Last year, Chanel launched Vitalumiere Aqua, a liquid foundation that quickly went to the top of my must-have list.

This weightless foundation gives skin an airbrushed look with minimal effort, and it has now been reformulated in a compact version.

The foundation is housed in a sturdy black plastic clamshell, with a lid covering the product to prevent it drying out. There is a sponge supplied, but I think these soak up too much product, so I have been using my fingers to apply this, which works perfectly.

It has a lovely, silky texture which melts into skin easily for a natural, velvet finish. It lasts really well throughout the day on my normal/combination skin, and feels comfortable and non-drying.

The compact is really portable and light, so is perfect for touch-ups on the go. Coverage can be built from sheer to medium, depending on the look you prefer.

Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Compact €48.50 from Chanel counters nationwide.