This is my number 1 HG foundation by far and tops any high end foundation I have used!! My skin is definitely oily and I always had to powder my face at least once a day in school, using other foundations. With 3-in-1 I go the whole day never powdering my face, its so mattifying! The coverage is great and the finish looks amazing! It is longwearing for sure, but the only con for me is that it does rub off quite easily if anything comes in contact with your face. That said, for under $15 US dollars I couldn't ask for a better foundation :)
This foundation caused my skin to break out. I liked how it didn't need to be set with a powder, and the finish was much better than Revlon ColorStay IMO, but I couldn't continue using it. Every time I used it, I woke up the next day with breakouts.
I love this foundation! I sampled it in classic ivory and for reference I am a NC15 in MAC makeup. I found the classic ivory a bit too dark, so if I decide to purchase (which I probably will) I will pick it up in the lightest shade "Ivory". This makeup covers better in one quick application than probably any foundation I've used. As much as I love my MAC studio sculpt, I find I get oily on my nose throughout the day and it seems to transfer. This kept me matte all day long, and so far, hasn't seemed to dry my skin out whatsoever. I also tend to be a bit reactive and the sides of my nose become itchy and therefore red throughout the day, but with this, I had no troubles. It definitely isn't a sheer coverage foundation, it is full and can look cakey if not applied properly. However I love the coverage, the fact that it doesnt irritate my skin and it keeps me matte all day. Will definitely be purchasing. Oh, and the price is great at $14.99 CAD.
LOVE LOVE LOVE this foundation!!! It's amazing & covers very good!!! Last all day long!!! Usually by the end of the day I'm pretty shiny/oily looking but not this foundation, by the end of the day still looks fresh & flawless!!
I'm a NC 25 in mac and I have this in Nude Beige. It's a perfect color match for me. I love this foundation so much! Revlon Colorstay used to be my holy grail but now this is my new favorite. I have extremely oily and acne prone skin, not the worst acne but a lot of scars on my cheeks. One pump of this does the job! My scars are almost completely concealed and with a tad bit of concealer I'm golden. I was worried about getting oil on my t-zone, but this foundation lasted pretty well. I wore this for more than twelve hours yesterday and at the end of the day my nose was a bit oily but that's it. Compared to colorstay, this doesn't dry as fast so I have more time to work with certain areas. I also like the pump, very easy to use. I mean, I paid $9 for this and I don't care if its not cute packaging. Overall, great value and great buy. Highly recommend this to everyone.
I adore this foundation. Keeps me matte even when I don't set it with powder or use a primer (it's claims to be 3 in 1 and hells bells, it is) I prefer to use my beauty blender to apply this for an even layer. I would recommend this for oily and combo skin because when I have my dry patch spells, it grabs on to it like a hooker on a millionaire. I get about 8 hours of wear (I work at Sephora, I need my makeup to last) even in the hot Vegas weather I've experienced. I haven't had break outs considering that I'm sensitive. The color range is amazing, I'm usually in between shades in every foundation but this worked amazing
I could not find a decent colour match in this foundation. Nearly every shade runs very pink. I tried about 5 different shades, and none were yellow enough to look even the least bit natural on my NC20 skin. The closest match I could almost pull off was #825 Buff Beige, but the minute I got into my car, I could see horrifying pink patches in natural daylight, not a pretty sight. A few hours later it oxidised to a orangey-pink and highly unflattering colour not naturally found in any human beings. I can only wear this *maybe* if I blended it with another yellower foundation, and I didn't like this formula enough to bother.
Other than that, the finish is very matte on me, almost powdery and stays matte for a few hours. I didn't use any powder with it because I don't like that "ultra-matte" look. The coverage is medium and buildable, and although it is thick, has a silky easy to blend texture. You need to blend this out well otherwise it can be a bit mask-like. Did not seem to sink into pores but did rub off very easily and after 4 hours was gone from my nose and cheek area entirely - the lasting power wasn't great. Overall, I'm not impressed but this seems to work for many people.
- comes with pump
- powdery matte finish, although this makes it looks dull and lifeless on me
- easy to blend
- did not cause breakouts or irritation
- lack of shade choices for those with yellow undertones
- can feel heavy, thick/mask-like
- not long lasting, transfers easily
- can look dull/flat depending on your skin type
- looks very cakey in natural daylight
Obviously I would not repurchase due to the shade/formula issue, but this may work for you if you have cool/neutral leaning cooler undertones and want a medium coverage matte foundation. Keep your receipt though and be sure to check your face in natural light before wearing this out in public!
As with all liquid foundations on me, this ended up being a fail. It started out looking nice, but within two hours, it had sunk into every single pore and emphasized any peach fuzz on my face. Also, due to my neutral fair skin, the lightest shade runs too pink and anything after that is way too dark. On the plus side, it did not make me break out.
I have oily skin with acne scars and this keeps me looking matte all day and gives me good coverage. I personally don't think it feels very heavy on my skin. I have used Colorstay and that always made me feel and look like I was wearing a mask. I have been wearing BB cream the past year but decided I wanted something more full coverage and this is perfect.
Wow, Covergirl has truly outdone themselves. Everyone on youtube raves about this product so I had to give it a try and i must say it lives up to the hype. It claims to act as a primer, concealer and foundation, and it does. I would consider this a medium coverage foundation which can easily be buildable. It doesn't accentuate dry patches, goes on smoothly, and lasts ALL DAY. It doesn't necessarily claim that it will keep you oil free, but it certainly does. Compared to the Revlon Colorstay which DOES claim to keep me oil free, this foundation does a much better job at keeping me matte. It stays right where it was put but comes off with a makeup wipe or face wash without a hassle. It comes with a pump so, compared to other drugstore foundations this one if probably at the top. The color selection isn't the best but hopefully cover girl fixes that soon. It really is an awesome foundation, try it if you can.