I have been looking forward to trying this ever since I heard it was launching and I just so happened to be on my way back home the day it made its debut – I had to pick my shade very quickly from Duty Free Beirut as my plane was on it’s final call (I absolutely cannot pass through a Duty Free without buying anything!). I went for #30, although I felt it was a hint lighter than my skin, because I found #40 was visibly darker. I have since discovered that brushing a light layer of Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Powder (#30) all over after applying the foundation gives my face that hint of warm glow that it lacks with the foundation on its own, and makes my usually paler face and chest more unified.
I have to say I am quite impressed with the lasting power of this foundation. It withstands the Dubai summer heat as no other foundation of mine does, and I own quite a few… It has a natural finish to it and I would recommend using a concealer to cover up any blemishes or areas of discoloration prior to applying it.
I personally like that signature ‘Chanel makeup’ scent to it, but if you are irritated by fragrances you might want to watch out for that.
I also really appreciate the packaging – it’s virtually a no-mess loose powder which makes it very convenient for travelling, and that small kabuki brush that comes along buffs it pretty well into the skin.