Cover Girl powder compacts were THE status symbol of my middle school. The intoxicating scent of Noxema takes me back to the locker room, when life was simpler. After a decade of ignoring CG products, I picked up a clearanced Clean powder compact at the drugstore for $2 since I was out of powder and in a pinch. I will finish this, eventually, for the scent and memories alone, but the performance is subpar- super chalky and almost no coverage.
First drugstore powder. Terrible - Chalky, blotchy, gross. Turned my skin VERY orange and It felt REALLY heavy after a little while. Color Selection is terrible too - apparently EVERYBODY has cool undertones. What about us girls with Warm undertones? >_< I can't see this working for people who have dry or oily skin. Save up for something a bit better. :)
This has been a staple in my makeup routine for years. It's the only thing that comes close to matching my super pale skin in the drugstore. I covers well, doesn't look chalky, and controls shine. A good, cheap powder that doesn't break me out either. It's good for throwing in your purse for touchups. The mirror inside is pretty big, so that's really convenient too! I will always go back to this stuff, unless they screw up the formula!
This powder was great, it has light coverage and eliminates shine. The only downside is that it smells like old lady, but you get used to it.
This powder does absolutely nothing. No coverage, no shine control (and my skin only needs minimal shine control to begin with.) The only thing this product DOES do is smell bad. It absolutely reeks in a way that no other powder I've tried comes close to. Also, the compact is impossible to open. My recommendation? Stay away. Far, far away.
I love the clean liquid foundation. However I hated the pressed powder.
The greasies come through immediately.
The only plus that I can give it is the color range. My skin is so light (MAC NC15) that I can never find drugstore powders that match me (even translucent can be too dark) and the Ivory color matched me well...I just wish it lasted longer.
I purchased this powder yesterday. To tell you a bit of "background" I am 13 years old, with fairly oily skin, with a few blemishes. Anyways, I find this product has a very nice smell, but WAY to strong. Today I walked into the classroom after a touch-up & someone was like "whoa whats that smell?" It was kinda embarrassing. But I think it works pretty good. At first when I apply it, it looks powdery, but after about 5 minutes it looks fine. I have this powder in Buff Beige and I find it matches perfectly. One other down side was the compact was VERY (and still is) hard to open. Maybe it will wear down a tad in a bit, but currently I still have to get my dad to open it. :P I will not buy this product again, but continue to look for a powder.
I got this for sensitive skin in Ivory. I'm really pale so I got the lightest shade. I would use this for shine-reduction, but it has zero coverage otherwise and doesn't do a thing to cover up my red splotches.
Maybe a liquid would be better. The package is difficult to open too.
Despite assurances to the contrary from the CG website, Buff Beige does *not* equal Translucent Medium in (what was) Fresh Complexion or Fresh Look pressed powders. After 10+ years, Cover Girl has kicked me to the curb. Have it your way, Cover Girl. Peace.
It was about $5 at my Walmart and I had a $3 off coupon so I grabbed the powder.
- Low price, about $5 at local drugstores.
- Sleek and sturdy packaging, albeit chunky, can be tossed into my purse without worrying about a powdery mess ( aka MAC Studio Fix)
- Color selection is limited. I could not find a shade that is yellow enough for my Asian NC 35 skin tone, even though my skin is on the neutral side. Buff Beige has yellow undertone but a tad light, the next yellow shade Soft Honey is dark and Medium Light is just too pinkish. For a setting powder Medium Light is passable.
- I apply the powder with my Ecotools Powder Brush. Coverage is sheer to none but I don't mind since it's a setting powder. The powder however accentuates my dry patches. Now onto the oil control CG Clean Pressed Powder promise. Epic failure! For the first hour or so the powder keeps my face matte, but then it oxidizes into a hideous orange shade, feels cakey and utterly uncomfortable. And my face is oily, like 4 to 5 hours oily without touch ups kinda thing. Straight to the trashcan!