If you’re a long standing subscriber of this blog, you’ll know that if a base isn’t glowy then I’m just not into it. You’ll also know that I love a cheesy title. This makeup is the perfect pick-me-up and leaves you feeling like you haven’t got anything on your face which is a bonus in my eyes! Chanel’s vitalumiere aqua seems to be like good skin in a bottle and for such a light base, you hardly need any of it because it does a beautiful job of evening out the skin and really gives that plumped up look to your skin. I will say though that I would describe it as being a hybrid between a gel/serum based foundation and a water based foundation that doesn’t at all feel tacky on the skin or leave any kind of film. I didn’t use any concealer after applying this because I find that if I prep my skin before the whole makeup jobby, I don’t really think I need it and to be honest, I’m not loving any of my concealers at the minute!
I am an avid collector of highlighters but for me, this base gives enough glow and I just don’t think it needs highlighter as well but I did use my No7 pop and glow stick in rose blossom because I wasn’t adding any bronzing products so a good amount of blush on the cheeks just adds a bit more dimension to the face and prevents it from look flat and blah. Y’know?
I’m about to make a VERY bold claim. I think the quality of the shadows in this MUA heaven and earth palette are on the same level and possibly better than the shadows in the naked palettes. I know, I know. The shades aren’t very interesting or unique but the textures are incredible and dare I say it ‘buttery’.
My lips have been in a rather sorry state so I’ve just been reaching for my Clarins instant light natural lip perfecter in petal shimmer which doesn’t really add any colour but perks them up a bit and leaves them feeling a little more nourished.