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I’ve been lusting after the Chanel Perfection Lumière Velvet Smooth Effect Makeup SPF 15 since they released it a few months ago. And since the wait for it to arrive at my local Sephora counters was getting absolutely ridiculous, I took advantage of my recent work trip to Milan and did a “bit” of a damage in La Rinascente.

I do not remember if I mentioned this in my last post but my Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi-Colour Powder ( link review ) was also bought in Milan. Same as the “star” of my next post!

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The Chanel Perfection Lumière Velvet Smooth Effect Makeup SPF 15 is described as a lightweight, oil-free fluid foundation which “provides you with a gorgeous, long-lasting matte-velvet finish for complexion perfection”. Who doesn’t want that, right?! The whole technology behind this foundation is the “soft-focused pigments meant to smooth and perfect the skin for a flawless look that lasts all day”. It is a formula agreed by normal to oily skin type complexions.


It has a velvety smooth texture that gives the most subtle radiance and natural look to the skin. It covers well without getting in those lines. Although it has a super lightweight formula it provides a buildable coverage from a medium to a really good coverage on those dark spots and redness areas.

It has the perfect skin-like feel to it! It definitely doesn’t have that powdery even cakey finish the regular Perfection Lumière has at times and leaves a soft and smooth, velvet-like texture to your face when it has set.

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In the picture above you can see the Chanel Perfection Lumière Velvet ( bottom ) swatched next to the my beloved Chanel Vitalumière Aqua ( top ), since everybody sees similarities between them. As far as I am concerned the similarities stop at the shape of the bottle and the label on the front, which says CHANEL on it…

Odd enough, I was matched to the glorious #10 Beige shade in Perfection Lumière Velvet, when in Vitalumière Aqua I am #30(!?) ( read a complete review here ). So I trully recommend to try on more than one shade before you buy it. And a visit to a Chanel counter is a must! The formula of the new Perfection Lumière Velvet is sheerer and more lightweight in colour compared to Chanel Vitalumière Aqua. The new Perfection Lumière Velvet goes on smoother onto the skin and it also is more fluid in texture, and it dries to a softer and a bit more matte finish than the Vitalumière Aqua. The Perfection Lumière Velvet adheres well to the skin but still lets it breathe.

Have you tried it yet? What do you thing about it?

See you soon, beautiful!

xx, Annie





These days I’ve been experimenting and combined the two foundations, Perfection Lumière Velvet and the Vitalumière Aqua. The result was a very natural fresh-looking skin but really long lasting thanks to the formula of the Perfection Lumière Velvet. you should try it too and let me know what you think…

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