Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation Review

A Perfecting Waterfall For Your Skin?

Chanel’s new water-based foundation is getting some rave reviews from people who really know make up so we decided that maybe it was time for us to take a closer look at it, too.

One of the biggest challenges of finding good make up for aging skin is finding a quality foundation that doesn’t settle into lines or get cakey.

If you have dry skin, many foundations tend to get flakey and look streaky after a couple of hours. If you have oily skin, your face make up may slide right off because your adding more oil to the mix. Chanel’s Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation claims to be the perfect solution.

What Do They Claim?

Chanel’s description of this foundation refers to it as a “hybrid fluid” presumably because it’s a moisturizer and foundation in one. They also claim that it has a much softer, lighter texture than other fluid foundations that gives your face a natural appearance. It comes in 10 shades that cover both the pink and beige tones, is dermatologist-tested, non-comedogenic, and oil-free. Finally, it supposedly makes your skin look refined and feel refreshed.

Let’s take a look at the Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation ingredients to see if the product has what it takes to get the job done without making you look older.

What’s In It?

A cursory look at the ingredients in this foundation makes me happy. There are several different moisturizers including hyaluronic acid, vitamin E, and of course water. There are also surfactants to make the makeup glide on smoothly. Finally, there are pigments in it that provide the coverage, and just a bit of fragrance.

For those of you who try to avoid parabens and sulfates, you’re going to find both in this foundation. There’s also alcohol listed but I suspect that it’s probably used as a delivery agent meant to evaporate and leave the light feeling that Chanel is so proud of.

What Are Users Saying?

The reviews on the Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation are overwhelmingly positive across all age groups and skin types though a couple of people with super oily skin reported that it didn’t last the entire day. People with average to dry skin report that it lasts all day, provides nice coverage, and feels like an extremely light second skin or like nothing at all.

One user equated the light fragrance to a high-end sunscreen, and everybody agreed that the smell is light and goes away quickly so that it’s not likely to bother even people with sensitivities to smell. The make up comes in a compact plastic container that’s easy to carry and doesn’t take up much space. The convenient dropper in the lid makes it a cinch to get the right amount every time.

One word of warning though: the make up apparently changes shades a bit as it dries so you may want to check it out 15 minutes or so after application to make sure that you’re getting the right shade. It reportedly runs closely to other shades so if you’re a light beige in your current foundation, you’ll most likely be a light beige in this one, too.

Final Word

Chanel may have just hit a homerun for women with aging skin who are looking for a good foundation that provides adequate coverage but doesn’t get cakey. Though this is a bit expensive, it doesn’t take much and may well be worth the investment. Click here to find the best prices on Chanel’s Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation.

If you’ve tried this product, let us know how you liked it in the comments section below. We love to hear from our readers!

One Response to “Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation Review”
  1. Mrs. B. says:

    Extremely satisfied with this product. I am a long time skeptic & usually stick with what’s familiar and working. I’m 50+ and have been using creams and such for about 15 years. I never intended to buy any make-up but I saw a video on the website and was curious about the Les Beiges Collection so I went to a department store. The sales woman offered to sign me up for a makeover and I did a pre-buy of eye serum and wrinkle cream (le lift). I left that evening with some samples of cleansers & creams. The little bottle of Vitalumiere Aqua didn’t make it into the goodie bag as I left the counter and the woman had to catch me by phone before I drove away! I had no expectation this would be any better than my “drugstore brand” and was really resistant because of the price. However, after using it (and the cleansers)for a week I was sold. Completely. There are enough products and lines to make matching tone (pink, beige, deep, olive)and type(oily, dry, sensitive,combination)really simple. Samples come with brief descriptions in brochures but full size products come with expanded information on ingredients and how-to’s. The prices are just this side of incomprehensible but they are doing miraculous things for my skin. Really. It truly is a luxury and I love every moment of cleansing, applying, sweeping, massaging, etc. I almost wish I’d never tried it because I know it will be a sad day if I ever have to stop using it! PB

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