Beauty 101: Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet

by Anne Dreshfield | June 5th, 2014   

I’ve only had a few holy grail foundations in my life, and it seems like every time I have, it’s been Chanel. Since I have combination skin that’s sensitive and breaks out easily, I don’t mess around when it comes to foundation – and I don’t mind spending a bit more money on something I’ll be wearing every single day, from running errands to the office to attending weddings. A foundation truly has to make you look better time and time again, so if that product is a bit on the pricey side, that’s fine by me.

My newest love from Chanel? The Perfection Lumiere Velvet Smooth Effect Makeup SPF 15.

Screen Shot 2014 05 31 at 4.00.28 PM Beauty 101: Chanel Perfection Lumiere VelvetKnown for their matte formulas, Chanel has crafted a beauty with this newest iteration. Perfection Lumiere Velvet is just as it sounds: it perfects the skin easily, gives a luminous finish, and feels like weightless velvet on the skin. Despite being light-to-medium coverage, this foundation feels like it melts into the skin; I don’t feel like I’m wearing a ton of makeup with this foundation on, even though it decreases redness and blurs imperfections.

From Chanel:

Lightweight and oil-free, the unique formula of this fluid foundation provides a long-lasting, matte-velvet finish. Soft-focus pigments smooth and perfect the skin for a flawless look that lasts all day.

This foundation is also fairly true to color; I wear B22, which is the same shade I wear in their other foundations. To make this last all day (and for after-work cocktails), I dust translucent powder all over my face to set. Add a flick of mascara, a pop of blush on your cheeks, and you’ll be ready to go!

Chanel’s Perfection Lumiere Velvet might just be my new favorite foundation. Do you have a favorite that you reach for to wear to the office?