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Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet Vs Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua

Bonjour! Today, let’s talk about two of my holiest grail foundations. I bet they’re everyone’s favorite foundations too. They’re both made by Chanel. The Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet (now known as Ultra Le Teint Velvet) and the Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua. Such complicated names, but with such amazing quality. They’re both “lighter versions” of Chanel’s two best-selling makeup foundation and both have SPF 15.

 

chanel perfection lumiere velvet review

 

What’s the difference between the two? In some sense, they’re both really similar, even the ingredients are similar, but they’re made for different purposes.

 

chanel vitalumiere aqua review

 

Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet (Ultra Le Teint Velvet) – This gives a soft velvety matte finish, that is very lightweight and oil-free. Supposed to be a “tint version” of Chanel’s long-wear fluid sunscreen foundation, the Perfection Lumiere. So expect this one to be also long-lasting like its predecessor. This one also gives full coverage, but not as full and thick as Chanel’s Perfection Lumiere. I consider this as my go-to foundation if I want to completely “change face”, ha! well, not completely, but good enough to make my face look blemish-free and anew. What I love about this is that you don’t need to put a lot on your face to get that full coverage. You don’t even need a special brush for this. Your fingertips will work just fine. Also, most matte foundations tend to make your face look flat, but this one doesn’t. It still gives your face definition while smoothing and covering the dark spots. A slight drawback is that you’re going be needing a lot of cotton balls or cotton pads to erase this product off your face. Even though it’s liquid and lightweight. It seems to be packed on pigments. When it comes to scent, this foundation has a slightly soapy scent compared to Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua. Overall, I think this is the best matte makeup foundation that will still make your face look natural, and they last around 12 hours on my face without looking oily. As someone with somewhat oily skin, this one is definitely heaven-sent.

 

Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua – The lighter version of Chanel’s original and well-loved Vitalumiere. This is supposed to give a very light tint with a water-like texture. Although, I find that this formulation is very similar to Perfection Lumiere Velvet. They’re both very watery and have very similar scents. Perhaps this Vitalumiere Aqua has a little bit more of a floral scent. I prefer this foundation’s scent better than the one mentioned above. When it comes to coverage, at first I didn’t notice any difference. However, after a few hours, I noticed that my skin started to look oily compared to the one applied with Chanel’s Perfection Lumiere Velvet. For me, they last about 6 hours until I start to notice the oiliness. But I really like the look on my skin with this particular foundation. It kind of makes my skin look dewy or slightly luminous. So, if you’re going for that kind of look, try this foundation.

Overall, if you want a matte finish foundation without looking dull and flat, plus long-wearing and has exceptional oil-control, try the Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet. If you want a more natural, dewy, strobing kind of look, and has average to really good oil control, try Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua.

 

 

The Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour Review Part 1.

chanel le vernis collection

 

There’s just something about a woman with a Chanel nail polish. Whether it’s her beautiful, perfectly-shaped nails, her rich nail polish color, or just how perfect her hands looked on those nail polish. For years, Chanel nail polish triumph over other nail polishes for its richly-pigmented tone and fashion-forward hues.

 

chanel nail polish review

 

A leader on nail polish colors, always imitated but never been truly copied, here are the old-time classic cult favorites and bold new colors.

 

chanel nail polish pirate

Pirate:

Deep, dark red. A very classic Chanel color. A must for every woman who loves red, red, and more red. I’m not a fan of the consistency of this color though because it’s too fluid, I prefer the creamy gel-like consistency of most nail colors. This one needs to be applied 2 to 3 times to get the real color. Other than that, this is almost perfect.

 

chanel nail polish rouge noir

Rouge Noir:

Oh, My Bloody Valentine! or “Hello, The Originals”. I think of vampire red whenever I see this nail polish. That’s how dark red this is. I definitely think this is a perfect red for those with deep complexions because this makes for a dramatic contrast. This may be a bit too dark for me, but this is very sexy and very wearable nevertheless.

 

chanel nail polish dragon

Dragon:

Only two words. Think “Chinese Dragon”.

 

chanel nail polish cinema

Cinema:

A very cinematic vintage red. The kind that most old Hollywood stars would wear. Grace Kelly and Marilyn Monroe-alike, this is a creamy bright red that reminded me of OPI’s Chick Flick Cherry. I love this color a lot!

 

chanel nail polish lotus rouge

Lotus Rouge:

This is my most favorite red so far. It’s the kind of red that can top all reds. It’s a very alluring color and it looks good on all skintone. It also makes your hand very attractive and very glam.

 

chanel nail polish accessoire

Accessoire:

This shade is between brown and red. But, I would say that this is more on the red side. I think this can look quite vampy but can also look chocolatey. This is a very pretty color and this will look good especially during changing seasons. There’s something simple yet elegant about this color.

 

chanel nail polish taboo

Taboo:

Constellation galore! This is a very interesting color that will remind you of the cosmos. It’s like eggplant/violet/galaxy with a lot of glitter or shimmer of different colors. This reminded me of OPI’s Suzi And The 7 Dusseldorf but this is much darker, more complex, and way more intriguing to look at.

 

chanel nail polish vamp

Vamp:

This is Oma Thurman’s nail polish in Pulp Fiction. The controversial vampy red, brown, bloody color that commonly suggests a “Bad Girl Look”. Yet still, this isn’t a nail polish worth only for the spunky-attitude gals. Sophisticated and fashionable ladies love this for that uplifting vibe this nail color brings. This shade is very similar to Essie’s “Wicked“.

 

THE SWATCHES:

 

chanel nail polish swatches

 

chanel nail polish swatches and review

 

chanel nail polish colors swatches and reviews

 

Update: As of February 2016, these nail colors are now being discontinued by Chanel. My review of the latest and newly-reformulated Chanel Le Vernis nail polish is here.

 

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