Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation (30 ml for Rs 2650) available at Chanel StoresWhat Chanel Says
The tiniest drop of this hybrid fluid creates a fresh, natural complexion. Skin looks refined and feels refreshed, creating an exquisite makeup experience. The fluid formula has a 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.
Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua range is for dry skin. Vitalumiere Aqua makeup comes both in Liquid and compact form. Compact provides little more coverage than liquid, but due to light texture of Liquid makeup I decided to go with this.Shade – I was matched to Shade 44 Beige Ambre. What I observed is the shade has neutral undertones, that means its neither pink nor yellow. At first I thought it would look light on me , but once blended the shade matched my skin tone perfectly. I was glad to see that it doesn’t look either ashy or orange on me. Texture & Formula – Foundation is quite runny. It spreads and blends like a dream. I find the formula similar to MAC Face & Body Foundation though less sticky and with a better coverage. It gives a healthy glowy finish, which doesn’t look greasy or shiny whatsoever. Though during summers I prefer to look matte so I dab a light weight powder like MAC mineralize skin finish over it. Applying a moisturizer before foundation is always recommended, but with this foundation I skip that step completely. It provides the desired moisture and doesn’t highlight dry/ flaky skin.
Coverage – Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation provides light to medium coverage. You can layer it up without looking ashy or cakey. Packaging – I expect a fancier packaging when its “Chanel”, but Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation comes in a squeeze bottle with a nozzle. Though this is what makes it travel friendly, its light and rules out all chances of breakage.
I have swatched all the current foundations I have below :I have always found MAC foundations looking a little more than required Yellow on me. Rest Bourjois Healthy Mix and Inglot ones are more on pink side.
Staying Power – Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation stays on me for good 7+ hours.
I have used a pea size amount on my face below. I haven’t used any concealer.Why I like it
- Light weight formula
- Gives a natural dewy finish
- Spreads and blends into the skin seamlessly.
- Doesn’t look cakey or grey.
Areas Of Improvement
If you are looking for a light weight, super blendable makeup, Try Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation. It gives the most natural looking finish without looking ashy or cakey. Coverage is light to medium though buildable. This formula is perfect for dry skin as it doesn’t highlight dry patches or wrinkles. Though girls who are looking to cover up blemishes might be disappointed. I am really loving this foundation these days.
Ratings : 4/5