Thursday, 5 May 2011

Chanel Pro Lumiere vs. Mat Lumiere

Many of my regular readers will know that I love the Chanel Mat Lumiere foundation; I have worn it every day since before Christmas, and have enjoyed the finish and longevity it provided. I am a pale girl; much like many English ladies, and had to opt for mat purely for shade no.5. I never intended to buy Mat lumiere, but Pro; however during the colour matching process it became apparent that my only option was the Mat, as number 10 in Pro was just too dark for my fair skin. Anyway; during a mini shopping spree with my mum on Friday; I went to repurchase my beloved Mat Lumiere; only to discover to my horror that said shade no.5 had been discontinued! The girl assured me that she could colour match me to another shade, and we discovered that after some English sun I could comfortably wear no.10 in the Pro. I decided to go for it, if only to provide my readers with a comparison of the two.

So on Saturday I applied my Pro, and was delighted with the coverage (it’s amazing) and light reflective finish it created. I had low hopes for the longevity on my normal/ combination skin and set about my daily business. When I finally looked in the mirror at around 4’ o’clock I was astonished to find that it had lasted better than the Mat Lumiere. Now I know this sounds odd; but for some reason this foundation has better coverage and it would seem staying power. Now that the palest shade has been discontinued, I see no reason to continue with Mat Lumiere; when the finish, staying power and consistency of the Pro is so much more luxurious.





Overall for you oily skin girls; I would say try the pro. Get a sample if possible. I really was surprised at how well this foundation coped with my some what oily T zone.

This is one of the great foundations, which looks beautiful in all light conditions. It gives you a prefect complexion; effortlessly.

This is now my foundation of choice!

Thanks for reading, 

12 comments

  1. I see a lot of people talking about these foundations. I've never tried them, but might do now after your review. I have oily skin too so i struggle to get the perfect foundation. If it works for you, I might give it a shot!!!
    Thanks Lucy!!

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  2. I hope you like it! I really enjoy using both! just see which you prefer. I think Pro is more suitable for summer x

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  3. I've been dying to try Pro Lumiere based on all the positive reviews. I generally spend no more than $35 on a foundation so this would be an investment for me if I decide to buy it. I'm going to ask my counter for a sample first. Thanks for the review!

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  4. i love vitalumiere as my skin is just sooo dry mat lumiere just looks terrible on me :S can't wait to try aqua though :)
    xx

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  5. It's worth the investment Katie! I love your blog by the way, I linked to it the other day. I literally lost an hour of my night! x

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  6. I wish I could get away with the aqua but I need that coverage! x

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  7. Great post! I need to try Chanel foundations. :) Also on a site note, I can't believe you're following me!

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  8. I followed you first I think! I love your blog. The layout is adorable, and the fonts are just so, so pretty x

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  9. -Lucy

    You were one of my first followers, but it's just so amazing because you're like Blogger famous, haha :)

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  10. Great post! I've wanted to try the Chanel foundations after the Pixiwoo sisters raved about them. I may have to get my hands on Pro Lumiere soon :) xxx

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  11. Blogger famous lol! Don't be silly!

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  12. Thanks Kim, treat yourself x

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