Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation

RATING (out of 5 stars): 4 stars

COST: $45

THE SKINNY: Sometimes you know a luxury brand the minute you open the package.

That is true of Chanel's Vitalumiere Aqua foundation. I am not sure a liquid foundation could be any better than this one.

It glided on in a way I have never expereinced.

The scent was light, fresh and disappeared almost immediately. (Which I love -- a great scent during application that fades to make room for your signature fragrance.)

The color and coverage were flawless.

It lasted all day and contains SPF 15.

I was also very surprised at how affordable Vitalumiere Aqua is. At $45, it is more than a drugstore foundation, but not that much more than something you might pick up at Sephora. Plus, you use such a small amount, it will last a long time.

Chanel should just hire me to sell this stuff. But it really does sell itself.

KEEP OR TOSS: Keep. This stuff is awesome.

CHECK IT OUT: Chanel's foundation is available in 10 shades online and at retailers such as Nordstrom.

-- Tested by Carrie