May 31, 2010

Vichy Aera Teint Foundation Review

A couple of months ago I introduced you to three new foundations from Vichy:  Aera Teint Pure Fluid and Cream Foundations as well as a Mineral Powder one.  It's taken me awhile but I have finally had a chance to test all three and I'm ready to tell you all about it!  I tried the opal colour - which is the lightest shade for all 3 formulations which is a perfect colour match for me!

Aera Teint Pure Fluid Foundation - 30ml - $27.95 - Comes in 5 colours:  opal, ivory, sand, honey and bronze - It's paraben free with a natural finish that lasts up to 12 hours.  Contains minerals and anti-pollution action with a fresh finish that helps skin breath.  This is the one that I am wearing as I type this post and if I wasn't thinking about it I would forget that it was on my face - it's that light!  It comes in a glass pump bottle - I like the pump, not sure about the glass, one of these days my spaz self will drop and break it, I just know it!  If you prefer to apply your foundation with a brush, as I do, my tip is to only pump out a little bit onto the brush at a time.  The foundation is very liquidy and tends to drip right off the brush if you put too much on.  It takes me about a half pump to cover my whole face so I apply it a quarter pump at a time.  I find the coverage light and seamless and doesn't require a ton of blending to look foundationless.  I have no complaints about its staying powder although I do wear any foundation with a primer so I'm sure that accounts for a lot of it.  Overall, a great hot weather foundation!

Aera Teint Pure Cream Foundation - 30ml - $27.95 - in the same 5 colours, also paraben free, same natural finish and same mineral and anti-pollution action.  I started off with this one when the weather was still cold and my skin was doing its dry thing.  I found it moisturized well and gave full coverage which was actually more coverage then I prefer so I ended up adding a little bit of moisturizer to it to thin it out a bit.  It felt very comfortable on the skin so it was great for the dry skin issue I just don't have any serious skin issues to hide so it was overkill on the coverage.

Aera Teint Mineral Powder Foundation - 1.5g - $27.95 - with purifying minerals in 4 colours:  opal, nude, sand and gold. - I have never used a mineral powder foundation before so this was a new experience for me!  I find this formula to be the most flattering on my skin's normal/combo days.  When my skin is dry, I found that the powder really enhanced the dry areas.  It doesn't give super coverage, so if you are looking to cover a lot of "sins" then you probably won't love the powder.  If you want a light finish to even out skin tone it's great for that.  I loved this on days when I didn't feel like wearing a lot of makeup but still wanted my skin to look polished.  It's also great over top of one of the liquid foundations to add a little more coverage.

- Lisamarie -


  1. Thanks for the great review! I had a makeup artist try one of the Vichy liquid foundations on me at Luminato but I couldn't remember which one it was until I read your write-up. I usually use Aveda's dual foundation but I believe the Vichy cream foundation also doubles as a primer.

  2. The cream one was full coverage so it wouldn't surprise me to know that it doubles! I haven't tried the Aveda one, how do you like it?

    Best, Lisamarie


We're so happy you want to comment! But please, if all you are here to do is promote your own link/contest or spam us - don't bother, your comment will be deleted and we will think evil thoughts about you for the rest of the day!