Chanel just launched a new formula of foundation: Perfection Lumiere (the modern replacement for Pro Lumiere). Perfection Lumiere is a lightweight, long-wear, medium-to-full coverage foundation with a “matte luminous” (or “natural matte”) finish. According to my trusty sales associate, it feels lighter and stays on longer than Pro Lumiere. It also provides more coverage than Vitalumiere Aqua, and Perfection Lumiere is oil-free.
From people who like that medium-to-full coverage, I’ve heard nothing but praise for Perfection Lumiere’s longevity. I don’t like that much coverage myself, and in my in-store test, I found the finish a little mask-y. I also didn’t find a shade match I just loved.
The shades are divided into BR (beige rose, the pink shades), B (beige, the yellow shades), BA (beige ambre, the golden shades), and A (ambre, the amber shades). It’s refreshing to see Chanel offer such a wide selection of colors.
Perfection Lumiere is $55 and contains SPF 10. It also smells like Hydramax (Chanel’s moisturizing serum, which I would describe as having a light, pleasant, “tea-like” skincare scent). I really like Hydramax’s scent, so I consider that a plus.
Here are blended out swatches by color family. I wasn’t sure if it was easier to see the Beige Rose with or without dividing lines, so I did them both ways: