When you wear or test out a lot of makeup on a regular basis, you start to crave a little something natural. Am I right, ladies? Like many women, I’ve been really into healthier, more natural ingredients in my makeup lately. So when I saw that Taylor Swift was representing a new luxury makeup line from CoverGirl called NatureLuxe, I was super excited! Best of all, it reminded me of a line I loved from Almay called Pure Blends— does that ring a bell for any of you?
I’ve always admired Taylor’s dewy, fair skin, and I knew that if she was representing a line that it must be good. But all Taylor admiration aside, I was really intrigued by what Cover Girl was trying to create with this new line. With NatureLuxe, Cover Girl has swapped out certain heavy synthetic materials in exchange for carefully-chosen natural ingredients and the brand is making its biggest foray yet into better-for-you products. To see if the new line lived up to all the hype, I tested the NatureLuxe Silk Foundation in the shade alabaster (305) and a few of the NatureLuxe Glossbalms.
I was delighted by the clean, touchable appearance the NatureLuxe Silk Foundation gave my fair skin. The foundation goes on very smoothly and felt really light on my face. But what I like the most about this foundation (and what I have a feeling all of you will like too!) are its ingredients.
Wearing NatureLuxe Silk Foundation in the shade Alabaster (305) and the NatureLuxe Glossbalms in Clove (280)
First off, the foundation is oil and paraben-free. That’s already an improvement on many foundations out there. Second, instead of using heavy emollients, NatureLuxe Silk Foundation includes a touch of cucumber water and a hint of natural jojoba and rosehips extract to create truly luxurious coverage for your skin. The foundation provides pretty nice coverage and I felt comfortable wearing it without concealer on top.
After perfecting my skin with some foundation, I decided to top off the look with a little color on my lips and tested a few of the new NatureLuxe Glossbalms, a gloss-balm combo. The Glossbalms’ natural ingredients (think mango, shea and other butters) provide a lighter, more luxurious feel than some other products and offer a hint of shine and moisture.
My favorite was the shade Clove (280). I typically don’t go for brown shades on my lips, but after testing this shade I can safely say that it’s the perfect universal shade because it offers a hint of color without overdoing it.
Ready to get natural? Check out NatureLuxe for yourself? Visit http://www.covergirl.com/ to see all 14 shades of the NatureLuxe Silk Foundation ($11.99) and all 16 shades of NatureLuxe Glossbalms ($6.49).
– Chrissy Callahan
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