I am not a stranger to the compact foundation.
I have tried my share in the past and have had mixed results.
Some were too powdery, some too creamy, some too heavy, and some were just plain awful.
Until I tried this.
This is Chanel's Teint Innocence Compact Foundation ($55 nordstrom.com). It's a glorious find and one that I am loving more and more each day.
I happened to read about this in Allure magazine, as a recommended product by the new artistic director for Chanel Makeup, Peter Philips. This was one of the products that he recommends as a good transparent or semilight foundation.
After using this for the past two weeks, I couldn't agree more.
It's unique in that it has a creamy feel, but glides onto my face like silk. It provides a natural-glowy look that does not feel heavy at all...I literally feel as if I have nothing on my face.
While it is a little pricey, I really don't have to use that much product each time...especially when I use it with the Chanel Primer. (Instead of using the provided sponge applicator, I use my Chanel Foundation Brush ($38 nordstrom.com)...which I also love, love, love.)
And, you have to admit, it's hard to beat the luxury that is Chanel.
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