The New Chanel Le Blanc 2017 Whitening Compact Foundation Radiance Thermal Comfort Review and Swatch

February 21, 2017

I gushed about how much I was impressed with the new Chanel Le Blanc Whitening Compact Foundation Radiance Thermal Comfort from the Le Blanc 2017 collection when I first bought it, and I’ve been trialing the new foundation over a few weeks now (so the honeymoon period is over!), and I can honestly say that it is one of the best compact foundations I have ever used. It has the finest creamy texture, and is the most moisturizing powder that works great for dry skin or in the cold months.


The design is very minimalist – encased in a clean all-white case,  and comes with a sponge applicator. The sponge has 1 side of velvety texture, and it feels ultra luxurious and plush against the skin. It is designed for application for a better coverage and a more air-brushed finish. The other side has a normal sponge finish that gives a more natural and traceless finish.


The powder is designed to work in all climate conditions as well as protecting your skin with SPF25 with PA+++. It is extremely finely milled that feels silky smooth and buttery upon touching. Best of all, the powder applies creamy and feels very moisturizing on the skin. It gives the skin a milky porcelain-like finish in a natural way that does not look overly powdery. It gives medium to high coverage without looking cakey. I personally prefer to apply it with my favorite Chanel Les Beiges Kabuki Brush, or with the sponge applicator for touch-ups.

It doesn’t enhance any dry lines and does a wonderful job to even out the imperfections with a hint of brightening effect and completely cover the pores. I have been using it solely as a foundation, with a sheer layer of primer underneath, and it stays put for the whole day (7-8 hours ) without creasing. Since it is a very moisturizing powder, it does not completely mattify the skin, and I notice some oil comes through on the t-zone after 5 to 6 hours of wear.


Color: I bought the color 20 Beige (FYI I am NC15-20, GA 3.5/4) and this shade matches me perfectly.




Overall I highly recommend this compact foundation whether you need it for touch up or solely as a foundation. The texture is perfection for all skin types and particularly for the dry skin, and it feels ultra comfort and blends seamlessly!

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

candice February 21, 2017 at 12:57 pm

The chanel packaging is just so classy – love it

Candice | Beauty Candy Loves


Mireia February 22, 2017 at 4:41 pm

Absolutely love it!

P.S.: I’m running a giveaway on my blog!

Mireia from TGL


Loulou February 23, 2017 at 3:31 pm

I’m wondering if this is an exclusive to some countries in Le Blanc collection? White packaging beautiful and seems so hydrating I have my Chanel kabuki brush, now I need this in my Chanel range of cosmetics. Also waiting for the new Chanel cushion foundation to come out sometime in the following months I believe. Please consider a home tour, it would complete your stylish blog. Loulou


Reika February 27, 2017 at 12:33 pm

Hi Loulou thank you very much for your kind comment! Me too, I absolutely can’t wait for the new Chanel cushion foundation! Hour tour post is work in progress 🙂 Thank you for your support!


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