Product Description (as on the official website)
Redefine natural beauty with a touch of cucumber water and a hint of jojoba and rose hip extracts. Our light formula takes heavy weight out of your polished finish.
- Lightweight feel
- A touch of nature
- Contains a hint of jojoba and cucumber extract
I bought it at Priceline for AU$18.95
What I Think // My Experience
I decided to buy this foundation after seeing many beauty bloggers and YouTubers rave about it. I got it in the lightest shade available at the store, 325 Sandstone, which is actually a tad bit darker than my skin. Usually when buying foundation or BB creams, I tend to gravitate towards shades that are lighter than my skintone, so I had doubts that I will like it. But I thought I'll just try it anyway, and hopefully I will like it.
I actually don't use foundation before this, and always opted for BB creams. The reason is because of my acne-prone skin, and my bad experience with foundation (the only foundation I owned before this is the Clinique Perfectly Real Makeup foundation, and I didn't like it at all). That's why even after I bought it, I had doubts and were skeptical about it, but I was hoping that it will change my view on foundations.
I was quite confused as to why a lot of people love this foundation, as it wasn't working that well for me. I was wondering if it was me who was using it wrong. Then I did a little bit of research on it again, and that's when I watched Jen Frmheadtotoe 's review on it. She's my most favourite beauty guru, and I trust her opinions on beauty products. Well, she didn't like it, and it further strengthens my dislike about it.
About a couple months ago, I decided to give this foundation a try again to see if it'll change my mind, since my skin condition is a lot different now. And surprisingly, it did! I think the fact that my skin texture has improved a lot and that I don't have acne (only acne scars and hyperpigmentation) anymore also plays a role. I think this foundation does a great job at evening out my skin tone, and also covers my acne scars and hyperpigmentation. I still do need to put concealer on when I want my skin to look flawless though. I didn't use any concealer in these photos, however. All these photos are taken with my iPhone 5 front camera, and are all unedited (except the product photos).
I also really like how it looks very natural, as if it's just my own skin. I still think it makes my face looks dull and plain (but this might also because I use a shade darker than my own skintone), but I've found a way to fix it. I just need to apply another foundation that's much lighter on the areas where I want to highlight, such as the middle of my forehead, nose bridge, upper cheeks, and under the eyes.
Do I recommend it?
While I think this is a great foundation, I don't think it's an amazing one. I don't recommend it to people with yellow undertones, as most, if not all, of the shades are of pink undertones. However, if you do have pink undertone like me, then yes, I do recommend you to try this foundation :)
Besides, did I mention that the tube is made out of recyclable plastic material? The CoverGirl NatureLuxe line is the environmentally-friendly range from the brand, hence the green color of its packaging. Therefore, you'll also notice that the weight is so much lighter that its other foundations that are packaged in glass bottles.
Will I repurchase it?
Yes, I will. In fact, I'm already thinking of purchasing one in a lighter shade that suits my skintone, and hopefully I'll like it even more.