I bought Chanel's Vitalumière in 10 (Limpide - Nude) two weeks ago and I love it. It matches perfectly my very pale skin, but it's a light coverage. It leaves my skin glowing, but not that big shiny effect, it's perfect. It blends really well. I have combination skin with oily t-zone and I do have to use blotting paper mid-afternoon, but I still believe this product does a great job.
O yes, this one is a keeper!
It spreads like a dream and makes your face glow like you couldn't believe. Not at all that cheap glittery glow, but beautiful, sophisticated Photoshop one :) The effect is somewhat similar to Dior's Pure Light, but I like this one even better. It has light but buildable coverage, satisfactory staying power and it doesn't accentuate any dry areas.
I have it in number 10 - Limpide and it's a great match for my very pale skin with yellow undertones.
Chanel, unlike Estee Lauder and Clinique, has a nice colours in a 'very fair category' for us with yellow undertones.
If it provided a medium to full coverage with less amount I would say it was a Holly Grail, but since I use it up to quickly it's not my HG but ''merely'' a great foundation :)
Girls with oily skins - stay away from this one, because you'll surely end up with extremely greasy faces!
I love this foundation. It is so beautiful. I have horrible skin - dry, large pores, fine lines, dark circles etc, but this foundation makes my skin look perfect, well as close to perfect as it ever will. The excellent pump dispenser hygienically delivers this soft fluid that spreads evenly and smootly over the skin. It is moisturising and not heavy though you can build it up. I have the worst under eye circles and this covers so well I dont need concealer. I tend to use the fluid in summer and the creme in winter but they are both as fantastic as each other.
I love the fact that this product comes with a pump. One pump is all it takes to do my entire face. Packaging says its moisturing and anti-fatigue and it certainly seems to live up to it. I never fail to get compliments whenever I put this on after an all-nighter or when I'm severely sleep deprived. Everyone says I look very fresh and ask me what i use. Because it's so dewy, I do need to matt it down a bit with my double perfection compact else as the day/night wears on it'll just look like I have an oily shiny face. Also a word of caution, because of the reflective pigments, one does tend to end up looking very white in photos, especially if the flash is used. Other than that, love it and because you use so little, one bottle lasts forever.
I have been using this foundation for quite a while now. I love the sateen finish. It makes your skin look flawless and glowy. My only complaint is that it might feel a bit heavy despite the light to medium coverage. This is definitely a product for skin that is under control, aka blemish free. Unfortunately, first year of law school did quite a number on my skin. I had to steer away from this for a while. But once I fix my face, I will definitely come back to it!
I used a 5ml sample (which lasted for a long time), and I have mixed feelings about this fdt. This foundation looks truly great right after application: skin looks dewy, even, rested. But after a few hours, it turns greasy. I have dry-ish skin, and usually did not have problems with emollient foundations, but this one is far too oily for me. I think it'll be suitable to people with very dry skin. **Edit Nov 2006** Again trying it out in very dry weather, I came to love this fdt. It's so easy to apply, blends like dream, moisturizing on my dry skin and surprisingly does not make me shiney! I guess it's the weather. I'll purchase this as my winter fdt.
This is a very good product with a natural and light(yet covering)finish,but more adapted to normal/dry skin.I have combination skin,and this makes me very oily after two hours.I love Chanel's products,and I was very sad that this wasn't working for me,until recently when I discovered Chanel's Pro Lumiere Makeup SPF 15-this one is perfect for me!
I started using this foundation about 2 months ago & I'm really happy with it. I had to switch to a different brand of foundation because I moved to a more humid city & so the mousse texture of Estee Lauder's Ideal Matte, in Ivory, would just melt off of my face in the heat... not good! I was disappointed about having to swtich since I've always had trouble finding a shade that matched my skintone well. Anyways, I was worried about finding a shade that would match my skin but I found it. Limpide is an even better match that Ivory was! It looks very natural & doesn't cover up and hide your skin, just makes it look a whole lot better! Very easy to apply, goes on smoothy, coverage is buildable. Has SPF 15. Doesn't clog my pores. I finish with the Chanel pressed powder Poudre Universelle Compacte and my foundation will last all day. Great packaging, pump. Will recommend to everyone & repurchase for sure. continued >>
I've used this foundation for over a year now, and although its a really good foundation, I couldnt find my perfect colour match. I have it in the lightest colour, 20, and it is a bit too yellow for my liking. I normally doesnt use it during the day, but it is absolutely my favourite foundation if I'm going out. Its got a medium coverage, and is moisturising, so I need to use powder to matte it down throughout the night.
Im also not sure if this one clogs my pores, or if its the drinking that comes with it ;) but as I said above, I dont use this on a regular basis.
I will definitely try other foundations, as Im looking for a better color match.
My skin type is combo/acne prone, with my tzone being prone to shine by mid day. My oil production is mostly normalized due to regular use of RAM and mild cleansers. I tested the formula on my hand in the store and there seemed to be a good deal of slip to it which usually is helpful in application for me. That being said, this foundation was just not compatible with my needs. I do use a separate sunscreen everyday under all my foundations so this could have lent itself to my results. Even though it applied very smoothly and evenly to most of my face, it just didn't cover my tzone at all well. I used several different blotting powders to no avail. I was a super shiny greasy mess in a matter of hours and a caked mess by bed. I also couldn't get a good color match as the lightest color was still too golden. Foundation is the one makeup item I routinely splurge on if the results warrant it. Back this puppy went.....