I really like the texture and feel of this. I have very oily skin and so far it keeps the oil at bay. It's very buildable so that's definitely a plus. It hides my redness while not looking garish. I haven't used it long enough to note the overall effects but so far i'm liking it. Kudos Cover Girl...I was very suprised (I use ivory)
edit: I retract my good review. This powder broke me out big time. I don't know what's in it, but my skin doesn't like it.
I have very oily skin so I usually only use loose powder and blotting sheets. But I wanted a pressed powder to carry in my purse for touch ups during the holidays. I haven't purchased pressed powder since high school (about 12 years ago). After reading many reviews here at PV, I decided to give Cover Girl TruBlend Pressed Powder a try. The promise of matching "97% of skin tones", being "Oil and fragrance free", and the price made me decide to give it a try. I purchased TruBlend in Translucent Light. It seems to be a great color over my Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation in Fresco.
I've used the powder for a week and I like it. If you are looking for an inexpensive pressed powder, I would recommend this powder.
I suppose this is a decent drugstore pressed powder... But it just doesn't cut it with me. The powder, after a few uses, has little chunks left over, which I've noticed is quite common in cheaper pressed powders, because the powders aren't as finely milled. (My Physician's Formula does the same thing.) The clumps are not at all present in powders from MAC, Benefit, Lola, etc., and those are the brands I'm more used to. (Granted, they are more expensive, but I like to purchase my products based on quality.) I bought this while on a trip, because I'd forgotten my pressed powder at home, and for the week or so I was out of town, this was alright. I don't like this powder, but I did buy it with it's counterpart whipped foundation, and I still use that; it's very exceptional. The sponge it comes with is... okay, but it does give you the potential of over-applying it if you're not careful. The outer compact itself is a little annoying, as the color is a very light silver and can pick up scratches on the paint easily, which makes it end up looking old and grungy. I remember using CG clean powder (in the green case) and that compact *never* had any scratches, so I think this was just a poor packaging choice on CG's part. I wouldn't repurchase this again, even if I was on a trip without my regular compact. I'd probably buy what I used to wear in high school... The CG clean powder.
this is the 1st powder i've ever used so i've nothing to compare with. but its great! but then again, my skin's pretty good to start with (no break outs, pretty even skin tone and not much visible pores or blackheads). i apply this very lightly after using oil blotting paper and it makes my skin even more even-looking and reasonably natural. i have fair asian skin and use the lightest shade.
no fragrance is also a plus. the packaging can be made to look a little nicer though!
I always use loose powder when applying my makeup fresh, but always carry a pressed compact with me for convenient touch-ups. I bought this for the first time several weeks ago because I needed a replacement, and didn't feel like shelling out a lot of money for a portable powder that I only use for touch-ups. I had heard good things about this, including that CG had finally gotten rid of that "cover girl smell", which encouraged me to give this a try. Didn't think much about it and never really thought about it as I was using it since I was only touching up. However, yesterday when I was having a no makeup day, I brushed some of this stuff on for a little coverage and....wow! It was almost like I was wearing foundation. Not sure how this powder does it, but it seems to really even out the complexion and provide good but believable coverage with just a light application. Wish they had a wider shade selection, but the color does seem to "blend" like the ads say, which seems to work for me. Includes a sponge applicator, but I can't comment on it since I usually throw those out and use my portable retractable brush for touch-ups. Would definately repurchase, but I am rather fickle and like to try new things. However, an excellent DS choice that beats costlier models. Proves that you don't have to spend a lot to get good results.
I think this powder is great. Fantastic coverage, excellent color match and didn't break me out. It lasts through a eight hour day of classes too! (I have slightly dry & sometimes combo skin) I have switched between this and Maybellines Pure Powder. In my opinion this is better though.
This is a great powder. When I apply it with the sponge it is slightley cakey, but if i use a brush its invisible. I dont like having a matte finish I just use powder to extend the wear of my foundation and this does the job right!
I have this in transluscent light. It is the first pressed powder I have carried with me in a long time. I apply with a brush in the morning and it does a fairly good job of setting foundation and staying put for the morning. I like that it is fragrance free and it is does not look or turn orange. It hasn't caused breakouts. The sponge it comes with is lackluster and I wish it could be stored seperate from the powder. As with any drug store brand, I really wish you could sample products before buying.
This isn't a bad pressed powder, per say, but I'm not a huge fan. I had been using it as a finishing powder, applied lightly all over with a powder brush, but I recently tried using it with a cosmetic sponge (as it was intended to be used) and it looked way too cakey! Maybe I'm just so used to seing my skin look 'natural' and 'dewy', but it looked strange to me. IMO this can be easily over-applied if you're not careful. I wouldn't buy this again.
So after spending way too much money on expensive pressed powder compacts that I end up losing or dropping I was on the hunt for a less expensive alternative. I think I've found it. This is a very nice powder that provides a lovely satin-like finish. An added bonus is that it is fragrance-free...I detest the sickly Cover Girl scent. Try it!