Chanel has a new foundation out, and so far, everybody seems really excited about it. Vitalumiere Aqua is a lightweight-feeling, medium-coverage, naturally luminous, oil-free foundation ($45). It comes in a bottle with a dropper top (a first for Chanel). Shake well before you dispense; it has a surprisingly gel-creme texture. Another first: Chanel has divided the shades into five “intensities,” in two undertones, pink and yellow. Though no concrete plans are on the horizon, I have to assume that they will eventually switch all their foundation formulas over to this nomenclature.
The yellow shades are the “Beige” shades; pink are “Beige Rose.” My best match was B10 (Beige – Pastel), but I almost felt I could get away wearing BR10. This foundation kind of melds with your skin as you blend it.