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!
This is my favorite full coverage foundation. Does not feel heavy. I like how easy it is to blend in. I still use primer and concealer though. Covers my acne scars and redness.
My skin was doing well until I bought this. Now I have painful swollen blocked pores on either side of my face. Thanks a lot cover girl.
I do not understand all the rave about this foundation. I have light, clog prone skin with some healing breakouts and post-acne marks. I tried applying with the Real Technics face brush that everyone raves about (another fail for me), with fingers, with flat top brush/ stippling technique. I got the same horrible results every time. This foundation sat in every one of my average sized pores and made them stand out like little pale polka dots! In between the pores it gave the most sheer coverage ever. It did not cover anything (which floored me because it's supposed to be a concealer/foundation/primer in one) and in trying to blend it into my skin it just came right off, sheering it out even more. On a 1-10 scale for coverage it was about a 2, equal to a tinted moisturizer for me, but in a very uneven way so as not to be even wearable. So annoying to work with. Not to mention after 2 days of wearing it I had clogged pores out the wazzoo. Took about a month to get rid of the damage it caused in the way of clogged pores. Just for kicks I tried it again a few weeks after the original attempts, same result, clogs, clogs and more clogs.
I have sensitive, acne prone skin. However, my skin was clear until I started using this foundation. BREAKOUTS! It also looked horrible on the skin. I have combination, oily with some dry patches. This product looked awful, and it faded in 3 hours. I don't recommend this foundation if you have sensitive, acne prone skin.
Never did I think I would ever find a liquid foundation that rivals my Revlon Colorstay but this one really exceeded my expectations in every way!! I think I'm going to be sticking with the Cover Girl for a long time as it really does deliver on all its claims. I have this in the lightest shade. I apply 1.5 pumps onto the back of my hand then blend with my fingers which works beautifully...no fingerprints or streaks! I have to apply my RC with a damp sponge for it to look blended and beautiful! THe formula is very dry so make sure you're properly exfoliated and moisturized before applying this product. The make up blends easily and sets within a few minutes to a natural matte finish that survives even the most active of days. Normal - dry skinned ladies would be able to get away with not using a setting powder. My oily skin benefits from a light dusting over this foundation. I use the ELF HD powder...very little..and my skin looks perfect all dang day! This is definitely my current HG liquid foundation and I can't recommend it enough to everyone...especially ladies that like Revlon Colorstay but can't really get it to work with their skin...try this little puppy out!!! Better than any high end liquid foundation I've used too!
I decided to give this foundation a try because I was looking for something to make my summer makeup routine a bit quicker. It did a good job of covering my blemishes and it had a pretty natural matte finish. I also liked that it had a pump, which most drugstore foundations lack. However, it has given me my worst breakout in over two years. My skin usually reflects my hormones, so I always get the same kind of acne in the same places when it gets a little bad. With this foundation, I got acne all over my face and neck, and am currently trying to doctor my skin back to being somewhat decent. Overall, I am very disappointed.
I'm absolutely in LOVE with this foundation. I'm just at the age where kids are starting to wear makeup for this school year I have been trying out many different things. I first heard about this foundation on youtube. In every video it was "Cover Outlast Stay Fabulous foundation" this and that. Everybody seemed to love it.
I was a little iffy about getting this foundation because I didn't use cover girl products very often. I wasn't sure how it would affect my skin, because my skin can go from perfect to acne-covered overnight. Like I said, I didn't know if I was going to get this foundation, but my friend uses cover girl foundation and she loves it so I ran off to the store and bought it.
I got this foundation at CVS for $10-$13. The shade matched my tanned skin perfectly! The foundation didn't affect my skin at all and it lasted all day. It has coverage, but not enough to make it too noticable. Since I've only been wearing makeup for a year, it's good to know I can use a foundation and not look fake. The only person who realized I was wearing foundation was my best friend, so it looked pretty natural. I know that might make it seem like theres is no coverage, but trust me there is. It gives a nice finish to my skin that I really like. I would defidentley recomend this foundation to anyone who is searching for something to use.
UPDATE (6/25): Still 5 lippies!!! This foundation hasn't broken me out yet and I've been using it for 3 weeks strait, so I'm glad to say that this foundation won't break me out. It hasn't been coming off over the course of the day too so I still recommend it!