23 April 2016

Chanel Vitalumiere Foundation // Review

I've mentioned the Chanel 'Vitalumiere Foundation' in a couple of monthly favourites but I've never talked about it properly on here before. Which is surprising, because I'm normally quick to blog about something I love so much.

But, I'm going to be honest with you, when I first tried this I really wasn't sure. It was super dewy, far from the matte finish of the NARS 'Sheer Glow' foundation that I was using before. But I persevered because I wasn't spending £36 for it to just sit in my makeup drawer. I did some experimentation and it turns out this is one of those foundations that gives different outcomes depending on the way you apply. The Real Techniques 'Buffing Brush' is what gave such a dewy look, however, the 'Expert face brush' works the product in that bit more to give less dew and more glow. Which I love.

The foundation is super light weight and unless I put too much on, you can't feel it on the face. I'm one for the 'no makeup' makeup look so a weightless finish is perfect. It's got a little less coverage that 'Sheer Glow' but it's only noticeable around the eyes where I definitely need that extra coverage. It's really great at masking redness and blemishes, though.

The stay-power is pretty good too, on level par with my NARS favourite. It's a great feeling to be sat at work enjoying my lunch break while the other girls are topping up their bases.

I've been using 'Vitalumiere' for close to 4 months now and I'm about half way through my bottle, which makes me feel better about spending £36 on it. It has the potential of last two-thirds of the year which works out at about £4.50 a month. Pretty good bargain really.

Going to have to start thinking about what foundation I'll pick up next, these past 4 months have flown by and I don't want to be left unprepared when I do need a new bottle. I will definitely be purchasing this again though if I don't find anything by then!

Love always,

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  1. The type of brush you use makes such a difference to the finish of a foundation!

    Good to know you found a way of using this that worked for you :)


  2. I like that you compared this to Sheer Glow because that's my favourite foundation that I use every day. I think this Chanel foundation sounds really good as well, but I prefer the coverage a little fuller like it is with Sheer Glow, that way I don't have to use as much concealer!



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