I've been getting quite a bit of sun lately, so my usual Dior Skintint isn't going to be cutting it (since it's the lightest shade they make). I was trying to decide what to do (drugstore or run to the mall for high end?) when I caught a sample packet of Chanel Beige Rose Vitalumiere Aqua Ultra-Light Skin Perfecting Makeup SPF15 out of the corner of my eye.
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Description from the Chanel website:
The tiniest drop of this new hybrid fluid creates a fresh, natural complexion. Skin looks refined and feels refreshed, creating an exquisite makeup experience. The fluid formula has a soft, water-light texture, and comes in 10 shades that match perfectly to skin’s undertones, whether pink or beige. Dermatologist-tested. Non-comedogenic. Oil- free.
(thick swatch on the left, sheered out on the right)
In the swatch above, it looks about a shade too dark for me, BUT the underside of my arms are not as dark as the top of my arms or my face. (I took pics in various light settings to be sure there was no creepy line). I was disappointed that I squeezed the whole dang packet out for my face, when the small packet could have lasted me all week =( That is technically a GOOD thing though, because that tells me if you spend the coin on this stuff, it's going to LAST.
Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua applied effortlessly and covered well. I'm impressed with how it works, and may actually even like it better than my HG Dior Skintint! In terms of shade, normally I'm MAC NW25, but since I'm a bit more tan now it's likely I could do NW30.
Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua retails for $45.00 a bottle and can be picked up at Chanel.com, and at department store Chanel counters nationwide.