Look CLOSELY at the above picture. Does it make anyone else as angry as it makes me?
I recently went to the Caribbean to the islands of St. Maarten and St. Barth's and to my amazement I found one of my favorite foundations Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua in B60, Beige Muscade. I always knew Chanel made beige amber (BA) shades which were released in certain countries, but I had never heard of B60. In the United States, Chanel offers 5 beige rose shades (BR), and 5 beige shades (B), with the darkest being B50. I find B50 to be suitable for a Mac NC35-40 skin.
B60, as seen in the swatches below probably suits up to a NC45 skin. For those unfamiliar with Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua, the foundation darkens once dried.
|L to R: Wet swatches B50, B60|
|L to R: Dry swatches B50, B60|
Interestingly, Chanel does have the new Vitalumiere Aqua compact in 4 BR shades, and 6 B shades, including B60. I found the color of this range to be different than Vitalumiere liquid, with even B60 being a little light. Perfection Lumiere is available in 20 shades with BR, B, and BA shades including those for darker skin.
|Nars Spring 2012|
|Edward Bess 2009 campaign|
|Edward Bess Spring 2011|
|Burberry Fall 2011|
What are your thoughts? I would love to hear them whether you agree or disagree!