Iíve actually been using this foundation on and off for a few years now. Up until recently I have really liked how nicely their lightest shade matched my skin (Iím really, really pale), but it seems like theyíve changed their formula recently. The liquid foundation looks great until it dries, and then it takes on an orangey tone. Itís not particularly noticeable to people who donít know where to look specifically, but for a makeup perfectionist like myself, it can be quite distressing. Iíve always loved this foundation, but if it keeps turning orange, Iím going to have to find another one.
I still love the pump that CoverGirl uses to deliver the foundation. It keeps the makeup cleaner and fresher in my opinion. I can tell a huge difference between my foundations that donít have a pump and TruBlend.
This is average. I will use if I need more coverage but it's more matte looking than I would like.
I am going back to Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer.
I found a light, yellow toned shade match, but WHOA glitterbomb! Not a good choice for my 40-something skin.
I don't know if I have strange skin or if this is just mediocre foundation.
I couldn't find a true match to my skin color (I'm a medium olive). This sat on top of my skin and yet showed off the large pores on my cheeks. This also caked on my skin. Once again I'm not sure if it's just my skin but I'd like make-up that looks similar to my skin texture not like I shoved my face in a bowl of flour.
This is one of the best foundations I have used purely because the lightest shade is actually pale enough for me to wear!
As for it's coverage/finish:
It needs a powder over it in my experience, as it looks shiny without - but it blends in quite nicely without the 'mask' effect.
That said - i most likely wouldn't use it if not for the great pale shade. There are foundations with nicer finishes out there, but for anyone who has problems finding pale foundation - give this a shot.
used to use this but i would notice it wouldnt last that long.. faded away quickly. i would stick to revlon colorstay...
I was actually surprised at how much I liked this foundation. Having a bad experience with previous Cover Girl foundations, I didn't expect much of this foundation when I first started using it. This foundation gives medium coverage but it can definitely be build up for more coverage. I have pretty oily skin and this didnt make me feel like a grease ball at all. It blends really well into my skin making it look very natural.
Here's one problem I've had through out the years with foundations, all drug store foundations I could afford were greasy! I have oily skin so this is a problem I switched to Department store cosmetics for awhile and was satisfied yes....until I moved out of my parents place and needed to switch back to drugstore well I picked this out for whatever reason and I LOVE IT! gives me a pretty even skin tone without concealing by beauty marks or hazing over them showing people I wear foundation. I haven't had a problem with fading and I work around greasy food all day waiting tables so I've tested it harshly.
I apply it with a mac Skunk brush and pat it on blend and that's it it looks so nice natural and doesn't feel like a layer of grease.
I love this hope this helps someone
PROS: when blended well, the color truly looks flawless on my face, but not too heavy, more on the sheer, light/med coverage side. i like to apply with my fingers for a slightly dewy finish. i like the range of color, and since its an inexpensive drugstore foundation, its good to know i can go out and get a new color for when im more pale or tan depending on the season. i have oily and somewhat sensitive skin and i break out easily; however i have not with this.
CONS: smells weird, lasts for about 5 hours on me (and t-zone must be re-done completely, regardless if i set it with powder), sometimes the color "separates" when dispensed from the pump; therefore you must blend it before you put it on your face, and again blend on your face to get the most flawless outcome. feels "wet" for longer, so i need to be careful setting with powder not to smudge/look caked on.
I'll start off by saying that I know this isn't the 'best' liquid foundation. It has it's flaws, certainly. It takes a long time to dry and comes off way too easy--probably lasts about 4-5 hours at most and forget it if you start sweating.
That being said, I really, really do like this foundation and here's why--
My shade, Classic Ivory, is like the HG match to my skin. It gives me a gorgeous dewy, porcelain look to my skin while at the same time, having light, natural enough coverage to keep it from looking like I slapped on a mask. It feels light on my skin, and goes on so easily and blends very well.
I'm ridiculously gun shy with trying new foundations, so much so that I've maybe tried three others besides this one, and even after finding another that I like, this is the foundation I keep coming back to, and feel most comfortable with. So rather than HG, we'll call it my safety blanket foundation and for that purpose? It works pretty darn well.