Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation Review Swatches

Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation (30 ml for Rs 2650) available at Chanel StoresChanel Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation (2)Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation (4)What Chanel Says

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.

Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua range is for dry skin. Vitalumiere Aqua makeup comes both in Liquid and compact form. Compact provides little more coverage than liquid, but due to light texture of Liquid makeup I decided to go with this.Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation (1)Shade – I was matched to Shade 44 Beige Ambre. What I observed is the shade has neutral undertones, that means its neither pink nor yellow. At first I thought it would look light on me , but once blended the shade matched my skin tone perfectly. I was glad to see that it doesn’t look either ashy or orange on me. Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation (6)Texture & Formula – Foundation is quite runny. It spreads and blends like a dream. I find the formula similar to MAC Face & Body Foundation though less sticky and with a better coverage. It gives a healthy glowy finish, which doesn’t look greasy or shiny whatsoever. Though during summers I prefer to look matte so I dab a light weight powder like MAC mineralize skin finish over it. Applying a moisturizer before foundation is always recommended, but with this foundation I skip that step completely. It provides the desired moisture and doesn’t highlight dry/ flaky skin.

Coverage – Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation provides light to medium coverage. You can layer it up without looking ashy or cakey. Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation (5)Packaging – I expect a fancier packaging when its “Chanel”, but Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation comes in a squeeze bottle with a nozzle. Though this is what makes it travel friendly, its light and rules out all chances of breakage.

I have swatched all the current foundations I have below :DSC00252I have always found MAC foundations looking a little more than required Yellow on me. Rest Bourjois Healthy Mix and Inglot ones are more on pink side.

Staying Power – Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation stays on me for good 7+ hours.

I have used a pea size amount on my face below. I haven’t used any concealer.DSC00246Why I like it

  1. Light weight formula
  2. Gives a natural dewy finish
  3. Spreads and blends into the skin seamlessly.
  4. Doesn’t look cakey or grey.

Areas Of Improvement

  1. Expensive
  2. Availability
  3. Coverage

Overall Thoughts

If you are looking for a light weight, super blendable makeup, Try Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation. It gives the most natural looking finish without looking ashy or cakey. Coverage is light to medium though buildable. This formula is perfect for dry skin as it doesn’t highlight dry patches or wrinkles. Though girls who are looking to cover up blemishes might be disappointed. I am really loving this foundation these days.

Ratings : 4/5

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21 Comments

  • June 27, 2013

    kofykat

    Doesn’t seem worth it actually….. Have you tried the shiseido ones? With SPF?
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    • June 27, 2013

      Shalini

      Hey Veda It totally depends on what you are looking for. I don’t look out for heavy coverage/ formulas so for me its good. I haven’t tried anything from Shiseido but Its on my list 🙂

  • June 27, 2013

    Lipgloss Affairs

    ohh i was hoping to get this but looks like not for my skin type. I have combination skin and i do need good coverage…
    nice review…..
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    • June 27, 2013

      Shalini

      Yeah but they have different foundations for different skin types

  • June 27, 2013

    Ritu R

    love your skin anyways…. looking pretty… m bored of my mac studio fix these days… hmm..time to get a new foundi 😛
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    • June 27, 2013

      Shalini

      LOL Ritu I am already through with MAC foundations.. you should check out other brands or may be wait for Bobby Brown to come down to Delhi !

  • June 27, 2013

    shweta

    Your skin is glowing even without foundation 🙂
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    • June 27, 2013

      Shalini

      Thanks Shweta

  • June 27, 2013

    Precious Pearl

    love your skin! This foundation is on my must-try list from the last 1 year, but it is quite expensive 🙁
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    • June 27, 2013

      Shalini

      Thanks .. Yeah it is expensive ..

  • June 27, 2013

    Preetha

    u look so fresh shalini..iv heard alot about this foundi..wil it work for oily skin also?
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    • June 27, 2013

      Shalini

      Thanks Preetha .. They have different range that serves oily skins ..

  • June 27, 2013

    ritika

    this is so in my wishlist..def buying next time!

    • June 27, 2013

      Shalini

      Do try it once 🙂

  • June 27, 2013

    Parita

    I just got my Nars Sheer Glow foundation and it is the best foundation I have ever tried! Next is Chanel on my lust list! It looks gorgeous on you! I feel high end foundations though being expensive some are definitely worth it!
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    • June 28, 2013

      Shalini

      Yeah Prita couldnt agree more ! I so want to try NARS Sheer Glow

  • June 27, 2013

    erica

    i agreee investing in a good mebbe expensive HD foundation is definitely worth it.. Chanel and Lancome both in my wishlist.. M soon gonna get dem for my engagement make up.. U look absolutely beautiful.. n love the natural glow on ur face.. Shalini <3

  • June 27, 2013

    Gowthami

    Gorgeous and subtle finish 🙂 lovely..
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  • June 27, 2013

    Bhumika

    Looks so good on u..u looking quite fresh 🙂
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  • June 27, 2013

    Aarthi

    I totally loved it !

  • June 28, 2013

    Emma Brown

    You always come up with something new and this time you come up with a foundation. And as always you are looking beautiful. Awesome review. Moreover I agree this foundation gives a healthy glow to the skin which doesn’t look greasy.
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