I'm not much of a make up girl. On most days, I'd wear mascara and lipbalm and that's it but recently, especially this year I've been trying out more and more makeup that is minimal and easy. My aim was to find : function, ease.
At the beginning of the year, I sat down for a MAC makeover and you know how when you're at the department store and they put the make up on you and it's fantastic? Then you get home and you're like, I can't do this every day and what the hell? Why doesn't it blend?
With MAC, I found I needed WAY more time to get it looking nice and the mineral foundation that I bought, made my face oily and it came off quite easily. I started using it less and less. The mineral foundation did not provide that great of a coverage and so I needed to use the MAC concealer.
Then, I bought the BENEFIT primer that I've heard SO much about and on the urge of the sales lady, also bought the POREfessional minimizer. These are GREAT prep to the foundation phase. The primer not only smells insanely nice but it keeps the make up on for so much longer. The POREfessional minimizes the look of my pores and it created this smooth and non oily surface for my foundation. The other week,one of my co workers went to try foundations at Chanel and was given a sample in a shade much darker than what she would use. So I took it home and had a good. I didn't have much expectation but oh my lord, have you tried Chanel's Vitalumiere Aqua? It's spendy but TOTALLY worth it. It's thin and it doesn't feel like you've got anything on. I went onto MAKEUPALLEY and checked reviews, the reviews doesn't lie. After using it for 3 days (just the sample packet), I was hooked.
Seriously, if you're in the market for a foundation, try this one out.
FYI: I found this combo worked for my skin. I only need medium coverage, to cover my sun spots and blood veins running across my cheeks from previous sun damage!