Friday, February 13, 2015

Sample: Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua

The sample of Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua in 30 Beige was pulled from a magazine.

This foundation claims to be ultra-light skin perfecting sunscreen makeup. I did not see any skin perfecting going on, although I was able to blend it into my skin enough to feel like even though it was too dark it wasn't very obvious that I was using the wrong shade.

On the back of the sample it says: 

Before opening, shake or press sample to blend. Apply with fingertips or foundation brush and blend gently.

I first shook the sample and then pressed it a few times to make sure it was well blended before opening. I opted for applying it with my fingertips. There was enough in the sample to get more than one use out of but I was only able to apply it once because after about 20 minutes of wear the skin on my face started to tingle and I had to remove the makeup.

This foundation did not cover my freckles or the redness of my cheeks which is the main thing I look for in a foundation. Also the two blemishes on my face didn't look like anything had changed in their appearance and my under eyes actually looked worse when I blended the foundation over the light brown circles I had which changed to looking like I had bruises under my eyes. Even if I was not having an allergic reaction to it, I would not be impressed with this foundation. Have to remember to tell my husband I am allergic to it.

Follow up note: When I cleaned the small jar I put the sample into so I could use it again in the future, I discovered that the Foundation left something behind that made where it had touched very sticky and no amount of soap would get it off so I ended up having to throw the jar away. I need to figure out where to buy more of these jars.