I'm a sucker for a celebrity beauty product endorsement, especially when it comes from the fashion icon herself, Kendall Jenner. Whenever I get wind of a product that model and 818 founder is obsessed with, you can bet your ass I'm paying attention.
When I heard that Jenner was a fan of the Chanel Ultra Le Teint Ultrawear All-Day Comfort Flawless Finish Foundation ($65), and that Hailey Bieber was a fan as well, I knew I needed to test it out. Because Jenner is a big no-makeup-makeup girl (like myself), I was curious to see how this full-coverage foundation would pan out. Spoiler alert: it's even better than I expected.
Keep reading to learn all about the Jenner-approved product and why I find it perfect for my dry, acne-prone skin.
About the Chanel Ultra Le Teint Ultrawear Foundation
- It is a liquid foundation that offers full coverage.
- The product is offered in 35 different shades.
- It has a lightweight texture and a matte finish.
- The formula is buildable and can be customised based on your needs.
What I Like About the Chanel Ultra Le Teint Ultrawear Foundation
While what initially attracted me to this foundation was the fact that it's loved by Kendall Jenner and my fashion and beauty icon, Hailey Bieber, after using it just once I was completely sold. It went on smooth without pulling on my skin, and even though I'm typically very dry, it didn't look patchy or pill on top of my skin-care products. It's a full-coverage foundation, so it's perfect for big events and long nights, but it's also easy to "water down" with moisturiser and use as more of a skin tint if I'm looking for less coverage.
I wore this foundation recently while on a trip in Austin, Texas, and it lasted me all day through the heat (and lots of sweating). Plus, it feels lightweight, and half the time I forget I'm even wearing it. It always makes my skin look airbrushed, and even though I'm acne-prone I haven't had any issues with breakouts when using it.
How to Use the Chanel Ultra Le Teint Ultrawear Foundation
The brand recommends applying this formula using a foundation brush or your fingers and applying from the centre of the face outward.
Personally, I like to use this product in two different ways. When I'm going for a Hailey Bieber no-makeup-makeup look, I like to use Bieber's hack and mix this foundation with a small amount of moisturiser (Bieber usually mixes with either her moisturiser or the Rhode Peptide Glazing Fluid). Since this foundation is full-coverage, it's a little bit much for me for everyday wear on its own. I typically mix a tiny drop of moisturiser with a few drops of the foundation, and then I use a large fluffy brush (as shown in my favourite Mary Phillip's makeup tutorial) to apply the product to my face and neck.
The second way I like to use this product is as it's intended: as a full-coverage foundation. After completing my skin-care routine and using a hydration primer, I apply this product directly onto my skin using a foundation brush. I really only do this when I'm doing a full face of glam or going to an event like a wedding — somewhere I need my makeup to last all day.
What to Consider Before Trying the Chanel Ultra Le Teint Ultrawear Foundation
At $65, this foundation is more on the expensive side than other comparable products. However, I've found that a little goes a long way, and I think it will take me a long time to get through my entire bottle — especially when I mix the product with moisturiser.
I have dry skin, and I find that this foundation works perfectly for me because it's hydrating. However, prior to testing it out, I read a few reviews that noted it isn't great for oily skin. One of my good friends has oily skin and loves it, but because the product is a little pricey, if you have oily skin I'd suggest testing out a sample prior to purchasing the full-size product.
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