Hey guys! This week’s Friday Favorite is Chanel’s Vitalumiere Aqua foundation. Now, I am not the type of person to spend a lot of money on high end makeup products. Ok, maybe sometimes. But, it KILLED me to spend this much on a foundation, when there are so many drugstore options. I bought this foundation about a year ago, last summer. I bought it with some money I got for my birthday, and decided to splurge. I had heard a ton of reviews on it, and I decided to try it out.
The product comes in a plastic bottle with a squeeze top. The consistency of this foundation is very liquid-y. It is a water based foundation, so it is really easy to blend. So last summer, when I bought this, I had the lady at the counter color match me, and she said I was in the shade 20 BEIGE, which I kind of already knew, because I had looked at the website for months deciding whether or not to buy this.
Since I used this foundation last summer, I hadn’t been able to wear it until now, because it was too dark for me, but since now I have a tan, I started using it again. Before you apply it, make sure to shake it up. I apply it using my fingers…that is the best way because if you use a brush or a sponge, it will soak up all of the product because it is very runny. I use about a dime size amount, and dot it all over my face and blend it in.
It has a really strong perfume scent, which doesn’t bother me, but if you are sensitive to scent, you wont like this. Once its all blended in, my face looks absolutely flawless. It doesn’t quite have full coverage, but it covers really well. I barely have to use any concealer on this and it just looks and feels so good. it doesn’t even feel like I have makeup on. It also contains SPF 15.
I have tried a lot of foundations, and this is the best one I have found yet. It is $45, yes, but I have had it for a year now, and there is still a lot left. It is Chanel, and there is a reason its so expensive. Its cause its awesome and its totally worth the money.
The drugstore foundation that reminds me of this foundation is Loreal’s True Match Lumi foundation. That one is very runny, and seems to be water based also. It is very easy to blend, but still does not give the coverage that the Chanel does. It is a good foundation, but it doesn’t compare to this one. I dont know what is in this foundation, but it is amazing. I recommend this to everyone I know. I just notice such a difference when I wear this compared to other foundations. It lasts all day too. Its just magic.
Go on over to the Chanel counter the next time you’re at the mall and they will give you a sample. A warning though, you WILL want to buy this when you try it! But, just remember, it will last you forever!
Let me know if you try this out! Thanks for reading!