The formulation Its formulation is a gel to supposedly a powder finish, but I tend to disagree. To me, this is a lightweight gel formulation that doesn’t turn powdery on the skin. To some with dryer skins, this will be perfect, for me, with more oily skin, this product still needs to be powdered down. With its light opacity, I feel I lose some of the beautiful colour this gives. Its best applied with a kabuki brush or a tightly bristled foundation brush to build up colour. It’s so barely there, which some days I enjoy and others it utterly frustrates me. It’s £42, and I feel the price tag is for the brand rather than the product. Yes, it’s iconic, but makeup has moved on and moved so far that I don’t feel this formulation offers anything. It doesn’t particularly wear well, and overall it’s just a nice product. POssibly not £42 worth of nice. The shade Now, the biggest problem. The shade. Suppose you are anywhere above a light, medium skin shade, this just won’t work for you. I enjoy a subtle bronze, but this has barely-there subtlety that doesn’t work on deeper skin tones. For a brand as big as Chanel, I cannot understand their decision to make a universal shade of this product, when it is so far away from universal. The lack of inclusivity of this product is what really lets it down. Women and men’s skin is not one shade, we are in 2020, this makes absolutely no sense and frankly, has no place in the cosmetics world. I’ve seen so much feedback on the shade that I do hope Chanel stand up and take notice.

The formulation  Its formulation is a gel to supposedly a powder finish, but I tend to disagree. To me, this is a lightweight gel formulation that doesn’t turn powdery on the skin. To some with dryer skins, this will be perfect, for me, with more oily skin, this product still needs to be powdered down. With its light opacity, I feel I lose some of the beautiful colour this gives.   Its best applied with a kabuki brush or a tightly bristled foundation brush to build up colour. It’s so barely there, which some days I enjoy and others it utterly frustrates me.  It’s £42, and I feel the price tag is for the brand rather than the product. Yes, it’s iconic, but makeup has moved on and moved so far that I don’t feel this formulation offers anything. It doesn’t particularly wear well, and overall it’s just a nice product. POssibly not £42 worth of nice.  The shade  Now, the biggest problem. The shade. Suppose you are anywhere above a light, medium skin shade, this just won’t work for you. I enjoy a subtle bronze, but this has barely-there subtlety that doesn’t work on deeper skin tones.  For a brand as big as Chanel, I cannot understand their decision to make a universal shade of this product, when it is so far away from universal. The lack of inclusivity of this product is what really lets it down. Women and men’s skin is not one shade, we are in 2020, this makes absolutely no sense and frankly, has no place in the cosmetics world.  I’ve seen so much feedback on the shade that I do hope Chanel stand up and take notice.

The formulation Its formulation is a gel to supposedly a powder finish, but I tend to disagree. To me, this is a lightweight gel formulation that doesn't turn powdery on the skin. To some with dryer skins, this will be perfect, for me, with more oily skin, this product still needs to be powdered down. With its light opacity, I feel I lose some of the beautiful colour this gives. Its best applied with a kabuki brush or a tightly bristled foundation brush to build up colour. It's so barely there, which some days I enjoy and others it utterly frustrates me. It's £42, and I feel the price tag is for the brand rather than the product. Yes, it's iconic, but makeup has moved on and moved so far that I don't feel this formulation offers anything. It doesn't particularly wear well, and overall it's just a nice product. POssibly not £42 worth of nice. The shade Now, the biggest problem. The shade. Suppose you are anywhere above a light, medium skin shade, this just won't work for you. I enjoy a subtle bronze, but this has barely-there subtlety that doesn't work on deeper skin tones. For a brand as big as Chanel, I cannot understand their decision to make a universal shade of this product, when it is so far away from universal. The lack of inclusivity of this product is what really lets it down. Women and men's skin is not one shade, we are in 2020, this makes absolutely no sense and frankly, has no place in the cosmetics world. I've seen so much feedback on the shade that I do hope Chanel stand up and take notice.