Vichy Aera Teint Pure (30ml - about 17€). because i heard so many girls raving about this foundation, i gave it a try and got it about 2 weeks ago. you can buy Vichy cosmetics in bigger pharmacies in germany.
i have it in 23 - Clair/Ivory, the lightest yellow-based shade. it is a very good match to my skintone, very yellow and about NC20 in MAC. this is the fluid foundation version for normal to combination skin, i think there is also a cream version for dry skin.
the Aera Teint Pure claims to give a natural finish up to 12 hours, contains minerals and a anti-pollution vitamin complex. it would have a fresh finish and helps the skin breathe. this has spf 20 and is allergy tested and non-comedogenic. it is also paraben-free. with continuous use, it should even improve the texture and tone of your skin (i can't prove that, i'm unfaithful when it comes to foundation :P ).
it comes in a glass bottle with a pump, which gives quite a big amount of product with each pump.
the texture of this foundation is quite liquidy, it really feels very fresh and light. the coverage is light to medium, but because it is so thin in consistency, it can be layered very well to the desired coverage without looking cakey or mask-like. the finish is fresh with a silky shine. on my skin it oxidizes a little bit to a more honey-toned NC 20-25 shade.
the lasting power is ok, not 12 hours but 9-10 hours with acceptable coverage (of course if i set it with powder) on my oily skin. i get shiny after about half the time and would need a powder-up, but as i'm always too busy to, i let it that way and find it still ok in the evening. no grease-ball.
so all in all a very nice foundation and a positive surprise for me.
|a drop of: Vichy Aera Teint Pure #23 - MAC Pro Longwear NC20|
|Vichy Aera Teint Pure directly after applied|
|Vichy Aera Teint Pure 10 minutes after application|
here i wear only the foundation and under-eye concealer.