Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet – 50 Beige Review



By Anu Gupta

Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet – 50 Beige

Hello ladies, how are you all doing? This time the product review coming to your way is from the brand I have always been fascinated about. It’s CHANEL 🙂

During my recent trip to Lifestyle, I stopped at the Chanel counter and then and there decided that I should get a hold on the much talked about CHANEL foundations. So here I was talking to Chanel SA and I must say she was one of those rare SA who has good knowledge about the chanel products. Otherwise it’s so annoying to deal with some less knowledgeable SA and finally you end up swatching the products on your own and deciding which one will suit to your skin type. She asked about my requirement and I told her that I don’t want something with very heavy coverage and my skin is oily so I don’t want something which is running all over my face plus I want something which I can wear on daily basis without looking like as if I am going to some marriage.

So she suggested me CHANEL Perfection Lumiere Velvet and the shade that suited to my skin is Beige 50.


Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet 50 Beige


About Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet:

Here’s what Chanel say about this new foundation:

PERFECTION LUMIÈRE VELVET is a lightweight second-skin foundation. It naturally smoothes and evens out the complexion for a velvety matte makeup result.

The lightweight texture of PERFECTION LUMIÈRE VELVET makes it perfect for normal and combination to oily skin. This ultra-soft emulsion instantly becomes one with the skin, transforming into a natural powdery matte finish that disappears onto the skin.
• The Perfect Skin Affinity complex acts in perfect affinity with the skin to maintain hold and radiance all day long.
• The “smooth-effect” powders selected by the CHANEL Laboratories diminish surface irregularities and instantly smooth pores.
• The patented* Perfect Light Control complex (combination of two semi-sheer hemispherical powders) perfectly evens out dark spots and lightens redness, without a hint of thickness.

How to apply: It is suggested to use this product using your fingers not with the sponge or the foundation brush. You can dab it on the areas where you need more coverage and hence it can be used just as a concealer.


Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet


My take on Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet – 50 Beige:

So far, I found all Chanel’s claims above spot on.  First, I apply my holy grail base then after shaking the Perfection Lumière Velvet thoroughly, I squeeze a couple of pea sized amounts (I need more coverage at the moment due to a few new dark spots [Grrr!], ) and smooth it onto my face with clean fingertips.  The texture is fluid yet so airy light (yes, VELVETY!) I haven’t come across anything quite like it.  🙂

Just as Chanel describe, it definitely has an instant fluid to powder texture and finish (yes, cream to powder I’ve come across before with cream blushes, but *fluid* to powder?!  Amazeballs! ^_^)  I dab on a bit more on just the darker areas of my face as instructed and it gives a bit more coverage.  However, for very dark spots, I found I still needed to apply a concealer. I did not bother to apply any powder afterwards as it is already matte.

The weather is a little cooler now so parts of my face are quite dry, but to my pleasant surprise, it did not emphasise the dryness and did not look caky.  Instead, the skin feels very smooth and indeed, velvety.  And, yes it did soften or smoothen out any irregularities and noticeably reduced much of the large pores I have on my cheeks!  I’m so. I was concerned of the usual inevitable natural oils seeping through after several hours around my T-zone, but this foundation did not let that happen.  It made my face look as fresh as it did the very first moment I applied it ’til 10 hours later with absolutely no touch-ups required.


Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet swatch

Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet beige swatch


Dupe: The closest dupe of this beauty is said to be L’Oreal’s Magic Nude Liquid Powder

Rating: I am going to rate it 4.8/5 and so far everything about it so specular. It comes under 8 shades and the shade best suited to me was Beige 50. Oh yeah did I mention that I love love the way it smells

What I like about Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet – 50 Beige :

  • Perfect for oily skin
  • It’s like a second skin foundation and doesn’t feel caky on my face
  • Natural finish
  • Amazing formula
  • Medium to buildable coverage

What I don’t like about Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet – 50 Beige :

  • Expensive

I highly recommend this product to you all, price might be a concern but once you own it you are never going to look back and regret, that’s my promise 🙂

Have you tried Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet – 50 Beige ?

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  1. Great review Anu.. Looks like an awesome foundation.. 🙂

    If I may add, Loreal Magic Nude foundation is a dupe of Armani Maestro foundation.. atleast dats the you tube is all buzz with 😉

  2. Hey Anu , as you said you picked this from lifestyle .. are you from Bangalore n was that Hajeera who assisted you ?
    I find most of the Chanel SA cold n clueless …

    loved reading your review .
    I have oily skin n will definitely try this. Next 🙂 what’s your shade in MAC

  3. Hi gurls.. Price of this is 3000 INR..
    Yes i m from bangalore and the lifestyle i went was the one in kormangala.. I didnt check her name but i guess i will b visiting chanel counter again 🙂
    Regarding dupe.. You might b right himani but some of the beauty bloggers mention it as chanel dupe .. But m going to do sm research n get bck on this 🙂


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