12 October 2011
Lacura product review
I've been thinking about investing in a skin care regimen now that I'm the big 4-0. I've used Mary Kay, Merle Norman and my usual - Clinique off and on for the past 20 years. They've all worked fine. Of course, they all have something else in common - a hefty price tag.
So, I decided to try out Aldi's beauty brand, Lacura. I read numerous online reviews and they were overwhelmingly positive. The most common negative comment was about the floral smell of their cosmetics.
I purchased the following:
Hydrating facial cleanser for $2.49
Gentle toner for $2.49
Revitalizing eye gel for $3.49
Gentle lip care (3 pack) for $1.49
Exfoliating peeling gel for $2.49
Ultra firming mask for $2.49
Lipstick in Truffle and Cool Sand at $3.49 each
Eyeshadow duo in Lilac lady and Velvet rose at $3.49 each
Foundation in Translucent at $3.49
Powder in Translucent at $3.49
My total cost for everything listed above was $35.88.
Compare that to my usual $22.00 for foundation alone at Clinique.
Impressive price, but how does it work?
Here's what I think.
The cleanser and toner are nice, cleanses well with no dryness.
I'm using the exfoliating gel twice weekly and the eye cream nightly. I've tried the firming mask once and my skin did appear firmer after using it.
I've bought the lip care/chapstick before - we used them all last winter with great results. I bought a regular 3 pack for the boys and a tinted 3 pack for myself. It's just a hint of pink to make you natural lip seem a little more polished. And it feels creamy but still nice and light.
As far as the makeup is concerned, I love it! The foundation has great coverage, the powder has a natural finish. The lipstick goes on smoothly and while it doesn't have all day staying power, for the price, it's a keeper. There is a very faint scent with the powder. I wouldn't call it floral but it is a nice clean scent. It's much less noticeable than Cover Girls scent.
They also have mascara and blush, but I didn't need any at the time.
Overall, I'm very satisfied.
Click here for Aldi's website with more information.