Sunday, July 8, 2012

Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Cream Compact Makeup

It took me awhile to warm up to the liquid version of  Vitalumiere Aqua.  It's proof that you need to test things more than once , because on the I think the  3rd try , I realized how great it looked. What it needed was time to set, and once it did  I was  into it. It's a light formula with medium coverage .  This is the foundation often  used  on many of the celebs Chanel does for awards shows too.

So when I saw the new compact version, Vitalumiere Aqua Fresh and Hydrating Cream Compact Makeup,  I was ready to try it.

The compact has  a little more coverage than the liquid.  I'd call it medium/ full. While it is creamy , it's not heavy on skin  nor is it a heavy moisturizing type. It's water based so despite hydrating in the name, there are no heavy emollients in the ingredients. It also has SPF 15. 

In general, despite my oily skin, I like cream compact foundations.  Basically some I can use and some I can't depending on how  moisturizing they are.  This one I can use. And come cooler weather , even more so. Right now I am firmly in  matte mode, but this will be great for fall. That said, using it on an extremely hot day  recently , it held up really well and didn't make my skin greasy.

The compact comes with a lid over the foundation to keep it protected and a sponge for application as well a mirror on the top lid. You can use fingers as well but you'll risk contaminating the foundation. If you use the liquid, you should color match in this. I am the same, 20 Beige , in both.

Vitalumiere Aqua Cream Compact is available now for $ 58.00 and comes in 10 shades.

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