I really do seem to start every bloody review with "I HAD HIGH HOPES FOR THIS FOUNDATION"... but I really really do! This was the new offering from Chanel last year, after they discontinued Pro Lumiere, which was supposed to be really good, but I never got to try it personally! I'd read quite a few raves about this foundation, and so I bought it when passing through Heathrow last year when I had a massive Chanel binge. To be honest, I was disappointed with 3 out of the 5 products I bought, and it has made me think that maybe, Chanel is over-rated. Blasphemy I know, and I love the bronzer and the lipliner... but the other 3... they were shite if I'm honest!
Back to the review. I was so disappointed by this foundation. I picked it up in 40 Beige, which was the shade I'd wear when fake-tanned. Initially, I really liked it, its one of those foundations that tricks you in the beginning and looks amazing, but after a few hours of wear basically makes you look like a hot mess!
I have combo skin, for reference, I just found it to be patchy and made me look so blotchy! I would go as far as to say that its one of the worst foundations I've ever used! Steep claim I know, but it was just rubbish! It slid off my face and just looked so bad on me, was just patchy and awful! Staying power was horrendous and I was just thoroughly disappointed!
Hopefully this is the most negative review I'll ever have to write, as who likes to read such a whiny post, but I had to be honest! Saying that though, I really want to pick up Vitalumiere Aqua as I tried a sample and loved it! So I'll keep you updated!
Have you tried the foundation? What did you think?