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Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Dior Forever Flawless Perfection Foundation Review VS Chanel Perfection Lumiere Review



Hey lovelies, so today I'm doing a review of two new foundations. I've worn MAC cosmetics for as long I can remember and I kind of got to the stage where it just begun to feel ugly on my face and it was easily too dark for me. I've used all of their foundations and I've just completely gone off them all so I decided i'd try some super-high end foundations just to see if there is a difference. I do think that foundation is really important when it comes to make up application, after all, it is the base and it's what everyone sees. I've always thought that having a foundation with a high SPF is really important because I was once told that every day environmental factors such as petrol, fumes in the air and the suns harmful UV rays, are really bad for the skin. I've also read so many times about how bad the sun is for your skin in winter, because it's lower. That's why it's apparently so important to have an added SPF in your foundation. I think most foundations have SPF (sun protection) in them now which is good.







I decided to go for Dior and Chanel, and once these run out i'll be trying an Armani one. However, after i've tried the high end foundations, i'm going to try out some high street priced foundations and see how well they work in comparison. So, packaging and presentation is really important to me, and to be honest, you can't really go wrong when it comes to high end make up as everything just looks so yummy. However, i've got to say, I do prefer Chanel out of these two just because I prefer the simplicity of the black that they use. I don't think you can go wrong when a colour scheme is black and white. Dior go for more of a grand design using silvers and blues, i've always found Dior's packaging quite tacky but it's not that bad, I think it's just the blue and silver that seem quite cold.


 First is my review of Dior Skin 'Forever' Flawless perfection fusion wear make up. I've never had any Dior make up before, I've only used their lipglosses but one day I saw that Debenhams had a sale on with 30% off all beauty, even Dior so I thought i'd treat myself. The foundation came up to £31.00 which I think isn't too bad to say it's a brand like Dior. I pay £21 for my Mac foundation I think. So when you compare it to that, it is quite expensive. It'll be interesting to see how long it lasts for the price because my Mac foundation does run out quite quickly.  It has an SPF of 25 which is better than Chanel's SPF 10. I asked the lady at the counter to give me a concealer with a buildable coverage, one which can be heavy if needed and one that's a matte finish. If you wear this foundation without powder, it is really quite shiny though, but I think you get that with all liquid foundations. This foundation is great coverage, much better than Chanel. But, what I find with both of these foundations is that you only need two little squirts to cover your whole face. This liquid feels quite thick and after wearing it for a few weeks I do feel like it's probably a little too heavy for an every day wear look, it's more of a night out foundation. It's heavier than my Mac foundation (studio fix) but lighter than Estee Lauders double wear, which is the most disgusting heavy foundation ever. The other problem with this foundation, as much as I love how flawless it looks, is the colour, unfortunately I just think it's slightly too dark for me some days. I do love the yellow under tone that it has to it though, it makes it warmer.


Below you can see me wearing it, with powder over the top. I do really love this foundation, but only when i've got fake tan on, otherwise I feel that it's slightly too dark. In terms of stayability, I do find that it stays on really well, the thickness is great and you do look very 'make-upped' even if you only have two squirts on. I love the matte effect of it. You can read my full review of it here which I did a while ago when I bought it. I will 100% purchase this again, just in a lighter colour next
time.



I next decided to try Chanel's foundation. I've never really heard much about Chanel make up but I know that people swear by Dior's foundations, so I decided to try a rival brand which is similarly high end. When I got to the counter I asked for the same thing as I did at Dior, a foundation with  build-able coverage, but in a lighter colour this time, and one that has a matte finish. In terms of packaging, I think this product is faultless, it just looks incredible in your make up bag and if I could have my entire make up bag full of Chanel products, I would. When I interviewed the top make up artist, Rachel Wood and Clothes Show Live 2012 she told me that Chanel is the best make up that money can buy, and if you can, go for Chanel every time. I will 100% try some more of their products when i've got the money.



This product is only SPF 10 in comparison to Dior's SPF 25. One thing which I noticed when using this product was how nice and fruity it smells, it doesn't have that ugly foundation smell that most high end foundations have. This foundation is a lot lighter than Dior's, it feels so much lighter on the face and does give more of a glow. I think this is a foundation which i'd only wear on really good skin days because it doesn't cover up blemishes as well as Dior's. The consistency seems a lot lighter. However, again, to have a full face of make up and look 'make-upped' you only need to apply two or three drops of it on your face, which I think is really impressive. It feels so smooth and matte when it's on your face. This does have a bit more of a sheen to it and I don't think it's as long wearing as Diors, but I think it looks a lot fresher and it gives you a nice glow.


If you're wanting to read more about why Chanel Perfection Lumiere foundation is the best, you can see more here. If you want to find out more about Dior Forever Flawless Foundation you can see more here. Finally, another blog post of me properly wearing Dior Forever Flawless Foundation and raving about how it gives such a gorgeous flawless foundation base, right here.

You can buy Dior Forever foundation online here.
You can buy Chanel Perfection Lumiere online here

Have you used either of these foundations? What are your favourite high end foundations?


48 comments:

  1. Hey Beauty!

    Great review, I use the Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua and wanted to try this Chanel one.. so i might invest!

    Lots of love
    India

    www.thejewelbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Hey my lovelyyyy, oooo I need to try vitalumiere! xxxx

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  2. great reviews, will have to check them both out soon.

    xxx

    http://charbeyy.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. naw thanks :) let me know if you do lovely xx

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  3. I have used Forever but I've been dying to try the Chanel foundation for yonks!

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    1. I just want loads of Chanel stuff, it looks amazing like the packaging, it is the whole package xxx

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  4. I use the Dior one at the moment and love it! I tried the Chanel one in a tester and once I have the money I think I will purchase it, or as a treat once my skin clears up! The packaging is so lovely, looks really nice!

    Kassie xo

    http://kassiebarkerjones.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. It's amazing isn't it! Yeah it's worth it. I loveee the packaging! xxxx

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  5. I'm still dying to get my hands on the Dior one after your last review!! Xx.

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  6. the channel is slightly pinker in the bottle too.
    iv never tried high end foundations, they never seem to have one for my skin tone. this is a great review though :)

    xoXo
    BreezeyBee Blog

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    1. Yeah it's a shame, I really like the yellow tones in them... xxxx

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  7. I've always wanted to try a Chanel and Dior foundation, but the price really puts me off! They both look great on you though xox

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    1. Yeah the price is ridiculous :( xxx

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  8. Awesome review! I'm on the hunt for a new foundation. I have used Laura Mercier and a lot of drug-store brands but want to switch it up a bit. Definitely want to try the Chanel as I prefer lighter foundation for everyday use.

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    1. Aw thanks glad you like it... oo i've never used anything by Laura Mercier! xxx

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  9. Really nice review!

    I love Chanel's Vitalumiere Aqua foundation, it's definitely my favourite high end one because it looks and feels so natural!

    Kimberley x

    http://kimberley77.blogspot.com

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    1. aw thanks, ooo they gave me a sample of that to try too so I may try it! thanks! xxx

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  10. Thanks for this review, i was going to buy the chanel foundation but i like a good coverage so may look into the dior one x

    http://pamperedpout.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. Great review :) I am following you now :) If you want check out my blog ;)

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    1. Aw thanks, so glad you liked the review x

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  12. I love dior!
    want to follow each other let me know!
    http://fashioncentral15.blogspot.co.uk/

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  13. I haven't tried either of these yet. Currently using lancome teint idole which seems really similar to these two products.Same as you though, definitely looks better when I have fake tan on xx
    www.blondehairandbags.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. ahh that sounds nice, I will have to have a look at that, ive never used lancome foundation! xxxx

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  14. My favourite high end foundation has to be Mac Studio Fix, although it has an awful smell!
    Xx

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    1. Yeah i use that too, I don't consider it really really high end though as opposed to dior etc xxx

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  16. Aww, I wish I could afford high end right now. Not because I think it makes a huge difference, but it'd look good in my makeup bag.

    http://www.tea-and-cocktails.blogspot.com

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    1. Hhaha yess it really does look nicer, hmm im gonna try some low end stuff this week and see if there is a difference :) xxxx

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  17. I really want to try the Chanel, heard some amazing things!

    http://alittlebitunique.blogspot.co.uk/

    x

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    1. I just want everything Chanel :( xxx

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  18. That's pretty! ♥
    Nice blog you have here dear!
    Check out mine sometime if you'd like ♥
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    1. Thank you so glad you like it xxxxx

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  19. I've heard great things about the Chanel foundation. Great review!
    xx
    The Introverted Brunette

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  20. I love Chanel Perfection Lumiere! It's one of my favorite foundations ;)

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  21. My go-to higher end foundation will always always be MAC's Studio Fix Fluid! I love the flawless coverage and how well it holds up throughout the day.

    xo - Cupcakes and Curves

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    1. Yeah I use that all the time, i just wanted to try something different for once! xxxx

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  22. Really want to try chanel products but dont know whether there worth the splurge ;/ this looks really nice on you tho! any that you would recommend?

    Pipp xx
    http://pippjones281190.blogspot.co.uk/

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  23. Nice post, your blog is lovely!

    http://www.martasfashiondiary.com/

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  24. I usually use high street foundations (my favourite is Bourjois) but one day I'd love to try a Chanel one. Followed!
    Katie xx
    http://gravityandshe.blogspot.co.uk

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  25. If you haven't already, try Estee Lauder Doublewear. It's brilliant.x

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  26. I normally just use Rimmel 25 hour stuff, it's cheap and works ok but I am ALWAYS shiny! Does this stay on well? Great post

    http://robynsnestx.blogspot.co.uk/

    Robyn x

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  27. I really have to try the chanel foundation. Always feel it is a bit pricey but like you said, it is worth it if you have the 'perfect face' after. I use MAC studio sclupt and find that to be a perfect consistency and still have a glowy effect on the skin. A foundation has to be good to replace it.
    Great post
    x

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  28. I am using the Dior forever foundation too and I find it a little heavy for the summer as well :( I was checking out Chanel and it does seem a lot better! I'll definitely go down to my Chanel counter to have my color matched.

    I also have the Shu Uemura face architect foundation, but I find the it doesn't last very long especially for oilier skins under the hot weather..

    Angie
    http://www.stylechats.com

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