When I get paid a compliment I take notice, especially when it comes from a woman. If a female takes the time to say you look great then you know you’re doing something correct. Am I right girls?
On a number of occasions when I’ve worn Chanel’s Lift Lumière I’ve either been told my complexion looks great, or I’ve been asked outright what I’m wearing. Enough said, I thought it looked good, but if others say so too, I’m on to a good thing.
I have always loved make up, see my earlier post on Looks, Lipstick and Lisa, and I guess I do like to wear high-end brands, but I’ve always believed that you get what you pay for. More than happy to find cheaper alternatives, but when it comes to foundation, the base of the art ‘work’ I am more than happy to shell out.
I bought my first bottle of Chanel Lift Lumière two years ago and I fell in love with the texture and resulting look instantly.
Chanel describes Lift Lumière as ‘a firming and smoothing fluid make up that smooths wrinkles and fine lines, without emphasizing them. It reduces dark spots, the appearance of pores and signs of aging.’
The desired result being thus: an even and natural complexion with a slightly satiny finish. Smoothed features and a sensation of comfort and hold all-day long.
I had purposely looked for a foundation that would support aging-skin, or at least make the effort to do so. I love lighter foundations and BB creams, but they do nothing to support a more finished look that I need for meetings, etc. I wanted medium to full coverage to even out my skin tone and I also wanted a finish that offered ‘highlights’ to lift my sallowing skin. So I was excited to read that Lift Lumière contains a LIFTOPTIC complex, which directs light exactly where it is needed.
The natural coverage is provided ‘thanks to coloured pigments with yellow, red and black iron oxides coated in amino acids, which ensure optimum affinity with the skin. And it also contains a firming polymer that smoothes the skin surface and provides an extremely comfortable firming effect.
Now, I don’t know that I would say my skin feels firmer, but it definitely looks more alive! I can build up the coverage depending on where I’m going and I absolutely adore the smooth, satin finish. It definitely adds a more radiant look to my skin and in my opinion there’s nothing more aging than matt and nothing less attractive than shiny skin. It covers imperfections in areas where I want to build up coverage and it has an SPF 15, which means those nasty rays can’t age me even further. I love it.
I have recently bought my second bottle. The first one I had was shade 30 Cendre (right in picture above), which added a little more colour to my pale face (if I remember correctly I did buy it in the summer) and for my second purchase I’ve chosen 20 Clair (left in picture above), which is lighter, but an exact match to my skin tone and lightens it even more, which I’m learning is something you need when you get older. See Joan Collins – that chick always looks good!
Chanel Lift Lumière Firming and Smoothing Fluid Makeup SPF 15 £34.20 available at John Lewis.