One of the most enjoyable parts of makeup shopping abroad is the ability to discover products that are not sold in the U.S. Chanel Vitalumiere Eclat Comfort Radiance Compact Makeup Foundation SPF 10 (56 euros) is a powder foundation that can be used either alone, or brushed on as a finishing powder.
The large Chanel-embossed compact is packed in a luxurious velvet pouch, slight thicker and plusher than the thin ones that come on most U.S. products. Inside, there is both a brush (for lighter application) and sponge (for heavy application) included.
The finish is creamy and slight luminious, unlike the matte Double Perfection Compact sold in the U.S. Although I am an NC15/Chanel Cameo, I was matched to B30 Beige Sable. The instruction booklet that comes with the product indicates that the compact is refillable (approximate 40 euros), I will probably pick up a few more shades in the refill version while I am here to try out the different color range.
I wore this yesterday as a finishing powder over Chanel Vitalumiere foundation in B20, which was applied over the Le Blanc de Chanel finishing base. I thought it looked fabulous, but it’s hard to be objective just after a lovely makeover in such pleasant surroundings. I’ll do my best to update after more road tests.