As I mentioned a couple of days ago, I couldn't believe my eyes when it was bought to my attention that Lancome were now catering for darker skin tones with their new Teint Idole Ultra 24H foundation. Last night I was browsing the beauty hall in Harvey Nicks and almost collapsed in shock when I spotted darker foundation shades at no other than Chanel in their perfection Lumiere foundation
YES CHANEL HAS FOUNDATION SHADES FOR DARKER SKIN!!!!!!! As I stared in utter disbelief at what was before my eyes ( I was convinced they were some sort of fake tan), I was approached by the loveliest sales assistant who was quick to provide me with some samples when I enquired further and helpfully matched me up to my shade - which is 94 Ambre.
Had I not strolled by the counter - with the intent of looking at the Rouge Coco Shine lipsticks (again), I'd never have seen the foundation. Brands - ADVERTISING IS KEY. I didn't expect to see darker foundation at Chanel, so have never felt the need to go back and check to see if I'm catered for.
Perfection Lumiere offers medium to full coverage in liquid form, without looking cakey. First impressions? It didn't glide as smoothly as the Lancome Teint Idole Ultra, but I guess that's because the formula is slightly heavier given its coverage, but in the same breath I was still able to blend it in within a minute or so as I was in quite a rush this morning.
Chanel Perfection Lumiere comes in 16 shades (as pictured above) and I'm wearing it today. I'm quite impressed at how well t's holding up, as it's almost 5pm now and it still looks pretty fresh. This may well be purchased shortly, I'll see how I feel on Saturday!
How much is it? £36
Where can I buy it from? Chanel counters nationwide and online