Swatches ~ Chanel Double Perfection Lumiere Powder Foundation / Brown Skin

Chanel Foundation

I was at my local Macy's picking up a few things and I just happened to stop by the Chanel counter. I asked the SA what she thought about the Chanel Double Perfection Lumiere Powder Foundations and if she could give me a match.  She was more than happy to work with me and we picked this very beautiful color in #74 Ambre as a match.

Chanel Powder Foundation

Now that i'm in my early 50's and very menopausal, i'm finding that liquid foundations just aren't playing well with my occasional hot flashes.  The minute I have a flash the liquid just wipes off as if i've never put anything on.  So i've been trying quite a few powder foundations to see what gives me the most coverage.  Powder foundations are something i've always worn over liquid foundations for a truly flawless finish, but i've never worn them alone because there's just not a lot of coverage in my opinion.
Chanel Powder Foundation

I have three different powder foundation colors by Mac, Mac gives me a variety of colors whereas Chanel only had two colors that were closest to my complexion.  But I was very interested in this Chanel powder because it is a foundation that can be used "wet or dry" to adjust the coverage.  So that means I could build on the coverage if necessary. 

My plan is to do a powder foundation comparison video with my findings on the brands I have so far which are Nars, Mac and Chanel.  I have two "cream to powder" foundations by Fashion Fair and Bobby Brown which are both full coverage foundations that are for winter when the weather is brutal on my skin.

What are some of your favorite foundation brands and why?