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Chanel Perfection Velvet08I’ve been testing the new Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet Foundation ($45/ 1 ounce), which I love 1,000 times more than the similarly-packaged Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua. The finish of this is not matte, but rather a soft satin. The finish is light and buildable to a solid medium. The lasting power is a solid ten hours. Chanel Pefection Lumiere Velvet is a step forward for Chanel’s foundation line.

Chanel Perfection Velvet07Rated at SPF 15, Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet’s sunscreen is modest and not a substitute for a separate, and necessary, sunscreen. Lately, I’ve been using Chanel’s sunscreen. Both of these products play very well together.

Chanel Perfection Velvet05The discreet square bottle is lightweight, well-designed to shake-shake-shake, and very travel-friendly.

Chanel Perfection Velvet10My Chanel Cameo/Ivoire (MAC NC15) skintone was matched to B20, which is slightly warm but works very well. My apologies for no comparison swatches on this one–I’ll be living on the road for a while and I’m blogging under less than ideal conditions.

Chanel Perfection Velvetc1After a few minutes to settle in, the finish is gorgeous. Here she is wearing Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet in B20 with Dior Fluid Stick in Pandore, Nars Lost Coast eyeshadow duo, and Nars Olympia Contour Blush. Ingredient list (click to enlarge):
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Overall:  Love, love, love.

Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet is available at Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus and Macy’s.

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  8 Responses to “Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet Review”

  1. Same here! This is most probably what I’m going to wear all summer long!

  2. Can’t wait to get my hands on this – love the packaging too!

  3. hi amy! happy mother’s day! i received a few samples of this foundation. b10 was too yellow, b12 seems to be a better match. but, the fragrance and formula were very “reactive” to my sensitive skin and allergies.question…could you or any of the lovely readers recommend a similar product? any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. this is indeed a lovely product especially for summer. xxxxooo to you!!

  4. Hi Amy,

    It was wonderful reading your rave review! I just swatched Velvet at the counter this weekend— what a wonderful texture 🙂

  5. I absolutely LOVED this formula. Alas, the darker shades b30 and b40 ran quite pink on me so I couldn’t buy it. I was so disappointed.

  6. Now I need it 🙂

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