Better know as Chanel's Loose Powder to us girls here in the states :)
This has been the newest addition to my make up rotation, and let me just say, I am one satisfied customer.
Purchased in the shade 30 Natural Translucent 2
Chanel does carry varying colors of this powder. It doesn't really offer coverage in terms of color, but I suppose it melds better with your skin if the color of the powder is similar?
This color blends seamlessly on my NC 20 to NC25 skin tone.
The powder itself is ultra fine. You receive 30 grams of product so this would last with daily use an expected 1 year to 1.5 years. It will probably last me eons.
You don't need a lot of product to cover your T zone or your whole face. So this will last the test of time in terms of investment and use.
The powder itself absolutely melds into the skin instantly. It does not leave a powdery chalky cast or a powdered look. It leaves a more semi matte finish, meaning you won't look flat, and as the day progresses, your natural oils do surface, but it seems to do it in a more glowy way, not a grease slick way
The oil control properties are varied. Chanel never claimed this can help with oil control but when I debated purchasing this or the Laura Mercier Translucent powder, Chanel won, because I heard it overall better controls the daily T zone slick over the Laura Mercier's
I notice with this powder, after about 6 hours I should blot, but I don't really have to. I do know my pore area and nose definitely needs to be re powdered but my forehead and chin are not as shiny. So blotting & re powdering may be dependent on how oily you get, but I think six hours is admirable for a powder that does not claim oil control. *Note* This only happens when I set my face with liquid foundation underneath.
(I have tried this with 2 seperate liquid foundations)
To rectify this problem, I don't re powder. I want to keep this powder's natural glow in tact so in the morning I apply bare mineral mineral veil around my nose to keep that area at bay. It may seem like extra work, but it takes about 20 seconds and my overall face seems to keep more of a radiance effect which I prefer, than a re powdered one. But I can choose to blot if I wish to control the shine more
When I just apply primer, concealer, and this powder all over, I stay matte. Granted my skin at the moment is more normal verging on combo everyday, but I don't need to blot, I don't need to powder, not even close. By 5 pm, I still look MATTE. It's pretty crazy!
Since I am not in love with the matte look I notice when I add fix plus to this more simplified face the more natural human shine appears but without this added step, I haven't re touched at all, and don't even come close to needing to.
Blended out to Translucent
Semi matte finish, not flat
Application wise, my favorite brush thus far to apply this hefty priced powder, is the Target Sonia Kashuk Powder Brush
The powder comes with a poof which I do not use, but it is quite soft and keeps the powder safe under the cap and prevents a mess
Do I love this powder? Yes.
Is this the best loose powder I have ever tried? Yes, GRANTED I have only tried one other, MUFE HD ( FLAT CITY, never again)
Would you recommend this powder: Yes, I would.
I think the price is a little high but 30 grams should last me a loooong time. I love the finish I receive when I wear this over liquid foundation because it gives off a natural radiance as the day progresses. I also love the fact that if I am busy and don't feel like re touching up I can simply swipe this powder on over concealer and primer and be pretty set for the day!
I like having separate options!
I don't know how this powder will preform in the summer when I am definitely more oily, but as of now for my normal/combo skin, this one is a winner!