A powder foundation was never going to be up my street – powder on my skin is an absolute no-no; I can’t bear the way it feels or looks on my complexion and even though its my beloved Chanel, this is no exception.
Although the accompanying mini Kabuki is too lovely for words! There is a little bit of blurring (I have tested it out) and the powder is incredibly soft – it’s all about the beads with small polymer microbeads and two different sizes of cellulose microbeads (hard to believe when you’re looking at microscopic flecks of powder but I’m not going to argue!). I’d say it gives a medium coverage but just left my skin looking deadened although I have to admit there was a bar of light reflection on my cheekbones when the sun caught it. On the skin, it doesn’t feel all that dry – in fact, it’s a velvety feel – but my view is that I think you need flawless skin in the first place to make anything of this.
In terms of ease of use, it’s brilliant – literally dust over with the Kabuki and go – I buffed it in a little, and I tested for transfer onto a black scarf and it was minimal.
Powder just always makes my skin look worse, not better, so I am never the best person to trial powders. If you are blessed with amazing skin that’s prone to a little shine, then Chanel Vitalumiere Loose Powder Foundation will probably suit you right down to the ground. Anyone with dry skin, I would have to advise that you avoid.
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Launch date for Chanel Vitalumiere Loose Powder Foundation is 29th August and it costs £55.
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