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    Quote Originally Posted by Miss QQ View Post
    This made me want to look at the foundation again. Did the MUA use any other liquid foundation before that or did he use a primer? Which shade of the loose foundation are you and what is your skin tone?


    As much as I would like to skip powder or apply as little as possible, it is difficult because of the humid weather here and the makeup doesn't seal without powder. But when I'm in the air con office the air is very dry, so it is difficult to find a perfect solution. I find that using powder also helps to seal in the moisture, so my skin doesn't feel so painful or tight. This is pricey, but a good base is essential so maybe I will pass a new lipgloss or the holiday highlighter and purchase this instead.


    I have a number of foundations too but they are mostly not a perfect match. I'm usually between shades 10 and 20, and I don't want to purchase 2 and mix them. From Chanel I have Vitalumiere Eclat pressed powder (old version), and Vitalumiere Aqua is almost finished. Now I want Perfection Lumiere Velvet, Poudre Universelle Libre and possibly this loose foundation. Let us know your thoughts if you see and buy this foundation.
    Will do. I have no desire to make a product work for me either. Such a bummer. Fortunately, those that I have
    actually work. PLV happens to be my favorite and gives my skin a flawless appearance.

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    I think it runs lighter than the usual shade colour, that was my impression. I put photos and wrote about my experience at the Chanel counter on my blog. I haven't retouched the photos at all (I never do) so that you can see what it looks like. I will be doing a full review once I have used it a couple of days, so perhaps end of this week or next week (I like to be thorough and test things out well) I hope it's useful!
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    Quote Originally Posted by IHughes View Post
    I hope it's useful!
    The photos are STUNNING!!! You did look like a doll---so, so pretty. Which brush are you using to apply it?
    Looking forward to your full review.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IHughes View Post
    I think it runs lighter than the usual shade colour, that was my impression. I put photos and wrote about my experience at the Chanel counter on my blog. I haven't retouched the photos at all (I never do) so that you can see what it looks like. I will be doing a full review once I have used it a couple of days, so perhaps end of this week or next week (I like to be thorough and test things out well) I hope it's useful!
    What's your blog?

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    Quote Originally Posted by urbis View Post
    What's your blog?
    The link is in her signature. (ingridhughes.com if you're browsing on mobile.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by shellygrrl View Post
    The link is in her signature. (ingridhughes.com if you're browsing on mobile.)
    I am browsing on mobile, thank you for helping me

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    Thanks for visiting my blog and for the kind words!! I have posted the review of this foundation with unedited photos of me and a photo at the end of the day to show lasting power. I hope it's useful to whoever is thinking of buying it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by IHughes View Post
    I have posted the review of this foundation with unedited photos of me and a photo at the end of the day to show lasting power. I hope it's useful to whoever is thinking of buying it!
    Thanks for the final review. I like your idea that perhaps the powder should be sold w/o the mini kabuki brush to lower the cost. I couldn't agree more since I already
    have the Chanel retractable full sized kabuki brush---don't exactly need more.

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    I agree too, the mini kabuki brush is not as handy to carry around as the retractable one. I guess Chanel doesn't want customers to feel they have to buy another brush to use with this foundation, and so they include a mini one.

    Good review, Ingrid! I like your description of the finish, satin and natural. I don't want something 'sheeny' like some loose powder foundation I've tried, they look terrible on me.
    NC15 / dark brown hair / brown eyes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miss QQ View Post
    I agree too, the mini kabuki brush is not as handy to carry around as the retractable one. I guess Chanel doesn't want customers to feel they have to buy another brush to use with this foundation, and so they include a mini one.

    Good review, Ingrid! I like your description of the finish, satin and natural. I don't want something 'sheeny' like some loose powder foundation I've tried, they look terrible on me.
    I agree------that review piqued my interest!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Medgal07 View Post
    * *Thanks for the final review. *I like your idea that perhaps the powder should be sold w/o the mini kabuki brush to lower the cost. *I couldn't agree more since I already * *have the Chanel retractable full*sized kabuki brush---don't exactly need more.
    Exactly, and since I'm loving the foundation what about when I finish it? Even if I use the mini kabuki I won't want another one, and more future ones to create a kabuki army haha! I must say we're quite lucky here as it costs less than in the UK. Thank you for the lovely comments on my review, I really want to make useful reviews and as I buy so much makeup if I can at least help others decide I'll be happy, hehee! xx
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    Quote Originally Posted by IHughes View Post
    Thank you for the lovely comments on my review, I really want to make useful reviews and as I buy so much makeup if I can at least help others decide I'll be happy, hehee! xx
    Oh I do appreciate your efforts. Your contribution helps makeup lovers like myself avoid costly mistakes. So all thanks to you and some of the other bloggers who
    grace the boards, sharing valuable information.




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    I bought the foundation and has been wearing it for a month now. Overall I like it. My favourite part about it is that the glow it gives, very natural yet visible, no odd sheen which I fear. I bought 020 which is not a perfect match, but I'm between 010 and 020, so 010 would be too light on me, and 020 too dark when I apply too much. I like it best over a very light layer of liquid foundation especially on the central part of my face. At first I applied it right after moisturiser, so my skin was very moist and all the powder stuck on and was too thick and gross. It is best over slightly moist skin, or like what some say oilier skin. So far I've been applying it with the mini kabuki and the retractable, surprisingly I prefer the mini. The brush head is the right size for picking up the powder and buffing onto the skin. The retractable is a tad too big, and the bristles too long, but the way it is designed we can control how much we extend the brush. The only negative part about the mini is that the handle is so tiny I find it hard to grip comfortably but everything else is good. The scent of the powder is so lovely, I love it. It is not as strong as les beiges. From a distance my skin looks beautiful, although up close I can still see pores and bumps. I'm glad I bought this! My next chanel foundation to buy would be perfection lumiere velvet.
    NC15 / dark brown hair / brown eyes

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    Loving this so far bought it 4 days ago and have been using it over dior bb creme which seems to be an excellent base for it to adhere too. Feel like it gives such a natural finish. Definitely disguises my pores and doesn't look drying for a powder either. I feel like it may be my new addiction

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    It certainly is addictive. Today I used the Nars translucent loose powder over the same liquid foundation I've been using with the Vitalumiere loose powder, and the difference was huge. I was getting so used to the beautiful finish that Vitalumiere gave me that I forgot what it looked like without it. Without it, my pores and dry patches are very obvious, and there's no glow. I will repurchase the Vitalumiere when it runs out.
    NC15 / dark brown hair / brown eyes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miss QQ View Post
    It certainly is addictive. Today I used the Nars translucent loose powder over the same liquid foundation I've been using with the Vitalumiere loose powder, and the difference was huge. I was getting so used to the beautiful finish that Vitalumiere gave me that I forgot what it looked like without it. Without it, my pores and dry patches are very obvious, and there's no glow. I will repurchase the Vitalumiere when it runs out.
    Do you know if it's selling well over there Miss QQ? When I called Chanel.com on Friday they said they still haven't heard if we're even getting this in the US.
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    I don't know. I'm curious too, maybe when I'm at the counter next time I will try to speak with the SAs to find out. It is certainly something the counters are promoting to customers, though. When I was considering the powder last year and trying it out, the SAs would suggest I get this rather than the universal loose powder, but then it could be because this powder foundation cost more. I didn't know the US is not getting this yet!
    NC15 / dark brown hair / brown eyes

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