New Lavera Foundations..

Lavera have had a bit of a revamp of their colour cosmetics range and have introduced 59 new products. There are new formulations, colours and new designs too – the new lip pencils for example are encased in cellulose instead of wood. Cellulose production is based on renewable raw materials such as sawdust, which I think is great.

I wrote about the Lavera foundations last year, but with this update the base range has changed a bit.. The Natural Liquid Foundation and the Nude Effect Make-up Fluid are being discontinued and the 3 in1 Moisturising Cream and has been changed up and expanded. There is also a brand new foundation called the Soft Liquid Foundation. I’ve been giving the newbies a try for the last couple of weeks…

Firs up is the Soft Liquid Foundation – I’m really liking this formulation – it reminds me of the Nude Effect Make-up Fluid which was my favourite from the old range but is now being discontinued. This new one contains Lavera’s Green Anti-Pollution Complex of antioxidants and organic algae. “this protects the skin from negative environmental influences, counteracts the effects of free radicals and provides a fresh and radiant complexion”

The coverage is lightweight to medium, skin still looks like skin but you can build it up where you need more by applying light layers. It dries quickly on the skin so apply bit by bit rather than loads at a time – my preferred way anyway 🙂 I always prefer to dab and push make-up into the skin rather than rubbing – it sits better. The finish has a slight sheen, you don’t need much powder if any – oilier skins might need a little more down the T-zone maybe. I find it wears well, it doesn’t end up looking cakey later in the day and stays put for a while.

Like with any foundation, prep skin well with a good moisturiser – try mixing a drop of your favourite plant oil into your moisturiser to help give it an extra boost if your skin needs it – I’d definitely recommend that for drier skins. I’m currently loving BYBI’s Strawberry Oil under all foundations – it’s a dry oil so it sinks in really quickly but make-up sits beautifully on it. A hydrating primer would also be a great thing to use underneath this foundation if you are a little dry or dehydrated. Regular gentle exfoliation can also really help with foundation application.

There are only four colours which obviously isn’t great.. The lightest is on the pink side for sure and then they get a bit more yellow. I always find the Lavera colours tend to look darker on my arm, but wear better on my face – I’ve been wearing Ivory Light.

the same colours in a different light..

Ingredients – water (aqua), titanium dioxide (ci 77891), glycerin, alcohol* denat., helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil*, lysolecithin, prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond) oil*, caprylic/capric triglyceride, hydrogenated lecithin, hydrogenated palm glycerides, iron oxide (ci 77492), glycine soja (soybean) oil*, tricaprylin, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil*, glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice) root extract*, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter*, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil*, theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed butter*, olea europaea (olive) fruit oil*, rosa centifolia flower extract*, tilia cordata flower extract*, malva sylvestris (mallow) flower extract*, fucus serratus extract*, marrubium vulgare extract, iron oxide (ci 77491), iron oxide (ci 77499), xanthan gum, xylitylglucoside, anhydroxylitol, xylitol, silica, brassica campestris (rapeseed) sterols, tocopherol, tocopheryl acetate, ascorbyl palmitate, fragrance (parfum)**, limonene**, benzyl salicylate**, linalool**, geraniol**, citral**, citronellol**, benzyl alcohol**, benzyl benzoate**

* ingredients from certified organic agriculture
** natural essential oils

*** fair trade

Lavera previously had a 3 in 1 Tinted Cream that only came in 1 colour but now they have a new formulation that comes in 2 shades, both are more better colours than the older one I think, but obviously still not inclusive to everyone.

These are definitely not about giving coverage but more about moisturising and a nice boost to the skin to help give it a healthy glow.

not the best lighting (sorry) but gives you an idea..

Ingredients – water (aqua), olea europaea (olive) fruit oil*, alcohol* denat., butyrospermum parkii (shea butter)*, lauryl laurate, glycerin, glycine soja (soybean) oil*, titanium dioxide (ci 77891), glyceryl stearate citrate, cetyl alcohol, carthamus tinctorius (safflower) seed oil*, glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice) root extract*, hippophae rhamnoides fruit extract*, argania spinosa kernel oil*, aloe barbadensis leaf juice*, theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed butter*, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil*, rosa centifolia flower extract*, tilia cordata flower extract*, malva sylvestris (mallow) flower extract*, hydrogenated palm glycerides, glucose glutamate, microcrystalline cellulose, dehydroxanthan gum, algin, tricaprylin, hydrogenated lecithin, brassica campestris (rapeseed) sterols, camelina sativa seed oil, vegetable oil (olus oil), tocopheryl acetate, tocopherol, iron oxide (ci 77492), iron oxide (ci 77491), iron oxide (ci 77499), helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil*, ascorbyl palmitate, fragrance (parfum)**, limonene**, benzyl salicylate**, linalool**, geraniol**, citral**, citronellol**, benzyl alcohol**, benzyl benzoate**

* ingredients from certified organic agriculture
** natural essential oils
*** fair trade

Another new addition is the Tinted Moisturising Cream 3 In 1 Q10, this is a tinted moisturiser which comes in 4 colours. These have a Q10 formula added for a little anti-ageing and skin boosting. Again these have very very lightweight coverage – for me not enough at all, but perfect for those who want just something – team them with a concealer for a very natural finish.

in a different light and slightly worn on my sleeve!

Ingredients – water (aqua), butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter*, olea europaea (olive) fruit oil*, alcohol* denat., lauryl laurate, glycerin, glycine soja (soybean) oil*, glyceryl stearate citrate, cetyl alcohol, carthamus tinctorius (safflower) seed oil*, argania spinosa kernel oil*, aloe barbadensis leaf juice*, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil*, theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed butter*, glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice) root extract*, hippophae rhamnoides fruit extract*, rosa centifolia flower extract*, tilia cordata flower extract*, malva sylvestris (mallow) flower extract*, crambe abyssinica seed oil, olea europaea (olive) oil unsaponifiables, hydrogenated lecithin, brassica campestris (rapeseed) sterols, hydrogenated palm glycerides, glucose glutamate, microcrystalline cellulose, dehydroxanthan gum, algin, tricaprylin, ubiquinone, camelina sativa seed oil, vegetable oil (olus oil), tocopherol, tocopheryl acetate, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil*, ascorbyl palmitate, fragrance (parfum)**, limonene**, benzyl salicylate**, linalool**, geraniol**, citral**, citronellol**, benzyl alcohol**, benzyl benzoate**, [+/-titanium dioxide (ci 77891), iron oxide (ci 77491), iron oxide (ci 77492), iron oxide (ci 77499)]

* ingredients from certified organic agriculture
** natural essential oils
*** fair trade

All the foundations still have the signature Lavera fragance (from essential oils) – I don’t mind it but some noses (and skins) might! They are all Vegan and Natrue certified organic.

Packaging – the foundations come in plastic bottles with pumps. They could be dropped at your local L’Occitane store if you have one, or send them off to Terracycle..

The Soft Liquid is definitely my favourite out of the new additions, I don’t think it will make it into my kit but I will continue to wear it for an everyday natural look and would recommend it. I know the colour choice isn’t great, but hopefully it can get better.. something to look into for sure. They are all around the £15 mark and think it is important to champion the brands that are making natural and organic beauty more accessible – I was given these products to try but I do buy Lavera from my local health shop.

Have you tried any of the new formulations yet? Are you a Lavera fan?

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