A little while ago I bought a few products from a brand called Natio and thought I'd do a post on them. The brand is very popular in Australia and is sold in the UK only by Debenhams department stores. Natio is Latin for "creation" and "birth" and means Goddess of Nature which fits well as the products are all natural and come from plant-based origins.
I initially stumbled on the products as I was looking for a new foundation that was similar to Benefit's Playstick Foundation but didn't break the bank so much! I found Natio's Cleverstick Foundation on the Debenhams website priced at £11.60 which is a pretty decent price for a foundation and over half the price of Benefit's. The foundation only comes in three shades and I got Natural although my skin is quite fair, but I like my foundation to give me a bit of colour. The product is a foundation and concealer in one and covers redness very well. It has quite a thick creamy texture and slightly waxed which at first put me off as I thought it would make my face feel greasy but it doesn't. It smoothed into my face well and doesn't feel heavy at all. It claims it is a powder as well; however it didn't feel as powdery as the Benefit foundation does. The good thing about this is that you do not need to apply much for coverage and it also has SPF 15 in it which is a plus. As you can see from the image below I have used mine a lot and only have a small amount left now and I will definitely invest in another!
Natio Mineral Loose Foundation
The second product I bought from Natio is the Mineral Loose Foundation which I use for a light coverage during the day and also I like to powder a bit on over the top of the Cleverstick to help it keep put. I have it in Beige Sand and the colours compliment my skin colour well. This foundation is really good if you have sensitive skin and helps conceal lines and imperfections well. Now I have to say the packaging isn't great and the little brush that comes with it, whilst a good idea is hard and brittle and I wouldn't advise to use it. But if you have a good powder brush it makes all the difference! It is priced at £15.60 but you only need to use a tiny amount of this and it lasts for ages, I have had for a good 3 months and have over 3/4's left so well worth it!
Natio Glow Skin Brightening Face Balm
As well as make-up the brand also do a very big range of skincare products too. This Skin Brightening Face Balm is perfect to wear before bed or under make-up during the day. I also find it works well as a primer and helps make up stay on for longer. It says it restores radiance and evens out skin tone which I think it does and if you use it regularly you will notice a difference. After applying it leaves your skin feeling soft and smooth and you can also mix it with your foundation and it will help if you feel you have dry skin. This balm is priced at £10.40, it is only a small bottle but you only need to apply a few pea sized amounts in each application. It smells really nice too!
There are so many other products from the Natio range I'd like to try and the whole range is really well priced for what you get. Plus if you buy it when Debenhams have a mega day (which is what I did!) you save an extra few quid too!