Its been a while since I took the plunge and purchased Chanel's Vitalumiere Aqua. So after much use and enough road testing I thought it was about time I gave my two cents on this hyped about foundation. In all honesty Vitalumiere Aqua was an impulse buy whilst perusing the aisles of a fabulous pharmacy in covent garden. With its £32 price tag, in the back of my mind I did question whether it may be a purchase I would later regret, however I listened to the little beauty addict devil within me, thought bugger it and purchased it anyway. Something Im glad I did as this little bottle of loveliness has become a firm faviourite within my makeup routine, resulting in studio sculpt being a little neglected, making its way to the back of my ever growing drawer.
So as the name would suggest Vitalumiere Aqua is a water based foundation, something that originally caused me to be hesitant with the fear of it being a watery mess, aswell as the concern that it may be unsuitable for my oily/combination skin. But with a little help from Loreal's Lumi Magique, Vitalumiere will last reasonably well throughout the day, and seems to work well with my skin.
Vitalumiere Aqua really gives the appearance of a second layer of skin. Light enough to cover problem areas for example my rather rosey cheeks (although concealer is needed for those dreaded spots), yet still easy enough to create a buildable coverage without the end result being cakey. The foundation feels very much lightweight with an overall smooth finish.
Vitalumiere is a great everyday foundation, however for a night out I would rather opt for something else, as I find that the SPF within the formula causes flashbacks in photographs, and lets face it no one wants to see photos of themselves looking like ghosts on Facebook the following morning.
In terms of packaging, its Chanel, I dont think I need to justify my thoughts haha. Compact and light enough to carry on the go whilst still being fabulous enough to adorn any dressing table with its CC embossed lid, whats not to love? Another plus with the packaging is that I dont find myself with excess product, like I have done with various other squeezable packaging.
Have you tried Vitalumiere Aqua?? If so what are your thoughts??