Monday, 9 May 2016

LAVERA NATURAL LIQUID FOUNDATION REVIEW



Hi lovelies! Today, I'm super excited about this post as it's a review of a fully Vegan makeup product from a Bio Organic, Natural, Vegan makeup brand. The brand in question is Lavera, which I found on MyPure.co.uk - My Pure for those who don't know, is Britain's most positively reviewed Organic Skincare Store, however they don't just stock skincare, but makeup, hair care and body products as well as household products, including natural cleaning products! And if all that doesn't sound amazing enough already, all the brands and products they stock are also Paraben free, Vegan/ Vegetarian and Sulfate free - amazing!

Anyway, onto the product! Today, I'm going to be talking about a new love of mine - Lavera Natural Liquid Foundation. I was in desperate need of a new foundation and as many of you will know, I'm currently in the process of switching all my products to cruelty free and where possible, natural and organic. When you really look at your makeup and what goes into it, it can be quite scary knowing that all that goes onto your skin can also get into your system, so I think it's important to use products that are as close to nature as possible. So after having a browse through the many options on MyPure, I decided this Lavera foundation was the one for me! Described as 'A delicate, creamy foundation with organic blossom liposomes for perfect 10 hour coverage and a flawless finish', it sounded perfect to me.

First up, the packaging is fab, it's simple, not too flashy but not super boring and it's sturdy and easy to use with the little pump. Just one pump is more than enough to give a completely flawless finish my however I prefer to use half a pump buffed into my skin for a slightly more natural, medium coverage day to day. This makes it a very versatile foundation, as it can be applied lightly or built up to full coverage. The shade I chose is Honey Sand, which is perfect for slightly tanned skin, making it match my (admittedly fake!) tanned summer skin tone! It blends so well with my skin tone and I do think it adapts slightly, as I've used this with varying levels of tan and have never had a problem, I just use a lighter hand on paler days. As this contains no fragrance, it doesn't have a strong scent, but it does still have a pretty, light floral scent, coming from the natural ingredients, which you can smell on application, but because it's only light it doesn't linger after you've applied the product.

So, application is super easy and the initial look is glowy and gorgeous, but how does it wear?Well, I'm pleased to report that it actually does live up to its 10 hour claims! This lasts all day at work without going patchy or fading. What I absolutely love about it too is that it's absolutely weightless on the skin, which is a huge bonus in the warmer weather we've been having! Another couple of things I've noticed since switching to this foundation are that my other makeup seems to last better on top of it and my skin has improved! Let me explain; I wear a small amount of powder to set the base, but it doesn't need nearly as much as foundations I've used in the past and my blusher, bronzer and highlighter all seem to sit really well on top of it, even without much powder. 

As for my skin, I've noticed a significant reduction in clogged pores, particularly around my nose and chin. While I was never particularly prone to spots or sensitivity to products, I do get blocked open pores with some products and they've been slowly reducing since using this, so while it may not be the thing unblocking my pores, it's certainly not clogging them up any more, meaning I can work on deep cleansing without my makeup reversing all my hard work, yay!

What do you think? Have you tried any Lavera products? Do you have any favourite Vegan makeup brands?

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