Think "Revlon Colorstay" coverage without the cakey face! Its awesome! This stuff stays on and doesnt make me look like i got a thick layer of foundation on,its light and easy to blend out evenly and when it does dry it look SO NATURAL Covergirl impressed me with this foundation and I LOVE THAT IS HAS A PUMP!
Sigh. I wanted to like this foundation, and I did for a while... that is, until I realized this gives me cystic acne. Sure enough, it was the only new thing in my makeup routine, and once I stopped using it, the acne went away (I'm not prone to acne in general).
For people who can use this, I think it's a pretty decent product. It gives good, lasting coverage and the packaging (a pump) is fantastic. However, I just can't give more lippies to a product that so many people seem to have trouble with - my mom and a good friend had exactly the same reaction as me. So buyer beware!
I use this foundation as a concealer. It works well at covering up pimples and seems to help them heal faster. It's a little think for all-over coverage.
Very impressed with this foundation. I have oily skin, especially in the summer, and normally I don't even bother wearing foundation because in half an hour I've sweated it all off. This stuff stayed put all day. I'm an NC42, and Golden Tan was a perfect match. I didn't use any primer or moisturizer under this, and it performed perfectly. The only thing I didn't like was how fast it set. You have to work fast to blend it because it doesn't budge once it's on. Later as I was outside, blotting perspiration off my forehead, it was amazing to see NO makeup on the tissue. I got this at CVS for $11.99, and I'm so happy I don't have to return it, like I do with most foundations I try. I will stock up when it goes on sale.
I LOVE THIS FOUNDATION!!! I don't usually do reviews, but have been searching for a foundation for my oily oily skin forever, and this is it!! It isn't cakey like most longwear matte makeups. Very buildable..I put it on with a sigma flat brush & it blends great! Great foundation to try if you are oily! Btw, if you go to the covergirl website & upload a pic, it will let you try on different shades to see which fits. I did this before buying & bought the perfect shade! (I am in a soft honey & have blonde hair & medium skintones)
I LOVE THIS FOUNDATION!! It lasts forever! Great for school! I put my makeup on at 5am and i get home around 2:30ish. And its perfect! I use it with my beauty blender but i find even with my fingers it works pretty well! The only con is that it can oxidize SLIGHTLY. I dont find it a major problem with me? Just use a lighter powder you'll be fine & no need for a primer because it already has one!!!
I had high hopes for this foundation and sadly was disappointed. I tried wearing it multiple times but its just not for me.I feel like it just lays on my skin and doesn't blend on me at all. I feel like there is just film on my skin. May work for some others but just not for me.
This is my first impression after using this once. I'll update when I've worn it for a few days, especially in case it makes me break out and stuff.
First impression--I really like it! Here's why:
I stood in my drugstore (well, grocery store that I happened to be in and thought to pick this up) deliberating about my shade choice for literally twenty minutes because they only had one sample available (buff beige I believe) which was way too dark. However, ivory is always too pink for me. Also, I tried looking up swatches online but got slightly confused because the shade numbers were different...not sure why they'd assign Canada different shade numbers. Long story short, I eventually picked up the 910 shade (classic ivory I believe, number 810 in the US) and went with it. For reference, I'm Buff in Revlon Colourstay. I got it outside and tried it and was relatively pleased with the shade match on my arm (I know, I know--but I know what my good shades look like on my arm and it's easier to see quickly than my face when there aren't any mirrors around). It was a bit orange, but I figured I'd go with it as I have a way of making it lighter via a sunscreen with a whitecast and a concealer that is a great colour for me.
I got it home, blotted, and since I wasn't wearing anything other than primer I decided to just go for it with a stippling brush, and honestly, I love the finish. It is matte without being too flat. The colour is still a little more orange than I'd like, but it's not too bad, certainly not noticeable. I haven't noticed a smell, and I love the packaging--the blue pump makes it easy to identify on store shelves and the pump is great. I can do a half pump, which is great because I don't like other people telling me how much or little product to use :P
We'll see about how the lasting power is. As for breakouts, I'm not anticipating any.
I'm taking off half a lippie for the lack of fair and light-skinned colour selection (as I always find with drugstore foundations, dang it!) as I fear that mid winter this won't work for me, and another half for coverage--definitely not as good as a concealer. My hyper-pigmentation still shows through like no one's business, though it shows through the colourstay as well. It's annoying, but I can deal with it.
Anyhow, so far, great product. We'll see how it goes over the next few days!
EDIT: I'm still not convinced of the colour, but it's close enough that it's not a huge deal (just a tad orangey for my taste, but only a little). Lasting power was great with and without a primer, and it kept me looking satiny-matte for an awfully long time (I do prefer the finish of this over the colourstay) and while I still had oil peeking through after even just three hours, even after twelve I didn't look 'oily' like I do with the colourstay.
Now for the bad news: It made me break out :( I was really, really hoping it wouldn't, but I just can't contribute how much more acne I've gotten over the past week to anything else (diet, other products, face washing technique, cycle, etc). That makes me really sad because other than that, I really love it! I'm sure it'll be fine every once in a while, but definitely can't be an everyday foundation for me. Only took one more lippie off because the finish and staying power was definitely incredible, easily as good or better than colourstay. I'd definitely recommend grabbing a sample (bring a little pot into the drugstore!) to test for breakouts before buying, but this is a great foundation if it works for you!
Like countless others, I had high hopes for this foundation. My skin is a complete enigma, (breakout-prone, aging, somewhat dehydrated at times, but also oily. As one can imagine, finding the right foundation can be daunting to say the least).
I quite simply had absolutely no luck with this one. From colour selection (I purchased two and blended them together, (the second and third lightest...I would have chosen the lightest but it seemed far too pink in the bottle).
Regardless of ratio, no matter how I blended the two shades (or if I decided to wear one shade at a time) the end result was oxidation within a couple of hours. The finish was extremely matte on my skin, emphasizing any stray dry spot.
The only positive I could offer for this one is coverage.
However, considering all of the other cons, I just couldn't make it work for me. Both shades were returned for a full refund.
Well, just went I thought I would never wear foundation again and eschew my beloved Skin 79 bb cream, along comes this foundation that actually lives up to the claims (and its name!) This is a smooth, creamy liquid that applies very easily, blends seamlessly, and seems to melt right into skin while leaving a semi-matte, even finish. I have found that it wear exceptionally well, and with a bit of blotting and powder, I look just as fresh at the end of the day as when I initially applied! I also really love the pump, it keeps things sanitary. I hate those classic cover girl foundations that come in the bottles! Whoever would have thought I would fall in love with anything by cover girl? They have really stepped up their game with this one! Best of all, this will last a really long time, as you only need one pump to cover your whole face! HG for me!