I never buy cover girl but the 3 in 1 primer concealer sunscreen sold me. Well actually Sofia V the spoke person got me curious. I was beyond shocked it totally rocked. Goes on super smooth and great coverage medium to full. Stop my nose from being oily. I loved it and will buy again I bought the soft honey for my light to medium skin tone with a little yellow tone.
I am kind of iffy about this product. I have worn it twice and maybe I have not gotten the hang of it. My skin has become very dry (probably due to acne treatments), so I have been layering 3 moisturizers on to keep my skin hydrated. I know this foundation is a matte finish and I prefer dewy, but the rave reviews and the 3 in 1 capabilities of this foundation really intrigued me. For shade references I have fair skin with neutral more towards yelow undertones and got this in Classic Ivory 810 and wear NC 15, Revlon Buft, Classic Ivory N2 in l'oreal true match, Lancome Teint Miracle in the shade Ivoire 4N, Estee lauder doublewear maximum coverage in creamy vanilla, double wear light in intensity 2, rimmel lasting finish in 103 true ivory. I applied this after exfoliating, my intense hydration routine, and primer and this still highlighted flakes and made my skin look dry even after a setting spray. It has been 90 degrees were I live and running around work and school this sweated off. From this I can say it is NOT as long wearing as a primer, and for concealing effect this is a light medium foundation build-able to full.It did not cover my acne scars of blemishes with one layer. It did take out a lot of redness and evened out my skin tone, but not the full coverage I was expecting. The second time wore this I mixed this with a little bit of the Physcians Formula Bb cream in light/Medium which I love but is too dark and it created better coverage in one layer and was more skin like, but still a little dry looking. This foundation is kinda pricey and the cheapest I found it was $10 at stores like wal-mart. I got two bottles of this since they were bogo 50% off so I don't think I will repurchase. This was mediocre to me and I prefer revlon colorstay for coverage and lasting power even if it doesn't come with the handy pump like the covergirl one does.
EDIT: I actually really like this now after applying it with my beauty blender and over the Revlon Photoready BB Cream. I still have to moisturize like crazy before, but the BB cream is also nicely hydrating and with the Covergirl foundation on top I don't get that dry, cakey look if i only used a plain primer. I get a nice natural finish.
I absolutely love this foundation! Other drugstore foundations break me out, but I am so glad that this doesn't. Plus the foundation does last quite a long time, and controls oil on my skin fairly well. To clarify:
"Lasting power of a primer": Agreed
"Coverage of a concealer": These cover my acne/blemishes excellently with just one pump. I even tried this on my undereyes. They do cover the undereyes, but to completely cancel out the blueish dark circles I would use another undereye concealer.
"Blendability of a foundation; Shine free": I do agree that this blends very well and you don't have to rush to blend this out with a brush (yes this foundation best applies with a brush). With the Texas heat and humidity this foundation does get oily in 8+ hours which I consider is pretty good for my oily skin. I do set this foundation with the Tarte Amazonian Clay translucent powder or the Rimmel Stay Matte powder (both are excellent to keep your face matte all day).
842 Medium beige seems to be the closest match to my skintone.
EDIT: One slight issue I find with this product is that I feel that the color oxidizes by the end of the day. Currently I am using soft honey (since I am tanner). When I apply it in the morning it's ever so slightly lighter and by maybe a couple of hours it's the right shade (the shade you see in the bottle).
I first heard of this product when one of my favorite youtubers, Nicole Guierro, mentioned it in a video. I was immediately interested based on the positive things she said about it. I was so excited when I got to try this product as part of a bzz agent campaign. I've used it for over a month now and I really like it. Its medium to full coverage depending on how you apply it. The shade that matched me the closest was 842. I apply it with my ELF powder brush to get the coverage I want. It lasts me through an 8 hour workday which is what I wanted from it because most foundations tend to look bad on me by lunchtime. It doesn't feel heavy on my skin either. Some people reported breakouts from it, but I am acne prone and have had no breakouts. I love the pump packaging too. I took one lippie off however for the shade selction. To me most covergirl foundations tend to be too orange/pink for my yellow undertone skin. The shade 832 had a nice yellow undertone but was too light so I had to get the shade 842 which is a tad too orange, but I set with a translucent powder to combat that issue. It's also quite expensive to me for a drugstore product at around $13, but covergirl frequently has BOGO 1/2 off sales at drugstores. I would definitely recommend trying this out for girls that need more coverage and lasting finish in a foundation.
I bought this because Double Wear changed their formula and I needed something to keep me matte for most of the day. I wore it for a couple weeks and have discovered quite a few things I liked and unfortunately disliked:
- If your drugstore carries a good return policy (CVS does!), you'll probably be able to find your color. I have yellow undertones so even though my foundation looked way too orange on my hand, it blended in with my skin very well.
- Keeps you matte
- Doesn't sink in your pores
- BROKE ME OUT. I have sensitive skin and am very careful regarding which products I use. I also wash my face every morning and evening and never sleep with any makeup. I made no changes to my regimen except using this makeup and every time I removed it, I would find three or four little pimples anywhere on my face that I had applied it. Unfortunate to say the least.
- After about 8 hours of wear, it became very patchy on certain areas of my face.
- Emphasized the small dry areas on my face though I had moisturized very well beforehand.
Although the color match was fairly good and the price point is great, I will not repurchase because it did not agree with my skin.
Seriously the best drugstore foundation for gals with oily skin! Holy cow I am impressed!This one totally knocked the ball out of the park, and it really does what it claims to do: prime, conceal, and provide full coverage! What I love most about this foundation is its ability to provide full coverage without the heavy feel and look of most oil-free foundations. In fact, it leaves a very natural velvet matte finish (similar to MUFE Velvet Mat Plus actually) and it does not look cakey. It glides on very smoothly and sets itself. Since I've purchased this product I have been neglecting my other high end liquid foundations for oily/acne prone skin, and being a makeup snob, that really says a lot. Although this foundation has an SPF, it did not make my face look pale in photos. It also did not oxidize for me. I love that the packaging comes with a pump! Although Revlon Colorstay is a great foundation, with the quality that this foundation has to offer (and packaging), it definitely wins in my book.
The only thing I wish this line had were more colors and undertones (yellow and neutral tones) for women of color. Although my foundation is one to two shades albeit darker, I was lucky that it still matches my skin quite nicely (NC 40-42 right now and I am using Golden Tan 857).Some of the foundations are either too orange-y or too pink. I know there is a Queen line that offers darker shades, but where could people find those?
I would not recommend this foundation for those with dry skin because it may accentuate dry patches. Even for those with oily skin, I would still suggest moisturizing your skin and allowing it to set. Because this is a very long lasting foundation, It does require take a bit of time to remove, but all you need is a good makeup wipe and a decent facial cleanser ;) Has not broken me out. Overall excellent drugstore foundation!!
This product is pretty good, but I accidentally got the wrong shade resulting in me being pretty dang orange. I had to mix it with one of my lighter foundations so I made it work. It does have really good coverage. I gave it 4 stars because I wouldnt consider it my holy grail. The color options were not that good. They were either super pink undertoned but then jumped to deep orangey colors. I read all the great reviews so I couldnt resist but to pick up a bottle. To apply i used Lamcome's paint brush looking foundation brush. (whatever those are called) I wouldnt buy this again because it doesnt really come in my skin tone and I dont have enough time to mix two together, because i have a very active 6 and a half month old son. But if i didnt,I would most likely purchase again.
I love that they included a pump with this. I do not like the colour choices (too dark/orange for me). I purchased the second lightest color since the lightest one looked too pink. It does last all day but it will cling to any dry patches you have. Great pigmentation if that's what your looking for.
One of the best drugstore foundations! It blends very nicely and has amazing and buildable coverage. Also it drys very matte. This is definitely worth the hype! The only thing is that this still gets a but oily around the nose area,but nothing to major! There is a wide selection of colours so it be very easy to match yourself. All in all I would recommend this to everyone!
Best first foundation! It's not cakey and it looks natural! It has good coverage and I like the pump. I like how it comes in a bunch of different colours:)