Remember this old beauty blogger favourite?


Every long term blogger will remember the hype train concerning Chanel’s Vitalumiere Aqua circa 2011. Well I’m bringing it back! For many of us, it was the one Chanel product we actually cared about at the time, and there are a couple of fabulous reasons for that.

Do you remember FleurdeForce’s continuous rave reviews of this foundation? I had my doubts with a £30 foundation, but I took the plunge, took my £20 Debenham’s voucher and got colour matched. (Oh those sixth form days…). Surprise, surprise; I was/am the palest shade! I still love this foundation, it brings a tear to my eye, both in a ‘this was a ridiculously expensive purchase’ way, and a ‘I’m so fancy look at my Chanel’ sort of way.

This is one of my favourite foundations. I do not tend to wear foundation everyday (2/3 times a week), so this has lasted me a while! (Maybe too long, oops…) The shade is very yellow, but this doesn’t bother me too much as A. I have a lot of redness in my skin and B. It’s lightweight. Whilst you could probably build this up to quite a full coverage, I find it works best when you apply a light layer, say, a 5p sized splodge. More heavily applied layers tend to cake up on my skin. It’s also quite a dewy finish and honestly, if I know I’m getting photos taken, I either wear YSL’s Touche Eclat Foundation or this Chanel one.

As you can tell, I do love an expensive foundation. But don’t worry, I’m not one of those super intense beauty bloggers that spend £60 on a foundation (I’m not that dedicated!). Not that there’s anything wrong with that. The packaging is also lightweight, which as I’m getting older and moving around more, now I know why people are bothered with bulky packaging!

Thank you for reading! Have you ever tried this foundation?

8 comments so far.
  • fiercevillain

    Great post and I really loove your blog! Good Job 🙂
    If you have time please check out my Fashion blog
    It would mean a lot 🙂
    Lots of love

    • Thank you!! That means a lot 🙂 I will have a look later, thanks for stopping by!
      E x

  • Loved this post! I’ve never tried it.. But I’ve heard good reviews and it’s definitely on my to buy list! 🙂

    Loving your blog, I’d love if you checked out mine 🙂

    Amie xx

    • Oh I love it! It’s amazing as a foundation for pale skin.
      I’ll check yours out, thank you for stopping by! 🙂
      E xx

  • Ohhh we’ve never heard of this! It sounds great though. Feel free to check out our blog, 🙂

    • Yeah it’s fab! Thank YOU for stopping by, I’ll have a look in a minute 🙂
      E x

  • mel (@lillieslipbalm)

    I’m gonna have to try this, I’ve heard amazing things!

    lillies and lipbalm