Hi girls here is my Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua 10 beige Review!
If you have been following my Blog and/or Tweets for a while then you will know that I am loving the Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua foundation. I have literally just cracked open my third bottle of it, so I can give you my educated opinion on it.
So here are my thoughts. Let’s start with the least important, the packaging and work our way up to the question of all questions, “how does it actually look?”
This foundation comes in a lightweight sleek plastic bottle with a convenient nozzle. Personally I like that, because I travel a lot and it’s light, small enough to pack and won’t break. However, someone might argue that if you are forking out the $$ for Chanel you may want the luxurious look and feel that the typical glass bottles bring.
Devine. To me anyway. The scent is quit strong and smells very florally. So if you don’t like fragranced foundations stay away.
This foundation as the name might suggest is water-based and very light weight. You have to shake the bottle well before dispensing product otherwise you will get a watery liquid. It would describe the texture almost gel like but in a nice way.
I am wearing B10 and it matches me perfectly. I have tried Vitalumiere and Prolumiere and the lightest colour in both of these foundations is probably a tick too dark for me. So it’s nice that they have come up with some lighter shades this time.
Probably one of the biggest pros of this foundation. It goes on so so easy and so well. I have used this with all sorts of brushes and fingers, and you really can’t stuff it up. I have never had it look streaky, nor cakey, nor any other undesired look. It’s just very low maintenance. Throw it on and go.
I would describe this as a light to medium coverage foundation with a satin finish. Some people say it is buildable but I disagree. This foundation is great to even out your skintone and give you some luminosity. To me it looks like my own skin but better. However, it does not cover up your skin and it’s not supposed to. It actually lets your skin shine through and that’s what makes it so lovely and natural looking. In summer I can see my freckles through this foundation.
This is definitely not a long wearing foundation but for me it holds up a working day quite nicely. I have normal skin so it might be a different story if you have oily skin. I don’t tend to powder this foundation either, because I don’t want to take away the lovely finish by powdering over it. I also wore this every single day on my honeymoon in Barcelona last year and it wore well in the hot and humid climate.
Aha, now this is the biggest con of this foundation. In Australia this retails for AUD 77, in the US you can get it for around US 40. I have been buying it duty free in Europe for only EUR 35.
Have you tried this or any other light weight foundation? Please do tell me about it in the comments! Btw this is the first time I am taking photos with my light box – let me know what you think!