How are you all doing? I watched “Pink” yesterday. The movie was awesome and the dialogues were mind blowing. It was mind blowing performance by the great actor Amitabh Bachchan. Well the movie was followed by some shopping in Inglot and Sephora stores. The one product which I wanted to pick up was a cream to powder foundation and I found my perfect match at the Natio brand in Sephora. Natio is one of the leading Australian natural beauty and top performing skincare and make up brands. Known for its plant based beauty care range, specifically designed for a contemporary lifestyle, Natio brings you simple and gentle beauty treatments. The Natio Cream to Powder foundation is the best make up product as per the 2016 Prix De Marie Claire awards.
Price: Rs.1200 for 7.5 gm
What the company says:
A lightweight foundation combining the coverage of a cream foundation with the staying power and shine free finish of powder. This hydrating foundation evens out skin tone and sets to a velvety powder finish. Naturally covers imperfections without masking skin texture. Suits all skin types.
Light, Light Honey & Medium
Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Caprylic / Capric Triglyceride, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Silica, Phenyl Trimethicone, CI 77947 (Zinc Oxide), Aluminium Starch Octenylsuccinate, Lauroyl Lysine, Ozokerite, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Dimethicone, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, CI 77019 (Mica), Tocopheryl Acetate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Bambusa Arundinacea (Bamboo) Stem Extract, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernal Oil, CI 77861 (Tin Oxide), Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Sweet Orange) Peel Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Cananga Odorata (Ylang Ylang) Leaf Oi
How to Use:
The versatile formula is ideal for layering. Apply a single layer for medium coverage, and build up to increase the coverage level – over the whole face or in specific areas where needed. Allow each layer to settle before applying the next.
Shelf Life: 2 years
My Experience with Natio Cream to Powder foundation – Medium:
Natio Cream to Powder foundation –Medium, comes in a square black plastic casing, which when opened has one compartment for placing the sponge applicator. Beneath this, there is another layer which has a mirror and the cream to powder finish foundation. The packaging is quite sturdy and practical. It is travel friendly too, as it does the task of foundation and compact powder in one go. There are 3 shades available in this product. I am fair skinned and the medium color was perfect for my skin tone. My friend who is a shade darker than me, could not find her shade as the other shades were very light. The texture of the cream to powder foundation is creamy to feel. Once applied on the skin, it blends like a charm and disappears into skin immediately. A single layer is sufficient for usage on a day to day basis.
However, for events when full coverage is required, another layer of the Natio cream to powder foundation can be applied, when the first layer has settled. The foundation also covers dark circles and I do not feel the need for a concealer, when I am using this. Off late, my skin has become a little oily due to the changing climate. So, when I applied the foundation over my regular moisturizer, my skin appeared a little greasy after a while and I had to set it with loose powder. However, the next time I tried using it over a water based moisturizer that hydrated my skin without any oiliness, the cream to powder foundation worked well without leaving any greasy or oily cast on my skin.
I use foundation very rarely and I find that most often my foundations expire and still the bottle has more than 3/4th of the product inside it. This Natio cream to powder foundation is perfect for me as I find it convenient to use more often due to its buildable coverage and the ease of usage. The portable compact with mirror and applicator sponge is ideal for touch-ups on the go. It has become my HG product and I look forward to using it on a day to day basis even to work. Also, the foundation contains Argan and Jojoba oils which hydrate the skin and also Vitamin E to protect, soften and smoothen skin. This is my first Cream to powder foundation and I am quite happy with its results.
Pros of Natio Cream to Powder foundation –Medium:
• Decently priced in comparison to other Cream to powder foundation available in the market.
• Blends easily to give a neat velvety and non-greasy finish.
• Smart packaging which is travel friendly.
• Easily blend able with buildable coverage.
• Contains vitamin E which helps protect, smoothen and soften the skin.
• Cruelty free .
Cons of Natio Cream to Powder foundation –Medium:
• Not very helpful for oily skinned beauties as it can give a greasy effect.
• Availability could be an issue.
• Dark skinned beauties may not find their perfect shade as all the 3 shades are lighter.
IMBB Rating: 5/5
Will I Repurchase/Recommend Natio Cream to Powder foundation –Medium?
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