I used to wear Cover Girl Continuous Wear...who remembers that?? That used to be my HG foundation and I wore it for many years. I have been looking for a replacement ever since. I did eventually find a replacement with Max Factor Lasting Performance, but that's been discontinued as well. I have tried every CG "long lasting" foundation variations that they keep churning out every few years, with every shade of ivory being way too dark for my pink undertones. What gives ???
As for this new incarnation of a continuous, long lasting foundation by CG, I can say it's very close to what I'm looking for in a foundation. But the cons outweigh the pros here for me. The finish is almost chalk-like. I'm not talking about the color, either! When people say it's matte, it's MATTE! The finish has absolutely no depth or warmth. I got this in ivory, the lightest shade available. There are no undertones in it. The color looks almost unnatural. I love the way the foundation has to dry and set fast on my face. I can't really explain that as fully as I like....but one of the things I'm looking for in a foundation is that it sets really fast and dries on my face. I hate foundations that just sit on your face and you either have to set with powder or they take ages to dry! The coverage is nice, it's what I'm looking for....medium coverage with the ability for more coverage of needed. Another deal breaker is on a few of the days I wore this, it ended up oxidizing on me. I had a nice orange mask for the rest of those days. Other days I wrote it, it was fine. Nothing changed in my routine, so not sure what that is about.
I will continue to experiment with this foundation, because it's cheap and easily available. I'm hoping I can get this to work out for me!
i am the type of person that will try out ever single high end product before i try a drugstore brand. This is my holy grail. i have like 4 or 5 empty bottles just laying around. i will most likely never go back to nars or mac for foundation. i wear the color " tawny" which fits anywhere from beyonce to gab. union. i also use mac prolong concealer over it. cant beat this. don't even try.
I am one of those people that is never completely satisfied with my foundation and is looking for my holy grail. I normally use only high end foundations but heard great reviews about this one. I don't normally waste my money on drugstore foundations but saw this for 70% discount so I bought it. Needless to say, I was stunned and so impressed! It provides long lasting full coverage and feels light weight on my face. The color is a great match for my skin tone. It does not settle into fine lines (I'm 45, so I have my fair share of lines and wrinkles!), it does not highlight my dry patches and it covers so well that I have stopped using concealer under my eyes or on blemishes. It doesn't even look like I am wearing foundation, which is something I love! I also have acne prone skin and this has not irritated my acne in any way at all, and I've been using this for at least 4 months now. This is the first product, high or low end, that has me satisfied enough that I don't have to keep searching for anything better!
I am always trying out new foundations but I never go back to any like I do my Revlon colorstay. Well this definitely changed the game. It matches me perfectly and provides full, even coverage. I have dry skin and I don't find it to be drying at all. The packaging is perfect with the pump and it is inexpensive and I will definitely repurchase. My only wish is for darker shades because I can see the shade I have (the darkest available) being a little light for the summer.
Normally I never actually take the time to review anything, but I love, love, LOVE this foundation. I have combo/oily skin with some dry patches and hormonal acne. I tried this foundation on my fingers, but it is a thousand times better with a stippling brush. After only one layer of this foundation on my skin, you can barely see my acne scars. This foundation makes your face look perfect and so even toned. I barely even need concealer with it! Definitely my holy grail! Just make sure you put a moisturizer on beforehand, because it can be drying!
I love this ! I usually wear makeup forever and that worked well but this makeup is perfect for my oily/ combo skin BC it stays matte. It has medium to full coverage which I love. Also looks great in photos even with flash. Must try !
The only good thing I can say about this is that it has a pump and has decent medium coverage. It was very greasy, highlighted all my blemishes even the ones I dint know I had, didn't last long, settled into my lines, and transferred. Made me look cakey and unnatural, like I was wearing pounds of makeup. Never will buy again.
At first I liked this foundation, but then I realized how oily it made my skin, even with powder. Other foundations don't make it this oily. What I do like, is the great, natural looking, long lasting coverage. I also love the pump.
This is my holy grail foundation! I had been searching for so long for the perfect foundation and I have finally found it! The coverage is incredible! It covers my acne scars perfectly. I don't even have to use concealer. I was very hesitant to buying this because I read that it could break you out (I have acne prone skin that breaks out easily) but surprisingly it didn't break me out! I also have very fair skin and read that it oxidized which I also didn't experience. I love the pump! It's an easy and sanitary way to get product from the bottle. Overall I would totally recommend this product!
It's my current favorite drugstore foundation - gives moderate to full coverage, sets to a beautiful matte finish, and effortlessly lasts 10 hours+ . :)