It’s makeup meets skincare. An extension of Chanel’s beloved Sublimage range – known for its key ingredient, vanilla planifolia, which protects skin against signs of ageing – the L’Essence de Teint is a skincare-makeup hybrid that delivers efficacious skin-loving ingredients to nourish skin, while giving it a flawless finish at the same time.

And just like the brand’s Sublimage skincare, the L’Essence de Teint offers the same luxurious sensorial experience when applied.


At the heart of the L’Essence de Teint is Chanel’s iconic vanilla planifolia actives, in particular, the vanilla planifolia water and vanilla enfleurage oil, both extracted from the Madagascan vanilla pod.

The former is a powerful antioxidant that hydrates skin and protects it against free radical damage, while the latter soothes skin, leaving it soft and oh-so-supple. These precious ingredients are also rich in polyketones that help stimulate growth factors in skin to plump and firm it, leaving you looking fresh and youthful.

To top it off, light-reflecting particles are added to help enhance the appearance of your skin and reveal that much-desired lit-from-within glow.

And even though it’s packed with actives, the serum foundation’s light, fluid texture is perfect for combating Singapore’s heat and humidity. It also allows for ease of application – fingers or brush work equally well as the foundation glides over skin effortlessly.

And its buildability means you can easily go from second-skin finish to more coverage to conceal light imperfections.


“The texture is fluid, but not drippy, and blends really well. It offers fantastic coverage, yet the pigments don’t overpower, and instead enhances my skin’s natural tone.

At the same time, there are additional antioxidants, which makes this an advanced serum foundation with skincare benefits.

The finish is sheer, and it helps plump up fine lines while adding just the right amount of radiance. This is now my all-time favourite foundation. It’s even suitable for those with sensitive skin too.”

Category: Makeup

Award: Best liquid foundation for dry skin – Editor’s Choice

The Winner: Chanel Sublimage L’Essence de Teint

Chanel Sublimage L’Essence de Teint, $228. Available at Chanel Fragrance & Beauty boutiques and counters, and

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