Chanel Base Lumiere Illuminating Makeup Base Review

by Rati on August 4, 2012 · 34 comments

Chanel Base Lumiere Illuminating Makeup Base

chanel base lumiere illuminating makeup base

Claims : Fresh, oil-free makeup base evens out and illuminates the complexion. Hydrating gel formula minimizes the appearance of imperfections with a beautifully smooth finish that makes foundation application easier and extends its wear, hour after beautiful hour.

How To : Apply BASE LUMIÈRE to face after your daily skincare and blend with fingertips before applying foundation.

Price : Rs 2100 for 30 ml

My Experience :

I absolutely adore this primer. This is totally becoming my holy grail primer and following are the reasons for liking it so much:

  • It holds the makeup in place for more than 10 + hours. I mean with this as a base , you can totally forget about your foundation fading getting patchy.
  • I think what made me really fall for this primer is its ability to hold on to your makeup even during this horrid humid weather. Your face may be sweating because of humidity but this primer wouldn’t let your makeup move. Just pat dry your sweaty face ,do a bit of touch up with compact and your makeup would look fresh as ever.
  • It has a gel cream like consistency, which spreads evenly all over the face. It feels super light on skin.
  • It has illuminating particles, which add a bit of glow to the face. And mind you not that shimmery, oily kinda ‘glow’. Just a teeny bit glow to give that fresh uplifted look to the face.
  • It does make my skin look smoother. However, I cannot vouch for it making the pores look smaller but it definitely helps in giving that smooth finish to the skin.
  • It is neither oily nor drying. In fact during these humid days, I skip my moisturizer and apply this instead. It keeps my skin hydrated all day long.
  • It does not give any whitish cast on the face. It becomes transparent on applying.
  • It has a very mild non-bothering fragrance.
  • It comes in a simple squeezy bottle. Super easy to use and carry it around.
  • You just need a pea-size amount for every use.
I totally love it. I use it under my liquid and powder foundations and it has never failed me. Those with dry skin or normal/ combination skin , You just HAVE to try this makeup base.
I wouldn’t really suggest this to those with oily skin. Although it does not make my face oily or greasy by any means but it may not be the best product for someone looking for a primer with oil controlling properties. Another negative point is that Chanel products are not easily available.
Indian Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating : 4.8/5

chanel base lumiere illuminating makeup base review

chanel base lumiere illuminating makeup base review

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{ 32 comments… read them below or add one }

Rashmita August 4, 2012 at 2:55 pm

was scrolling down for a pic of your face dear….:(


Rati August 4, 2012 at 3:07 pm

how would i do a photograph for a primer review. 😐


jomol August 4, 2012 at 3:08 pm

Makeup stays for 10 hoursssssssssss…..awesome and great pics Rati….:)


Rati August 4, 2012 at 3:12 pm

yeah jomo, it’s awesome. 😀 and plz call. 😛


jomol August 4, 2012 at 3:09 pm

😐 😐 😐 😐 Rashmita…..usske liye OOTD’s hai na 🙂


Rashmita August 4, 2012 at 3:50 pm

Rati has spoilt us with her pretty pics….:P


gurpreet August 6, 2012 at 9:57 am

Rati.. actaully we have got so used to having a look at ur pics that we expect that with every review of urs we would get a glimpse of how you are looking today…i havent used any primer before,,, but your statement of MUST have is inclining me to pick this beauty 🙂


Renji August 4, 2012 at 3:24 pm

wow….nice review Rati:))


Supriya August 4, 2012 at 3:39 pm

Wow ,…. looks luxurious 🙂


Rati August 4, 2012 at 11:03 pm

thanks renji. 🙂

supriya it is pretty awesome. 🙂


shanaiia August 4, 2012 at 3:47 pm

Wow ..definitely need to get this one after u’ve praised it so much 🙂


Rati August 4, 2012 at 11:06 pm

you should totally check this out shanaiia 🙂


flygirl August 4, 2012 at 4:13 pm

nice picture rati the home accents vaal post bhi:)so pretty!y cant i comment on faux paus?


Deepa August 4, 2012 at 4:27 pm

Nice review.. Rati do u use this on a daily basis.. or strictly before using foundation..can this also be used with BB creams


Rati August 4, 2012 at 11:07 pm

thanks rauni., Not sure why you cnt. But thanks 🙂

deepa I use it before using foundations / compacts only. yeah you can use it before bb creams.


Surbhi August 4, 2012 at 5:08 pm

Nice review Rati di. 🙂
This primer seems awesome. I want it too. 😛


neha August 4, 2012 at 6:27 pm

luxuuurrryyyyy 🙂
great product..


Rati August 4, 2012 at 11:09 pm

thanks surbhi.:)

yeah neha 🙂


hana August 4, 2012 at 7:43 pm

i wanna sinc u love it m sure i can go wrong


Ritu R August 4, 2012 at 10:01 pm

sounds awesome… but my oil-well type face says no-no to it…. 🙁


Rati August 4, 2012 at 11:10 pm

hana- dint get you….

yeah ritu, not something i’d suggest for oily skin. 🙂


swati August 4, 2012 at 10:15 pm

Sounds like such a nice product.. pity i have oily skin. Which would you guys suggest for oily skin? Loreal primer or bourjois?


Rati August 4, 2012 at 11:11 pm
Aru August 4, 2012 at 10:37 pm

this sounds so good..and these days 2100 bucks is totally worth spending if its going to last u a while.

ok now comes my silly question – does it have a tint and can it worn just like that or is it best to buy it only if u use foundation etc?


Rati August 4, 2012 at 11:14 pm

it does not have any tint aruna, It goes on transparent on your skin. It is best used under the foundations or compacts. Never use it on its own. 🙂


Aru August 4, 2012 at 11:36 pm

Thanksss babe..:)


Sabrina August 5, 2012 at 6:20 am

Ratiiiiiiiiiiiiiii 🙂 🙂 🙂 have just emailed you some news, please check. These days I am using primers a lot because of the humidity, but the L’oreal one I reviewed some time back has started giving me breakouts. (Perhaps I should have listened to that Korean SA in Singapore after all). 🙂


ila August 5, 2012 at 11:16 am

I want this!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Aarbee August 5, 2012 at 11:55 am

Ratiiiiiiii nooooooo please say oily skinned people can use this too! It sounded so awesome and then I scrolled to the bottom and read its not recommended for oily skin 🙁
Btw I missed your FOTD, please post one soon? Looking forward to it 🙂


Bhumika August 5, 2012 at 2:48 pm

Illuminating it is..looks and sounds nice..


Parita August 5, 2012 at 8:24 pm

other than price i love everything about this one 🙂


swati August 6, 2012 at 1:47 am

Checked out the bourjois one Rati. Sounds good. Might go get that one. Even the packaging is so cute. And just read that the loreal one is giving sabrina breakouts! Cant risk it now. The amount i struggled to get rid of my pimples! Gosh.


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