Chanel Le Tient Ultra Tenue

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In January Chanel launched Le Tient Ultra Tenue in the UK available in 16 shades.

 Chanel describes this foundation as:
A flawless complexion all day long.
A fluid foundation that redefines long wear for irreproachable radiance and a perfect matte finish from morning to night. Its incredibly fine texture is as comfortable and imperceptible as a second skin.
LE TEINT ULTRA TENUE offers sheer, luminous coverage for a flawless complexion at all times.
- A combination of absorbent powders and zinc to keep shine under control.
- Moisturising active ingredients offer a sensation of comfort all day long.
- Hydrophobic pigments to resist daily emotions and deliver radiant colour in all circumstances.

Chanel recommends this foundation to either be blended in by fingers or a foundation brush, however this isn't so straightforward. Unlike other Chanel foundations such as Vitalumiere Aqua and Perfection Lumiere velvet Ultra Tenue is less watery and more tacky. As others have mentioned, this foundation dries very fast so you have to work super fast. Literally, if you don't blend fast enough you can see where you have blobbed the foundation on your skin so unfortunately this isn't for dry skinned babes. The best way I have found to apply this foundation (and to tackle the fast drying) is to smoooth over the skin using a damp beauty blender which not only thins the foundation slightly but also makes it more malleable.

Price point wise this foundation retails for £37 which is a bit on the pricier side of things, however as I only need one pump for my entire face a little goes a long way so I can see this foundation lasting me a long while! Another point to note, for anyone buying this foundation, is that Le Tient Ultra Tenue does have slight pink undertones in comparison with other foundations in the Chanel range purchased in the same shade.

In terms of coverage this does give a high coverage and what I have found is that less is often more with this foundation to avoid looking like you have a lot of makeup on and close up it can look a tad cakey so  I usually stick to one pump and let the concealer do the work when it comes to blemishes. In terms of longevity, the foundation does not seem to wear very well and almost lifts off the skin throughout the day which ends up looking very cakey. Nevertheless, this foundation doesn't work the best for my super dry skin but I'm going to try to use up the bottle to get my money's worth :)

Have you tried this foundation, what are your thoughts?

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