REVIEW/FIRST IMPRESSION : Couleur Caramel Hydracoton Foundation 

REVIEW/FIRST IMPRESSION : Couleur Caramel Hydracoton Foundation 

Hi guys, today I’m reviewing an organic/natural foundation for you all, this one comes from the Couleur Caramel range, it’s their Hydracoton Foundation. I got two samples of this foundation to try out from Dun Laoghaire Pharmacy in Dublin/ online HERE or you can purchase online from CouleurCaramel.ie, it retails for around €34.00. Couleur Caramel are a natural, organic makeup brand that are now available in Ireland.

Couleur Caramel Organic Hydracoton Foundation, with its powder finish, offers unbelievable comfort and long-lasting hold. Its lightweight texture transforms upon application to smooth the skin’s texture and deliver a velvety powder finish.

So I received two shades, No.11 (lightest shade) No.12 ( second lightest shade). To start the fragrance of the products reminded me of card broad, I’m not into heavily scented cosmetic products so this really didn’t bother me and once applied I couldn’t smell the product at all. So I primed my face using the Velvet Smoothing Mattifying Primer also from Couleur Caramel, I also went in with a little concealer on any major breakouts to help cover them up. I used an angled foundation brush to begin applying the foundation, which turned out awful – the product wouldn’t stick to some parts of my face and was quite patchy in parts – I also noticed that the shade I used, No.11 had oxidised on my face, turning from a perfect pale colour match to a shade darker with ALOT of red undertones to it. I had to removed all the product and go again, this time using the No.12 shade and my Miracle Complexion Sponge from Real Techniques. It definitely applied much better and a lot less patchy, but some areas still looked bad. The coverage is definitely  light/medium as I struggled to hide my blemishes, no matter how much I tried to build up. However areas where my skin had no blemishes it looked quite pretty almost like my skin but better. 

Main Active Ingredients 

Cottonseed oil (Gossypium herbaceum): softens and restore tone.

Organic Shea Butter (Butyrospermum parkii): moisterise, revitalise and regenerate the skin.

Organic Camelina oil (Camelina Sativa): softerns and nourishes, recommended for very dry skin.

Organic Sesame oil (Sesamum Indicum): softens, protect and regenerate the skin.

I applied this foundation at 2pm and wore it til 12pm that night. I didn’t need to re powder my face, as I’ve an oily t-zone that was a surprise. It did fade a lot around my mouth from eating and drinking and on the sides of my face. I think that I would like this foundation when my blemishes all clear up *im working on it* especially during the summer as a kind of BB cream. It’s definitely not the type of foundation I’d wear until my skin clears as the coverage is very light. 

Before & After

I’d give this a 2.5 out of 5. Have you tried this foundation out, what’s your thoughts on it? Share your favourite natural/organic foundations below. 

Thanks for reading, 

Catherine xox 

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