“ Brand: Lacura / Type: Foundation „
Anyone that has read my recent reviews will know that I have been raving about the Lacura range of products from Aldi. They have been a revelation to me because I wasn't really aware just how good they were until fairly recently. Nearly everything from the range that I have tried has been a bargain beauty marvel and outperformed loads of more expensive high street brands. The one exception to this has been the liquid foundation which I just didn't think matched the quality of the rest of the range.
The liquid foundation comes in nice packaging which does make it look more expensive and less budget than it actually is. The colour choice was quite limited as with most of the Lacura products in my local Aldi but I did manage to find one that pretty much matched my skin tone perfectly.
The foundation has quite a thick consistency and comes out of the tube as a blob more than a liquid which is good for me as I like my foundation to be a bit heavier as I only really tend to wear it when my skin is misbehaving and stick to a tinted moisturiser when my skin is looking good.
The thick consistency means that you do have to be careful when applying it to make sure that you blend really well as it doesn't just soak in to the skin.
When it is on the skin it feels really nice actually and it was quite moisturising and left my skin looking really nice and evenly covered. It wasn't too dark and the coverage was excellent especially as my skin tends to redness and this helped cover most of the red.
I thought I was on to a winner as I really liked the foundation but unfortunately it must have contained something that just didn't agree with my skin and I ended up breaking out in loads of spots when wearing this all over my forehead and chin area. I did try using the foundation a few times to make sure that it wasn't a hormonal imbalance or something but each time I used it the same thing happened.
It's unfortunate as I really like the rest of the Lacura range and think it is fabulous value for money but this foundation is one that I shall be avoiding from now on.
I'm always on the hunt for a cheaper foundation than my current one, but when I picked this up I was in utter shock, I never believed anyone would use it! The smell is like a nasty lavender bath set mixed into some nail varnish, this smell doesn't disappear throughout the day but gets worse as time goes on but gets worse.
I tried to apply this with my brush which didn't prove successful as it was too runny, I applied with a sponge which wasn't the best, after applying it seemed to just cake over all my pores looking very unattractive. It seemed to look alright (although slightly darker than my skintone) but after an hour my skin was very oily, putting powder on didn't cure this, so it ended up on a facewipe and in the bin. Sadly the product also broke out some spots.
Overall, If your not spot prone It could be a possibility, but this is useless for my pale and spot-prone skin.
I've often looked at these in Aldi when I've been picking up their excellent skincare, that my picky, sensitive skin loves. I've often been put off even testing the make up cos of my ultra picky skin, plus with only 4 shades I was reluctant. That day I decided to use the beige tester, was impressed at the coverage, how it felt and the colour. I picked up a tube of the beige, dropped it in the trolley and thought at £2.39, it was cheap enough to take a chance
Getting home I tested it further before I actually put it on my face and really was impressed with the silky texture and how it just seemed to vanish into my skin....sign of a real good match colour wise. No reaction on my arm, I tried my face. Bingo. The first foundation that I have used where I've not had to blend, blend, blend, it was such a good match. It looked good
Right, coverage: medium to light and its easy to apply. The foundation is also long lasting. At the end of the day, it was still in place with no powder to set it and at such a small price it is a real bargain
As someone who has pale sensitive/dry skin it is a nightmare for me to find a good foundation. I have tried numerous brands and at around £10 a pot this is quite expensive. However after reading good reviews on this site and visiting Aldi I decided to buy this foundation, my reasoning was that it was cheap so if it didn't work then at least I hadn't wasted a fortune.
After trying it I am certainly glad I didn't waste more money on it, this foundation did not suit my skin at all. Even the palest shade left my skin with a dodgy looking orange tint. I tried this foundation both on top of moisturiser and just on clean skin and both times at first it seems to go on smoothly but as I moved it around my skin it rolls off in little clumps. I found this really off putting, and didn't not like the way it felt. Maybe its because I have dry skin that this happened, I don't really know, however I would say if you have dry skin like me then this foundation is not the one for you.
Another problem I faced is that after a few days of using this foundation I had a major breakout of spots, so again if you have sensitive spot prone skin I would not recommend this as it definitely does not help.
Overall if you have normal skin then this foundation would probably be good value for money and do the job its intended for. However if like me your skin is dry/sensitive then I would stay away from this, as it may make your skin worse and aggravate any skin problems you may already have.
Ill admit i bought this product merely out of laziness, it was just to last me a few days until i could go and buy a 'proper' foundation.
I have to say at £2.59 i am astonished by this foundation.
The foundation, sadly, is only available in a few limited colours, however on evaluation i think this is actually a good thing.
The colours available are basically light, medium, dark (although with different names).
Being a lightly tanned person i decided to go for the medium (Beige).
The foundation i later found out, is amazingly easy to apply, it goes on smoothly and evenly with hardly any effort needed.
Once applied the foundation feels silky to touch and i hardly noticed i was wearing any at all. It stays on for a good few hours yet is easy to remove when you need to.
Ive also noticed that i actually prefer this to the more expensive foundations i usually buy which are over 5 times the price(!)
The foundation also makes a great base coat for applying powder to, or can be left alone for a more natural look.
At £2.59 this foundation is an amazing buy, I'd definatley recommend for people to buy it, even just to try it out, this foundation if you decided its right for you would save most people an absolute fortune compared to the extortionatley priced foundations of todays beauty market.
I have seen this a few times in my local Aldi store priced at £2.59 a bottle and actually never considered buying something unbranded before. By that I mean I tend to opt to buy make up that I know of and spend alot in fact out on it but i do appreciate the good stuff!
However I have recently been helping my mate move house and I spotted this bottle of make up in her possession. With not a lot in it my mate was kicking it out so I swiped it to see if it's any good thinking that if it was I'd make a saving in the future by buying this!
30ml plastic light gold colour plastic bottle with a twist on cap/lid to the bottom of it and on the front I'm told it is Lacura 'Magic Of Beauty' Liquid Make-Up 'For a perfect, even complexion'. Other information on the back of the bottle includes being again told what it is and a bit about the product, I'm told the colour I have (which in this case is transparent), the size is stated and contact details for Aldi are given. It's a nice enough tube and functional and informative enough.
A Bit About The Product According To The Back of The Bottle:
Lacura liquid make-up gives your complexion a natural, even appearance. its delicate, light texture protects your skin from dehydration and leaves it really smooth, without any greasiness.
How To Use It:
Apply evenly to your face after your usual day care. Thanks to its light texture the make-up spreads easily and smoothly.
Me Using It
I am so surprised this is such a lovely foundation to be perfectly honest with you! Although mine is called transparent it is of course a light beige in colour when applying it. It's not too runny at all but very easy to spread on to the face and you don't need much at all as a little goes a long way. I choose to moisturise first and let that sink in well before putting this over the top of that and as I said previously it glides on with ease and actually really does give a velvet touch finish to the skin.
It hides blemishes in a very natural way, lightens up under my eyes in some way and I have a lot of open pores on my face and this really does hide them amazingly well and not temporarily either but for a good few hours.
It doesn't slide or fade off the face either and I use pressed/loose powder simply to set it and that's it really, I can simply forget I'm wearing it.
Economy this is but it really is a good quality foundation and me, well I don't mind admitting I'm surprised by it....in a nice way lol. It feels nice on the skin, gives my face a more polished look and all round it's simple to apply and to wear and stays as fresh as when I put it on till when I take it off and I'm very happy to report that it doesn't transfer or feel grimy or uncomfortable on the face at all. All round a great, conditioning foundation and yep I will buy some more when I run out as it's great!
Only available in Aldi stores.
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
I apologise for using this tired old phrase yet again, but "in the current climate" (sigh) I am surprised that this product hasn't already had more reviews. I'm guessing that for a lot of us, especially the real cosmetic fans, economising on make up is a step too far. Still, I'm pleased to say that I had no such qualms preventing me from grabbing this foundation off the shelf when I saw it for sale in Aldi for £2.59.
Yes - Aldi!
And yes - £2.59!
I'm not a committed Aldi shopper, but the stores seem to be springing up everywhere, and there are some things that they undeniably do very well. More of those things another time, but whenever I pop in I'm obliged to scan the shelves for a bargain or two, and recently it has been the toiletries aisle that has been catching my eye.
I believe that Lacura is discount supermarket Aldi's own brand of cosmetics, the packaging says that this product was made for Aldi, in Germany. The packaging doesn't belie it's origin though, there is nothing that shouts "cheap supermarket" at you. The hard plastic tube has a metal looking lid, as pictured above, but also comes in a cardboard box. This is completely unnecessary extra packaging and as such is an insult to our ailing planet, BUT it does serve to make the make up look more expensive, if that makes you happy!
For your two pounds and fifty nine new pence you receive not only the packaging but 30 ml of foundation in the usual selection of biscuits, beiges and ivories. The packaging claims that this product will leave your skin "silky smooth and shine-free while providing optimum coverage power".
Well, I think it is pretty good. It is not a miracle product, but I've tried quite a few foundations at twice or three times this price (and reviews several of them!) and none of them have been miraculous either! I've found this foundation to give a medium coverage - it wouldn't cover blemishes very well but does even skin tone and it blends to give a natural look. I'm quite happy with it (and previous readers will know that I'm not the easiest to please!) so I am likely to buy it again. Frankly, at this price I'd recommend trying it - you have little to lose and may well find that it is at least as good as your usual foundation.
I've been using this for a month and I adore it!
I tried the Lacura Liquid Foundation and it is amazing! It is as good as any department store brand foundation for a price that anyone can afford. It is worth tryiing!
Adapting to the current climate I have made various changed in my life and become a lot more aware of where my pennies have been going. For regular readers - I'm still off the ciggies . It's been about 6 weeks, I've had puffs here and there, but not bought a box (Success).
In my quest to try the cheapest things out there (without it being false economy) I noticed in my local Aldi, Lacura foundation in 4 shades, Sun, Bronze, Beige and Transparent. 30ml for a Crunching £2.59.
I thought to myself that we will give that a go. Even on false economy, if it works it will save me a fortune, if not a normal cheap foundation will cost £6 - double the price - I have to take a chance,
The tube comes in a box (too much packaging I think!) and the tube is white with a silver lid, smart and unassuming and lot cheap looking at all. - Good start!
The box and back of the tube will tell you where it is made etc.
I purchased the transparent shade, as if it was too light I could mask with bronzing powder, if it was too orange, there wouldn't be much I could do as there are no 'testers' in Aldi.. On first use - after shaking and putting a small amount on my finger it seemed to be a little thick, the colour was good, lighter than I would have liked but at least not orange. I applied to my face and it gave good coverage, if still too thick. I lightened this up with the Aldi compact powder (review to come) and bronzer. This made my face look better and with more colour as the foundation on it's own made you look like you were wearing a mask. Not a good look.
Well this product (Which I used for 3 weeks) lasted for ages, there is some left in the tube. Why I am not finishing it? Well....
After 2 weeks of use my face was getting uncharacteristically spotty. Now we all have breakouts but this was ridiculous, I do wear make up 6 days a week so am in it more than out of it. I changed my cleansing items as I thought it was that. Then as it was getting no better and I was starting to feel a bit upset that I was getting acne and weirdly it started to affect my confidence. I had a lightbulb moment to change foundation. So I swapped to another lighter brand almost a week ago and the breakout is clearing up at last.
I think with the foundation being so thick it doesn't allow your skin to breathe. So if you were wearing this for a couple of hours a day and taking it off, it would be ok. But 10 hours a day 6 days a week, it got too much for me. The one I am using now - name escapes me, but I will do a review after a couple of weeks of use, is lighter, better coverage and a skin colour closer to mine.
If you wear foundation on an adhoc basis, special occasions etc, this would be ok, if a little heavy, but as a cheap alternative. If you wear foundation all the time. Not such a good idea as it is very thick and doesn't allow your skin to breathe.
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