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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Chambor Sheer Delight Ultra Matte foundation review and Ocher swatches

So a few months back we all ranted about the Dumbest things a Makeup SA has told you? And the most recurrent sore point for almost all of us was of the SA pimping the lightest foundation shade in stock.I had been in dire need of a sheer foundation and at every counter the clueless SAs tried to apply whatever shade/variant they had in stock. You know the spiel 
'Apply light foundation on your arms and then rub-a-dub-dub till the foundation disappears or your skin does!!'
I was getting cranky after visiting a few counters and just then the Chambor Sheer Delight Ultra Matte foundation posters caught my attention. 
I asked the Chambor SA to show me the shade. As usual she started with the lighter shade available.By then I simply lost my cool and flatly said 'its too light for my skin tone', plz try the darkest shade on me. The SA looked at me with such flabbergasted eyes like I had asked for both her kidneys. I was tired of this charade and I walked out of the store. However out in natural light I liked the texture and feel of the foundation and surprisingly the shade looked very natural on me in sun light.

So I decided to get off my high horse and ate humble pie. I went back & let the SA apply the medium and darkest shade on both sides of my face. Yes I did feel like Harvey Two Face :P
And surprise surprise instead of the darkest shade the medium shade worked best on my skin (02 Ocher)
I loved how fresh & natural the foundation looked on me, it just gave a nice even velvety feel to my skin.
I picked up shade-Ocher and no have used it for almost a month, so I thought I'll share my thoughts on this 'coz I know so many of us waste s much time finding the right foundation.



Priced at INR 695/- for 30 mL.The packaging is pretty standard Chambor stuff.Dark navy tube and casing, with silver text.As usual Chambor never talks about its origins. Chambor claims to be from Geneve, the product says 'Product of Italy'. While you'll never find a word about Chambor products being mentioned/sold in any country.


Ingredient list

The foundation has a thick whipped mousse like texture.While I'm not a fan of mousse foundation sold in jars, this definitely trumps over its liquid cousin (our regular liquid foundies that is!).There is no danger of spillage or of taking out excess foundation,the tube offers great control on the amount of product dispensed.


The mousse texture of the foundation means the best results for blending come with your fingers, which help in just melting the product a little bit and allow it to blend very well. After I apply this with my fingers I use my Sigma F 80 brush to buff it up.The foundation leaves no greasy or sticky residue on the skin.


The Chambor Sheer Delight Ultra Matte foundation gives a nice demi matte finish, the coverage is extremely sheer,in fact blended out you can't make out the foundation on the skin.
So don't expect any real coverage from it, you still would need your concealer to work on those blemishes.
The sheer super blendabale and natural looking finish is in fact very close to what I would have expected from a good BB cream, but as most companies are still struggling with their BB cream formulations for dusky skin tones I would suggest this works as an excellent albeit pricier substitute.


It is a good day wear foundation when you just need a smooth evened out skin tone without very apparent coverage.On my combination skin I do need to touch up the forehead and nose area with powder compact after 4 hours or so.
The foundation lasts between 7-8 hours on my skin depending on the heat and humidity level.If you live in cooler environs you can definitely count on longer wear time.

Overall Thoughts- If you are looking for a sheer coverage and demi matte finish foundation for everyday use Chambor Sheer Delight Ultra Matte foundation is a great option.
It doesn't oxidize on my skin and has a good wear time.This is the foundation for you if you are looking for the perfect Au Naturel look
Only real con is that there are only 3 shades available in this range,while they would serve most medium to dusky skin tones well, very fair and very dusky beauties would both find a tough time to find a good shade match.
I'm very happy with this foundation and can see my self actually finishing up the tube, I'd recommend it.

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20 comments:

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    1. Yes Bhumika it works surprisingly well, do give it a whirl!

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  2. wow..am reading all gud reviews on this one..am tempted now..

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    1. Yes Preetha Ive used it for few weeks now and I think it works well for everyday wear. I'd reccommend!

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  3. I wanted to try this foundation as am badly in need of one and here comes your review :)I am somewhere around NC 42 in MAC.. which shade would you suggest for me?

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    1. Actually all three shades blended out are so sheer that unless u r looking in strong light it's very difficult to spot difference in the blended out foundation but for NC 42 I'd suggest you try shade number 1 and try to compare swatches in natural light,artificial lighting in the store can really fix you into buying the wrong shade. Hope this helps :)

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    2. Thanks pooja! I ll try shade 1 :)

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  4. I hate such SAs. They always push their lightest shades onto me too. Its just so irritating. I m glad u found a good match. Seems like a nice product :-)

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  5. Hi Pooja ...
    I love chambor products esp.lipsticks ....Nice review :-)
    Pooja ....I received my giveaway hamper from Nivea Yesterday :-)
    Lovely giveaway drooling :-p
    Thanks again

    shrutirasoi

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    1. Hi Shruti! Congrats so glad u got your goodies! :)

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  6. Oh no Y didnt I buy this on Sunday!!.. will do it next weekend :))

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    1. Sure Dolon it's great for everyday use do try it out :)

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  7. My Search for a good foundation hasn't ended yet ... I will definitely look into it on my next visit to the store :D

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    1. Same here even I have such an impossible list of expectations that most foundations dont live up to it, But this one is a good to have in your stash!

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  8. I definitely m checking this out next time..i want something for my office wear and this sounds perfect!

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  9. Seems like a really nice prduct for everyday wear!but only 3 shades...sshould check it out in the store in person!!

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  10. It was one of my recent purchase...and i am loving it. Perfect for office wear due to its longer staying power :)

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  11. I've been thiking of trying this out....

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