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25 May 2012

Bobbi, Meet Chanel

Hey face, meet your maker. Errrr, actually I mean meet your make-up.

I'm a sucker for nice packaging and fancy claims when it comes to beauty products, but if my skin actually likes it, then I am in and end up being very loyal.

However, sometimes my monogamous relationships are put to the test.

I've been using Bobbi Brown's Skin Foundation in Warm Natural for a while now, but have always been tempted by the good things I'd heard about Chanel's Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation. When my Bobbi Brown foundation finished the other day, I thought now was my chance to try something new.

So, I'm about to cheat on Bobbi with Chanel.

Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua (B50 - Beige Sienne) / Bobbi Brown Skin (Warm Natural)

Despite the difference in bottle size, they are both 30ml, both have SPF 15, and both claim to leave a finish as real as natural skin, sounds good right?Finally, there is just £2 difference in price: Bobbi = £29 and Chanel = £31.

Today was the first day of using Vitalumiere, and I must say it's lived up to the hype... so far.

I applied it with fingers (as recommended) and it quickly became a second skin, an extremely natural coverage that has lasted all day. It evened out my skintone, but didn't really cover my dark circles. I wasn't really expecting it to, so I wasn't disappointed by it. I suppose I just need to try and get to bed earlier to tackle those.

I've heard from a few people who use Vitalumiere that it lasts ages, which is reassuring to know as I was a bit concerned by the small bottle. I wear foundation everyday, even though I am trying to wean myself off this practice. We'll see how that pans out.

As much as I liked the effect of wearing it today, I think it needs a few more uses before I can decide on who I'll be sticking with.


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