While waiting to board my flight at the revamped Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport, I was tempted. Tempted by the gorgeous dresses in the Kimaya Boutique, tempted by the yummy and extremely fattening drinks at The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, tempted by the cosmetics. I was being pulled in three different directions. The problem was, I don’t have a credit card! Yes, I can tie my own shoe-laces, drive a car, have a bachelors degree, but I still don’t have a credit card! Actually, its for my own good. One, because it means I don’t spend the money I don’t have and two, that means I can get my credit card purchases free of cost – courtesy of my mom, of course (love you).
Anyways, we had to wait for a good 2-3 hours to board our flight, so a little make-up shopping was in order! I headed over to Chanel, to see what was new! I was going through a foundation phase, I guess you can say that I still am (hello, MAC Pro Longwear Foundation!), so this little baby caught my eyes! I just wanted a foundation with a luminous glow and what better than Chanel, right? The sales associate recommended Chanel Vitalumiere Foundation in 43 Cannelle. What did I think of it? Let’s find out!
What I like about it?
- Gives a gorgeous glow to your face. The skin looks dewy and luminous.
- Looks natural at the same time.
- Thin in consistency, very easy to apply.
- SPF 15 – its not useless SPF 10 (hello, Dior) or useless SPF 8 (hello, Lakme).
- So hydrating – your skin feels so loved!
What I didn’t like about it?
- The packaging. I have no issues with the gorgeous embedded double C’s, but the insides – it leaks away so much product.
- The match is slightly off, it oxidizes a bit.
The verdict: The actual product is great (what else do you expect from Chanel :P), but I am not a fan of the packaging. You expect perfection when you pay your top dollar, packaging was a fail with this one. It costed me $46 US or $50 CDN at duty free price, but I am not sure what it costs on counters.
Recommendation: If you are looking for a great everyday foundation which gives you that glow, Chanel Vitalumiere might be it. But you must look out for the leakages and must not mind paying your top $$.