Back when I was just learning about makeup I used this. Well al I learned is that I HATE POWDER FOUNDATION. This applies well for a powder, but it still leaves that powdery look. If you have oily skin this would probabely be fine, but I don't cso this sucks. Also I went from the warm house to the bitter cold outside,( hey it's winter in Buffalo, NY) and this totally exploded. Total no-go on repurchasing from me.
It was ok. Very matte. Just nothing special about it.
I use this on top of my liquid foundation and concealer daily to hold everything in place. The color works well- its not too pink or orange, its a normal skin color. I don't feel like I need to reapply during the day, all I need is an oil absorbing sheet to pick up any excess (I have really oily skin). Good price for a good product.
My only complaint is that it cracks easily, I've had four, and three of them have cracked already. So sad. but if you take good care of it (ie don't drop it) then it shoudln't break.
This is a terrific product! I find it is just the right colour (Ivory) for my fair skin, no going orange or pink as it wears on. What I appreciate about it, is the coverage that you get. It is quick and easy to smooth on with the sponge supplied ( I only use it dry) and doesn't look too caked up or dry the way some powdery foundations do. ( I have oily/combo skin)
I find it light enough to keep in my bag for minor touchups as well. I find it has enough coverage ( yet blendable) to touch up those annoying bits that my sunglasses have removed ( of makeup) when I take them off, it easily blends it all back in on the go. Good stuff!
Very good powder, but not as foundation. I use it on top of my liquid foundation and it sets it pretty well. It's not cakey or too powdery so it's one of my favorite powders.
I really love this product. I use 620 (Creamy Natural) and it blends perfectly with my skin tone. Perfect for a drugstore brand, would definitely buy again.
Animal testing. So now matter how good and cheap this powder is, I will not buy again.
oh yeah! this is the BEST stuff for so cheap! i used to use MAC STudio fix but it broke me out, then i went on a crazy rampage through powder foundations, including Lorac, Chanel, Maybelline, and a memorable but super expensive Armani when i lived in Vegas. anyways, this one rocks if you like smooth coverage, non-cakey finish, and very sheer pigment. the colors are pretty good too. my skin is very even and blemish-free so i only worry about covering the shinies (hence the sheer pigment works for me). the one glitch is the packaging, which is bright blue and shaped like a fool but since this is only like $6.00 who cares? it won't break you out either and unlike a ton of cheap drugstore brands there's no mineral oil so go nuts and try this!!!!
After not having success with the Jane stay calm foundation and Revlon Colorstay, I decided to try this. I got it in buff beige this is the one of the shades that was recommended to me when I went to Covergirls website. This shade is a tad to dark for me. I guess it would be okay for summer, but not now I live in WA state and it is dark and rainy here during the winter with hardly any sun. Anyway for a powder foundation and this being the first one I have ever tried this is good. It gives okay coverage, if you have any blemishes it covers well at first and then after a few hours the blemish starts to show. I dont think this is HG material for me. I am always trying new stuff and throwing away the stuff I give bad reviews to. This is good for now till I find something better.
I don't usually get along with powdered foundations, which is a pity since they usually offer the formula I "would like." Being a long time RetinA user, no matter how much you exfoliate, sometimes it just isn't enough. Powder foundations always seem to bring ever teensy flake right into focus.
This works well as a touch up powder, and to be honest it has some pretty good coverage with it. Close to medium coverage. Ivory wasn't an awful match to my fair skin, but it wasn't completely with out fault either. In general I like it and think it is a good drug store purchase! I also prefer this over MAC's powdered foundations any day. continued >>