Finding a good foundation is akin to the holy grail of makeup. It’s generally acknowledged that the crème de la crème of foundations are Italian or French made, with Giorgio Armani and Chanel at the forefront for the best formulations.

Chanel’s Vitalumière has long held a devout following for it’s hydrating, light yet long lasting formula and Perfection Lumière is a fabulous addition to their repertoire. Whilst dewy skin looks beautiful in photographs and on the runaway, I’ve always found that a matte finish is a lot more practical and flattering for every day life. The difficulty however has always been finding the fine balance between a matte finish and one that appears drying or cakey after a few hours.

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Perfection Lumière’s, which offers a satin matte finish, is the ultimate long last foundation. The formula is surprisingly fluid for a mattifying product and as it’s so finely milled, it effortlessly glides on to the skin. The broad range of skin tones ensures the closest to perfect match the Chailiner team have ever found for our complexions (perfect for asian skin tones) and the formulation blends beautifully into the face.

I’ve found that a little goes a long way, with a 30ml bottle lasting almost 5 months and the lightness of the foundation means you’re able to seamlessly build up more coverage should you need it. Whilst I’d recommend using a concealer for to hide any spots and a little translucent powder across the forehead and nose, the coverage is great for evening out skin tone and the leaving a smooth, shine free finish. Most impressive is the staying power; the light velvet finish easily lasts 10 hours and remains fresh looking without fading. Perfect to last you through your working day and into your evening.

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