Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation


My sister went to Japan last March for a school trip, and I took the liberty to give her a list of things that she should buy for me. :P Most were japanese drugstore skincare, but I did ask her to get me one makeup item. A liquid foundation. I had 4 liquid foundation on the list: RMK Creamy Gel Foundation, Lunasol Modeling Water Liquid Foundation, Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua and the NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Liquid Foundation.

I told her that I wanted the first two the most.. but since she wasn't familiar with both brands, she ended up getting me the third one on the list hahaha oh well.


The Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation in B30 costs $48 (not sure how much in Yen), and contains 30ml of product. It has a no-nonsense packaging which I like: sturdy and compact plastic bottle with a nozzle - perfect to take with you when you travel.

This is a water-based foundation, so you have to shake this really hard lest it separates when you pour it out. Once I thought I've shook it hard enough only to find out that I didn't when water with some bits of pigments started gushing out of the bottle. Yikes. Also: sayang.

Without Foundation // With Foundation

The Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua feels incredibly light on the skin. It literally feels like you're not wearing any face base. From the moment I've first put it on, I knew this is the perfect foundation to wear during this summer.

As expected, it has a light coverage, but not buildable. With the name alone, I honestly thought it would be dewy.. I was really surprised when I noticed that it actually has a satin finish. Matte but not flat. It just looks like your skin, but better!


It lasted a good 4-5 hours on me before I notice any fading (sides of my nose) or oiliness (t-zone). Honestly, not bad. But do I think it warrants the $48 price tag? If you have don't need too much coverage or only want to even out your skin tone, then for sure yes. It's going to be so worth your money!

But personally, I'm just so-so about it. I do really, really like it. I mean, from all the positive things I've noted above, what's not to like? And yes, over the years, I have been accustomed to my acne scars and generally just don't care about it anymore.. I don't need a lot of coverage na. But for that much amount of money, I would rather have something that can give me something special.

I feel robbed every time I used this foundation because it just doesn't give me what I hoped it would give me (ie: better coverage, longer lasting power, flawless looking face). It's such a shame because there's nothing that I don't like about this product at all, I just wish it could give me more.

// If you want this, I'm actually selling it! Comment below if you want it?

What's your favorite foundation as of now? :)

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9 comments:

  1. Great review, ive never tried water-based foundation pa yet.
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    1. This is the first time I've tried one, and I loved it!

      Will do! :D

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  2. are makeup cheaper in japan? just wondering :) ive been eyeing this products. its what i want actually cause i dont need a lot of coverage, its rly impt to me that its light weight, and i like satin finish. although i was hoping that this had a dewy finish kasi i havent found any good ones both drugstore and high end dep. any suggestions?

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    1. Not sure Shayne! Haha she got mine at Duty Free! :)

      It's demi-matte so not flat naman. It's nice (just not for me!) I heard that the Bourjois CC Cream's good! Diorskin Airflash Spray Foundation kaso sobrang mahal!!

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  3. Seems like something I would like. But I feel like this is not significantly better than Koh Gen Do Aqua which I already have. I'll pass.

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    1. I wish I tried that one first lalo na nung nag 50% off, had I known I don't think I'd get this one na haha

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  4. I agree with Rae. From the way you were describing it, my mind kept going back to Koh Gen Do Maifanshi Aqua Foundation. I don't mind something "gooey-er", if it offers better moisture and coverage.

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    1. Sayang, I really wanted to like this as much as other people did! :(

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  5. Sad to hear you don't super love it because I think it looks great on you! Very fresh. hehe I've been wanting to get this one too because I tend to go for foundations with light coverage with dewy finish. Now that you say it's demi-matte, I'll have to think about it! hehe

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