Beauty Tip of the Week: Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Brings Out Natural Radiance

Finding the perfect foundation for your skin is like searching for the Holy Grail of beauty products. And in true religion, all foundations cater to specific skin tones, skin types, consistency, texture, and smell among other qualities. But at the end of the day, foundation should look natural, be weightless, and offer the coverage you need. This week, I visited the various makeup counters at Bloomingdale's SoHo to find a lightweight foundation. From Dior's DiorSkin AirFlash Foundation Spray to YSL's Teint Resist, I was in absolute beauty luxury heaven. I have always been a fan of my Missha BB cream, but beauty bloggers have been raving about Chanel's Vitalumiere Aqua liquid foundation, and—let me tell you—this foundation does live up to its hype.

I asked the woman at the Chanel makeup counter to help me find a match for my skin, and she gave me a sample to take home and test. Within two days of using this product, I was immediately hooked and a converted Chanelophile. The water-based formula was like a "second skin"; it blended seamlessly into my skin yet provided the medium coverage I needed. Applying just two small drops of Vitalumiere Aqua will instantly make you look refreshed. It also gives you a natural glow and radiance so it doesn't look like you're wearing any makeup. Vitalumiere Aqua comes in two sets of foundations: one for warm, yellow undertones and another for cool, rosy undertones. Asian skin tones will find a great variety of shades in the Vitalumiere Aqua line. The most popular shades for Asian skin tones are B30 (Beige Sable) if you're on the fair side; B40 (Beige Desert) if you're slightly tanned and have a yellow undertone; and B50 (Beige Sienne) if you have a more olive undertone. Even though I do have a warm, yellow undertone, I was matched with BR 50 (Rose Sienne) because I liked the rosy, coral contrast. For more information about Chanel's Vitalumiere Aqua, visit or head to your nearest Macy's, Nordstrom, or Bloomingdale's Chanel makeup counter.

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