I recently received a sample of Chanel’s Vitalumiere Aqua Fondation.
This is the first time I’ve ever tried a product from Chanel.
Sure….I’ve heard a ton of fantastic reviews and their products always seem to be so on point.
But, I was unsure if the quality matched the high price point.
So when I was offered a sample, I figured what could it hurt right?
photo from chanel.com
Available in 10 shades
My sample was in the shade 30 Beige
The tiniest drop of this hybrid fluid creates a fresh, natural complexion. Skin looks refined and feels refreshed, creating an exquisite makeup experience. The fluid formula has a soft, water-light texture, and comes in 10 shades that match perfectly to skin’s undertones, whether pink or beige. Dermatologist-tested. Non-comedogenic. Oil- free.
I have combination skin and prefer using products that are oil free.
This is a thinner formula. It wasn’t overly water-y or thin which would have made it a little harder to work with.
I was instructed to blend the foundation together really well (to mix the product) before application.
Since my foundation was just a sample I took a small and clean brush and mixed the product together and then used that to apply the product to my face.
The first thing I noticed immediately was the scent.
It has a light floral scent.
You guys know I’m really sensitive to added fragrance so I wasn’t super thrilled about this.
This blended in really easily without any streaking.
I would say this gave me light to medium coverage.
I was able to get around 7 hours of wear before I noticed any break down. It was really minimal.
The shade I was matched to would be perfect for me in the winter, but was a little too light with my summer tan. I was able to make it work by warming it up with some bronzer.
I love how comfortable this was to wear all day. It felt extremely lightweight and I love that my skin didn’t feel tacky.
I also really liked the finish and coverage it gave. It made my skin still look like skin, but better.
Don’t expect a full coverage, but it does conceal minor blemishes and evens out skin tone.
I also love that I was able to get almost a full day of wear with minimal breakdown and minimal shine and oil.
I’m not sure if I would purchase the full size product. It’s a little pricey and I’m not a fan of the floral scent. I may give it another go when the weather cools down a bit.
Anyone else hate wearing foundation in the blazing heat???
Have a beautiful and wonderful day!