Review of new Lavera’s Trend Sensitive line
I know that many women today want to take care of their image, but usually they don’t have enough time for a complete make-up. Think about busy mums, business woman always on the run,…Today, I’m going to share with you some quick tips to make you look fresh, natural and awake. Recently, I’ve tried some products from the new Lavera Trend sensitive collection and I want to take this opportunity to connect everything together.
For a quick but perfect everyday look, you need:
Liquid foundation (and foundation brush or makeup sponge)
Eye liner (brown or black)
Lipstick (in a fresh creamy or sheer finish)
1.step: Liquid foundation with a medium coverage and dewy finish
After having done your everyday skin care routine, that should consist of cleansing and moisturizing your face, start with the application of a liquid foundation. To get the healthy glow, apply liquid foundation with a foundation brush. I’d suggest Lavera liquid foundation because of its good coverage and dewy look. It comes in 4 shades: Porcelain, Ivory, Honey and Almond. On the picture there are just 3 shades (without Honey). Porcelain is a light warm tone for light skin. Ivory is a slightly darker shade with a cool undertone. Almond is their darkest shade in a warm undertone, suitable for medium skin tone. You can mix together very well these shades, if needed. I only miss one or two dark shades. Otherwise, the coverage is medium and it covers good any imperfections. You have to work quickly when applying the foundation, cause it sets and dry quickly. In my opinion, I would not use a powder to set, unless the skin is very oily. I like this foundation because of its light texture and a natural healthy finish that it gives to your skin, thanks to organic nourishing oils and vitamins.
2.step: Line and smudge the eyes
To enhance your eyes, line your upper lash line with a brown or black Lavera soft eyeliner. It glides perfectly on the skin and you can draw a precise and thin line, if you want. Use the brown shade for the day look, cause it’s more natural and blend it with the included sponge applicator. You will get a soft line and defined eyes. When drawing the line, you don’t need to be very precise, cause you will smudge it anyway. The Lavera soft eyeliner comes in 3 colors: black, brown and gray.
3.step: Lots of mascara
If you want, curl your eyelashes and then apply a few coats of mascara. I have used Lavera Intense Volumizing mascara in black. The positive side is that the mascara wand is very precise, it separates the lashes very well, but I couldn’t say it is volumizing. It’s a nice mascara for someone who wants a natural look, but if you search volume & tons of black, this mascara, honestly, won’t satisfy your needs.
4. step: The right touch of color on the lips is the key
We’re already at the end. The only thing missing is the color. This is a quick makeup, so we want a quick solution. The key is to use a creamy lipstick with a hint of color. Avoid deep berries, deep browns, beige or reds. Instead, choose natural peachy, apricot or rosy colors, that will bring you back the color on your face and enhance it. Lavera lipstick n.2 (peach amber) is a peachy warm shade with a matte and creamy texture, ideal for the day look. It is long-lasting and quite hydrating. If you want, apply on top just a touch of gloss. You can also wear the lipstick by just tapping it onto the lips and even blend it slightly on the apples of the cheeks to get the natural flush.
As you can see, you need just a few products … and no excuses not to always look gorgeous!
When you look better, you’ll feel better about yourself, too!
I have ordered Lavera products from the Ecco-verde online shop, where you can find lots of great and safe cosmetic products for every need. They ship in EU countries (Ecco-verde online shops: Slovenia, Italy, Austria, Germany).
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JJMarch 4, 2011 at 7:13 pm (12 years ago)
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green makeupMarch 4, 2011 at 7:21 pm (12 years ago)
Hvala! Me veseli, da ti ta informacija lahko pride prav 🙂 Lep vikend ti želim!
SheenMarch 8, 2011 at 12:47 pm (12 years ago)
This is another wonderfully written article. Thank you for sharing your expertise! I would really like to learn how to make my eyes stand out in the daytime. I used to use black eyeliner on my upper and lower lids. It looked great in pictures, but I’m afriad it’s too harsh. What do you advise for someone with fair skin and red hair?
green makeupMarch 8, 2011 at 8:42 pm (12 years ago)
When it comes to natural red hair with pale skin and green/blue eyes, is all about balancing together softer colors (even for the dress) like chocolate brown, navy blue or charcoal, instead of black, that looks too rigid. The key is to soften the entire look. I’d suggest you to use a brown eyeliner for the day look, cause it looks more natural, especially for red hair. An easy way for the day look is to smudge the line, so that it becomes soft and smoky. If you want, you can add a touch of a neutral light color on the entire lid (like a champagne) and in the crease of the eye a middle tone like a warm neutral beige (middle tone)-matte or slightly satin/pearl. Even the purple eyeliner(aubergine tone), it brings out the green/blue eyes and it gives them a sophisticated look. If you use the aubergine eyeliner, you don’t need any other color on the eyelids; a touch of blush and gloss/lipstick in a neutral rose tone and that’s it.
Hope it was helpful:) Best, Dasha
green smokeMarch 19, 2011 at 12:21 pm (12 years ago)
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CamillaMarch 20, 2011 at 7:57 pm (12 years ago)
Hello! The lavera foundation looks promising but I have only read bad reviews about it? But I also read that lavera changed the formula/ingredients last year so maybe I shouldn’t bother that much about the bad reviews?
I love glowy foundations. How glowy is it on a scale 1-5? 😀
Would be really grateful if you had the time to answer!
Thankyou for a wonderful blog!
green makeupMarch 20, 2011 at 9:15 pm (12 years ago)
Thanks for your comment and interest!
On internet you will find just reviews of the old formula, cause even if the new line was launched in october, it is still now quite hard to find it in Europe. On my blog I have posted the new formula and new package that I have find just in one online shop (Ecco-verde). Regarding the ingredients, the new formula is very different from the old one and the entire new Lavera line is updated in every aspect compared to the old one. In general, the glowy effect depends on the skin type, so if you have dry skin the foundation won’t look so glowy as on oily skin. I like the new Lavera foundation cause it’s light in texture but it has a good medium coverage. While applying on face, it dries quite quickly, but while wearing it, you don’t have the feeling to have any makeup on. I don’t use powder on top, cause it has a good staying power. From scale 1-5 on dry skin the glow is 2, but I’d suggest using this foundation to even out the skin tone and cover any imperfections. If needed, you can still mix in a bit of luminiser (Inika liquid is an amazing one) for adding glow just on certain areas that need light. Glow gives a great healthy appearance, but it shouldn’t be done all over the face, but just on face points that need light (brow bone, top of the cheeks, temples, bridge of the nose).
Hope it was helpful:)
CamillaMarch 21, 2011 at 7:40 am (12 years ago)
Thankyou so much for answering on such a short notice. Omg, that answer was really helpful and well written! I agree that it looks nice when you apply luminzer on certain face points! The inika luminizer seems pretty!
I’m just curious, how does the foundation smell? Is it a heavy scent? I ask because I’m very sensitive and some essential oils (and if it’s to much of it) makes my face reddish and irritated. But I guess I have to try it out before I know because I’m not sure I’m sensitive to ALL essential oils! I think i will buy the lavera anyway! It can be worth a try.
I just discovered your blog, but I will definitely come back here to read more of your lovely posts!
Thank you again for your help!
green makeupMarch 21, 2011 at 9:52 am (12 years ago)
I’m glad to help you:) In near future I intend to write a post about luminizers (included Inika).
Lavera foundation does not have a scent of essential oils. I’d say it’s a natural and neutral smell. For me is not unpleasant at all.
If you want, you can drop me a line how the new Lavera foundation works for you (if you will try it).
If you have any other questions about makeup&beauty, don’t hesitate to ask!
FleuriApril 7, 2012 at 10:06 am (11 years ago)
As I come from Germany, I guess I have to feel al little sorry for my English 😉 but I just wanted to thank you for this great review and in general for your amazing blog!
Over here in Germany, Lavera is a very popular organic brand, and I also like them for their innovative products (compared to other german organic brands 🙂 ), but at the same time, some of the german “green” bloggers regard them as not so high quality referring to the incredients in general and also to the fact, that Lavera says about itself that they want to be the “green Nivea”. This is not bad of course, but many prefer brands that kind of go their one ways and are independent from the conventional brands.
But however, I guess it just has to work for the person using it and then it’s all right 🙂
green makeupApril 7, 2012 at 11:12 am (11 years ago)
Hello Fleuri! Thank you for sharing your interesting thoughts and nice words! First, don’t worry about your English, because it’s perfect 🙂
Regarding Lavera, even in my country is popular among green brands. I agree that Lavera is somehow a “green Nivea”, because it’s a green brand with a huge worldwide production of products and because of this I also agree with the fact that Lavera is not the highest choice among organic cosmetics. For making a high quality organic product you need the most fresh possible, high quality ingredients. And when a product is made this way it also has a shorter shelf life. But on the other hand it has the highest level of beneficial properties and so a higher vibration for uplifting your body-mind-spirit. Essential oils for instance are the best example of this.
To sum up, I’d say that we have to choose products that suit our needs. In every case Lavera is a great choice, if compared with standard cosmetics (Nivea,…). I like some of their make-up products because they really work for me as a make-up artist (still much better than some other standard cosmetics). However, I use and prefer other brands too 🙂 It’s just a matter of choice.
You also remembered me about a post that I intend to write for a long time and is about those things concerning “green levels”. So, thank you!
CaraSeptember 1, 2012 at 1:19 am (11 years ago)
Hi there! I’m thinking of buying the Lavera foundation but the thing is I’m not sure which shade to use. I have quite yellowish tanned skin due to being of Asian heritage so would you suggest me to purchase the Honey shade?
I would love to hear back from you!
green makeupSeptember 1, 2012 at 8:11 am (11 years ago)
Hi Cara! Lavera foundation is very nice but the minus is that it has just 4 shades. Honey has a little bit of yellow undertones but since I don’t know what your exact skin color is, I’d suggest you to try first a sample of this foundation. Hope it will work well for you 🙂 Best, Dasha