Thursday, June 9, 2011

Review: Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation


I have tried a few Chanel foundations.. The Mat Lumiere I have and I got samples of the Pro Lumiere and Teint Innocence.. None of these were truly special for me.. I enjoyed the Mat Lumiere but it just wasn't.. The Pro Lumiere and the Teint Innocence disappeared too soon from my face and that's a big no no for me especially because I'm living in a humid hot weather..

When Chanel released the Vitalumiere Aqua foundation, I hesitated a lot before even thinking of purchasing it as my skin NEEDS medium to full coverage and from the reviews I've been watching and reading, people claimed that this is a sheer to light coverage foundation.. And I can tell you right no.. It isn't..



Product

- Light-weight
- Light to Medium coverage.. Covers my scars & redness pretty well but I still need concealer
- You need to shake the hell out of this foundation before you use it as it is water-based
- Very long lasting
- Satin finish.. Matte with a glow/sheen
- I find that it is best applied with fingers
- Blends effortlessly
- Does not cling on dryness or sink into pores
- Does not make me oily and has not broken me out


My Final Thoughts: What I love most about this foundation is that is it a light-weight foundation yet provides pretty good coverage.. Also, the fact that it stays put all day has won me over.. Only thing that kinda bugs me about it is the fact that you REALLY have to shake it before you use it otherwise, there'll be more water than the actual product coming out.. However, it is an amazing foundation for the summer.. Hands down the best Chanel foundation out of the ones I've tried.. 


Would I Re-Purchase: Yes




Have you tried the Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua?
What's your Summer Foundation?



33 comments:

Adrienne said...

shaking aside this looks what i have been longing for :) i hate heavy coverage in the warmer months but mac f&b was a complete fail so i may just have to purchase this ;P xx

Kristie said...

I loved the coverage and texture of this foundation. Loved it until it broke me out severely. Why Chanel added alcohol to this foundation is beyond me. I really wish it worked.

emmabovary said...

I am so tempted to try this, some of my foundations are clinging to my dry patches and driving me mad!

r.alsharif said...

Does using foundation/concealar make your face break out?

Ansa said...

Wish I love this but it made me break out.

Vida said...

I want to get the full size of this so bad!

Malika said...

Just bought this recently and I'm in love! very nice for summer! (:

Malika said...

And by the way, just gave you a blog award. (:
you can see which on my blog:http://malikagodt.blogspot.com/2011/06/blog-award.html

aringkingking said...

would you recommend it for oily skin?

Amy said...

love this foundation too! :D

Kajal Couture said...

I have samples of this but have yet to try it. Now that I read this, I think I will try them tomorrow!

Delyteful Speaks said...

Adrienne - I steer awaaaaay from MAC foundations.. I'd rather wear nothing than wear a MAC foundation.. U gotta try this and lemme know how u like it ;)


Kristie - ohh that's such a shame.. Sorry to hear that hun


emmabovary - Get a sample and try it out.. You'd like it.. Make sure u wear a really great moisturizer underneath and get some kind of hydrating mask to help soothe and get rid of the dryness


r.alsharif - Yes they can depending on your skin... Some people have more sensitive skin than others which reacts to certain ingredients in the product..


Ansa - ouch sorry to hear that hun


Vida - get it get it get it =P


Malika - awww thank you soo much sweetie..


aringkingking - I have combination skin so I do get an oily t-zone but this does a pretty good job for me in keeping my oils at bay.. But get a sample and try it out first.. See how it works for you


Amy - Yay! *high five*


Kajal Couture - Yah do try it out and let us know how it works for you ;)

sugar sugar said...

i also reviewed this on my blog and it's my HG foundation. :D

Yu said...

I really need to get this, I can't deny it anymore that I loved the tester LOL. Soleil de Tan first though ;)

Danielle said...

It looks lovely from what I have seen, thanks for putting your perspective on it. I already have enough foundation for the moment, but when I am out (in 2016) lol. I may have to give this one a go! ;)

Penelope said...

Great blog you've got here! Thanks for commenting on my post. Thanks for the review. The foundation sounds really good!

Rei said...

Love this foundation too! Agree with everything you said. Hate the shaking part though..

Delyteful Speaks said...

sugar sugar - Just read ur review on it.. It's great! You said it all! Thanks hun


Yu - Hehehe.. Try using the Dior Forver first =P


Danielle - Your skin is flawless you don't need foundation! But yah I know wat u mean.. I think it'll be foundationless in 2020 =P


Penelope - Thanks so much hun.. Really appreciate it..


Rei - Yah me too.. Takes up too much time and energy =P

Venus In Virgo said...

Really great review! It does look thick from the swatch. I'm looking for a really good cruelty free foundation for the summer. XOOX

Marielleheart said...

Great review, too bad my skin can't stand any type of make-up :(! Lovely blog! Would you like to follow each other? love,m.

Clare said...

Outstanding review as per usual! I would dearly love to try this foundation, but so far every Chanel foundation I've tried has pulled very yellow on my NW10ish skin:( I'm thinking I'm going to try the Armani Silk foundation to console myself from being left out of the Chanel party, lol. Thanks for the review:)
~Clare

Makeup Look/Catharina said...

I also really like this foundation. It gives such a smooth surface and the skin looks flawless. I agree with you that it isn't a sheer coverage. I don't know why people keep saying that. It's more coverage that the regular Vitalumiere. The only thing I don't like about this foundation is that it dries into my fine lines under the eyes so I have to be very careful with it.

Love the makeover on you blog btw!!

Sherry said...

Hmm, might have to check this one out - I was just thinking I need to try a new foundation but have no idea where to even start! Loving your blog!

http://sweetandsassy-sherry.blogspot.com/

Delyteful Speaks said...

Venus In Virgo - Well Chanel Aqua IS cruelty free ;)


Marielleheart - I'd love it if I didn't HAVE to wear makeup =P


Clare - Oh really? You gotta try the Aqua line coz chanel's shades differ from one type of foundation to another.. Also, if you're more on the pinky side, Guerlain or YSL will probably have something for you..


Makeup Look/Catharina - Oh that doesn't happen to me.. But then again, I try not to put my foundation on my eye area..


Sherry - Thanks hun.. What are u lookin for in a foundation??

Laura said...

Ahhh you have no idea how much I needed to hear this review at this time! I've been hmming over this foundation for quite some time now... I think I just need to bite the bullet and get it! Great review! xo

Danielle said...

Aww, thanks dear! ;) I don't know about that, I tend to like my skin better with foundation on for sure!

Sherry said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog!! I'm looking for light-med coverage, oil-free, doesn't wear off, doesn't look cakey and probably more of a matte finish cuz I can get shiny by the afternoon. What would you recommend?? Thanks!!!

http://sweetandsassy-sherry.blogspot.com/

Delyteful Speaks said...

Laura - Thanks hun! Make sure you get a sample before you "bite the bullet" ;)


Danielle - Haha yah I know what u mean =P We've become so used to wearing makeup that when we don't we feel that we just don't look "right"


Sherry - Oh there's a lot I could reccomend for you.. But what's ur budget?

Stefy said...

Thanks for the helpful review!
Ive been debating weather or not to get my hands on this foundation being that i have combination skin im worried about my t-zone area! but from what i see it looks like the best summer lightweight foundation for the hot weather!

Lovely blog :)

Stefy xx
http://www.britese.blogspot.com

Delyteful Speaks said...

Stefy - It won't control your oils tremendously but it won't make you increase your oils.. Ask for a sample and test it out for a few days.. Thanks for passing by hun =)

TheClaudiaCouture said...

Great review! I love this foundation too- i have many acne scars but it still covers them very well. It also has not broken out my acne-prone skin which is great! LOVE this product!
xo

herroyalbleakness said...

What shade are you using? :)

Delyteful Speaks said...

@herroyalbleakness - I'm using shade B30 =)

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