This summer I’ve been testing out Chanel’s new Vitalumiere Aqua foundation. Having never been a fan of Chanel foundations, I was a bit apprehensive to try this product, but I have to say I’ve been pleasantly surprised!
Vitalumiere Aqua is a lightweight, creamy foundation with a natural finish. It’s great for summer because it feels incredibly light and fresh on the face – almost like you’re not wearing makeup at all. It has SPF 15 and offers light to medium coverage with a natural finish. In my experience this foundation has about a 6-8 hour staying power, however if you have normal to dry or very dry skin I’m sure it would last a bit longer. I found myself needing to blot mid-day, but the product remained mostly intact for a majority of the day.
If you have very oily skin, I probably wouldn’t recommend this foundation. I don’t think it would provide enough coverage, lasting power, or the right finish for oily skin. If you’re looking for a similar product with better qualities for oily skin (more coverage, matte finish, better lasing power, etc.) I would recommend Shiseido’s Sun Protection Liquid Foundation with SPF 42. Its just as lightweight as the Vitaluimiere Aqua, but provides better coverage, a matte finish and SFF 42 for better protection against harmful UVA/UVB rays.
Vitalumiere Aqua is a little pricey at $45, but if you’re not weary of spending a lot of money on foundations I’d definitely suggest it. All in all I think it’s a great foundation and I would highly recommend it for those with a normal skin type.