, though, and a helpful Nordstrom SA picked out the right colour and packed a small sample for me to try out and decide.  Needless to say, I was back at the counter the next weekend to get myself a full-size bottle.

chanel perfection lumiere long-wear flawless fluide makeup spf 10 teint haute tenue beige ambre ba54 reviews swatches ingredients foundation oily skin matte effect

The foundation comes in a glass bottle with a nozzle-pump for dispensing the product.  The shade I use is Beige Ambre 54 (BA54).  While I would best put my skin tone as a bit of both warm and cool undertones - the undecided, sitting-on-the-fence skin types :D - but definitely more on the warmer side.   BA 44 looked a bit ashy on me while BA 64 was definitely too dark.

chanel perfection lumiere long-wear flawless fluide makeup spf 10 teint haute tenue beige ambre ba54 reviews swatches ingredients foundation oily skin matte effect

Swatches of BA54 on my skin:  I have swatched it on the inner portion of my arm where the skin is lighter so that foundation shows up better.  This product is fragranced - smells like the Hydramax skincare range from Chanel - and it's a fruity-rose fragrance that I love.

chanel perfection lumiere long-wear flawless fluide makeup spf 10 teint haute tenue beige ambre ba54 reviews swatches ingredients foundation oily skin matte effect
chanel perfection lumiere long-wear flawless fluide makeup spf 10 teint haute tenue beige ambre ba54 reviews swatches ingredients foundation oily skin matte effect
Swatches on darker skin.
My thoughts on the Chanel Perfection Lumiere foundation:
  • It's perfect for oily skin types.  If you are normal and/or dry skin type person, don't bother with this foundation.  It would look ashy/muddy/horrible on dry skin.
  • It has not caused any breakouts or skin irritation of any kind on my skin.
  • Finish - A soft matte finish.  The liquid dries to a powdery velvety texture while applying and it's best to apply this in quick short strokes.  Reapply for heavier coverage.  Trying to apply too much at one time can make it look patchy.
  • Coverage - Medium coverage.  While it's definitely not sheer, all the little spots on my skin do show through unless I go over and build up the application.  I do find that building up the application gradually gives a natural finish compared to just piling on.  It definitely does not cover every single blemish, rather gives a more even appearance to the skin.
  • Shade - I picked a shade that is a tiny bit darker than my natural skin colour.  I am a darker skinned person and lighter shades tend to look ashy on me.  I have used it for a while now but I still am undecided about whether this oxidizes or not.  If I had to take a stand, I would go with it does not oxidize, but do try a lighter and a darker shade and wait about 30 minutes before deciding on which one you want to pick.
  • Long lasting.  The foundation stayed on the whole day on me, so that claim is perfectly true.
  • Absolutely essential to set this foundation with a powder since it does transfer easily/removed.
  • Makeup removal:  Contrary to a lot of reviews I read online, this comes off quite easily with just soap and water (in fact with just water too).   I use a makeup remover wipe to remove any makeup before washing my face, and I have no problems getting to a squeaky clean face!
Ingredients and Directions on Use:

chanel perfection lumiere long-wear flawless fluide makeup spf 10 teint haute tenue beige ambre ba54 reviews swatches ingredients foundation oily skin matte effect
chanel perfection lumiere long-wear flawless fluide makeup spf 10 teint haute tenue beige ambre ba54 reviews swatches ingredients foundation oily skin matte effect

Overall, I would recommend this foundation to any oily-skinned person looking for a basic, everyday foundation that does not require complicated blending/buffing or specialized brushes.  I apply this with clean fingers (since the only foundation brush I have is a stippling brush and this foundation dries a little too fast for the stippling), and it applies quite cleanly without a fuss.  It is absolutely essential to moisturize/hydrate skin before applying this foundation since it manages to cling on to even the smallest dry patch.  I love that there are a wide range of shades with combinations for a lot of skin tones, and for me at least, this is the closest match I have ever found in a foundation.


This is how it looks on me:
chanel perfection lumiere long-wear flawless fluide makeup spf 10 teint haute tenue beige ambre ba54 reviews swatches ingredients foundation oily skin matte effect
Additional products used:
Maybelline Gel liner - Charbon
Chanel Rouge Coco lipstick - Venise

Chanel Perfection Lumiere Long-Wear Flawless Fluid Makeup (SPF 10) available here - $55/30 mL


While I personally love this product, I would definitely recommend trying out a week's worth of sample before splurging on the full-size bottle.

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22 comments:

  1. You will like me a lot after you find out how many times I have gone to Sephora and not bought anything :D :D :D :D

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  2. i want to try it badly, looks beautiful. wouldn't mind some chanel in my life!

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  3. Aww..you try out with a sample some time...it's a new launch and most counters are quite generous with the samples :)

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  4. You looking so pweeeety Rads.... :* :*

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  5. Luking so cute Rads :D And is chanel paying u to make ppl jealous ?? :O :P

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  6. Shweta...:D I could give them a list of things they could send me if they knew I existed :D :D

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  7. You tempted me to try Lush and now it is Chanel :D

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  8. ahhh u got this! lovely. it does look amazing. am sure it feels ecstatic...

    now am waiting to try it like u said first ... given i can grab anything from this to L'Occitane to anything else in less than 10 min walk he he, am excited - but then i have abs no no time :(

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  9. Hiiiiiiii Gaea...how are you? 10 minutes walk eh??? :D :D :D I can see you are loving the kangarooooo land already :D :D :D :D

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  10. I think you would be better off with the Vitalumiere foundations, though...your skin isn't very oily, is it?

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  11. yess, guess jus gotta try out... had been out for a walk and enquired this. its 77$ here bahh :( and this is the same shade she swatched on me... no samples :((
    so its between this, aqua which i really like after reading and seeing it many places and vitalumiere! any opinions?

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  12. I want, I want! :) Sooo tempted to get a sample of this especially now that you said it's for oily skin.

    Looks great on you, by the way.

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  13. Oh..you HAVE to try out with a sample for sure in that case...and thank you :D

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  14. Hello, I'm a new follower and I love what you have to say about this product! I love it too... (i did a review on it also on janellelora.blogspot.com as well as other makeup)

    Hope to read more from you :)

    Janelle

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  15. HI, thanks for your post. was tempted to buy this but have changed my mind since i do have normal/ to dry skin and i hate it when the foundation just emphasizes my dry spots which didnt seem to exist before:S. any other suggestions? currently using bobbi brown. what do you think about pro lumeire?

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    1. Hii Samay..glad it helped you :) :) I am not really sure what foundations to recommend for a normal-dry skin type...Bobbi Brown is quite famous for those, and I have also read some rave reviews on Laura Mercier, but I haven't tried any of those personally.

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  16. Totally love this foundation. Perfect for summer. The color range is extensive and it lasts for 8 hours+ (woohoo!). Do you set it with loose powder?

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    1. I don't usually do that..since it does dry to a powder-ish finish..but sometimes I do a little dusting on my nose and around the cheeks..that's my oily zone :D

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  17. Hello! What's your shade in MAC?

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    1. Hi..I haven't used MAC but am guessing around NC45

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