I came across this product totally by accident. On a day-long, girly shopping trip I decided to ask the nice lady on the Debenham’s Chanel counter for a make over. I jokingly asked her to make me look like the model in this picture, assuming that even the model in the picture doesn’t look as radiant in real life as she does in the ad campaign.
I was in for a wonderful surprise. This cream is amazing.
While you obviously can’t buy perfect honey-blond tresses and stunning features in a 30ml bottle, the make up artist used all the same products on me as the model has in the picture, and for colour and complexion the results were near enough the same. This foundation makes my severely dry skin look dewy and flawless.
I haven’t been able to find a list of exactly what’s in it but it seems to have a light reflecting property that gives your face a nice, fresh glow. It’s also incredibly light and gently, it hardly feels like you’re putting make up on at all. It even smells lovely.
They instruct you to give the bottle a quick shake and then the liquid could easily be applied with your finger tips, although as my skin is prone to eczema I still prefer to use a brush to avoid touching my face as much as I can.
I also like the fact that you can achieve a nice, even coverage using very little of the product. This made it easier to justify spending a bit more on this product than I would on my usual brands. This foundation is £32 for a 30ml bottle, where as I would usually pay £24.50 for 35ml of MAC’s Matchmaster SPF 15 Foundation, or £21.50 for 30ml of Clinique Superbalanced Makeup.
This foundation will definitely be a staple in my make up bag from now on.
Image taken from Chanel’s own advertising for this product.