I switched about a year ago from a liquid foundation to this Simply Powder Foundation over concealer where necessary. What a difference. My skin looks more natural, feels lighter and healthier. I suppose you have to be lucky with the product and find a good color to match your skin. It does happen to me that it can appear too mask-like when first applied; this effect tones down after twenty minutes or so. Also, sometimes if I've applied too much I blend it a bit with my fingers to even out the powdery look. It's important to thoroughly wash the sponge with soap and water every now and then to keep the make-up clean and the look fresh.
The coverage was good. It evened out most of my acne and redness. However, the color made my face look almost muddy and I could feel it 'sitting' on my face.
Love love love love love this stuff! I use it over my foundation and it gives me a flawless finish and lasts all day! It;s smooth, fine, and a little silky. Definitely worth it for the price. The only powder I have found that compared is from Lancome and this is at least $20 cheaper. It's also great if you have fair skin cause cover girl has a good variety of shades for us fair girls.
Try it! I think you'll love it.
LOVE this powder. I have very fair combination skin with a little rosacea thrown in for good measure. I'm still on the search for my HG foundation, but as a powder, CG Simply Powder rocks my world. It's silky smooth and covers well, but doesn't make you look like you dipped your face in heavy powder. The one caveat to this product is that the sponge gets a little gross after you've used it for a while, and once you've used up the compact's center, the outside can crumble. I usually can get to the third ring out from the center of the tin before I have to replace it. I've used a million different foundations, but will never switch powders - thanks, CG!
I love this because it doesn't hurt my face, make my eyes itch, or make me break out, and it's dirt cheap. It's what I used for about six months when I really didn't have time to look in the mirror. It also turns too dark. (I'm sheet white with the tiniest bit of olive tone.)
Edit: Five years later, my skin has started to dry out more as I've moved into my forties. Although I'm still fighting the good fight with Retin-A, and probably have fewer wrinkles because of it, I'm less critical of oxidation in foundations, and frankly my skin doesn't turn things as orange with less oil. At my age, I'm looking for 1.) cheap, 2.) professionally presentable, 3.) easy to find, and 4.) no breakouts.
I buy extra cosmetic sponges with this, and toss them once a week. My skin is clearer than it's been in years. This does oxidize, some, but a mid-day touchup takes care of most of that. Also, it doesn't settle into fine lines and pores. This is my only foundation, now.
I've been using this powder foundation for about 2 months and I am impressed to say the least!!! I don't like wearing a full face most days, but I wanted something simple to hide blemishes, even out skin tone, and tone down redness. This stuff does the trick. I start off w/my handy CG Smoothers concealer and top it off w/this powder. I apply it w/ a BE brush first, then go back over the trouble spots w/a sponge. The end result is great. Everything is covered and it doesn't accentuate the dryness on my chin and nose. I've been really dry the past few months b/c of the topical acne treatment my derm. switched me to when I found out I was pregnant. I heard pregnancy can dry your skin out too. Anyways, I was tempted as usual to try something new and I picked up the Clinique Perfectly Real compact and the new Mineral Sheers compact from Neutrogena and they both pale in comparison to Covergirl. They both accentuated every flake on my skin and the colors were really off. I use this stuff in Classic Ivory and it is a near perfect match to my skin tone. It's never broken me out either. I won't say it's HG yet, but I will report back when my skin returns to it's normal state after my baby is born.***UPDATE***This is definitely my HG powder foundation! I use it over the CG Smoothers t/m in Light-Medium &I get a nice natural looking finish. It controls oil &provides just a little more coverage on top of my t/m. I also found my perfect summer color match in Soft Honey!
This is definately a must have for me. I have been using this product as a powder over my foundation, for about 5 years. Works better as a powder than a foundation. Excellent feel, not chalky at all. Almost melts into skin, and best of all, it doesn't have the crappy usual cover girl smell like most of their face products do. It's a great buy, but it's getting harder and harder to find, so maybe it's about to be discontinued. Get it while you can.
This is in my emergency makeup kit. ALWAYS. For many years. WHY? because I always know it works in a pinch. I don't know how many times over the years I have needed a little cover and ran to walgreens to pick this up.
here is the thing.. I use it as a powder over foundation. It covers very well. The closest color for me is the 515 but it is to rosey and slightly light. ITs better than any other drugstore option and even when I'm running low on another powder or am too flaky for a loose powder or...any other excuse I always grab this. VERY good to assist in coverage of a blemish. Me likes.
this, for me at least, really is non-comedogenic. i never use powders because they usually break me out, a friend (who is actually a very loyal lancome customer) recommended it, who has great complexion, so i was a little sketchy. i've been using it for a month, and my face is no worse -that's a big statement. so, i use it in the AM to set my foundation/blush/concealer, and reapply 1-3 times over the day as needed. i use a cotton pad, and change it as i feel i need to (usually about 1-2 times per week). it gives good coverage.
LOVE IT! Super oily DDD that live hot Texas. This is amazing. Soft copper is perfect match. Melts into my skin, enough coverage w/out being too powdery looking. No breakout or clogging. A good drug store foundation that has lots of colors. If you are a DDD you can probably find a match. Will repurchase which is saying a lot for me since I rarely hit pan on any product.