Today I’m reviewing Chanel’s Vitalumiere Aqua – Ultra Light Skin Perfecting Makeup SPF 15, which I have been using frequently these past few weeks. I’m half way through the bottle and I absolutely love the product!
Before I give you all my take on it, here’s what Chanel says about it:
Vita Lumiere Aqua is the most surprising of all Chanel Foundations as it is soft, light and aqueous in texture for an amazingly even makeup result that glows with natural radiance. An unprecedented sensorial experience and an unrivalled makeup finish: freedom for all women in search of a delightful foundation that respects their skin and reveals their natural beauty.
I can’t say I disagree with the claims made by this leading fashion brand – Chanel’s Vitalumiere Aqua truly does provide “an unrivalled makeup finish”!
There are several things about this foundation that I really like.
First and foremost, the bottle is plastic and tiny as compared to some brands which package their cosmetics in heavy glass bottles; beware ladies, fancy as that may be, it’s just a gimmick – you feel you are paying more for larger quantity but in actuality, you still end up with the same 30 ml of product. At least Chanel is keeping it real! Also, the lightweight, unpretentious packing makes it ideal to carry on vacations or to parties – it is neither bulky nor takes up too much space.
In terms of application, the foundation has a very fluid texture and you need to shake the bottle so that it is properly mixed when used. But this silky texture makes it very light on the skin and easy to blend as well. After sitting on the skin for a few minutes, it merges with my skin-tone absolutely effortlessly. The finish is even and it really doesn’t look like I am wearing makeup though all the flaws I generally struggle to hide are completely invisible. In fact, I tend to apply Concealer very sparingly while using this particular foundation for mostly, there is no need. The foundation also has some high-def light pigments which are an exclusive Chanel concoction – they add a radiant glow to my skin which is seriously difficult to achieve if one is not a professional makeup artist.
The added bonus is the smell! I have always loved the typical Chanel fragrance which is common to all their products; I’m glad this foundation smells the same! To top it all, the fact that it has SPF too, makes Vitalumiere Aqua a must-have product for me. And I usually don’t like wearing makeup all day but with this foundation, my mind is at peace; it nourishes the skin as opposed to ruining it. This can be attributed to the lotus water and brown seaweed extract it is composed of, which help restore the skin’s vitality. Moreover, the mineral sunscreen fortifies it against the sun’s harmful rays. With all that it has to offer, what more could one ask for?
Here is a picture of me wearing Chanel VitaLumiere Aqua Foundation:
So, here’s my quick analysis of Chanel’s Vitalumiere Aqua – Ultra Light Skin Perfecting Makeup SPF 15.
- Gives complexion an even finish.
- Hides blemishes and marks for a flawless look.
- Offers sun protection – SPF 15.
- Provides a natural-looking glow.
- Has a light reflecting effect which adds luminosity to the skin.
- It is expensive.
- Limited shades are available, I am lucky to have found a match for my skin tone.
- Is an alcohol-based product which can have a drying effect.
Price in UK: £33