12 April 2012

Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua

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For the last few months I have been searching for the perfect foundation. I have tried out many; embarrassing my friends by asking for millions of testers at counters, from Clarins, Clinique, Lancome, Estee Lauder... I tried a lot! I was looking for something light that made my skin glow and I certainly found it with Chanel.

I guess I was slow to catch on with this as I've heard so much about it but the £32 price tag put me off trying it. How wrong I was! This is, without a doubt, the best foundation I tried.

It offers a light to medium coverage with a soft satin finish. It's not too dewy and basically looks like your skin but better.

It is quite a watery formulation so it needs a good shake but once mixed up, it glides on perfectly and does not cling to any dry patches. I have a normal to dry complexion and it is prefect for me. I don't know how well it would sit on an oily skin, but I reckon with a bit of finishing powder it would be fine. It lasts pretty much all day on my skin, perhaps needing a touch up late afternoon if it was a warmer day. I apply it with my Real Techniques Stippling Brush, I find this the best way as a sponge absorbs too much and it looks amazing when buffed in to  skin, a look which I don't find I can achieve with a traditional flat foundation brush.

The packaging is cute and very handbag friendly as it is made of plastic.

The only downside to this foundation is the colour range. I have fair skin and wear 20, 30 or 40 Beige depending on the time of year, and it only goes up to 50. I believe the compact version now has colour 54 but again this is not likely to suit darker skin tones which is a real shame!

If you can find a shade to match your skin, I guarantee you will adore this!


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If you have any questions I didn't cover in the post then please feel free to comment!

7 comments:

  1. i love this foundation i had a sample of it and it looked amazing and smelled nice too but to bad about the shading as they dont have light shades i dont use it as it makes me look realy orange as im lighter than mac nc15.

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    1. That's a real shame, I had assumed Beige 10 would be a good fair shade but annoying if it's not! They should sort it out because it's such a gorgeous foundation, everyone would love it and buy it!

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  2. I really love this foundation its amazing great review !! check out my blog :)

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  3. This review post in perfect, I'm currently pondering over a good 'high end' foundation, was either chanel or mac that had been recommended to me :) xxx

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    1. I've not tried any MAC foundations so I couldn't comment on them personally but I've not heard the best things about some of them. This on the other hand I recommend to everyone, my friends are probably sick of me raving about it haha! In my experience the Chanel counters are very good at giving testers so you should get colour matched and try it :) x

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  4. Thanks for the review ! Really considering buying it as heard a lot of good thangs

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