I am absolutely stunned by this product, and not in a good way. Personally I can not stand the smell & It makes my skin feel oily and I have normal skin! I don't know if it's just the colours I purchased (two of them as it was hard to find the colour for me considering the packaged shades looked the same) were WAY to pink! It looks like someone threw up blush all over my face. Waste of money, will not be repurchasing. continued >>
Pros: Great portable size, lovely packaging, smooth formula, nice effort to be "green," interesting shades
Cons: Oxidizes on me after a few hours, gets too oily, breaks me out (must be the talc).
I would recommend this for people with dry, relatively clear, fair/rosy-based complexions who do not have sensitivities to talc. It is a dream to blend and a pleasure to wear if you don't suffer from oily skin.
For everyone else looking for an easily-blendable drugstore foundation, I would recommend one of the Maybelline Dream Mousse foundations instead. Dream Matte in particular does not contain talc (contains bismuth oxychloride instead) and is very smooth and easy to blend.
I'm not sure whether to give this a 3 or a 4. I do like how it evens out my complexion, and has an easy to wear, light weight feel. However after a few hours it is oily, it comes off with even the slightest touch, and it definitely needs to be blotted and remattified with powder throughout the day. If it didn't need so much maintenance I would really like it, because I like the light, fresh coverage it gives.
This foundation is one of the best I ever used. It's really light and it does not feel like you have a mask on. Plus, it has SPF in it. I wouldn't recommend this product to someone who wants to really cover pimples or their acne. I feel like this just evens out your skintone and it's perfect for me because I don't have acne or anything like that.
I used this foundation for about a year, now. It never made me break out and the color matched pretty well. Just remember to wear primer, set with powder, and wash your face carefully twice (or more) a day. These things bring on the makeup's full potential.
I have very oily skin, and most foundations make me look really sweaty and gross. But this one did not! I did, however, switch to a different product because I'm very picky. I have cystic acne and this makeup isn't really designed for that kind of coverage. If I only had your average pimples which are kind of pointy, rather than large bumps, I would swear to this foundation. So I would recommend this the most to people with oily skin but not cystic acne.
As a bonus: it's really creamy and light and feels great to apply (kind of waxy, which could bother some people), and it smells wonderful.
I love, love, love this foundation! It can be purchased at any chemist/drugstore, and it is by far the best inexpensive foundation i've used. It's $19 AUS which is pretty good. I have tested many application methods and they all have the same smooth flawless finish. This foundation has a subtle glow and looks and feels like skin, yet it covers any redness and discoloration.
PROS: silk texture, flawless finish, barely there feel on skin, enriched with botanicals like cucumber water and jojoba for smooth feeling skin.
CONS: questionable lasting time, not suitable for extremely oily skin, slight fragrance.
i am definitely not the first person to review this foundation XD
i tried this foundation in august 2010 which i believe was when it first came out and i loved the feel it gave to my weird combination skin
it smoothed out everything and made me look flawless!
yeah yeah yeah i am the lightest shade available but with this product i dont give a poo
but i do like the packaging thanks CG for the little squeezy tubee :)
I used Cover Girl Nature Luxe liquid foundation in color 305. Note about 305 for us fair skinned girls out there, I found that the color of the foundation is quite lighter then what is shown on the tube itself. I personally don't get "pink" from it but I found 305 to be very fair. It really gave me this "China Doll" kind of look ( i'm not Asian... if that's making anyone wonder) over the winter. I loved it. In the winter for me I embrace my porcelain pale skin. It gave me a mostly matte finish, slightly dewy. I think of it as a close to matte with a "glow" to it. I also set my foundations with powder. I don't think this made me break out. If it did by chance I didn't notice, I have menstrual induced acne. What I do really love about this stuff is it made my skin silky smooth. Felt great, light feel to it.
I would purchase again but right now I'm trying to keep my skin at bay so switching to foundations with salicylic acid. Nature Luxe does seem to have a majority more natural ingredients as to ingredients that make you go "Hmmm, what's that?" Another bonus? I couldn't find any parabens in the list!
I had such high hopes for this product because I kept seeing it everywhere, and I heard how natural it was. I finally went ahead and bought it, and when I put it on I LOVED it! It looked so nice on, and it made my skin dewy. Unfortunately, it broke me out. It made my skin red. I thought it was a fluke, and tried it again later, and I got even more breakouts. I wish it would work for me because I love it a lot...so if your skin isn't prone to breakouts, buy it!
I'm lowering the rating down to a 3.
I wore this all day during school today, and I'm not pleased. You know how when foundations are freshly applied they give you a dewy finish, and then when they dry they give you a matte/semi-matte finish? Well, the only reason why NatureLuxe gives you a dewy finish (contary to what I said in my original review) is because it DOESN'T dry. If you swipe your finger on your face, the foundation comes off on your finger, which is annoying, especially when you borrow your friend's phone and you return it with your foundation smothered on the screen--and especially when you're typing this at this very moment and leaving foundation-y fingerprints all over the keyboard. Another thing I don't like about it is the feeling on your face. When you feel your face with the foundation on, it just feels really icky, fake, and not-skin-like--even my boyfriend said so. The feeling was so unpleasant that by the end of 5th period I just HAD to remove it and apply my Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse instead (much better).
ALSO.....The shade Sandstone is a little bit too light for my NC30 skin after all.
I'm disappointed to say that I will not be repurchasing this due to its poor staying power.
After hearing that Pat McGrath used this foundation on all her models during Fashion Week and reading all the great reviews that said that it gives natural, makeupless-looking coverage, I just HAD to get this.
And I don't regret purchasing NatureLuxe at all.
I'm an NC30 with strong yellow undertones and Sandstone seems to be a good match. Like all Covergirl foundations, these run on the pinker side (the only true yellow-based shade I see is Oak, which is rather dark). Sandstone is more like a neutral beige with a hint of yellow. It's not really yellow enough for me, but it's either this or all the pinkish shades--I'll stick with Sandstone, thanks.
The coverage is absolutely perfect. NatureLuxe provides medium, a little bit full coverage, which is enough to cover pores, redness, and most of my blemishes. It doesn't cover up my dark marks all the way, but that's fine because I can use a concealer for that (I use Maybelline Coverstick).
The consistency is really runny. I was hoping it'd be creamyish, but it's not, unfortunately. I actually have to be careful when opening this, otherwise the foundation dribbles out, which over time will waste a lot of product.
Application is simple and easy, just the way I like it. Usually I use my MAC 187 brush for liquid foundations, but since this is in a squeeze tube, I just like to use my fingers for convenience and ease of use. Covergirl also suggests that you use a makeup sponge or your fingers to apply this. My fingers can do a sufficient job at application and blending out. Also, a little product goes a long way, so you only need a little bit.
I was expecting a dewy finish from this considering how many people said it gives a "natural" finish (I LOVE the dewy look; I have yet to find a foundation that gives me this look!), but it's not. It's kind of...semi-matte. It doesn't look natural on me, sadly. Although it doesn't look heavy or caked-on, you can still tell that I'm wearing makeup. Granted, this is one of the most natural-looking foundations I've ever tried, but it's not really natural-looking.
The packaging is meh. I really don't like the design--it looks cheap and somewhat tacky, although that's not a huge complaint. Because of the runny texture, I don't think this product should be in a squeeze tube. I actually like squeeze tubes because of their convenience and cleanliness, but something as runny as this should be in a bottle. Also, the lid is misleading. It appears to be a cap that you pull off, but it's actually a screw-on lid, so keep that in mind.
The $12 price tag at Rite Aid in my opinion isn't worth it. For a price like that, I'd expect at least more product or better packaging. The tube, by the way, is a lot smaller than I thought it'd be. I personally think NatureLuxe is worth something more like $10. But, oh well. It's still a good foundation! (:
Would I repurchase? Yes.