It’s been a while since I’ve written about foundations so this is long overdue. Despite having a fair few foundations, I don’t actually use a wide range of brands as most natural and organic ones aren’t particularly suited for the majority of work I do. That said, there are some lovely ones out there and this particular one is a new find and one which I think may just be a keeper…
Living Nature Foundation (£28.00) is a lightweight, mineral-based foundation with a near matte finish and medium coverage.
It can be applied easily with a brush although fingers are preferable – I haven’t tried with a sponge however quick drying foundations tend to fair a little less well if applied in this way. Whichever method of application you favour, it is foundation that requires you to work quickly as it has very little slip – certainly on my dehydrated dry skin. I have found that if it is applied onto freshly moisturised/oiled skin it is a little more workable.
I am interested to see the results if I run it through an airbrush, something I have yet to do but will keep you updated on the results.
The foundation has great longevity of wear and easily lasts all day, however if you have oiler skin it may need the occasional touch up. I always suggest only really applying foundation where you and when need it and building up if truly necessary (go in with a concealer otherwise); it is is build-able however it sits heavily on drier areas – so beware!
Living Nature Foundation won the Best Liquid Foundation award from The Ultimate Natural Beauty Bible back in 2014 (FYI).
The Living Nature packaging is simple yet sophisticated. The glass bottle is fairly weighty making it a great addition to the dressing table (should you have one) but less so for the make-up bag. It is also lidless and although the pump top does twist, however isn’t without it’s risks…
Disappointingly there are only five shades in the range and all are of course suited for fair to medium skin tones. This is my only bug bear with an otherwise very nice foundation but it is a big one and there is no reason for brands to still be catering for a single range of skin tones – no excuse in my mind is acceptable. It’s 2016 guys!
Have you tried this foundation?
(* denotes certified organic)
Aqua, Titanium dioxide (CI 77891), Sodium PCA, Jojoba esters, Mica (CI 77019), Zinc oxide (CI 77947), Glycerin (vegetable glycerin)*, Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil*, Macadamia ternifolia seed oil (macadamia oil), Cetearyl wheatstraw glycosides (&) cetearyl alcohol (wheatstraw extract), Persea gratissima (avocado) oil, Iron oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Talc (CI 77718), Citrus grandis seed extract (Grapefruit seed extract), Stearic acid, Cetyl alcohol, Sclerotium gum, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Leptospermum scoparium (manuka) oil, Melaleuca alternifolia oil (tea tree oil) *