Even if I have predominantly dry and sensitive skin all over my body, my t-zone still happens to find its own way to produce oil. I really don’t like caked makeup but there’s something about finishing my “artwork” with a good powder. Today, you will know if the Chanel Mat Lumiere Perfection compact powder is worth your 3,000 PHP+.
There are only two high-end brands that I’ve tried in terms of powder foundations.
My crazy love affair with the Studio Fix powder foundation by MAC started when I was 18 but the Chanel one put a halt to that when I turned 23.
I got this Chanel Mat Lumiere Perfection in 22 Beige Rose from an impulse purchase while window shopping in Rustan’s Makati (Near Glorietta). I was actually only going to restock for some Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation (Read My Review HERE) when I’ve mistakenly (admit it Amanda, it wasn’t by mistake… stop lying!) peeked on the wrong aisle.
Frankly, I was quite offended by the tag price of 3,000+ PHP because I was used to MAC’s friendlier price of the Studio Fix foundation compact which was only around 1700+ in my time…
… so Amanda, why did you buy it?
Chanel Mat Lumiere Perfection
I’m not going to lie to you but the main selling point for me is the packaging.
I love how when I retouch, I have a good-sized mirror that looks clean and sleek.
There’s nothing too special about the case of this product though because it’s made of plastic and damn… I’m really running out of excuses in trying to justify this dumb purchase.
Chanel Mat Lumiere Perfection in 22 Beige Rose
(IMG Source: HERE)
The best thing I like about the Chanel Mat Lumiere Perfection is its coverage and texture.
I used to breathe MAC Studio Fix Powder Foundation when I was younger and when my skin was oilier but I think I discovered the Chanel one just on time.
Chanel Mat Lumiere Perfection powder is perfect for people with dry and sensitive skin.
It’s finely milled which deposits well to smaller pores and will decrease the chance in emphasizing dry flakes and patches.
It’s not as full coverage as the Studio Fix powder but a powder foundation’s main job is to lightly mask blemishes and control oil.
Don’t expect powder to fully cover imperfections, you’d need a good concealer and liquid foundation for that.
- Professional packaging (ano raw?)
- Good-sized mirror (talagang pinaglaban ko to besh) for quick touch-ups
- Controls oil
- Finely milled
- Good amount of SPF (25 PA+++)
- Doesn’t cake
- Sensitive-skin friendly (Know your Skin Type for free HERE)
- Weak plastic case
- Coverage (if you will use this product alone to cover imperfections)
Below are photos of my forearm which was scarred from a bout with frying chicken. The second photo shows the Chanel Mat Lumiere Perfection’s coverage with just one swipe and no blending.
I don’t recommend this product and I won’t be purchasing it anymore.
Twice was an honest mistake and the 3rd time will be utter stupidity.
There are a lot of powders in the Philippines which can do the same job (Hello Max Factor and Nichido) and won’t hurt your savings.
Available in Lazada BUY HERE
If you just want to look “cute” while retouching your makeup, then by all means grab one!
The Chanel Mat Lumiere Perfection is at best mediocre for its pretensyosa price point.
Update: Want a powerful yet affordable powder than can absorb oil and sweat? Read my review of the Shiseido Medicated Baby Powder HERE.