Beauty Review – Lumene Serum Foundation
Last month, a friend gave me some Lumene products and I was super excited to test them all. It’s a brand I’ve never used and to be honest, I didn’t even know about them before coming to Finland. As several of you asked me to make reviews, here I am to share my opinion!
From all product I got, one that caught my attention right away was this Serum Foundation. I’ve tried using several BB and CC creams in the last few years, but I’ve never been able to adapt with any of them. I’ve had the most expensive to the pharmacy ones, but the colors never matched my skin tone and would always be dark for me. Not to mention that many of them cracked, which was horrible!
I have to say that my skin is extremely dry and very sensitive. Even with the humidity in Brazil, it would be dry. So finding products that are good to me, sometimes is an adventure. This one moisturizes the skin and gives a sensational glow that takes away all that dried up look. For me, this is a plus!
I have been having a daily routine here and this serum has been my everyday foundation. The color is perfect and mine is number 1 Cream Beige. I love that you cannot tell the difference with the neck. In addition, it has a super light texture, velvety and gives you an illuminated skin. It also gives you a healthy look and this really won me over.
It has a very thin coverage too. It evens the skin color, covers small imperfections, but it’s not heavy! I have some sun marks and freckles and it helps me to hide them! I prefer more neutral and natural makeup for the daily basis and I don’t use much foundation to be honest. I also think it lasts long. I usually do my makeup in the morning and it has to last all day!
I use public transport and walk a lot, so I don’t carry sooo many thing anymore like I used to do when I had a car. Before I had practically a closet inside the car. I would have extra shoes, clothes, make-up and a thousand other things if I needed them during the day. Nowadays, I have to be more practical, because I’m the one that carries all the weight of it all in my bag! Lol. Depending on what I’m going to do, I take a necessaire with different products to touch up. Moreover, of course it may come out as well, especially if it’s too hot or I have a busy day outside, but most times it will last! With this said, I found it has a very good durability.
Another thing I tested was applying it directly with the hand and with a wet makeup sponge. Both do the job well and I use both ways. When I have more time, I like to use the wet sponge. I think it uniforms better and settles the product. However, when I apply it with my hand, I end up giving a little touch up with a dry sponge, just to be sure there’s more product in one place then the other. I do think it finishes better. Anyway, both ways work well and it’s just me being picky about it! Lol
Just to mention a little of what I’ve get to know about the brand so far (which is not much), Lumene is a Finnish cosmetics and makeup company based in Espoo. Their products are – mostly – made with ingredients that come from nature. Many products contain extracts of the Cloudberry and other berries from here. You’ll also find it’s products in the US, but I had never seen them there! Has anyone seen them there? If you know, share where can we find them!
This product specifically, the Serum Foundation is for normal to dry skin and promises flawless and radiant skin, fade wrinkles and give a natural coverage. In addition, it has SPF 20, it’s paraben free and is made with Cloudberry stem cell extract.
Honestly, I was surprised with their products. In all pictures, I moisturized my skin as always before applying it and all I have on it, is the serum. I didn’t put blush, any illuminator, haven’t contoured, nothing! Ahh, I just have some mascara to open up those eyes! Lol.
Some people had told me that they weren’t that good and that over time, they were improving the formulas. With that, I didn’t buy any of their products when I arrived. Bad Lili, I know! However, I was very happy when this friend gave me some. The nice thing was to see that they are good and maybe they didn’t work for other people, because they had different skin types. Who knows! =)
Now I am curious to try others and different ones. I’ve seen that they have many moisturizing and makeup products and if they are good for dry skin like the Serum and the Vitamin C Cocktail I am using, I’ll be more than happy! I discovered that they have a factory store here and apparently, it’s also an outlet (not sure). I haven’t visit it yet, but I’ll go there soon! Moreover, the best of all is that it located here in my city, Espoo! That’s pretty awesome!
As I get to know more beauty products here and makeup, I’ll share them with you! I’m not sure if Lumene is the only cosmetic / makeup Finnish brand. I believe there must be others and I’ll do some research and share them with you!
Have you tried this serum before? Tell me at the comments!
Lili is half Peruvian, half Brazilian, a dreamer Pisces kind of girl, curious, life lover and travel addicted! She`s been to 53 countries, loves to explore different cultures and to travel to the most unusual destinations. Currently lives in Finland, is a monthly columnist for the website Brasileiras pelo Mundo (a Brazilian platform of expat women) and founder of Hey, I am Lili. She believes that the most important things in life are to laugh out loud, a good wine and people she loves always around anywhere in this world!