“Redefine natural beauty with our lightweight silk foundation. With a touch of cucumber water and a hint of jojoba and rose hip extracts, our light yet luxurious formula takes heavy weight out of your polished finish.” – Covergirl
PRODUCT RATING:★★★★★★☆☆☆☆ (6/10)
PRICE DETAILS: 1 fl.oz. $11.98 (♦♦♦♦♦)
PRESENTATION: Squeeze tube
TEXTURE & COVERAGE: Lightweight mousse texture with medium semi-matte coverage.
SKIN TYPES: All skin types.
SHADES REVIEWED: Maple (warm medium tan) and Oak (medium/dark neutral beige)
QUICK REVIEW: A standard lightweight silicone based foundation. Provides nice coverage but not the product for me.
the REVIEW (01/14/11): This new foundation from Covergirl has a souffle-like texture that spreads evenly over skin thanks to silicone. It is surprisingly light – but has a smoothing medium coverage. 340 Maple was a true yellow based beige, a first for Covergirl, which typically leans toward the pinkish or grey-beige side. Unfortunately, I didn’t see a lot of options for yellow based skin. I don’t like the advertisement that claims a “$180 foundation can’t beat its lightweight feel”. Crafty wording – but it doesn’t mean its better.
Natureluxe™ wore nicely through a typical humid day. It didn’t feel heavy – but did need touching up after about 4 hours. It had a nice, smooth finish and light-medium coverage without looking made up. It does have a lighter feel than expensive foundations which are normally laden with skin care ingredients and a higher percentage of pigments – but did not provide the coverage and finish that more expensive foundations offer.
This is a product that is worth looking at if you refuse to spend your beauty dollars on foundation but want a sophisticated finish. Personally, the amount of dimethicone in this product is an actual con – since I’ve found it to literally clog my pores and cause breakouts. My preference is still a foundation that costs, and delivers, a little more.
the UPDATE: (05/11/2011): Unlike the NatureLuxe Gloss Balm (I tried 225 Anemone – a vibrant sheer red that’s perfect for Summer) which I was surprised by – I had high hopes for NatureLuxe Silk Foundation and it just fell short. It has too much silicone which made my face feel extra greasy during the days when humidity was high (more than normal). I also have issues with the color selection which has very few yellow based shades – it was a bit unfair for me to try an assess its quality when I was fixated on having a pinkish face.
I DO love that they have a 2x Money-Back Guarantee – which shows that I may just be the minority here because that takes a lot of confidence. So give it a try – you can always get 2x your money back if you don’t like it.
(L-R): Maple, Oak
COVERGIRL NATURELUXE™ SILK FOUNDATION DETAILS:
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Luxurious, lightweight feel. Infused with jojoba and cucumber extract. Silky formula goes on smooth for a polished finish.
RECOMMENDED APPLICATION: Using the sponge puff, apply NatureLuxe Silk Foundation under your eyes and any other areas with darkness or discoloration. Next, apply a small amount to the center of your cheeks and forehead. Avoid creating a “mask” by blending towards the edges of your face, decreasing intensity towards the hairline. Don’t rub! Lightly dabbing will remove excess foundation without smearing or removing the good stuff.
COVERGIRL NATURELUXE™ SILK FOUNDATION INGREDIENT LIST: Active: Titanium Dioxide 2.6%, Octinoxate 2% Other: Cyclopentasiloxane, Water/Eau, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Water, Glycerin, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Sodium Chloride, Niacinamide, Diethylhexyl Carbonate, Talc, Propylene Glycol, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Wax, Rosa Canina Fruit Extract, Hippophae Rhamnoides Fruit Juice, Panthenol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Allantoin, Dimenthicone, Methicone, Aluminum Hydroxide, PEG-10 Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Benzyl Alcohol, Phenoxethanol. May Contain: Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide.
Sources: Drugstore.com & Covergirl.com
Covergirl NatureLuxe Silk Foundation can be found at select drugstores & at Drugstore.com.