I have to admit, this is one of my fave foundations. Its med coverage and better for combo-dry skins. The only thing preventing it from being 5* is the lack of pigmentation. I must say if this was more pigmented, this would be close to my fave Suquu foundation (the cream one in pot). This is very similar to the DG matte foundation and I prefer this since the color match is better (NC25=buff beige), furthermore, the DG lasts the same amount of time but the only thing that is better is that its a tad more liquid and blends quicker. For the price, this cannot be beat, coverage is med and lasts all day. This is much better than the newly release whipped one in the pot, that is silicone central and very low coverage. This also dries well so it doens't feel like its about to rub off on anything. One of the best low end foundations i have found to date. Miles ahead of Chantecaille future skin but very similar in texture and you don't have to sell a kidney.
I love this foundation! I've never liked any Covergirl products, particularly foundation. However, a friend of mine raved about this so I gave it a try. It is now my go-to foundation! It used to be Revlon Colorstay. I have super oily skin and while I don't think this does anything in particular to control shine (nothing does for me), it isn't any worse. I like full coverage and the coverage on this is great. It doesn't oxidize and never looks cakey. Pump bottle is great. I would definitely recommend this to anyone.
I've been a Revlon Colorstay user for a while (Sand Beige, in Normal/Oily formula). I went to get the Buff Beige in this, and it was sold out, so I picked up Nude Beige...it definitely dries down to a shade darker after an hour or two, and the Nude Beige was bordering on too orange. So, I went back and got the Buff Beige. The shade differences in the bottles are very slight, but the orange dry down was gone with the Buff Beige...so if you're debating, go with the Buff Beige. I've tried several ways of applying this...with primer, without, applying with foundation brush, makeup sponge, fingertips and here's what works for me: oil-free moisturizer (Neutrogena), no primer, and a combo of foundation brush application for my large-pored, red, slightly broken capillaries on my cheeks and sides of face Dry white sponge wedge for forehead, nose and chin - these are my oiliest parts of my face, and makeup can look cakey here after a full day if I use the foundation brush here. So the sponge gives medium coverage, the foundation brush much fuller coverage. I lay off the power with this stuff - it will look TOO matte if you powder up too much. So just a dusting on my nose and chin. I put on my Colorstay again a day ago to see which I truly preferred - and this DOES look less "flat" and covers just as well. And it DOES help control oil pretty well. So I would definitely repurchase. Good drugstore foundation, gives Colorstay a run for it's money.
I honestly and truly love this more than my Tarte Amazonian Clay foundation! For me, this is an amazing find. Pros: -matches my skin perfectly -covers my acne (although I do need to put a bit of concealer over top) -the pump applicator is just perfect -has SPF 20 -lasts all day (for me) Cons: -expensive for a drugstore foundation ($15, I live in Canada) -eventually settles into pores
Pros: Excellent color match (Ivory) for my very pale skin. Doesn't rub off. Doesn't feel too greasy or too dry.
Cons: The smell gave me a headache (smells like paint). Didn't cover my rosacea redness well enough. Coverage wasn't buildable.
This product feels very smooth and silky on the skin, but it's difficult to blend. It must be due to the fact that the foundation is suppose to be a primer and foundation in one. For some reason the foundation really collects in my eyebrows and I can't completely blend the product in. I end up having to try to "scratch out" the clumps of foundation that got caught in the hairs. It's very strange.
This foundation looks beautiful and I would have found a way to make it work, however my skin need a product with primer anyway. This would work best for normal skin that can get shiny. I have normal skin that actually developed some dry patches while using this product.
I have acne prone (ugh) oily skin (ugh) and I actually think that out of all the drugstore foundations I've tried, this one works best for my skin type. The unfortunate thing is that even though there are a bunch of different colors to choose from, I can't seem to find a color to match my skin tone! So frustrating... Because otherwise I would really love the product. Sometimes comes out streaky and you can see the redness under the foundation.... Only sometimes, but I guess for the price it does a good job.
I really like this foundation considering that it's from the drugstore. It's probably the only drugstore foundation I've had that I feel comfortable wearing for any occasion. This provides very good coverage, and I love that it has a pump! I wouldn't pay full price for it (which I think is 12-13 bucks) just because if I'm going to spend that much on a foundation I'll pay a few more bucks and get one from the department store. I've found it on sale at Walmart and Target for $7 something which is why I decided to pick it up initially. I heard that it had great reviews, and for the price I figured, why not? As far as the "3 in 1" goes, I don't believe it.. I still HAVE to use concealer, and I always use powder to set liquid foundations. I also can't tell that it provides any sort of "primer." So, with a normal routine of applying powder and concealer, I would say this foundation is great!
Only been using this for two days so far so good! Blends great, does not settle into pores and covers very well. Does not feel gross on my oily skin or get shiny. Revlon colorstay makes my skin look dull and flat and even cakey this does not do that and is almost half the price. Deff my goto drugstore foundation. So far anyways..
I heard all the great reviews about this product but because i have super oily skin i did not think it would work. I used Revlon Colorstay and could never find anything better.
I'm so glad i found this product. Its the best foundation i have ever used and costs half the price of Revlon Colorstay!
If you have oily skin I defiantly recommend this foundation. I would not recommend it for dry skin as when I first put it on it makes my skin look a little dry