Wednesday, April 13, 2011

My New Base


A while back I told you that I was beginning to trial Chanel's latest foundation, Vitalumiere Aqua. Well it's time to update you... I am sold. Hook, line and sinker!
Originally I had shade 02 which was not right for me so I abandoned my testing and carried on with another brand. However this week I got my proper shade (01) and it's a whole different situation on my face. The colour is perfect, it's texture smooth and silky, the light to medium coverage lasts all day and retains it's glow without becoming oily as the hours pass.
It is a fantastic foundation for (hopefully) warmer days that are on the way and my favourite new base. I will be buying every shade for my makeup kit and applying it to brides a-plenty this season!

On the topic of things Chanel, have a look at the new section on their site  Beauty Confidential for some fantastic makeup tips from one of my personal makeup gurus, Lisa Eldridge and other fab things.

Enjoy!

8 comments:

Fiona said...

Oh I absolutely love it!

little t said...

I am currently using Chanel Pro Lumiere- do you think this one is much better?

How does it compare coverage-wise? I like the level of coverage from pro-lumiere.

Simone G said...

Hmmmm.... still haven't tried this yet!

Ellie Balfe said...

@little t... it is much lighter than Pro Lumiere and quite different. I think it is fantastic though. Coverage-wise it is light but similar to MAC Face & Body, it can be layered to get the level of coverage you want.
Today for example I needed some extra help over my cheeks so merely patted some more over this area and got perfect coverage without any caking.
It's really great, perhaps ask for a sample on a counter to see how you get on with it...

Siún said...

Loved this when you used it on me Ellie, might give it a whirl though I am addicted to Mac Face and Body!

Anonymous said...

This sounds loverly, must see what the shades are like as I recently got Matt Lumiere in 02 porcelaine from the USofA and it is perfect on my pasty face. Would be nice to be able to purchase here at home though!

Sending lots of good wishes to your mum!

Le Smurf X

little t said...

Thanks Ellie- I will ask for a sample and see how I get on.

I love MAC Face and Body too for summer so sounds good!

Skinni Peach said...

want want want!!! have heard soooo many great reviews!

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