I don't fare well with Chanel base products, often they are too dark or irritate my sensitive skin. I was cruelly lured in by a shiny display of the Lift Lumiere foundation and correcteur perfection concealer right near the till as I was paying for my items. I just couldn't resist picking up the concealer testers just for a look........and so here we are.
The SA was adamant that I get Beige Clair #10 (£26) as she said the tester I had grabbed, Beige Rose # 31 would be much too dark for me. Beige Clair is 1-2 shades too dark and has a strong warm yellow/peachy tone.
As this contains salt (which I try to avoid due to acne) I bought this to use as an under eye concealer.
Swatched below L-R: Estee Lauder Double wear Light 01, Chanel Beige Clair, Rouge Bunny Rouge Luminous Skin Wand Orionis,YSL Touche Eclat shade 2,
Swatched below is the same order but this time I have rubbed them in, so hopefully it shows the warmth of the Chanel.
It has a creamy, lightweight,gel-based texture. Under the eyes it does not provide adequate coverage and whilst I found it does not migrate into any little lines,it does look dry and flat. I found its lasting ability average.
For testing purposes I decided to give this a try as a face concealer. I felt it performed much better, it blended nicely, covering discolouration well (though not an opaque concealer that would be needed for spots/scars). It does not feel heavy and gives a natural finish. However it did emphasise my pores and highlighted dry areas mid way through the day.
Overall I think its performance is adequate and somewhat forgettable and when I look at it I think to myself I could have spent that money on another Coco shine lipstick instead.
I bought this from John Lewis