We all remember the days of Cover Girl, the “clean” makeup, when we were younger don’t we? Many of us started on drugstore brands like cover girl, which – for better or worse – were not exactly the epitome of great makeup. Given that less than illustrious history, I have steered clear of most drugstore brands,, but things are really starting to change.
I recently received a sample of Cover Girl’s new NatureLuxe line from BzzzAgent, and was really pleased with the results. My sample was in 310-Flax and considering that I had to pretty much guess at the color, it was a really good match.
According to Pat McGrath, the Global Creative Design Direction at Cover Girl, “In make-up, we’re seeing Luxe-Simplicity influence a light, fresh, yet flawless look which is both luxurious and radiant. I call this the natural polished look.” . I love the texture of this liquid; as someone who rarely wears liquid foundation because of the heavy, masky feeling, this product uses natural jojoba oil, rosehip extracts, and cucumber water in stead of oils. As a result, it is very light to the tough and on the skin. It gives what I’d call a medium full coverage, not quite sheer, which i love for days when I just need a little more help with my face. Another great feature is the build in SPF 10. Granted it’s not a high SPF but for those of us who are office hermits, it’s typically sufficient for daytime wear.
Since it’s available in 14 shades, there is a good bet that you can find the one that’s right for you. What’s more, Walgreen’s is currently having a buy one get one 50% sale on Cover Girl products. This foundation retails for $12.99, but with a $2 off coupon available in this weekend’s Parada Magazine (or ask me, I have a few) you can get it for $10.99. Buy the companion lipbalm (to be reviewed) at $7.49, which you could get at 50% off, and you have a nice $14 deal. Considering the price of some other foundations these days, this is a great deal, and worth a try.
I received this sample free of charge by participating in BzzAgent