|Would buy this product again.||61%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I tried this instead of my usual Prolumiere to see if it gave better coverage and lasted longer. I wear 20 Claire in Chanel foundations.
It does give better coverage and the spoonge it comes with is the best I have used. It does not last as long (I wear this 5 days a week to work and it has lasted 6 months, I usually get 9-12 months out of the liquid). The compact easily breaks, I dropped it once and the plastic smashed around the hinge.
Overall, think the liquid is better.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Excellent as an over foundation powder when applied with the groovy brush included on a normal day. I can get away with just using this instead of foundation if I apply it heavier with the sponge. Packaging is great too. I am NW15 in Mac, and I use the lightest in this #10. Advertised as 8 hours of non stop radiance - not sure about that but one of the best powders I have used ever.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I've been using this product for years and consider it a staple. I find the formulation works very well on my combination skin, and agree with the other reviewers who say that this is not suitable for oily or shiny skin. Beige is perfect for my NC30/40 skin tone. I no longer use Vitalumiere as my main foundation since I discovered Stila Illuminating Foundation. I do, however, religiously take this compact out with me for easy touch-ups.
This is my little skin refreshing touch-up routine:
- Remove excess oil with MAC blot film (or a cheaper alternative which often works just as well).
- Lightly spray MAC Fix+ on the face and neck.
- Lightly apply Vitalumiere over skin as required. I also gently pat it under my eyes with the sponge to effectively conceal dark circles without drying out the eye area. Blot gently with blot film when done
- Lightly dust a pressed powder (I use MAC or Stila) for a smooth finish.
Works best on smooth, hydrated skin, so drink LOADS of water!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Update: After wearing this several times, I noticed some burning with my rosacea and when I removed the foundation immediately when I got home, my jawline was sporting several blister-like lesions. Later that day, some papules and increased redness appeared so this will have to go back. Fudge!! Have to reduce my personal rating--this will not be on my go-to list after all.
I have to say that this reminds me of Chantecaille's Real Skin creme compact in consistency and look on the skin but Chantecaille wins with an SPF of 30.
I love the sheer look this gives--lets my skin show through but does de-emphasize redness. However it will highlight any flaky areas you have but that emphasis goes away after awhile, weird but true, so even though it starts out looking too dry on my skin, later in the day my skin looks great if I'm only moderately dry. Hence I wouldn't classify this as the most hydrating formula because even though it has a lot of slip at the beginning that goes away after awhile and if my skin is very dry like at the moment the foundation doesn't feel hydrating enough then. Still looking for that really great foundation for extra dry skin.
I love the look of the Chanel compact but it could have been more streamlined for my tastes--the side container for the sponge takes up way too much room.
For my LLL/golden undertoned skintype I was given cameo and it's a nice match.
Overall since I love Chantecaille's version and I rely on the Spf 30, I probably won't use this creme that much but it is nice to have another option.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I am on the fence on this one. I love compact foundatiions because of the ease of use. And in my experience, this is the best one on the market. However, I am getting tired of it and would like to move on to something with a bit more luminousity. This gives an excellent smooth finish, but my skin just seems dull.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
I am doing a review in steps. Chanel sent me a bubble sample of this when I ordered some fall color, luckily they sent it in my shade so I am trying it out everyday this week.
Day 1: extremely easy to apply and blend with the sponge. a little goes a long way so I can see how this bubble package will last me all week and then some. The coverage is medium which i like, and the finish is moist but not as moist as vitalumiere liquid, so I am hoping it lasts longer. Looked great when I left the house and looks great as well at work in the less forgiving flourescent lights of the bathroom.
Day 2-5: i am really in love with this foundation. as the day wore on the coverage stayed put (which is key for me) but did not get too dewy (i don't mind a touch of dewy as long as it is still covering). for someone who wanted less dewy, they could just touch up with a blotting paper or pressed powder.
i am truly loving this and am tempted to buy a full size even though i have several full bottles of foundation in my cupboard. i will definitely be buying this sometime soon.
edit: i bought a slightly darker shade for my summer trip to hawaii and japan. i wore the vitalumiere every single day, through crazy humidity and a typhoon, and my skin stayed looking flawless all day long, every single day. a new HG is born.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
The Vitalumiere creme compact foundation is very good but it's not HG material. I use this foundation when my skin is dry, usually during the winter-spring months or if I've subjected my skin to too many hours in office air conditioning. The coverage is medium when applied with a sponge, and light if applied with a foundation brush. I usually apply with a brush for light coverage, the foundation is moisturizing enough to feel comfortable and not heavy or cakey. I don't apply all over, just in a few spots on my face and then blend out. The wear is ok, lasts longer than my other foundations. If I put too much on I can "feel" the foundation even though it looks ok, I don't like that.
The finish is quite lovely, gives the skin that nice natural glow...not an oily glow but a healthy glow. It's a better looking finish than Teint Fluide and GA LSF on dry/normal skin. I'm using Vitalumiere Creme Compact in Sand which is a step darker and warmer than Beige even though I am paler during the winter months. Sand adds the needed color, glow, and health to my skin. I'm Beige in Teint Fluide Universel and 5.5 in GA LSF for reference.
I like this foundation but it's not HG, not one that I can use year round. It's comforting when my skin is hurting from the dryness but feels cloying when my skin is more on the normal/oily side during the hotter times of year.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This foundation is my HG. I have tried A LOT of foundations and this is THE ONE! You're about to discover that I'm a bit of a Vitalumiere obsessive, I have this foundation in all three forms; liquid, creme and compact. This is a review for them all.
Firstly, this foundation is a great match for my skin tone. Clair is a fairly warm-toned pale colour which matches my NC20 skin perfectly. It is also well suited to my skin which is dry and sensitive, it's hydrating and doesn't accentuate any dry patches. Although my skin is very sensitive, I have never experienced breakouts because of this foundation - YAY! This is one of the many reasons why I think it's fabulous. I'm not sure why people with oily skin are trying Vitalumiere and giving it bad reviews as it is meant for normal-dry skin - if you are oily, Vitalumiere will make you shine!
I first started using the liquid form of Vitalumiere, which in my opinion is the most sheer. I like to use the liquid on my cheeks and forehead, where I only want a little bit of coverage to minimise redness. However, recently I received a sample of the cream version, which has slightly heavier coverage and blends in well in tricky areas like the nose. The cream is amazing at covering redness and I think is better for buildable coverage - the liquid can look way too shiny if you layer it. So when the creme-compact came out, I had to try that too! The cream-compact has a slightly more matte/powder finish than the others, but it is definitely not a matte finish, it's still vey luminous. I find the creme-compact great for evenings as it is really easy to adjust coverage and also for long days because it has great staying power. The compact looks best when applied with the sponge provided or a foundation brush. In contrast, the liquid and creme look far better when applied using fingers. The Channel MA said the best way to apply it is to gently pat it on, if you use a foundation brush or rub it in too much, the concealing powers of this foundation do not work.
I live in England, so most of the time it is cold. However, in the summer and in hot climates, I have found that the vitalumiere liquid can look super shiny and slip off. When it's hot the creme-compact is a must!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
Why all the bad reviews? I have combination skin. Don't let the previous reviews scare you away because this doesn't make me look oily at all. I'm pleased with how long lasting and flawless it is. EDIT 3/31/07 This is probably my favorite foundation from the Chanel line. Besides the convenience of the compact the look is increadible.
Age: Unknown Skin: Very Dry Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I really tried to love it. Unfortunately I would not buy it.
1) I can not wear foundation with perfume.
2) This is definately for someone with dry skin. I had to powder it after to settle. 3) I hate the price
I am really ok with Max Factor pan stick. I don't know if I can compare with Vitalumiere and MF panstick. But I don't see much difference.
I still like Makeup Forever face and body. The second choice is MAC studio fix fluid. And then, Max Factor Pan Stick.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This is much better then the previous vitalumiere products witch i like btw! It gives outstanding and very natural coverage and moisterizes your skin very nicely.But it is still kind of oily on my DRY skin witch is amazing so you still need to blot with some powder(i use the double perfection compact).
The cons of this product is (and with all CHANELs face makeup)that the shade selection is very poor so if your very fair like me NW15 there is little hope the lightest shade in holland is 20 claire witch is to dark and to yellow for my porcelain pink skin.
But overal its a nice foundation that offers great coverage and comes in a nice sleek black classic CHANEL compact!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
- really nice finish, really natural
- luxe Chanel packaging
- semi full coverage
- not for oily skin, you WILL need oil blotting papers
- try not to use makeup when you have terrible skin :(
- $94 AUD, very hefty price
Quite like it, except that I have borderline oily skin, which is quite pimply atm.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I was hoping for much much more from a Chanel product - its horribly greasy, but dries up in the wrong areas highlighting any dry patches. It also has a very hard consistency, which makes it hard to blend in, and I am sure its given me a rash! Unfortunately at this price, I have to try and finish it...
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I recently bought this foundation, mainly because I wanted the signature Chanel compact. The makeup was just a bonus when I had bought it. When the SA applied it the match was flawless. I was certainly impressed. Now I really do adore the foundation. My skin is very acne prone, yet it is dry as the desert because I use retin-a. At first in the compact the creme looks really greasy... basically something you would not want to put on your face. Well I used it for a week to see how it would work out. It is AMAZING. My real skin glows through, though the coverage can be heavy it does not look like it in the least. In pictures, my skin appears as if it was airbrushed. Just recently I wanted to branch out and try a powder foundation, so I bought a few drugstore brands. They have all made my skin look horrible, or caused me to break out. I am rather amazed that this creme foundation did not break me out. My skin seems to acutally look better when I use it. All and all a great product though really pricy.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Dry Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
Not for oily skin!The women at the counter assured me that this foundation is 100% oil free!What was she thinking?I have almost perfect skin with a few blemishes here and there but this stuff just sits on the skin and feels like a mask on my skin..way to yellow and heavy..and OILY.I asked for a natural sheer finish just to even out my skin tone!Obviously she had no clue what she was selling...I will return this bad foundation and will never buy it again..Bad,bad,bad.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
absolutely not for the oily skin.
I should have read the reviews here before i poured out the money... ah, but the package was so elegance....
it was way too oily for oily skin, I dont think combination skin can take this either.
light coverage but buildable.. but the more i put on, the yellower my skin becomes. so... stop using it after only 2 uses.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Absolutely the worst product I have every bought. Not for oily or combination skin. I looked this up on Chanel's website before purchashing. I even watched the online video on how to apply it. This does not give medium to full coverage nor did it dry to a satin finish as stated on their site. It is glides on like grease paint, the stuff you use for Halloween makeup. This gives light coverage at best. It actually felt gross on my combination skin and the strong fragrance made me nauseous. After shelling out $55.00 for such a horrid product, this is one of the few makeup products that I have ever returned.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I had been wearing Lancome's Teint Idole in Ivorie 2 for years until they recently changed the formula and I could not find a color match for my PPP skin with pink undertones. I was looking for something that would be easy to apply, provide good coverage, have a good sunscreen, and wouldn't break out my combo 44 y/o skin. I am so glad I tried this. I like the fact the the coverage is buildable and it doesn't feel like i have makeup on. It also lasts all day whereas my previous foundation would tend to "slide" by mid-day. I have Gentle Ivory. I have been using this for over a week now and no breakouts. I'm actually suprised by this as I have always used oil free formulas, but so far so good.
Interestingly, I tried the liquid version of Vitalumiere and could not find a good shade (too yellow-based) and there was a scent I didn't care for.
Edit: After using this a couple of weeks, it was starting to break me out and just wasn't as longlasting as I like. Also, the shade just wasn't as close as I would have liked, but I do have very hard to match skin.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Long lasting moderate coverage and a fresh smooth satiny finish. It wears very well on my combination skin and looks natural if applied with a brush and a light hand.
I wear Shade 'Clair" and it is a perfect match for my ppp/fff neurtal/yellow skin tone.
It isn't cheap but it is perfect for me this fall/winter so I have to give it a hearty thumbs up.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I really like this product alot. Ever since Dior d/c their cream/powder foundation few years back I have desperately been searching for a replacement and I think I finally found it. This new product works great for me because I have normal/dry skin and want a dewy finish and this product does just that.
At the end of the day, my skin looked fresh and hydrated but not cakey.
I currently use Armani hydraglow foundation and will continue to use it but alternate with Chanel cream compact on days I want a one step routine or not too much coverage.
It appears a bit thick on first application but as u wear it it tones down beautifully to a satin finish.
I would definitely rec. anyone who has normal/dry skin to check this out.