May 172011

When Chanel recently launched the new Vitalumiere Aqua foundation, the  line also released a new series of concealers, the Chanel Correcteur Perfection/ Long Lasting Concealer ($40).  I purchased B10 Beige Clair.  This is a liquid concealer packaged in a clear tube, with a sponge-tip applicator.

My undereye area is problematic–the circles are not the darkest that I have seen but I certainly need all-day, pigmented coverage to avoid looking tired.

I have tried every concealer that Chanel has released in the past fifteen years, along with numerous products from others lines.  These include Cle de Peau, Lancome Effernances, Le Metier de Beaute Peau Vierge, Laura Mercier, Bobbi Brown’s Corrector and Concealer, and By Terry’s new hydrating concealer.  Many times, I use two under eye products–the Bobbi Brown Corrector has been invaluable in laying down a good, stable foundation for almost any other concealer out there–it lasts for hours.  I’m on my third pot.  Then I add another concealer on top, especially for days where I know my makeup has to look good all day long.  The Cle de Peau (even as re-formulated) has also done extremely well for me.

Most sales associates (even those that work at Chanel counters) have steered me away from the Chanel concealers in the past.  In fact, two years ago during a Chanel makeover, an artist at a Chanel counter lost patience and pulled a concealer stock from Bobbi Brown. Having set the bar quite low, let me start by saying this–Chanel’s Correcteur Perfection is the best concealer that Chanel has ever made. But seriously, it is becoming one of my favorite concealers right now.

After using Chanel’s Long Lasting Concealer for a few weeks, here are my subjective impressions:

  • Like Vitalumiere Aqua, Chanel Correcteur Perfection/ Long Lasting concealer is rich with pigment.  You do not need much product to get good coverage.  This is important, because too much concealer shows. Thin textures are better because they adhere closely to the skin and look more natural.
  • Chanel Long Lasting does not promise any skin care benefits (unlike Le Metier de Beaute’s Peau Vierge Concealer -reviewed here). If we were looking only at coverage and price, I give a slight edge to Chanel between these two.
  • My unbeatable combination for bullet-proof coverage is Bobbi Brown Corrector with Chanel Long Lasting on top.  However, using the Chanel alone looks more natural (brutal honesty here).
  • Chanel’s Long Lasting looks slightly less dry than Lancome’s Effacernes.  Because it looks more natural, I’d re-buy the Chanel before I’d re-buy the Lancome.
  • If forced to decide between Cle de Peau and Chanel, I would be unable to decide.

Of course, Chanel Long Lasting Concealer is elegantly packaged–I love the frosted tube and sleek black top.

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  25 Responses to “Chanel Correcteur Perfection Review”

  1. Not sure why the comments are closed on the previous entry but I wanted to add that I would totally use the Byzantine! It looks stunning.

  2. I’m so glad you posted this! I tried this on at the Chanel counter when I bought my VA, however the SA didn’t seem to be too knowledgeable about this concealer at this time so I skipped. I’m inspired to check it out again now after your review. Do you know if it is also effective at covering blemishes— or is it for undereye area only?

    • It has light diffusing properties for the under eye area so it’s not optimal. It would cover fine but it could catch the light in an odd way–maybe if you are very careful to powder over it? Le Metier’s would be better for dual use, tho, because of the retinol.

  3. I love this concealer as well. Ive been using it for a year and a half and its really good. It seriously lasts a long time!

  4. First of all, let me say that I love Chanel. If I had to be limited to just one cosmetic brand, Chanel would be it. Unfortunately, though, I’m not a huge fan of the concealers. I had trouble with the previous Chanel concealers settling into all the nooks and cranies and, unfortunately, this new one did the same. That being said, let me remind everyone that I’m in my sixties. Most women my age tend to use richer skin care products and our lines are deeper; so that will obviously have some effect on how a product wears. But, after trying various different application techniques to get the concealer to stay put, I concluded it was simply not worth the trouble when there are so many other good concealers from which to choose. Hopefully, the new Chanel concealer will work well for all you younger ladies.

    • Eileen,

      I love your posts! What concealer do you recommend?

      • I’d just like to interject that Eileen’s comments are always excellent! Personally, I wish she would blog–I would read her religiously!

      • Hi Gilda,

        Most days a bit of Dior Skinflash Radiance Booster Pen does the job. It’s light but it gives a bit more coverage than Touch Eclat. When set with a good finishing powder (Guerlain’s Meteroites, Chanel’s Poudre Universelle, or Le Metier’s Classic Flawless Finsh) it wears very well on me. For those times when I need more coverage or I’m going for a more polished look, I bring out the big guns: Cle de Peau. It’s expensive to be sure, but it lasts literally for years if you take proper care of it. It’s important to apply it to your hand to let it warm up a bit, then use a good concealer brush to lightly pat it on where coverage is needed. I go back over the areas with my finger and lightly tap to smooth out the edges.

  5. I have been using this one and love it. My skin is normal to dry and I have tiny wrinkles (I am 56) but nothing major. It works beautifully for me and looks so natural! Thanks for your review.

  6. I didn’t even realize they released a new concealer. Thanks for the review and for letting us know this may be one worth finally trying out! Is this the lightest shade I guess? I wonder if it would be light enough for an NW10-15. I really wish Chanel would expand their shade ranges!

    • They make a cooler toned one–BR10–but I don’t believe it’s any lighter. To be honest, I’ve seen your blog and you look paler than I. I’d swatch at a counter before you invest–it might be a bit dark for you!

  7. Amy, would you suggest getting the same shade as the vita aqualumiere foundation? I know Mac tells customers to buy the opposite (ie if you are Nc to get Nw). What would you suggest?

  8. Is this a new concealer? I thought they have had something like this for while, and they simply repackaged it when the VA foundation came out. When I was much younger, I swore by the Chanel stick (like a lipstick) concealer. Is B10 the lightest color of the Correcteur Perfection ? Also, Amy, which Bobbi Brown corrector do you use, the porcelain bisque? Thank you!

    • Yes Nina–the B10 and BA10 are the lightest shades! For Bobbi Brown, I use Light Bisque. The packaging (no gold band), color names, and pigmentation is different than the older wand style.

      • Thank you for the info! I am very fair with yellow undertones, but my undereye shadow is blue-toned. I find that most concealers “turn” darker on me. The Cle de Peau is a wonderful concealer, but the lightest shade is still too dark for my undereye – it is better for spots and facial discolorations for me. I just love your focus on higher-end lines, and the readers who comment are so articulate and helpful also (thank you especially to Eileen and Perilously Pale).

  9. This concealer is not new. What is new is a new shade – Beige Rose – I think it was, introduced when Vitalumiere Aqua was introduced. Texture is wonderful – but the shade B10 (just a 10 on the bottom), for me is not. I bought this about a year ago, and it is too dark and yellow. Why has Chanel been on a ‘Bobbi Brown’ yellow foundation/concealer trend for these many years? They really do not have a shade suitable for Matt Lumiere 02 Porcelaine (intensity .5), Vitalumiere 05 Diaphane (intensity .2), and Lift Lumiere 05 Faience (intensity .5). All of which I can use. I was fooled by Lift Lumiere – looking at it in the container I see a neutral looking shade. But pumping a bit of it out – what a difference – it is so much more yellow than it looks through the container! Plastic container has some sort of white hazy coating inside.

    Amy – I so loved your Paris wanderings. And your photography skills are beyond excellent.

  10. I just wish Chanel made shades light enough for me! I had a SA try to match me in the new Vitalumier Aqua, and neither of the two lightest worked on me, by a long shot, so I’m guessing Chanel is still a no go for me concealer-wise, too. This is a frequent dilemma with many of even the highest tier brands. Nars, Bobbi Brown and Armani usually do well by my porcelain skin, though. And like Gilda, I’ve also had good luck with the Dior Skinflash.

    If I wind up with a bit of a tan this summer, I might give this a try!

  11. I have Estompe Eclat, this one is also great but it’s hard to get it in European parfumeries.

  12. I absolutely agree with you about too much concealer. It shows. With base in general, I think you often have to compromise between coverage and naturalism, but it’s especially obvious with undereye concealer, maybe because the skin is so thin. I like MUFE Lift Concealer, more a brightener with a little coverage, for how seamlessly it integrates into the skin, but it’s best suited to mild to moderate discoloration.

  13. How is the shade range? Is it the same as Vita Lumiere Aqua? Better than Cle de Peau?

    • Cle de Peau has 3 shades, Chanel has 5 (including the new cool toned one). So not quite as varied as Vitalumiere Aqua, b/c it doesn’t have both warm and cool in both. Chanel’s website will have the details.

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