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3.9
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3.9
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Overall rating
71%
would repurchase

Latest Lumene Reviews

CC Color Correcting Cream SPF20
4.0
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2 months ago

I've been a fan of the Invisible Illumination Instant Glow beauty serum which I use either alone (for the lightest possible coverage with a nice glow) or mixed with another foundation. But, because I need to mix two shades in that product I thought I'd try this CC cream instead. I like it. I'm around NC20 in Mac and my skin is smooth, combination - both easily dehydrated and tending towards shine. I'm 48 so I have some fine lines but nothing major. I got shade "fair", which is the middle one. The shade range of Lumen is not inclusive (darkest shade is only about medium from a global pow). I don't know why Lumene calls this product a CC cream or what the difference is supposed to be, but this is a nice, light-medium coverage foundation that doesn't cost the earth. I made the mistake the first time, thinking it would be more like a tinted moisturiser, of applying too much and of course it looked a bit cakey. Actually I need to apply very little to get a beautiful result. It's easy to get too much out of the tube, and you cannot put it back in, so be careful. A little does go a long way with this product. I find it looks very natural, almost like I've nothing on, but I look polished. It doesn't hide all "imperfections" and neither is it meant to. I add a little bit of concealer under my eyes and around the nose, a little loose powder on top, and I'm good to go. I imagine some people might not want to powder at all, but I prefer it. I don't touch up my foundation at all during the day, just blot and add a little powder at some point. I look fine. I guess it perhaps fades a bit but if so, it looks fine and doesn't sink into my pores or fine lines. Good product. I will buy this again. P.S. About the SPF. The SPF20 is useless, firstly because it's really too low and secondly because there's no way anyone would apply this product in sufficient quantity to get the stated SPF, it would look horrible. So forget about the SPF and just use a separate product. I should clarify that I don't use foundation and sunscreen together. I only use this foundation in the heart of winter when I don't use SPF, or in the evenings. During spring until autumn, I use a tinted SPF50 instead of foundation. So I don't know how this product plays with sunscreen underneath.

CC Color Correcting Cream SPF20
4.0
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2 months ago

I've been a fan of the Invisible Illumination Instant Glow beauty serum which I use either alone (for the lightest possible coverage with a nice glow) or mixed with another foundation. But, because I need to mix two shades in that product I thought I'd try this CC cream instead. I like it. I'm around NC20 in Mac and my skin is smooth, combination - both easily dehydrated and tending towards shine. I'm 48 so I have some fine lines but nothing major. I got shade "fair", which is the middle one. The shade range of Lumen is not inclusive (darkest shade is only about medium from a global pow). I don't know why Lumene calls this product a CC cream or what the difference is supposed to be, but this is a nice, light-medium coverage foundation that doesn't cost the earth. I made the mistake the first time, thinking it would be more like a tinted moisturiser, of applying too much and of course it looked a bit cakey. Actually I need to apply very little to get a beautiful result. It's easy to get too much out of the tube, and you cannot put it back in, so be careful. A little does go a long way with this product. I find it looks very natural, almost like I've nothing on, but I look polished. It doesn't hide all "imperfections" and neither is it meant to. I add a little bit of concealer under my eyes and around the nose, a little loose powder on top, and I'm good to go. I imagine some people might not want to powder at all, but I prefer it. I don't touch up my foundation at all during the day, just blot and add a little powder at some point. I look fine. I guess it perhaps fades a bit but if so, it looks fine and doesn't sink into my pores or fine lines. Good product. I will buy this again. P.S. About the SPF. The SPF20 is useless, firstly because it's really too low and secondly because there's no way anyone would apply this product in sufficient quantity to get the stated SPF, it would look horrible. So forget about the SPF and just use a separate product. I should clarify that I don't use foundation and sunscreen together. I only use this foundation in the heart of winter when I don't use SPF, or in the evenings. During spring until autumn, I use a tinted SPF50 instead of foundation. So I don't know how this product plays with sunscreen underneath.


Brightening Hydra-Oil
4.0
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5 months ago

Lumene renamed their popular Vitamin C+ Energy Cocktail, I am not sure if it was reformulated as well. Seems like everyone has used it at some point so I gave it a try. This oil promises hydration and brighter skin. The packaging is a pretty glass bottle with the bi-phase oil in different colors​. You shake the bottle to mix up the oils and push the pump to disperse the product. The pump feels hygienic, even if I want a little more control over the amount of product other than just 1 or 2 pumps. The oil has a citrusy scent and is supposed to be lightweight and suit all skin types. I had some trouble with the texture since it's quite oily and doesn't sink in completely. My skin is combination to oily, dehydrated and clog prone so I was quite nervous about it. However, it didn't break me out. I will not repurchase because I don't the oily feel on my skin, but I finished my bottle without having any trouble.

Brightening Hydra-Oil
4.0
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5 months ago

Lumene renamed their popular Vitamin C+ Energy Cocktail, I am not sure if it was reformulated as well. Seems like everyone has used it at some point so I gave it a try. This oil promises hydration and brighter skin. The packaging is a pretty glass bottle with the bi-phase oil in different colors​. You shake the bottle to mix up the oils and push the pump to disperse the product. The pump feels hygienic, even if I want a little more control over the amount of product other than just 1 or 2 pumps. The oil has a citrusy scent and is supposed to be lightweight and suit all skin types. I had some trouble with the texture since it's quite oily and doesn't sink in completely. My skin is combination to oily, dehydrated and clog prone so I was quite nervous about it. However, it didn't break me out. I will not repurchase because I don't the oily feel on my skin, but I finished my bottle without having any trouble.

Nordic C (Valo) Glow Lumenessence Brightening Beauty Lotion

I tried other beauty lotion (blue bottle) from Lumene before and was hoping for something similar with added vitamin C benefit. Well, instead of thick hydrating liquid this lotion feels like a regular toner. It has a waterlike consistency and citrusy-floral scent. It supposed to be a bit exfoliating, but my skin is used to acids so I did not notice much difference. The hydration effect is also quite unnoticeable which is not so strange. It is an okay product, I just don't use toners in my routine anymore.

Nordic C (Valo) Glow Lumenessence Brightening Beauty Lotion
4.0
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6 months ago

I tried other beauty lotion (blue bottle) from Lumene before and was hoping for something similar with added vitamin C benefit. Well, instead of thick hydrating liquid this lotion feels like a regular toner. It has a waterlike consistency and citrusy-floral scent. It supposed to be a bit exfoliating, but my skin is used to acids so I did not notice much difference. The hydration effect is also quite unnoticeable which is not so strange. It is an okay product, I just don't use toners in my routine anymore.