Vichy Aera Teint Pure Foundation

This spring Vichy decided to refresh they’re foundation collection. Packaging is changed, formulation improved… what can I say, they’re all out :).

I have used Vichy products for the last 4 years, on a continuous basis. I love their cleansers, body care, shampoos and the list can go on. What can I say, I’m a true fan! So I couldn’t just overlook this new foundation on the market and ignore Vichy`s good efforts.

Aera Teint Pure foundation comes to replace the old version Aera Teint. The formulation is improved with minerals, which are going to let the skin breathe and also has an anti-pollution action. It is paraben free and has a 20 SPF, which is a very good day-to-day protection especially if your moisturiser doesn`t have a Spf. It comes in two textures: cream for dry skin and fluid for normal/combination (12 H long-lasting texture) and has five different shades.

I have used the Aera Teint Fluid original foundation (got it on sale 33% off) and used it a couple of times. I am shade 35 Sand  in their foundations, which is a nice beige colour not to dark, not to light.

For you to see better the differences between the two foundations, I`ve taken the next photo:

Vichy Aera Teint Pure

Left- Aera Teint Fluid original, Right – New Aera Teint Pure Fluid Foundation

Differences

  • bottle – finally they brought it out in pump form! The old bottle it was driving me crazy! It was very fiddly to use and I always ended up using too much and staining everything around me. The cream version (dry skin) comes in a tube form. 
  • colour – Vichy has the same shades in all of their foundations, or so they did. In the old version, no 35 was a lot darker, you can tell even from the picture. I think i like more the new version, especially for winter time when i have no tan. You can always darken it up with some well placed bronzer.
  • texture – Aera Teint Pure seems to be a lot creamier, then the original Aera Teint. When I first tried the new one I thought I got the one for dry skin by mistake and had to take a double look at the bottle to convince myself. I like both textures, but i believe the original Aera Teint Fluid had a texture more suitable for combination skin.
  • coverage – both offer medium coverage, that can be build up easily. It looks very natural on the skin and can cover blemishes and spots. Also it is not cakey at all, doesn’t get shiny (in fairness I always use a compact powder to set it up, but just in the morning) and looks good all day. 
  • price – they kept a pocket friendly price of 18 euro. Actually I believe the original one was 19.50, but I can be mistaken.

Overall verdict: a very good foundation, especially for sensitive skin.

xo xo xo

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