Chanel Vitalumière Aqua Review Is It Worth The Splurge - MissLJBeauty

Chanel Vitalumière Aqua Review Is It Worth The Splurge

I want to go back to my roots and share some beauty and make-up reviews with you. The thing is when It comes to makeup up I am a creature of habit and really mix things up but I haven't actually talked about what I wear and I want to share my experience with a foundation that’s been my go-to for a long time. The Chanel Vitalumière Aqua. As someone who adores a light, natural finish, this foundation seemed like the perfect fit for me. I was heartbroken when Bourjois Healthy Mix serum was discontinued in the UK and I needed to find an alternative. I had always heard that it was a dupe of the Chanel Vitalumière Aqua so I had to try it. 

So, without further ado, let’s dive into the world of Chanel Vitalumiere and see if this product lives up to the hype! Spoiler it does. 
Chanel Vitalumière Aqua bottle

First Impressions

From the moment I held the bottle, I knew I was in for a treat. The packaging is classic Chanel it's elegant, sleek, and oh-so-chic. It’s a compact, travel-friendly bottle that fits perfectly in my makeup bag. I opted for the shade B30 (Beige), which suits my light-to-medium skin tone beautifully. If you order directly from Chanel you can choose a couple of samples and you get really cute packaging and your samples come in a little canvas Chanel pouch. 
Chanel Vitalumière Aqua liquid

Application and Texture
The first thing I noticed about the Vitalumière Aqua is its incredibly lightweight silky texture. It’s a water-based foundation, so make sure to give it a good shake before applying. I poured a small amount onto the back of my hand and used my fingers to blend it into my skin. It glides on effortlessly, blending seamlessly for an even, natural finish. I prefer adding foundation with my fingers but that is my personal preference. this formula is very lightweight so you would lose a lot of product in a beauty blender or brush. It melts into your skin with ease. I love this about Vitalumiere. 
Chanel Vitalumière Aqua texture on handChanel Vitalumière Aqua texture on handChanel Vitalumière Aqua texture on hand

Coverage and Finish
Now, let’s talk coverage. Vitalumière Aqua offers a light to medium coverage that is wonderfully buildable. It evens out my skin tone, covers minor imperfections, and leaves my complexion looking fresh and radiant. What I love most is the finish. It’s luminous without being shiny, giving me that elusive 'your skin but better' look. I am not a fan of the glass skin greasy look but do like to look lit from within and this is perfect. 

Despite its light texture, it manages to blur out my pores and fine lines, making my skin look smooth and flawless. It’s perfect for those days when you want a natural, no-makeup makeup look. which is always my preference unless I am going out.  but If you need more coverage, it layers beautifully without caking or looking heavy or clinging to fine lines. 

Wear and Longevity
One of the standout features of Vitalumière Aqua is its staying power. I tested it on everything from a busy day filled with meetings, errands, and an evening out with friends and it can stand up to a full day of shooting mountain biking content in pouring rain.  It can hold its own and it stays put. By the end of the day, my skin still looked fresh and radiant, with minimal touch-ups needed. That makes it worth its weight in gold to me. 

It’s worth noting that my skin leans towards the combination side, so I always prep with a good moisturiser and primer. If you have oily skin, you might want to set it with a light dusting of powder, especially in the T-zone. I set my under eyes with a translucent powder. 

one bottle normally lasts me around 6 months. I dont wear makeup every day but a little goes a long way. So yes it is high in the cost department but it is worth it as I am able to make it last and it looks good every time. 

Scent and Feel

Another nice aspect of this foundation is its delicate fragrance. It has a subtle floral scent that feels luxurious without being overpowering very Chanel. As someone who is quite sensitive to strong scents, I found it to be a lovely touch that adds to the overall experience it has not caused me any irritation. 

The foundation feels incredibly light on the skin. It's almost like you’re not wearing anything at all. This makes it perfect for everyday wear, especially if you’re not a fan of heavy, full-coverage foundations. 

Final Thoughts

All in all, Chanel Vitalumière Aqua has quickly become a holy grail favourite in my makeup collection. It’s a luxurious foundation that delivers on its promise of a natural, radiant finish. Whether you’re heading to work, meeting friends for brunch, or mountain biking in all weather this foundation will keep you looking fresh and glowing.

If you’re in the market for a light, breathable foundation that enhances your natural beauty, I highly recommend giving Vitalumière Aqua a try. It’s a bit of a splurge, but in my opinion, it’s worth every penny for the quality and performance it delivers. I couldn't be without it. For me, it is my all-time favourite.
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