Complexion Perfection – Chanel Vitalumiere

Chanel Vitalumiere Sam Loves

Chanel Vitalumiere Sam Loves

So I will fess up now -I own a lot of foundations and every morning I relish deciding which one I am going to use. Recently I’ve found myself constantly reaching for Vitalumiere because it’s creamy, hydrating, blends like a dream, smells divine and gives my skin a real kick. It contains ingredients which specifically target tired and dry areas so it’s good for dry, very dry and mature skin. If you have oily or combination skin, forget it and move on to Perfection Lumiere. This foundation is not to be confused with Vitalumiere Aqua

Why Obsessed?
Because it’s super hydrating and moisturising – doesn’t emphasise flakiness or cling to dry patches –  glides over and just makes everything look fresh and dewy. It also doesn’t make your skin look oily. 
You can even apply it without moisturising as it is has such a creamy formulation.

The deets:
Coverage wise, I would say it’s light to medium and it also contains SPF 15 which doesn’t flashback. The Chanel foundation range is more suitable for yellow skin tones. Saying that, if you suffer from redness or pink pigmentation – the yellow pigments counteract and cover these areas very well. It comes in 8 shades and I wear B20.

A perfect version of bare skin -WINNER! 

Available to purchase at Boots and House of Fraser for £34.00.


Chanel Vitalumiere | Sam Loves

Chanel Vitalumiere | Sam Loves

Chanel Vitalumiere Sam Loves
Au Naturel
Chanel Vitalumiere Sam Loves
Real Techniques Buffing Brush and Chanel Vitalumiere
Chanel Vitalumiere Sam Loves
Wearing Chanel Vitalumiere
Chanel Vitalumiere Sam Loves
I love thee oh mighty Chanel Vitalumiere
Chanel Vitalumiere Sam Loves
With bronzer and a bit of blush
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Illamasqua – The Ultimate Skin Trinity

Illamasqua Ultimate Skin Trinity | Sam Loves

Illamasqua Ultimate Skin Trinity | Sam Loves

The Illamasqua Ultimate Skin Trinity is a a great introduction to the award winning Skin Base Foundation Range and you can snap up these three little gems for £50.00 at Illamasqua.

It comprises of:

It’s a great buy if you are curious about the Illamasqua range as individually they would cumulatively cost £70. I went to the Flagship store in London and was served by the very helpful Mark who made my shopping experience so much fun and exciting.

Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation

This is one of my favourite foundations of all time. It gives a medium to full buildable coverage but also looks natural on the skin and is not cakey at all. Perfect if you need more coverage especially covering any red pigmentation on the cheeks as this cancels it out effectively. Amazing shade selection and I like to wear this when I am going out for the evening and want to achieve a flawless base. I’d say its good for Combination, Normal and Dry skin. I wear SB09.

Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation SB09

Illamasqua Skin Base Lift 

OK, so HOW pretty is the packaging? There should be diamonds in this not a concealer. I digress…..This may have kicked my Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer to the curb! It provides full brightening coverage for my under eye dark circles as it has colour correcting peach tones. I love it because even though it provides opaque coverage it is not cakey at all. I like to apply this with my fingers as I find brushes tend to leave too much debris in the pan which isn’t hygienic! I wear Medium 1.

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Illamasqua Hydra Veil

This contains sodium hyaluronate which is a moisture boosting ingredient. The hydra veil can be used instead of a moisturiser and has a gel consistency. It rubs on to the face easily leaving it tacky so that the foundation glides on. I’ve heard that it’s good for both dry and oily skin and I like it on me. The dinky spatula also means that it is hygenic -horray!

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Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation Review – LOVE LOVE LOVE!

I have been using Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation for the last 6 months and I ABSOLUTELY LOVE it. This is a liquid skin perfecting foundation which gives a semi-matte flawless finish without being cakey or visible to the naked eye. I am a big fan of Chanel makeup and their foundation range is one of the best I have come across. I really believe in spending a bit more and investing in a quality foundation as it’s the base of your makeup which you want to last all day.Staying power and longevity are a big thing for me as I don’t want my makeup sliding off my face as the day progresses. It is a high end foundation, but I believe you get what you pay for. I recently recommended the Chanel foundation range to 2 friends and they too have fallen in love with their purchases.

The consistency of Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua is light and watery because of its silicone and water formulation. It therefore needs a good shake before you use it. I would say that it’s a semi – matte finish  as it gives my skin a glow without being as dewy as Chanel Vitalumiere. It contains SPF 15 and has a fresh floral scent.

Why I love Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation
I love this light liquid  foundation because it gives me a flawless and natural finish. It perfects my skin in terms of blurring the appearance of my pores and it’s also very long lasting . I really like the light/medium coverage as well as the scent – it smells expensive! Most of all, I don’t feel like I’m wearing a mask because it is imperceivable to the eye. I wear shade B30.

Could it be for you?
I think this foundation would suit dry, normal and combination skin. It doesn’t cling to my dry patches around my chin and it doesn’t make my forehead look luminous or shiny. The finish is light/medium coverage so I wouldn’t recommend Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua if you prefer a fuller coverage foundation.

You can purchase Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation at Boots, House of Fraser and Debenhams 30ml for £32.00

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