I remember seeing the ad for the Covergirl Natureluxe Foundation and thinking: “Well this one sure ain’t for me!” As you might have noticed, I am not exactly a Taylor Swift look alike and, when it comes to aesthetic and general style, I’m not sure there is a celebrity I would identify myself with less than her. So I did not pay much attention to this new line of products from Covergirl until a few days ago. There was a sale on the foundation and I noticed that it actually had a shade, Brazilian Nut 370, that fit me to a tee. I therefore decided to try it, to see how it was.
Here’s what Covergirl had to see about it when launched
[box]The NatureLuxe Silk Foundation is for the woman who wants a full-coverage foundation that looks polished, yet feels lightweight. The formula contains hints of natural jojoba and rosehip extracts along with cucumber water — which is a lighter, more luxurious alternative to a heavier feeling emollient. These ingredients were chosen due to their inherent properties: cucumber water is exchanged for a heavier emollient because it is refreshing and light-feeling to balance creaminess on application. Jojoba and rosehip extracts were chosen for their indulgent experience. The new Gloss Balm is a luxuriously lightweight blend containing mango butter, shea and other butters in exchange for heavier feeling emollients. The formula provides a light, silky application and a luxurious lip feel and finish that isn’t heavy or sticky[/box]
The foundation is creamy. Thicker than a liquid foundation but very light and silky. I really liked its texture as it seemed to melt into my skin. The shade fit my skintone so well and the texture was so light that I felt like I was just applying a cream that was disappearing on my face. Here’s the problem though: this foundation does not provide full-coverage. I had to build it, and build it, and build it, and put concealer on top of every dark spot to feel like I was ready to go out into the world. I can achieve some coverage but it’s too much work and time and product to get there. The good thing is that it never looks cakey, no matter how much I apply and it does have a silky slightly dewy finish.
I *loved loved loved* the texture and feel of this foundation, I loved its fresh cucumber smell and I loved that, despite what I thought, they had a shade for me. But I can only recommend it to someone looking for a light to medium coverage. It could replace a tinted moisturizer and acts perfectly as a skin perfecter if you already have a beautifully uniform complexion. For me, unfortunately, it’s just not enough coverage.
I can still use it but with the amount of coverage I need, the 30 mL tube will not last long.
For those of you who have oily skin, I think it’s a good choice. It isn’t too heavy and, although it’s quite hot lately here in Montreal, I did not shine any more than with my usual foundations. When it comes to staying power, unfortunately this one will have to be touched up quite a few times during the day. Again, it’s really made for people with already pretty skin who do not have to, or want to, wear a heavy foundation.
Alll in all I don’t regret purchasing it. It’s a great introduction to Covergirl foundations as I had never tried one and I am pretty impressed with the quality of this one. I could repurchase it, but only when my dark spots will have faded. Until then, I’ll stick to full-coverage products.
Other note: although the name of the foundation is Natureluxe and that the packaging is minimalist and green this is not an organic product nor is it mineral. Just wanted to throw it out there for clarity…
Buy it online at 14.99$ here