Friday, 9 March 2012

Thing of the Week | Week 2...

Today's thing of the week is Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation.  I actually used to own the original Vitalumiere, and the Vitalumiere Powder compact, and had to sell them after not getting on with them.  Now to me, this is sacrilege.  I love Chanel, and if I could, I would buy it alllllllllllllllll.  The thing about the original Vitalumiere is that it didn't seem to agree or settle on my combination skin.  It would almost sit on the skin, and as the day went on, instead of wearing off evenly, would kind of split on my skin.  Basically by the end of the day I looked an oily mess!  I was actually watching a couple of reaallllyyyy old Pixiwoo vids - the ones where they go through a brand and it's foundation range - Clinique, Estee Lauder and Chanel, and I wrote a little note on my phone to try out Vitalumiere Aqua.  Popped off down to my local Debenhams yesterday, got colour matched and a little sample of B40.  And surprisingly, I really like it.  I tried it on yesterday, and used the remainder of the sample today - I put it on about 2pm, now it is 8pm, and a little bit of shine has come through, but it's a healthy dewiness instead of an oil slick!  
A very tadpole-esque looking splodge of Vitalumiere Aqua
The foundation itself is fairly thick when initially out of the packaging, but sheers out on the skin.  I used my Beauty Blender for a flawless look, and applied the foundation over my Philosophy primer.  The foundation is pretty much medium coverage, but buildable, and with a good concealer, looks flawless but natural.  I love it.  And I am going to buy it.  I love Chanel.
Anyways, its laaaaaaaaaaaaaate and I've got a few youtube vids and an episode of once upon a time to get through. then sleeping in my sleep rollers to enjoy - more on those another time, but FYI they are genius!
Love A.x

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