Saturday, July 14, 2012

Review: Dr. Hauschka Translucent Make-up

I first read about Dr. Hauschka when I was a teenager. I'd heard that Julia Roberts was a fan, and I was interested in trying it. Unfortunately, their cosmetic line was out of my budget at the time. I was glad to run into a rep from Dr. Hauschka at my local Whole Foods, who kindly offered me samples for review. One sample was Dr. Hauschka Translucent Make-up, which is a liquid foundation.

  • Pleasant fragrance
  • Applies evenly
  • Blends well with other makeup
  • Moisturizing formula
  • Free of synthetic preservatives and scents
  • Available in several retail stores
  • Gentle, but rates highly on EWG scale
Dr. Hauschka Translucent Make-up had a nice texture and decent staying power, when layered under a finishing powder. I'm very fair and the shade 01 was a little dark for me, but I think 00 would be a better match. The color range is five shades, so the darker shades are more limited. I was surprised to see that this rated a 5 in EWG's Skin Deep database. Although the rating may be disproportionately weighted due to its fragrance, there were several other ingredients that rated in the 4-6 hazard range.

I have heard Dr. Hauschka mentioned on vegan blogs occasionally, as they do offer some vegan options. However, I was disappointed to see that this product includes beeswax. Dr. Hauschka shown a lot of sensitivity to niche natural groups, as they offer a gluten-free product list, but I'd love to see them offer greater support for vegans as well.

Overall, this is a solid entry into the natural foundation market and I'd recommend it over conventional alternatives.

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Product Ratings (out of 5)


Disclosure notice: This product was sent to me free of charge by the manufacturer for review. No additional compensation was accepted and the opinions are my own. Please verify any claims with the manufacturer, especially if you have any allergies or concerns.

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