I was given samples of this product in the color shell and absolutely loved it. It blended well and had a beautiful finish somewhat dewy but not shinny either. The thing I loved about it the most was the way it felt on my skin. It was luxurious and refreshing. No, I'll never buy it because I can't afford to pay $52 for a foundation; but I'll always wish I could.
At first I thouhgt i found the one, my HG, but after wearing it this winter( really cold here in sweden) I must say that I has too many flaws. I'll start eith the good things: I have normal to dry skin, I'm 26 with a few laughing lines around my mouth and eyes so I need a foundation with a bit of glow in it not to make my skin look dry and dull. I have this is 20 Clair which is a good match for my Mac Nc 20 skin, maybe a tad dark. When you apply it I feel that you have to use quite a lot of product, and since it is not cheap by any means, this results in that I will use up a bottle in 3 months, which is more that I ever have used before. The first couple of hours my skin looks amazing, It covers the redness on my cheeks(I have a few broken capilleries) and evens out my skintone, but I feel as it desapears quite fast from my skin (I don't use powder enough)and if I touch my skin it easily rubbs of. I'd liked more staying power, even when I use this product with powder on top. I have not had any problems with break-outs and I think this is (like many before me have stated) a great foundation for dry climates and muture skin, however to get 5 out of me( tried every foundation almost) I would have asked for more staying power, a better bottle(although pump) with a lid that would stay put when you place the bottle in you handbag, and I would have liked it to be more true in colour since it tends to darken a bit on the skin, loosening some of that radience i want. So now that the bottle is finnished half trough winter, the search continues..I'll start with chanels teint innocence.
Love, Love, Love!!! My skin is really difficult to find a color match for, and finally I have it!
For the winter months I use gentle ivory .8 which is great. It blends perfectly and is almost imperceptible.
I have good skin, so I don't really look for too much coverage, but it does even out my skin tone well.
It's also not drying on my extremely dry skin.
Love the pump. I apply with a sponge which does use a full pump per application, but gives a more flawless finish that with fingers or brush.
In the search for a foundation to wear for my wedding, I discovered Vitaluminaire after trying many others. It gives such a lovely and flawless finish that I've started wearing foundation every day after years of going with a bare face and Chapstick. It vanishes into the skin and truly appears as if I am not wearing foundation, but rather have been instantly blessed with the complexion of an angel just back from a spa vacation. This product delivers: The first day I rolled into work wearing this, baggy-eyed, grumpy and sleep deprived, a collegue interrupted herself to say "Oh, you look lovely!" Before that, about twice a week someone would randomly ask "Gee, are you post call?" No, but thanks for asking. More about the product: It feels wonderful and velevety on my skin, it is moisturizing but not oily and leaves a dewy glow that lasts throughout the day. My normal but acne-prone skin tolerates this formula well, but it may not be the best choice for overly oily skin as it is not an oil-control formula. Finally, if you touch your face a hundred times a day, it will wear off eventually. Otherwise, it does last. A touch of powder finish will set it solidly. A super product.
I have used Teint Naturele for a solid year and although I enjoyed the ride while it lasted, I realised that the seperation of the product once it was nearing the end of it's supply was effecting my skin. Once the liquid could no longer be shaken to mix, the consistency and finish finally let me down, leaving my skin with breakouts caused by the badly mixed essential chemicals once used to give me a dewy finish. So when it was time to return to Chanel for a brand new foundation, I decided to upgrade to fabulous Vitalumiere. The look and texture was that of Teint Naturale, but the quality is strangely higher and the packaging devine - a pump for goodness sakes! Enough coverage without a concealer and a pink based shade that actually doesn't turn my skin orange or jaundiced.
i have used almost the entire bottle, and while i love the texture, finish and colors of this foundation, it does not stay put all day. i have to try something different next time.
I have dry skin, this product does not dry out my skin even in Winter. It is very light and gives a beautiful glow on my face.
I love this foundation for my extremely dry skin (even more so for the harsh colorado winter) - creates the perfect glowy look that I thought I could never pull off, and it does it without accentuating fine lines. I use this in the 10 shade Limpide/Nude, which is a little bit yellowy for me, but it's the right lightness, so it works. I would give this 5 lippies if they made a comparably light shade with slightly less yellow undertones but I always seem to have a little bit of trouble with the perfect color match when it comes to chanel foundations. I use it with the Chanel foundation brush for a light to medium coverage which is fine for my skin. And I love the pump bottle which makes me feel as though it will stay fresher longer. It has the typical Chanel-ey fragrance, but I find it pleasant and it does wear off after a while.
When I ran out of foundation, I went to the Bobby Brown counter but because no one was there, I decided to try Chanel. I was a little hesitant because I think of Chanel as a more "mature" line and I'm 30, but I decided to give it a try anyway. I'd tried their lipglosses in the past and loved them.
WOW! I was SHOCKED at how beautiful my skin look when the consultant tried it one me. I couldn't even tell I was wearing makeup...my skin just looked flawless and glowing!! Though this is the priciest foundation I've ever purchased, it has been well worth it! It doesn't take much at all, blends like a dream, and looks so natural.
I've tried just about every foundation out there including Mercier, McEvoy, Perscriptives, MAC, Clinique, Lancome, Lauder, every drug store brand imaginable etc., etc., etc. This is BY FAR the best in my opinion. Will buy again without a doubt.
Can you say oil slick. I was mopping up at the end of the day, even with setting powder over it. This product is for very dry skin. I tried cameo 1, which matches shell in the universal. I comparable product, but less expensive, is Clinique's Dewy smooth.