Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Lavera Natural Liquid Foundation Review ~ Porcelain 01 & Almond 04

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I didn’t expect a whole lot from Lavera foundation. I seem to have said this a lot lately, but while I do gush on here about the things I love, the truth is that I’m quite difficult to impress - so when I say I love something, I really love it!  I don’t tend to blog about products that disappoint because frankly I think life is too short and I’d much rather put my energy into focusing on the positive than the negative!

I’ve written about Lavera natural products before - so just to summarise….

‘Lavera translates as ‘the truth’ in Latin, which is exactly what this multi award winning brand stands for; natural, honest products that can be used on even the most severe and allergic skin types.’

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Lavera Natural Liquid Foundation is mineral infused and leaves a flawless dewy finish that looks and feels light, yet the coverage appears closer to medium.  It contains nourishing organic Argan Oil and Blossom Butter and applies well with a brush or fingers…  I tend to use my fingers as I love the consistency of it. I’d describe it as a gel cream, which before I forget to mention, comes in a pump bottle and actually allows you to dispense a small amount when needed - yay!  More about the texture in a minute - first some swatches…

Swatches

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I was sent the darkest and lightest shades: Porcelain 01 and Almond 04, neither of which were perfect for me, but the Porcelain is pretty close and should be fine as the weather warms up and I have a bit more colour.  Porcelain is very yellow based and Almond is pink based - I know that both of these tones can be difficult to find so will hopefully be a godsend to some of you!  Each of the above swatches are blended out next to ‘the blob’ - as you can see the Porcelain is barely detectable.

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Above, more swatches away from direct light.

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Full face pics, wearing Porcelain 01

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Above, in natural light

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Above, with flash

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Closer look in better light to show the texture and finish.

This is makeup that doesn’t feel like makeup! To me it feels like skincare that provides coverage - almost like what you’d expect from a BB cream.  All in all I’ve loved this foundation and have been wearing it a lot. It’s quick and easy to apply, feels totally weightless and I feel like I’m being kind to my skin while wearing makeup, which is always a bonus. Lasting power is pretty impressive too - without powder I only need the odd touch up of concealer around my nose, but that’s normal for me with any foundation. The colour range isn’t huge, but if you can find one that works for you I think you’ll be impressed.

The best bit is that this is very reasonably priced at £12.90 from Lavera.co.uk or Naturisimo.com

Have you tried any Lavera products? I’ll have more reviews on Lavera makeup and skincare soon.

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