Foundation review: Logona and Dr Hauschka

When I posted my foundation question to you a while ago, I didn’t expect to get such overwhelming responses. It seemed like everyone had a good experience with at least one foundation, and a lot of brands were suggested to me. Problem was, it were all different brands. And with having money for trying only one of them, I really didn’t know what to do. However, a few options were kindly provided to me. So I decided, being eco-minded and hating to waste stuff, instead of buying a bunch of options, to try to work with what I had available at the time. None of them were perfect, but combined they’re… Well, still not perfect, but my skin is behaving so badly I don’t think the best foundation in the world could make it work. Nothing will make me look flawless because I’m having all flaws and no clear skin. All in all, this combination has gotten me through the holidays. I’m not unhappy with these products. I’m just unhappy with my skin right now.
Anyways, here is my current routine.



Logona Perfect Finish


I received this foundation from the lovely Belgian shop Druantia. This is a pressed cream foundation that comes in a convenient box with a mirror and a little space for an application sponge. Very nice to take with you! Only thing I am concerned about with this type of system is bacteria build up: when putting the same sponge, or your fingers, or a brush in it time and time again, won’t it become overly crowded with bacteria? I’ve been solving this by washing hands, washing brushes, and going over the foundation palette with a tissue when I’m done, and haven’t had a problem with it so far. 



Statement on the Logona website: The compact Perfect Finish Foundation blends wonderfully with the skin and
reliably conceals imperfections. A refined combination of foundation and anti-ageing care with organic jojoba oil*, organic shea butter* and an invigorating mix of precious stones achieves a beautifully natural complexion.

Shades: Going from 02 Light Beige to 04 Sunny Beige. I had number 03 Medium Beige.

Price: 17.25 € at Druantia’s online shop

Ingredients: Helianthus Annuus Hybrid Oil*, Silica, Magnesium Silicate, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Coco-Caprylate, Rhus Verniciflua Peel Wax, Tricaprylin, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Parfum (EssentialOils), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Tocopherol, Oxycoccus Palustris Seed Oil, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Seed Extract, Alaria Esculenta Extract, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides Citrate, Quartz Powder, Amethyst Powder, Amber Powder, Limonene, Linalool, Citronellol, Geraniol, CI 77891 (Titanium dioxide), CI 77491 (Iron oxides), CI 77492 (Ironoxides)



 

The test


When I tried this full on, I noticed the statement that it blends nicely in the skin is definitely true. Combined with your body warmth, it becomes a very creamy texture that really melts in. The colour for me was allright, but not a perfect match: I’m a little more yellow based than this foundation is. It covered about medium for me (claim is medium to full), but I could use full coverage right now. The big downside with this foundation for me was, being a cream foundation, this gets very shiny on my face. Too shiny, really. Adding a powder on top didn’t solve that much. Too bad, because I did like the feel of this foundation.


Swatch Logona Perfect Finish foundation Medium Beige
Swatch: 03 Medium Beige


 

Dr Haushka Translucent Make-up


The people of Dr Hauschka Netherlands honestly told me their foundation was not going to provide full coverage. However, they advised me to use the lightest shade, 00 as a base, and then adding a layer of my colour on top, along with concealer.




Statement on Dr Hauschka’s website: A gentle liquid foundation that enhances the skin's naturally radiant glow for a dewy, flawless look. Mineral pigments blend uneven pigmentation while plant extracts oils and waxes moisturize and protect.
• Anthyllis, carrot and witch hazel extracts calm, nurture and tone
• Avocado and Jojoba oils join rose wax to moisturize and protect
• Goes on smoothly and stays in place all day
• Gentle enough for all skin conditions
• From Elle Magazine: “When there’s no time for extra skin prep, Dr. Hauschka Translucent Make-up, infused with hydrating macadamia seed and avocado oils, creates a smooth, even complexion.”

Shades: 5 shades to choose from, ranging from Number 00 Porcelaine to 04 Mocca. Number 01 Pale Sand was a good match for my face, however, again, I’m a little more yellow toned than this. 

Price: 19.50 € on the Dr Hauschka website for my country. 

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Alcohol, Anthyllis Vulneraria Extract, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Glycerin, Althaea Officinalis Leaf Extract, Cetearyl Alcohol, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Bark/Leaf Extract, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Rosa Damascena Flower Wax, Beeswax (Cera Alba), Fragrance (Parfum), Limonene*, Linalool*, Citronellol*, Geraniol*, Coumarin*, Citral*, Benzyl Benzoate*, Eugenol*, Farnesol*, Bentonite, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate, Silica, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).
*component of natural essential oils ¹not in all countries available


Swatch Dr Hauschka Translucent Foundation Porcelaine en Pale Sand
Swatches: left 00 Porcelaine, right 01 Pale Sand


The test


The foundation comes in a tube, which scores hygiene points for me. It has a great texture. It’s more creamy than others I’ve tried, making it spread easily. Putting the 00 as a base coat and then putting 01 on top however, was too much of a mask effect for me. Also, the 00 base made me look pale, even though I put on a darker colour over it afterwards. I do feel this is a nourishing foundation that does more for your skin than just be make-up. It doesn’t dry my skin out, and isn’t too shiny either. Coverage? Not so much. Even the concealer didn’t do much to cover my spots, sadly. I think when you have only minor problems to cover, this could be a great foundation. For me, it didn’t do the trick on its own.


The Dr Hauschka concealer


My solution?


What I do now, to make the most out of each of these foundations, is just combine different things. I start with Dr Hauschka as a base foundation. I only do one layer of number 01, which was best suiting my skin colour. This is not enough for the spots and blemishes, but it is for those areas that are kind of doing ok. The little places of my face that don’t need a heavy layer of make-up, I like to go easy on and just lightly cover. What I do next is take my concealer brush, and use Logona’s Perfect Finish as a concealer. This way I avoid getting overly shiny all over, and just use its heavier coverage on parts of my face. I put a layer of it just on all of the red spots, bumps, scars and everything that needs a heavy coverage. This still won’t be perfect, but as I said, it’s just extremely difficult right now. Now, I do have so many blemishes that the concealed part will shine a lot nonetheless. What I do then, is take my Lily Lolo Mineral Foundation, which is a loose powder foundation, and put a light layer of that on top of everything, just to take the shine off and provide a little bit of extra coverage. 

So, that’s what I’ve come up with now. This routine is giving the best result so far and the best lasting power… Of all the other foundations that were recommended to me, I really would like to try the 100% Pure one, to see if that is maybe more perfect than my current routine. At 30 € it doesn't come cheap (at least for me it isn't cheap) however. Other brands looked amazing, but simply were waaaay over my budget. 

The conclusion is, I’m just secretly hoping I soon can go back to my simple Lavera foundation (or another light coverage product) being enough. I’m working hard for my skin to get better, but I’ve got a long, long, very long way to go.

*The Logona and Dr Hauschka foundations were sent to me as PR products

4 comments:

  1. Wat een goed idee om plekjes/pukkeltjes/littekentjes met de Logona Perfect Finish te camoufleren. Voor mij was hij ook te roze helaas en daardoor gebruik ik 'm niet zo vaak als foundation. Toch zonde!

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    1. Ja, jammer dat er maar drie kleuren zijn om uit te kiezen...

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  2. Hi Sofie

    Are you still using this combo or have you found another that works better? I really like the Dr Hauschka ones, but like you say, they don't have much coverage in them. The 100% Pure has been on my list to try too, but again also put off by the price! x

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    1. Hi there!
      Right now I'm using a combo of 100% Pure and dr Hauschka. I bought 100% Pure but the colour didn't match me that well, so I mix dr Hauschka with it and it works fine now! The 100 Pure is definitely giving better coverage than dr Hauschka alone. However it's not a miracle for me, so spots are still shining through, but then again I do have some crazy dark red skin as you know right now. But it's definitely the best coverage i've tried so far, just don't expect miracles if you try. The structure is kind of solid to spread though, it's better with the dr Hauschka mixed in, but on its own it can become dry fast so spreading fast needed. But I don.t use it that way due to the colour, so not much experience on that part! I am going to buy it again though, because it's the best I've tried so far and I'm quite happy with it now. Hope to have helped! X

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