Let’s get on to the swatches, shall we? I was matched to the lightest shade available – B10 Beige Pastel even though the SA did mention it was still slightly dark for me. Well, I couldn’t see much of a difference when I looked in the mirror so I just went on and purchased it anyway. =D
As this is a water-based foundation, you need to work fast with this as it dries pretty quick! I only noticed this when I was taking swatch photos for this post. :s I left the above swatch on my arm for about 5 minutes as I was fumbling to get better lighting for the photo and it took me ages to blend this out!
The main thing I adore about this foundation is that it doesn’t sit on your skin! I just use my fingers to spread the foundation over my nose / chin area and it just disappears into my skin as though I haven’t applied any foundation! This does not dry to a matte / dewy finish but just leaves you looking so natural and fresh! The SA mentioned you do not need to use a finishing powder with this product but I still do as I wouldn’t risk having my foundation melting off and leaving me with unsightly streaks on my face!
Coverage is about sheer-medium for this product and although it can be buildable, I advise against you layering this foundation on your skin as firstly, this is a pricey product ( £30-ish ) and secondly, there’s always concealer!
This is my favourite foundation as I am no fan of looking ‘plastered’ so I do not mind having a few small blemishes peeking out! Redness is my main enemy so if a product manages to combat it, I’m happy! =D
I’m afraid I do not have a photo of myself wearing this foundation as I am having trouble looking for a well-lit corner in my home for me to show you lovely people how the foundation looks on my skin but I will update this post (and the Dior powder foundation one) once I get the photos taken! For now, here’s how the foundation looks, blended on my arm:
I hope Chanel will never, ever discontinue this product as I know this is one product I cannot live without! =D
Yes, my dears… Yet another HG product for me!
Do you have any good foundations to recommend? I currently only use Bourjois and Chanel but would love to try other brands! =) Do let me know if you have a HG foundation you can’t live without!