Mat Lumiere Repurchase

Okay, so this week I gave in and bought a second Mat Lumiere foundation, as I’ve come to accept I love this too much to only have one bottle in my possession after it’s discontinued.

Chanel Mat Lumiere (40 Beige)


A friend of mine asked my thoughts on this foundation yesterday, and I gave her the low-down on this and another Chanel foundation I’m currently trying out. And being the chatterbox I am I thought I’d share my thoughts with you too 😉


– Its (obviously) a mat foundation. I have slightly oily skin and these two factors mixed together leave me with a perfectly non mat/non oily complexion.

– The colour match is amazing- its gives a healthy glow, as my olive skin only sees the light of the office these days.

– Its really long lasting, I never feel like I need to retouch it, and it doesn’t melt of your face after you’ve rushed round town on your lunch break!

– It contains SPF15 (hello being good to my skin!) but doesn’t give flashback in photos – what more do I need in life!


– It comes in a limited number of shades, although I’ve found a perfect match, I know people who have struggled to find a match. However the lovely ladies on the counter will always give you plenty of samples to test out first, and you can get a good 5 days wear out of the samples if you use the right amounts!

– It has the dreaded flaw of collecting around your eyebrows! Not the worst thing as long as you don’t over apply, but it can still be a pain!

– It obviously is quite pricey… but I would deffo recommend adding it to your Christmas list or Birthday list like I did when I first wanted to purchase it.

– That’s my rambling finished for the rest of the day, i’m off for a yummy roast dinner now! Happy Sunday!

Suzie xo


  1. Claire
    27 Nov 2011 / 5:46 pm

    I really want to try this foundation but I've heard it's more yellow based and I have pink undertones in my skin, so I don't know weather to pick one up or not. 🙁

    27 Nov 2011 / 6:14 pm

    Chanel are nuts to be getting rid of this I'm heartbroken 🙁 Going to work for them over Christmas so i'll be buying at least 5 backups while I'm there. X

  3. Girlie Blogger
    27 Nov 2011 / 11:42 pm

    I think the price point is really high. But I have heard good things about Chanel.

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