Chanel Natural Finish Pressed Powder Review

Chanel Pudre Univreselle Compacte

chanel natural finished pressed powder review

Claims : Imparts a translucent, natural matte finish when applied over makeup in the morning or as an anytime touch-up. Ultra-fine lightweight formula with light-reflecting pigments and luxuriously soft feel creates a flattering, halo-like look.

How To : Ideal for touch-ups during the day, POUDRE UNIVERSELLE COMPACTE is applied over foundation. Using the puff applicator, apply powder, pressing lightly over the face.

Available in 4 shades.

Price : Rs 2,600

chanel natural finished pressed powder

My Experience :

I have been using this compact for a couple of months now and I am totally addicted to it. It is a translucent finishing powder. I use it in shade 40 Dore – Translucent 3.

  • It mattifies the face without making it look too powdery or too matte. It reminds me of MAC Skinfinish Natural in a lot of ways but Chanel Finishing powder has a tad bit more coverage than MSF.
  • It sets the makeup for good 4 hours and also controls oil. It has worked absolutely fab during these humid days.
  • It does not oxidize.
  • The powder is very finely milled and gives a smooth finish to skin.
  • It does not look cakey.
  • It gives a lovely natural finish to skin.
  • Comes in a compact packaging with an inbuilt mirror and a powder puff. The puff is quite soft and picks up just the right amount of product.In fact this powder works great with powder puff as opposed to the powder brush.


I wish this came with a couple of spare applicators. I also wish this was available in a lot more colors. Girls with chocolaty skin tone would probably not find a shade for their skin tone.

Overall, if you are looking for a compact that would offer you some amount of coverage this may not be the best thing to go for. It is just a fancy pressed powder that does a great job. You can gift it to yourself as a treat but you definitely don’t ‘need’ it. There are a ton of powders that work just as great at almost half the price. This is pure luxury. 🙂

Indian Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating : 4/5

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27 thoughts on “Chanel Natural Finish Pressed Powder Review

  1. Very honest review! I definitely dont need it, coz i’m currently loving MAC mineralize skinfinish, but this one looks so so classy. Tempted!

  2. Rati can I say that I am in looooove with your wooden floorboard or whatever it is, it makes such a fantastic background for the pics!
    Why are C*anel products sooooo expensive? Acha tell me, between this one and MSF…which one do you think is better for oily skin? I read the pros n cons, but if you had to repurchase, which one would you pick up?

  3. Expensive!!
    I have an oily skin and i’ve tried quite a few compacts.. none of them work that great..
    i have to keep blotting my face every hour..

  4. Great review. Thank you for specifically mentioning that it is a luxury, not a necessity. 🙂 Otherwise, I’d have starved myself (read: skipped cheesecake and pizzas) to save up for a sinfully classy thing like this.

  5. Great review Rati di. But this is so expensive 🙁 i will have to save my pocket money to get this. its better i skip this. thanks for mentioning that it is not a necessity 😛

  6. Just bought this the other day. Great powder BUT I am SHOCKED considering the name, prestige and price, that they give you a poor quality applicator/sponge! I have had cheap, drugstore compacts with 100% better applicators than this. CHANEL??? They should be ashamed! I actually threw the sponge away thinking it was a protectant for the powder! I quickly retrieved it when I realized it was the actual applicator. Going back to the chanel counter today to see if they will give me a half decent replacement.

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