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Chanel White Essentiel Light Reflecting Whitening Compact Foundation SPF25/PA+++ (20 Beige Rose)

Posted on: April 10, 2009


The white sleek casing with classic silver printed double C definitely looks utterly elegant! The premium black cloth case that printed with double C makes it special too! Besides, I also love the quality product booklet and the huge mirror!


According to Chanel, White Essentiel Compact Foundation Enriched with a Vitamin C derivative, intensely brightens the complexion while leaving it perfectly even, smoothes out the skin texture, light-diffusing pigments help to conceal face imperfection for a lastingly radiant complexion. Silica micro beads prevent undesired shine, micronized airy texture leaves skin exceptionally soft to touch. 


I do believe the powder is really fine, imparts non-powdery natural finish yet light-feeling. Even with multiple applications, the finish still looks natural, silky matted and imparts elegant skin tone. Apply this compact foundation together with Chanel White Essentiel Whitening Modeling Effect Base help to enhance the complexion with a hint of glow.


The compact foundation should be applied dry as Chanel suggested. The coverage of the compact foundation is buildable from sheer to light medium, hence do not expect too much of the coverage.  In other words, skin will look dull when the skin tone is dull, skin will look subtle luminous when skin is glowing. This actually happen to any foundation except medium to full coverage foundation.


As the White Essentiel Compact Foundation is drying for dehydrated skin condition, I must prepare an excellent moisture base before this compact foundation. Therefore, I do not use this alone now, after several trials, I realized It works beautifully with Clinique SuperMoisture Foundation when my skin is dry because of its non-powdery feature. In fact, it work very beautifully with Chanel White Essentiel Whitening Modeling Effect Base for my combination-normal skin in humid weather despite it does not control sebum, thus not exactly long-wearing.


The sales assistant advised 20 beige rose for my pinky skin tone, whereby the lightest shade 10 is towards beige-yellow tone. It looked natural on me during testing at the beauty counter, however I found it appeared too dark/pinkish on me sometimes. Another issue is the makeup sponge. I use cleansing oil or soap to cleanse the sponge, after two cleansing,there are blueish-grey dark spots shown on sponge while my Fancl makeup sponge never had this problem after many cleansing in 9 months.


Last but not least, a friendly but important note, if you have flawless and moist skin,  then Chanel White Essentiel Compact Foundation may worth to try if you like Chanel, else, you probably end up a base makeup  which reveals/exaggerates all your skin imperfections clearly when too much sebum secretion or skin loss its moisture after few hours or other reasons especially in hot and humid day.


Chanel White Essentiel Compact Foundation costs me RM190 in Malaysia, including the white case. This is not my top favorite but not a bad purchase either. The huge mirror is still the best among all other foundation!


Rating: … ))) satisfied  Satisfied. May buy again.



Titanium Dioxide, Silica, Talc, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Lauroyl Lysine, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Nylon-12, Dimethicone, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Magnesium Myristate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Magnesium Stearate, Potassium Sorbate, Propylparaben, Methylparaben, Aluminum Dimyristate, Bht

[+/-(May Contain) CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide)]




The foundation




….Test on skin….

Skin - Before

Skin - After




Left: Fancl makeup sponge, Right: Chanel’s makeup sponge. Do you spot the blueish-gray dark spots on Chanel’s?





10 Responses to "Chanel White Essentiel Light Reflecting Whitening Compact Foundation SPF25/PA+++ (20 Beige Rose)"

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OMG i want it but is it refillable? or not? pls do inform me! thanks so much?!

Thanks for dropping by, mad_lol.

Yes, it’s refillable.

hi its me again do you have any idea where to buy this online?

Hi again mad_lol,
I’ve tried google this online to no avail. Sorry but I think this is available in most of the Asia countries, if you happen to travel to Asia. You can get this at the most duty free shop in Asia too. “v

You can purchase it on if you’re in Asia. Or you can purchase on for anywhere.

Where can I order it or the refill online? Can anyone help?

Hi Jooj,

You can order this online because I tried to search the product via google search engine just now, there are several online sources that are selling this product. You may talk to the sellers if they sell the refill. “v

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