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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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

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Mireia February 22, 2017 at 4:41 pm

Absolutely love it!

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

Mireia from TGL
https://thegoldlipstick.com/

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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

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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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