I have scoured the internet looking for reviews on some of the Chanel products I have purchased and found absolutely nada, so I figured I would help those like me who want to read reviews before purchasing a product since I have found little to no information on Chanel products online. I even searched the Chanel website for reviews but they have no forum in which to discuss their products (coincidence? I think not) it is like the Chanel website wants no one discussing their opinions on their products. Sometimes I can happen across a random YouTube video about this but even then it is still limited as to what I can find. There just doesn’t seem to be a lot of reviews on this.
Ok, down to brass tacks. This makeup base product is a yellow-based light- creator brightening makeup base which is meant to enrich the skin. It is formulated with a broad spectrum SPF of 40. This product is a lightweight, oil-free formula that is supposed to enhance radiance and extend the wear of foundation for an all-day rosy glow. It is a new yellow-based shade, in the color ‘Mimosa,’. It is supposed to provide coverage that is meant to help visibly correct the appearance of shadows and unevenness and the sales lady said redness as well. I thought Ok, so I bought it. I should have gotten a quick makeover with this to see how it performed (I knew better), but water under the bridge so to speak.
The entire purpose I bought this product for is 2 reasons:
1). To help cover up the rosacea redness that I have developed since going into menopause. It is on my cheeks, around my nose, on my chin and above my eyebrows. Yippee for menopause.
2.) Because I have always heard that it is best to use a primer that is the same formulation as the makeup because they work better together. This does still hold true even though the base kinda sucked.
First and foremost, DO NOT use a beauty blender to apply this product, all it does it soak up the product and you just have to keep applying and applying it until you feel like the redness is somewhat lessened. This, however, was not my experience. It seems, to me that this product is meant to only to cover up the mildest form of redness there is. When I first put this product on I could immediately see that there was no way this was going to cover the degree of redness I have. For someone with very slight redness it might work but for me, it did not.
However, that being said, it did pair nicely with the Perfection Lumiere Velvet Foundation I wore. But be warned, DO NOT apply this foundation with a beauty blender either, it sucks up this product as well and for the cost of both of these combined, I refuse to lose any product. It seems to me that the best way to apply both of the products is with your fingertips (don’t much care for this, but oh well) and letting the products set between applications (it took me several to get even the smallest amount of coverage).
I can say that it did help brighten up some of the sallowness that I have, I am a light/medium olive complexion and I can sometimes be ruddy and sallow both, especially if I am lacking in the sleep department or just having a bad skin day.
For now, I am going to hold on to this base for a while because I have a different Chanel Foundation I would like to try this under and see how it does. But for right now I would tell you, the reader, to put the purchase of this product on the back-burner for a while. My best advice is to go and get a sample of the Corrector and the Foundations before you go all out and purchase these products. Sometime more expensive does not necessarily mean exceptional quality or that it is going to meet your needs.