I think one of the hardest things in life is finding a foundation that’s perfect for your skin. From the color, finish, ingredients and price, SO many factors go into the one makeup item that is essential for putting your best face forward! Luckily, after much trial and error, I’ve found a combo of two products that give me the perfect finish each time. This combo is the Chanel Vitalumière Aqua Skin Perfecting Makeup and the Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue.
I have the Chanel foundation in 22 Beige Rose and the Complexion Rescue in 5 Natural, swatched below.
I use the Complexion Rescue as my primer, because after many trips to the dermatologist, I learned using a traditional primer is basically plugging your pores to create a smooth finish which clogs them even more. Not exactly what a girl who frequently has congested pores and breakouts wants to hear. Since I’ve started to use my Complexion Rescue in lieu of a regular primer, I’ve noticed less breakout/blackhead action in my T Zone. A-men!
After said trips to the dermatologist, I decided to treat myself to the Chanel Vitalumière Aqua because I had seen so many posts about it, and I’ve been trying so hard to treat my skin with extra care. You know how sometimes when you splurge you end up disappointed? I was so worried because I’d never spent this much on foundation, but I am happy to say this product exceeded my expectations. I love the ultra light texture and feel, plus the fact it has the actual coverage of a foundation. The 22 Beige Rose shade was basically made for my skin tone and I’m not kidding when I say this product melts into my skin when I apply, I love it!
I apply both with a dampened beauty blender sponge and voila! Flawless foundation every time.
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