Last year for my birthday my sister knew that I wanted to try the Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation; she was nice enough to get it for me, but I think I completely forgot to do a review for all of you. Well you can say that this review will be very accurate because I have tried this foundation in literally all seasons now and can give you my thoughts.
This foundation has been all over in YouTube and most of the reviews I read before purchasing it were very favorable, so that is why I decided to give it a try, Chanel describes this product as hybrid fluid that creates a fresh, natural complexion. Skin looks refined and feels refreshed. The fluid formula has soft, water-light texture, and comes in 10 shades that match perfectly to skin’s undertones, whether pink or beige. Dermatologist-tested. Non-comedogenic. Oil- free. It has SPF 15 (which in my opinion is not enough).
Well after reading all that and seeing all those reviews I was ready and my sister took me to a Chanel counter at Dillard’s and there I received the best treatment, they used all their line (toners, moisturizers, serums, primers & foundation) on me. Of course that after that my face felt like a baby’s butt. And I got it.
When coming home and starting to use it I had to work with it, as this is water based you need to give the bottle a good shake before using it, it took me a week of uses to get the hang of it, because even if I shook it good I could not get an even mix.
Application is easy, you do not have to be a blending pro and feels very natural, I liked this foundation mainly because of the scent, (which is amazing but this is not a perfume). However I noticed that the coverage is very sheer (I could understand why it says ultra-light) and although it makes my face look a bit brighter I do have to go with concealer to get rid of my dark circles and a couple of freckles I have.
Now for my oiliness, well it did make my T-zone shine at the middle of the day when it was summer even if I sealed it with powder, and on winter my skin was strangely dry that I could not use it because I had dry patches and the foundation would strangely sit on those. For autumn and spring it was Ok, but not great.
Overall I don’t think that (at least for me) spending $52.00 dollars for a foundation that has light coverage is justified I do think it is overpriced for what it does for me, especially because I have to go with my oil absorbing sheets in the middle of the day. I am almost over with this foundation, and although I love the scent, well I don’t think I will be purchasing this again. I keep thinking in which conditions I would buy this, and “maybe” it would be if my skin was normal (and it wasn’t that freaking expensive), but only that.
Have you tried this foundation? if so what are your thoughts on it?
Until Next Time,