When I say I have tried a myriad of foundations I would be underestimating. Isn’t it funny how sometimes the very product that we are using to achieve that flawless complexion can actually worsen or intensify the appearance of our skin complaints? I have, over many years, tried what seems like every conceivable tinted moisturiser / foundation, in a quest to find ‘the one’. A little like a first date with an unknown guy, concerns over whether he will be too smothering or totally underwhelming….
I have oily skin, I would argue the most frustrating skin type (although we are told we ‘age better’ I’m not so sure that blessing is worth the inconvenience of battling with excess sebum!). I have the common battle of ‘less is more’ in order to pacify ‘Mr Sebum’ but equally I want to achieve that flawless look that all my fiends have. What a conundrum.
It seems I have found ‘the one’, let me introduce you to Vitalumiere Aqua by Chanel
I have been using this beautiful product for almost two years now and I honestly can’t rave about it enough. I was first introduced by Emma of ambleandash.com and I haven’t looked back since (she had slightly different problematic skin and couldn’t get enough of this wonderful product)
Lets talk radiance boosting. Now I have a bad relationship with foundations that feel heavy on the skin and primarily those that mattify the skin within an inch of its life. This product is seriously light weight, almost as a second skin; providing a luminous and energised complexion.
I apply with a Real Techniques foundation brush
For daytime, I apply lightly and for evening I build it to more of a medium coverage; that’s the beauty of this product-it can be built up to a higher level of coverage when wanted. It has a composition of ‘high definition light’ particles to make the skin look more luminous and even. Containing Lotus water and seaweed derivative, my skin feels energised and toned, plus it has the all important SPF15.
I use shade 20 beige, but it is available in various shades, from fair to dark skin.
So, a rave about a product which has been tried and tested, a real life review which is worth a read- after all, I only promote products that I feel truly deserve it. If you are after a light weight foundation, that doesn’t disturb the balance, this could well be right for you.
Have a great evening all,
*No product was gifted for the purpose of this review. I am not a skincare specialist, but draw on my own reviews and experiences.