Let me first say, I have heard many mixed reviews on this foundation, and Chanel foundations in general.
To be honest, I have always found higher end foundations a bit of a bust. They either didn't sit right on me, or I was shade matched wrong (which admittedly isn't exactly the products fault, it's incompetent staff) The only higher end foundation I had ever found that I really liked was the Armani Luminous Silk foundation, but at €50 a bottle I cant justify buying a bottle every month!
I would have never bought this foundation for myself but my friend Donna on Twitter bought it, and it was a few shades too light for her, so I offered to swap her 2 bottles of foundations, which were too dark for me. I have to say I'm so so happy I did! Thank you Donna!
The shade is 20 Beige and it is perfect for me. I had read previous that it is a hard foundation to work with. I have to say, I really didn't find that. I had read that you should use your fingers to apply it as it tends to set pretty quick.
I used my Real Techniques buffing brush to apply it, keeping in mind how quick the foundation supposedly set, I buffed like crazy, but I honestly did not have any issues with it at all! It gave me a medium buildable coverage, it covered all my blemishes really well and it was still perfect 6 hours after application.
Another thing I have to tell you, that really surprised me was that it didn't cling to any of my dry patches.For a long wearing foundation which is recommended for combination/oily skin that's pretty darn impressive in my book and that's something that I really look for in a foundation.
The above picture is just to show you how the foundation looks on. I think that I most definitely will purchase this myself when it runs out, it gets 10 out of 10 from me so far!
Just wanted to say a big thank you to Donna again!
Check her out on Twitter: @VonFluffy
The blog she and her sister share: http://notjustontheinside.blogspot.com/
So that's it ladies, I hope you enjoyed!
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