Thursday, 8 September 2016

Chanel Mat Lumier Pressed Powder Compact Review

Normally when I start a reviewing blog post, I like to keep my cards close to my chest to begin with until I really get into the middle of the post and I can start letting you guys know what I think about it. But, I don’t want to be that coy with this post because I want to make it quite clear that I really love this product. I first bought this Chanel Mat Lumiere Pressed Powder a couple of years ago and I have been obsessed with it ever since. I wasn’t going to do a post on this product because it isn’t particularly new, but I love it that much and I think that this is a vastly underrated makeup product.

My mum actually surprised me with this product one day and I have been in love with it ever since. I asked her if she could go to the Chanel counter while she was out shopping and pick up my monthly prescription bottle of Chanel No 5 and she happened to see this Mat Lumiere Pressed Powder and she picked it up because she thought that I would like it. She told me that the only reason why she bought me this to start with was because she put her finger in the tester and it was super soft and that alone completely sold her on it and she bought it straight away.

First up, I want to talk about the packaging of this Chanel Mat Lumiere Pressed Powder. To look at, this compact is absolutely stunning. I love the sleek black design because it is very Chanel-esque. There is a release button on the front which allows you to open the compact. From there, you have a large mirror on the lid of the product and the product to one hand side and a small sponge next to it. I think that the compact is pretty big, but this isn’t a concern to me because I always carry a large handbag. I also like that you get the sponge with it because it is great for when you are out and about!

Now, I just want to say that I do not use this Chanel Mat Lumiere Pressed Powder to set all my face. I use the Laura Mercier Translucent Face Powder or the Makeup Forever HD Powder to set all of my foundation, concealer and contour in place to start with. The only reason why I don’t use it to set all of my makeup with is because I like a translucent powder so that it doesn’t alter the colour of my foundation. Then when I leave the house I make sure that I always have this in my bag for touch ups throughout the day. To me this seems like a sheer to medium coverage powder which is ideal for touch ups.

I would say that my skin is quite normal, but if anything, it can drift towards being oilier than anything else. So, I make sure that I always have a powder in my handbag so that when I am out and about throughout the day, I could touch up a little and help to control my oils. If I get a little oily throughout the day, I reach for a touch of this powder on my Real Techniques Setting Brush and just apply it where I need it in order to make sure that my skin doesn’t get caked up in too much product.

Throughout the day I probably go in with this powder once or twice just to keep everything really nice and matte. I have found that this powder is a good one at controlling my oils, I have used other powders in the past and I need to reapply them near enough every hour on the hour. I also find that when I apply this it seems to smooth out my pores and make my skin look really nice and perfected for a long time. I think I paid around £45 for this powder and I really do think that it is worth every single penny of that money. Plus, in the future if you are wanting to repurchase this powder you can just buy the pan of product rather than the whole compact with the mirror to cut down on prices, which I think it is a great idea considering how expensive the price of the powder is.

I really don’t have anything else to say about this powder because it is such a good quality and I love reaching for it. I use this every single day and there is never a time when I leave the house without it. I will leave a link down below to where you can find this product in case you want to learn more about it. Make sure to leave me a comment and let me know if you have tried this powder and what you thought about it!



  1. There is just something about Chanel that is really special, and that's so sweet of your mum to get this gift for you! Sounds like such a lovely powder!

    The Makeup Directory

    1. It really is an amazing powder, I highly recommend it to everybody!

      Danielle xx


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