Cover Girl Natureluxe Silk Foundation Review

Over the past couple of months I’ve made a real effort to find cheaper products that don’t make me feel like I’m giving up all my little luxuries. Finding a good foundation was a priority since it runs out quickly compared to something like blush or lipstick. I read a review on Nouveau Cheap that convinced me to give this Cover Girl foundation a try and I’m incredibly pleased with the result.

Cover Girl Natureluxe Silk Foundation

Cover Girl Natureluxe Silk Foundation in Alabaster 305

Cover Girl made a big deal out of the fact that this product has natural ingredients, which I don’t consider to be entirely honest. Yes, there are some natural ingredients, but they’re way down on the list. The main ingredient in this foundation is cyclopentasiloxane, a silicone often found in foundation primers. It ensures easy application and a smooth finish. Natural ingredients aren’t a huge selling point for me anyway, but I thought I should make things clear :)

Cover Girl Natureluxe Silk Foundation

I really enjoy the texture of this foundation because it feels creamy yet incredibly light on the skin. It has great slip (thanks to the silicone) and takes 1-2 minutes to set, during which you’ll notice a fresh cucumber scent. It doesn’t provide heavy coverage at all; I would classify it as light to medium depending on how you apply. Here’s the before-and-after:

Before foundation

After application

I think it does a great job of evening out my skintone, hiding ruddiness, and making my skin look smooth. Basically, everything I want in a foundation. I like to set mine with translucent powder for a soft matte finish, but if you have very dry skin you may not need that.

It wears pretty well, though I wouldn’t call it a long-wear foundation by any means. On my skin it looks really good for 4 hours, pretty good for another 3-4 hours, and then it definitely needs a touch-up.

Now the best part, which is that it costs about $10 at drugstores and big box stores, even less if you can catch a sale or coupon. So even though it won’t last from morning to midnight, I don’t mind using a little extra for a touch-up. If you’re interested in purchasing, I would definitely try Walmart because they had testers on display that helped me pick the right shade on the first try.

What’s your favorite drugstore product?

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5 Responses to Cover Girl Natureluxe Silk Foundation Review

  1. Jayme February 22, 2012 at 5.22 pm #

    This looks lovely. I wish it did not have that cucumber scent. Even though you said it fades fast, I know it will be deal breaker for me.

    Have you tried the neutrogena healthy skin foundation? I like that one personally plus they are one of the few drugstore foundations that go light enough for me.

    • Katie February 23, 2012 at 9.23 am #

      I think it fades within a minute but if cucumber is a scent you really hate I understand it would be a problem! Might I suggest visiting Walmart to sniff the testers and see if it bothers you that much? (Sorry, I don’t mean to be promoting Walmart, it’s just the only place I’ve seen testers).

      No I haven’t, because I also have an issue with drugstore brands not going light enough. I’ll check it out!

  2. Jenn Staz February 26, 2012 at 9.26 pm #

    Walmart has testers?? Unfortunately the cosmetic section at my Walmart is always a hot mess.
    I’ve wanted to give this a whirl, but I think my skin hates silicone :\ It’s a shame too because it looks great on you! That’s about the amount of coverage I need.

    • Katie March 1, 2012 at 10.04 am #

      The Walmart I went to (admittedly a pretty large one) had testers for every shade. I’m sorry to hear about the silicone issue… it can be extremely difficult to find a foundation without them. Maybe give it a shot and see what happens? I used to think I had a silicone issue but it turned out to be a reaction to certain sunscreens!

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