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Product Review: Chanel Blanc Universal Sheer Illuminator

I'm thrilled with Le Blanc de Chanel Sheer Illuminating Base ($45), which is part of Chanel's spring collection. In essence, this is a skin primer, but somehow it feels like so much more!

The texture of this silicon-based formula is unique. The creamy white liquid goes on silky-smooth and has the consistency of a foundation, yet once you start to rub it in, it has similar qualities as a balm. All you need to do is put a little bit on a sponge or your fingertips and then spread it evenly in small circles.

I'll be honest: At first it looks a little scary because it's so white, but almost immediately, it absorbs into your skin and the color completely fades. All that's left is a velvety feeling that minimizes the look of your pores and leaves a bright and even finish on your face.

You can also use it just under your eyes or on the corners of your mouth for a soft dewy effect or you can mix it with your foundation for a really flawless, semi-matte looking face. And it wouldn't be right not to share the fresh floral smell with you. I'm not sure why it makes me feel so clean when I put it on, but the scent is really happy and refreshing.

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