January 5, 2013

Makeup Love: Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Review

I recently posted this photo on my Instagram and Twitter feeds and received a few requests for a review and my thoughts on my new foundation routine, which includes the Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua and a Chanel pressed powder. Now, I feel like I should start off by saying that this is the very first liquid foundation I've ever used (in all my 24 years I've only ever used a mineral based/pressed powder foundation - kind of crazy to think about!), and after watching many, many reviews and video mentions of these products, I thought it would be fun to try something new. About a month before Christmas I mentioned to my mom that I wanted to try this foundation out, and for Christmas she and my dad were kind enough to give these to me as a gift (I went into Nordstrom's with a gift card so that I could be matched with my perfect shade at the Chanel counter).

After a few weeks of trying this foundation combo out I feel confident in writing a review (although, I'm no professional and these are only my personal opinions). The foundation itself is very sheer, and gives a light coverage - which I enjoy, as I've never gone for the full coverage look before - and also evens out my skin nicely (evening out any redness, while still letting my freckles shine through). The powder is really just to help the foundation last longer (and help with my oily t-zone), but it seems to add an extra ounce of brightness to my face (without looking shiny). Overall, I've really been enjoying this combination and will continue to use it through the winter and well into and spring and summer.

Now, I know that each of these products come with a hefty price tag ($45 per each item), however, I feel that the price is completely worth it. Not only are the products lovely and make my skin look flawless, but I also love the awe and wonder that comes along with using a classic Chanel product. Also, for every application you don't need very much product, so both of these are sure to last you a few months.

Have you tried out any Chanel foundations or products before? What's your current foundation routine like? I would love to hear your thoughts!
-Chelsea xo

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