I bought this foundation after the lovely girl at the Chanel counter applied it to my face (I needed to be colour matched as I lose a lot of colouring over winter). The colour she chose suited me perfectly and it hydrated my skin (which at the time it was unusually dry).
I usually wear Perfection Lumiere in 50 Beige. so I thought because it was winter and my skin usually dries out I should give VitaLumiere a go.
I have used this product for about 2 weeks and I find it very oily. I apply it the same way as my Perfection Lumiere (and other foundations) however this one just slides off my skin. Which last happened to me with the Revlon Airbrush Mousse Foundation however, that could have been because I was in Darwin, Australia which is so humid/hot your face will melt off without any foundation.
I also found out if I lean on something with my face when I move away there is a mark of foundation left behind.. Which is horrifying when you go shopping and try on a white knit and feel so bad you buy it because you left a hideous makeup stain on the neck line, even if it didn't suit you!! This had never happened to me before wearing this foundation, I barely touched the edge of the knit with my jawline and smeared product all over it..!
I am disappointed in this product mainly because of the price AUD$86!! I think that is more expensive than my Perfection Lumiere.
I will continue to use this product on really dry skin days but would not rush out to buy another bottle.
I am completely in love with this foundation. I have combination skin and this foundation makes my skin look so luminous and beautiful. The first time I tried it on at the Chanel counter, I wasn't so impressed because it looked a bit oily. I got a sample so that I could try it for a longer period of time and so that I can see if I liked it. It is absolutely amazing with a setting powder. It also photographs beautifully even though it has spf because a chemical sunscreen is used and only physical sunscreens (titanium dioxide) causes a whitecast. This foundation doesn't make me look like I have a "cakeface". It is expensive but I have tried other drugstore foundations and even the Loreal True Match Lumi makes my face look like I have a layer of makeup on. This foundation melts into the skin and looks so natural. I bought myself a bottle after finishing the sample and I would definitely repurchase.
I'm always in search of dewy foundations that don't make my skin look oily after a while. This foundation gives a nice, subtle glow and people definitely notice it. Ever since the chanel teint innocence compact was discontinued, this foundation is the closest match to it. The only problem I have with it is the coverage. If you're looking for something to cover any scars, etc then this really won't do you any good. And the smell is pretty strong, almost resembles and old lady's perfume, but of course it goes away after you apply it. Overall this is great for dry skin and honestly I don't have to moisturize my skin as much because of how moisture rich this foundation is. Because it's in a glass bottle, I am a little worried about dropping it because of how clumsy I am.
I have been using this for the past few months and I adore this foundation. My skin is a bit on the dry side, so I like the more oily/smooth texture of the foundation. It really blends into my skin and looks quite natural. By the end of the day, I can start looking a bit shiny, but it's not too bad and a bit of blotting paper will fix it. I'd rather that than a more mattified look, so I guess it's just the trade off. Overall, I love this and would repurchase it.
This foundation is AMAZING if you have dry skin and want a beautiful dewy HD look. It looks very natural and evens out skin tone. The coverage is sheer to medium. My bottle has lasted me 2 YEARS. It is worth every penny. I have acne prone skin and this is one of the only foundations that do not make me breakout. I cannot recommend it enough. Simply the best.
I´ve been using this foundation for a while.However they are soy expensive that also use MAC F&B. So i´m fair, a bit greasy but not so much, and i feel comfortable with this foundation. Not a single prone and my exact skin shade. It blends easily and stays long.
Great foundation!! looks beautiful on.. very hydrating, and glowy.
I really wanted to like this product, because it matches my skin tone very well (light beige) and looks great on - when first applied.
However; give it a little time (hour or two) and my skin would look and feel very, very oily, which would in turn cause the foundation to come off and need re-application. One of the girls in the office was also using a Chanel foundation and had the same complaints in regards to oiliness - I think she was using Prolumiere, so it might be a theme across the Chanel foundations.
I got a sample of this in the mail in Beige 30 from Macy's. It is a perfect match for my skin. Unfortunately, the good news ends there.
Even though I have a mild case of rosacea ( pink cheeks if I am out in the sun or baking but luckily no breakouts ) and am older ( a few fine lines but no major sun damage because I could never get a tan!) , I have pretty good skin. This foundation seemed to highlight my minor issues. Even though it feels light, it looks heavy on me. I felt like it made me look a lot older because it seemed to make some pores look larger and emphasized some fine lines. I felt like I was looking at my face in my 10 x magnifying mirror!. Since I found a perfect color match with this Chanel sample, I am inclined to look at some of Chanel's other foundations.
I just gave this 3s on the packaging and price because I wasn't sure what to do but had to give a rating. I have no idea what the packaging looks like or what the prices is but I buy Chanel polishes so I expect the packaging is nice and the price somewhat expensive.
I never reach for this foundation in my stash because it is all wrong for me. Having said that, I can see this to be a good foundation for others with a different skin type from mine. My skin is combo leaning towards the oily side and when I apply this foundation onto my skin, it literally feels like I am spreading olive oil onto my face -- it feels THAT greasy! Strangely, when I initially bought it, I had tested the foundation on the back of my hand and I swore it didn't feel so greasy -- the skin on the back of my hands is quite dry so that must be the reason why it sunk it so well on the back of my hand and NOT on my face. The coverage of this foundation is light-medium, and it has a distinct floral scent that all Chanel foundations have. After applying this foundation all over my face, I looked like a very shiny greaseball so I dusted a mattifying loose powder over my entire face which helped make my face somewhat presentable. However, within less than an hour, I could already see the foundation oxidizing and my face getting shiny again!! *sigh* After a few more hours, my face just got greasier, darker, and the foundation was starting to wear off my face. This is all too bad because the shade 20 Clair is a really good match for my NC20/25 asian skintone. I can definitely see this foundation might work for dry skinned gals since it is very greasy and moisturizing, but oilier skinned should definitely stay FAR AWAY from this one.