Friday, August 5, 2011
Chanel Pro Lumiere - Tried & Tested
Like most ladies I am a sucker for the intertwined C's, but I must admit to only getting into their makeup line relatively recently. My gateway products were the nail polishes and lipsticks and when I tried the superb Vitalumiere Aqua earlier this year I was pretty much hooked on this classic brand's beauty offerings. Having makeup artist Peter Phillips at the helm got me really interested too as I love his style of makeup.
So of late I have been using the rather marvellous Pro Lumiere on lots of my clients and it is a really lovely foundation. I have been using the Luminous Silk foundation by Armani since it launched for occasions such as weddings for it's great staying power and soft finish but it never really sits that well on a more dehydrated skin and that's where Pro Lumiere comes in. It has a wonderful texture that feels almost nourishing but not too oily/greasy. Not at all. It glides on to the skin when applied with a foundation brush and has a medium coverage that lasts for the entire day. The key is to use less of it than you may think as a little goes a very long way. If you overload this product on to the skin, you won't like it. Pump out a blob the size of your little finger nail (provided your nail is regular length!) and that should be enough. It sits very well over primers and with a slight dusting of a sheer powder (not full coverage) it looks beautiful. Bear in mind that as with a lot of the French brands their pale shades are not as pale as some Celtic Skins so try the colour on your skin and leave it to settle before you buy it.