Fabulous Chanel Mat Lumiere Luminous Matte Powder
You see, I had to discover it through the hard way. I've finished my last and desperately needed to buy a new one. So, I've went to the shops and was rudely shocked that this range has been discontinued. It has never occured to me that it might be discontinued until that miserable rude awakening. I desperately needed a substitute! I've bought the other Maybelline range like Dream Matte Mousse Foundation in Nude but somehow the color was a tad not to my liking. It somehow didn't blend well with my skin. Then, I've also tried Clinique's Perfectly Real Superfine Compact Makeup with Silver Toned Auto Open Case in #03 Fresh Beige It's quite a super light texture but still the color just doesn't work well with my skin tone. Under strong lights, the powder makes my skin look whittishly fluorescent. Totally unflattering for me. But, it has a really pretty casing though.
Mind you, I've tried to look for the perfect color for my new illusive compact for 3 months and still high and dry. Either they are too fluorescent-looking (I know it's strange but it really does look fluorescent) or they don't blend with my skin tone. I've tried all the colors from all the ranges in Maybelline, Clarins, Christian Dior and Clinique just to name a few. But they just don't make the cut.
I was disappointed till I've chanced upon my new favourite foundation compact (thank God!) after 3 long desperate months. When I've tested it, I immediately fell in love with the color. It was a perfect match and the texture of the powder is so soft and light it's almost invisible on my skin!! I couldn't believe it that I've managed to find my substitute in the city of love. I loved how the color looked on my skin under the bright white lights in the shop. I also checked out how it would fare under natural light and it's just perfect. I've learnt from previous experiences to always remember to examine how the powder looks on my skin in natural light too.
My new favourite compact is none other than Chanel Mat Lumiere Luminous Matte Powder Makeup SPF10 - # 40 Sable
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When I wear it, it totally blends into my skin and it doesn't even look like I'm wearing any powder. It helps to mattify shiny areas like the nose and forehead areas. It's perfect for long-time wear and best of all, doesn't cake up at the end of the day. Needs little or no touch up throughout the day and it's a real bonus for busy darlings like you. It lasts really long too, because you only need the lightest brush of powder for beautiful coverage. Oh, most importantly, it has SPF in it too. It's important to use compact powder with SPF in order to protect your skin further.
You should try it out, the texture is excellent and the colors are so natural. It's been indicted to my list of things I could never live without.
A beauty tip: When buying compact powder or foundation, always examine whether the color looks good under natural light. You can go near a window or step outside under the sun to see how the color looks on you. It's really important to find a color that blends well with your skintone. This way, you won't commit makeup mistake #1 with your new purchases