Chanel has been hitting us hard and fast with new launches this year, and I’m loving it! The brand already has an extensive range of foundations, and has been expanding the offerings first with the stellar Gel Touch Foundation [reviewed here], now with a new Chanel Vitalumiere Glow Cushion!
Chanel’s Vitalumiere line has been well-loved by fans for its hydrating and brightening properties. From the original satin smooth liquid foundation to an ultra lightweight variant to a compact powder, there is something for everyone. And now, the Vitalumiere Glow Cushion adds a new dimension to the line-up, a travel-friendly compact with the same complexion-enhancing formula.
The cushion itself is another novelty from Chanel. It is quite firm and does not sink in when pressed, yet it contains a generous dose of the foundation so that a gentle touch picks up enough product for half my face. The formula also boasts of skin-loving ingredients such as hyaluronic acid derivative to lock in water and ensure 8 hours hydration. Aqueous walnut extract provides antioxidant benefit, licorice extract brightens dull complexions, and SPF 15 provides some protection from the sun.
Chanel Vitalumiere Glow Cushion is lightweight and yet provides good medium buildable coverage, evening out skintone and concealing my dark circles. Soft focus powders refine the skin texture, blurring away the appearance of pores and bumps. The shade N20 is a good match for me, and yet it has a brightening effect that erases dullness and signs of fatigue. There is a glowy finish that best suits dry skin, those with oily or combination skin may prefer to finish with powder.
Compared to the previous Les Beiges Healthy Glow Gel Touch Foundation, this provides better coverage and is better suited for a day at the office. Each cushion retails for SGD90 which is comparable to the Gel Touch, but contains more product at 15gm (versus 11gm before). Chanel Vitalumiere Glow Cushion will be launched in Singapore from 24 August in CHANEL Fragrance and Beauty Boutiques and from 31 August in all CHANEL Fragrance and Beauty Counters.