March 13, 2013

chanel vitalumiere aqua

I recently indugled in some make up retail therapy and the product I was most excited to try out was the Vitalumiere Aqua foundation by Chanel. I say foundation but really it's a mixture of a skin tint and highlighter yet has good coverage. I've been loving swapping my usual heavy foundation for this, it's made me embrace a lighter hand with my make up and my skin has been looking much better for it. I like to apply concealer to my problem areas then use a buffer brush to blend the foundation into my skin and finish with a dusting of powder. I have typically dry skin so the dewy finish that this gives my skin is perfect, but probably a product to stick away from if you have considerably oily skin. I'm also a big fan of the simple and lightweight packaging, I barey notice when it's in my make up bag unlike the clunky glass bottles of other foundations. The product also has a built in fragrance meaning it smells fresh and uplifting on application, it's only subtle though as to not be overpowering. It's worked out to be one of the best foundations that I've ever used, if your foundation routine needs a bit of a revamp definitely head to a Chanel counter and ask for a sample to try it out. If you want to see what it looks like on the skin then have a look at a few of my previous posts as I'm wearing it on those.


  1. I'd love to try the Vitalumière Aqua foundation! I've heard amazing things about it. I'm currently still using my Chanel Pro Lumière foundation, which has sadly been discontinued, just like all the other great products Chanel has :(

    Great post!


  2. This foundation sounds just lovely. It's great that it has a dewy finish!

    Gillian from glamupeveryday.com x

  3. Definitely still my favourite foundation ever. As much as I try to like BB creams and high street foundations, I will always, always, always return to my beloved Vitalumiere Aqua eventually.


  4. I'm a huge fan of this foundation and got through 3 of them before I changed to YSL :)

    Hope you enjoy it!

    India xox The Jewel Beauty Blog |Beauty,Lifestyle & Fashion! - Chanel, Elemis & John Frieda Giveaway

  5. it's definitely looked lovely on you in the last couple of posts! unfortunately I have pretty oily skin so this probably wouldn't work for me! x


  6. I've been neglecting this foundation for a while now.. It's a lovely natural looking one.. But apparently the amount of alcohol it contains can dry out your skin if used everyday.. I recently picked up Givenchy Eclat Matissime which is sorta the same concept and I'm really enjoying that..

  7. Oh I might try this! I have a more oily/combination skin so I'm not to sure how it would work with my skin, but ill certainly give it a go!! Xx